Morning Message of Motivation
Major Shifts: 4
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Peter rejected the instructions to eat the unclean animals in the sheet from heaven three times. The vision was repeated three times.
God was determined to change his attitude.
Acts 11:10 NKJV
“Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven.”
Major shifts require some key attitudes.
An openness of mind to God’s revelation.
We must constantly be in a prayerful study of God’s word in a search for truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
A readiness to change our actions and words to line up with the truth we have received.
James 1:22 NKJV
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
“Flexibility and Pliability”
Change often happens in small degrees. Peter couldn’t be changed by one vision.
He needed the vision to be repeated three times.
We must not be so stubborn that God cannot easily persuade us.
Psalms 32:9 NIV
“Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.”
Readiness to take a risk
Major changes usually shakeup the existing order. Peter going to the Gentiles was risky.
If the Jerusalem church failed to understand him, he could face a church split or even be fired from his job as Head Pastor.
Isaiah 41:10a NKJV
“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.”
Double minded people are defeated already.
James 1:8 KJV
“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
The Lord commanded Peter to go with Cornelius’ men doubting nothing.
Acts 10:20 NKJV
“Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.”
May everything you put your hand to do be graciously blessed to succeed beyond your highest dreams.
May the Lord enable you to undergo beneficial major shifts, in Jesus’ name.