An Acts 10 Moment With Danielle Strickland
An Acts 10 Moment: Peter’s Born Again, Again Experience
In this episode from The Outcomes Conference 2018, Danielle Strickland gives fresh focus to the tenth chapter of Acts. She takes us back to the time when Peter is on the rooftop and receives a vision from God that comes with peculiar directions. What Peter receives is entirely confusing and disrupts what he has believed to be true all his life. In fact, the directions are so perplexing to him, he has to seek additional clarification in his conversation with God.
In the end, Peter has a decision to make. He can hold on to his past belief or surrender it and faithfully follow God’s guidance. Danielle explains that this is Peter’s born again, again experience. In his response to God, Peter chooses to go for it before he fully gets it.
Danielle underscores the common misconception that invitations from God come in a way that offer a sense of peace and comfort. Through the text found in Acts chapter 10 and her personal experiences, she makes the case that peace and comfort are not God’s pattern for moving us from where we are to where he wants us to be.
In her winsome way, Danielle reminds us that the greatest invitations from God will always make us uncomfortable, confused, and test the depths of our faith. If we say we have peace, it may be a signal to double check if we are actually listening to God. She encourages us to make space for God and then lean into the disruption. Our willingness to go for it before we get it allows each of us the opportunity to witness the extraordinary and unimaginable power of the Kingdom of God coming to earth.
We invite you to click on the image of Danielle and watch her 40-minute presentation, as seen on CLATV. We pray you experience the same “wave after wave” of hope, faith and expectation Danielle has for all the things God has planned for those who love him.
As you watch this video, think about what you hear, why it matters and what needs to change in your life or leadership because of it.
Points to Ponder
- How are you making space for God?
- How can you lean in whenever you are feeling confused or uncomfortable?
- Has God extended you a holy invitation that will require you to let go and depend on him for the outcomes?
- What fear is oppressing and keeping you from doing what you know God wants you to do?
- Are you ready to accept Jesus is who he says he is and believe that his perfect love that will cast out all fear?
About Danielle Strickland
Danielle Strickland is currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing Justice Departments for The Salvation Army to launching Global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new movements to mobilize people towards transformational living. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently.
Here are two recent books by Danielle Strickland:
- The Zombie Gospel: The Walking Dead and What it means to be Human
- The Ultimate Exodus: Finding Freedom from What Enslaves You
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