“Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” But he said emphatically, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all said the same…And he came and found them sleeping….”
“Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person’s seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.” ― Elisabeth Elliot
The disciples *all* heroically pledged their unfailing devotion…with an eye toward some day in the future…when they could not presently stay awake and keep vigil with the Savior while His heart was wrung out in grief and prayer.
Let’s look at our lives today, and strip away the grand promises for “someday” and begin in faithfulness today to address those daily points of obedience in which we struggle. Those small steps…daily Bible study, meaningful prayer time, genuine meditation, memorization of scripture…they make us who we eventually become…far more than the loftiest words of sworn allegiance and aspiration which may never stand the test if we do not learn to be faithful in the seemingly mundane.