Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts 2:41
Momentum makes progress, but lack of momentum loses ground. It is the impetus we need to ignite our life, work, ministry, or intimacy with the Lord. The early church experienced momentum at Pentecost. Jesus’ death on the cross discouraged the masses from moving forward, but His resurrection thrust trust in Him back upon their hearts.
You may need an “Upper Room” prayer meeting to bolster your faith, seeking the Lord for wisdom on how to move forward with momentum. Your leadership may require transformation. New leaders may need to infuse life into the organization. Perhaps you replace old programs with newer exciting ones and let some initiatives mercifully die.
Creativity incubates in a climate of chaos, as limitations can lead to innovation. Momentum makes you better because it builds your confidence and moves you toward more excellent outcomes. Athletic teams are familiar with this; whoever seizes the momentum in the game garners the advantage.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
In the same way, the message of Jesus exploded in momentum after His resurrection, and it followed Peter’s preaching Jesus to men and women from all nations. Therefore, keep Christ central as you advance boldly by grace. Harness trust in your Savor and Lord, and He will ignite forward motion.
Mostly, seek momentum in your walk with Christ. Is your intimacy stuck in inertia? If so, begin praying with intercessors, and ask God for the confidence to do the next right thing. Momentum builds on focus. Keep pushing the slow moving flywheel of faith, and eventually others will join you in advancing the mission.
Paul said, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14 nasb).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray my life will be fueled by the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Application: Where is God working? How can I build on His momentum?
Related Readings: Genesis 6:9; Psalm 119:40; Luke 9:51; Acts 20:24