One of my favorite people in the Bible is Peter. It’s not because of his faithfulness or his stature as an apostle, but because he’s a reminder to me even the best of us mess up and Peter did it frequently.
In Acts 10, Peter was on the roof praying and had a vision from the Lord of unclean animals being lowered in a sheet. The Lord told him to kill and eat the animals and that’s when Peter answers, “Not so, Lord!”
What a great reminder to me that if I truly believe God is Lord then I shouldn’t be telling Him, “No!” There are many difficult parts of the Bible to follow – loving my enemies comes to mind – but if God is truly my Lord then I should be telling Him, “Yes” when He asks me to do these hard things.
Maybe you’re struggling in your faith because you keep telling God, “Not so” instead of Isaiah’s answer of “Here am I! Send me” (Isaiah 6:8). Peter eventually learned this lesson, hopefully we will too!
Send me, Lord!
Pastor Ron Kitchell