THE OTHER SIDE
The Bible states in Mark 4:35 (NKJV): “On the same day, when evening had come, [Jesus] said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’”
Jesus and His disciples had done some great things on that side of the Sea of Galilee…but it was time to move on. It was time to “cross over to the other side.” Jesus was always on the move. He went to unpopular places at inconvenient, even dangerous, times. He was on a mission.
When we find something that works, when we come to a comfortable place, when we’re having a good time, we like to camp out. We settle and then we cement. But God is on the move and He leads us to fulfill His purposes. That’s what Jesus was doing when He told His disciples, “It’s time to move. Let’s go over to the other side.”
There is always an “other side” for us – it represents God’s next assignment for our marriage, our kids, our mission. They say that the worst thing to do in a snow storm is to go to sleep, because you may not wake up. There’s a difference between rest and retirement. Don’t let past accomplishments keep you from your present assignment. What’s next for you? What challenge is God leading you to take on?
If you’re already on your way to the “other side”, if you’ve taken the steps needed to move toward your next assignment, you may encounter some storms along the way. But remember, if Jesus said to cross over to the other side, no matter what comes, you’re going to make it. He doesn’t abandon those He calls. He doesn’t forget those who have taken a step of faith.
[We will be releasing our second 90-Day Challenge in the coming weeks, including a new Bible Reading Plan. Until then, in celebration of Easter, we will be encouraging you to read through various chapters from God's Word.]
Daily Bible Reading: Luke 3