Luke 9:3 He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money – not even an extra tunic.
Today’s Bible readings include two episodes of courage: Jesus sending the disciples out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal, and the last leg of Paul’s journey at sea. Both passages tell the faithful to set aside the usual material items needed for difficult journey and Fully Rely On God.
Fully Relying On God does not mean God will pull you out of difficult situations, but that you will receive whatever God needs for ministry where you are standing.
When I was in a collision at sea, at periscope depth, I did not expect God to pluck our submarine out of the ocean, but Fully Relying On God, I could focus on doing my small task.
Fully Relying On God provides the assurance to live fearlessly and that God’s mission will succeed.