Wake Up and Get Up

Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands. And the angel said to him, “Dress yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” And he went out and followed him. He did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.

(Acts 12:6-9 ESV)


Peter wasn’t being effective being bound in chains and neither can we. I’m not talking about being locked up in a prison but we sometimes can put ourselves in a prison in our mind. If we are bound by our own emotions, fears, doubt, past failures, etc. we get lazy we want to be passive and just take a rest. The Gospel is to be preached not to be hidden. Let go! Let God walk into that prison of yours and break free and be the light that He has called us to be.



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