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13. One Degree

June 19, 2017

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Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.” Acts 26:28

Water boils at 212 degrees. When it boils, it creates steam. When enough steam is generated, a locomotive can be powered. At 211 degrees, water is simply … hot. One degree of separation can make a huge difference. With one degree, you can either power steam engines or not. One degree releases the necessary energy to produce movement.

In the book of Acts, Paul encounters a king named Agrippa. Paul, standing in front of this powerful man, gives an entire account of his relationship with Jesus. He talks through his conversion experience and builds a beautiful case for Christ. When the ultimate decision time came for Agrippa, his response was, “Almost!” He was almost convinced, almost ready, almost willing. What a debilitating word!

Maybe you’re reading this, and there are things in your life that God has asked you to give up. There might be someone reading who God has asked you to start something or to take a step of faith in a direction. The question is will you almost do it? 211 degrees with God is comfortable, but one degree will release the necessary energy to produce the movement you have been looking for.

With God, the key to going from 211 degrees to 212 degrees is faith. King Agrippa had all the information needed to make the decision, but He lacked the faith, leaving him at the point of almost. God’s best for your life isn’t a life of almost. Activate your faith and watch God take you from almost to exceedingly more.

What’s your temperature? 

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