Person, Power and Place – Day 2


After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James and John, the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

Matthew 17:1

Not long after Peter's confession of Jesus being the Son of God, he and two other disciples were chosen by Jesus to accompany him on a trek up the mountain. On the mountainside they would witness the transfiguration of Jesus -- something the other disciples missed out on.

Why did Jesus only choose twelve disciples out of all his followers, and why those twelve? Why did he only invite three of those twelve to accompany him up the mountain? Was it arbitrary? Did he like them more? Perhaps Jesus was looking into their heart and could see there was something different about their commitment. Perhaps their zeal: their willingness was at a different level than everyone else.

God is willing to go as far with you as you are with him. The limits we face in our spiritual life are quite often self imposed. Fear, distraction -- dare we say laziness -- can be a great hindrance to fully experiencing the life Jesus offers us. So, how far are you willing to go with him? What does it look like for you to be ALL IN? Ask God to reveal what might be holding you back and then make the shifts necessary to follow him wholeheartedly.