Obey Him

And they became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him.” – Mark 4:41

Wow! Did you catch that? Even the wind and sea obey Him!

Throughout Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ authority is evident over and over again. In chapter 1, He demonstrates authority in His teaching and healing and casting out demons. In chapter 2, He demonstrates His authority to forgive sin. In chapter 3, He has authority to heal and authority over demons. In chapter 4, He demonstrates authority over the wind and the sea.

Jesus has all authority!

Before He returns to heaven, He tells His disciples, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”

Because Jesus has all authority we as His followers should obey Him.

If “even the wind and sea obey Him,” how much more should we obey Him?

He has authority over everything. Therefore, I will submit to Him as the authority in my life. I will do what He says. I will gladly surrender my life to His control.

Following Jesus isn’t simply believing in Jesus. Following Jesus is obeying Jesus. It’s doing what He says!

Today’s Missional Challenge

Submit to Jesus’ authority. Obey Him!


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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