Embrace the Process
- Message: In just this one chapter we see a large summary of Jesus’ ministry beginning with John the Baptist preparing the way, the baptism of Jesus, a confirmation from God about his purpose, Jesus in the wilderness, Jesus preaching repentance and gathering disciples, Jesus speaking with an undeniable authority and then the miracles.
- Command: Follow God’s process and don’t try to cut it short.
- Promise: God is faithful
- Warning: Temptation, distraction and talking Will try to push us off-course
- Application: As I pulled all of these things apart I saw how Jesus, who was perfect still walked out a process before ministry began. Some of this prepared him but I can’t help but wonder how much of it was for the sake of those watching him. We’re all in a stage of the process and people around us and those closest to us are watching to see how we handle each stage. I’m often impatient with the process. I want to do things to help it along.