Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Word Wednesday .::131

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron. Leave a comment and share a scripture that has impacted you this week.

Here's the scripture that stuck this week:

Mark 14:53-54 The Message

53-54They led Jesus to the Chief Priest, where the high priests, religious leaders, and scholars had gathered together. Peter followed at a safe distance until they got to the Chief Priest's courtyard, where he mingled with the servants and warmed himself at the fire.


The key phrase here is "Peter followed at a safe distance...". That is incredibly convicting to me. How often do I, do we follow Jesus at a safe distance? Jesus was real clear on His expectations of a disciple. We're die to self and follow wholeheartedly. I think a lot of Christians, including myself, fall short in our discipleship, because we're following at a safe distance. If we get too close, it's going to cost a lot, and we're not willing to give that much up. The problem is that Jesus is all or nothing. It's certainly not safe.


What's your Word?

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