A Courageous Spirit: Good Moves

Jesus modeled a courageous spirit; He was always moving forward in His ministry of doing “good.”  As followers of Jesus, we are seeds of “good” potential.  Sometimes God will take us out of a certain location, because the soil is not conducive for our “good” potential.  In other words, we may not be able to fulfill the “good” God has placed within us in that location; location and spiritual temperature matters when it comes to the work of Christ. Everything needs to be aligned with God for the seeds to produce.  It may be necessary to leave some comforts in order to follow Jesus in doing “good.” If you spend time in the Word of God, you will notice Jesus was seemingly always moving locations; coming and going.  The Master was making good moves…

Jesus was moving from place to place and meeting new people as He flourished in His purpose to do good; salvation is change and if we want to be instruments in the hands of a holy God we will need to move to influence and bring change. It may be necessary for us to go to others to do good as they may not come to us.  It is really a picture of outreach; reaching out to people in other environments to do good.  As we follow Jesus, this might mean a change in attitudes, jobs, friends, geographic locations, ministry, etc.  God desires for us to flourish in Christ; burst forth with much fruit of “good” (John 15).  Only God knows what is needed in our lives for us, as seeds, to produce the good that Jesus desires to do through us in the power of the Spirit.  If we are not moving forward, chances are we are not in step with the “good” moves of the Master.  It is better if we don’t get too settled in life; otherwise the Spirit might come and unsettle us to encourage the production of every “good” thing.  When Jesus calls you to make some “good” moves what will be your answer?

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?  Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8