KEY SCRIPTURE: John 13:6-7 “Then comes he to Simon Peter: and Peter said to him, Lord, do you wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do, you know not now; but you shall know hereafter.”

The Lord Jesus started washing the feet of the disciples, and He cleaned their feet with His towel. As He got to Peter, he asked, “Lord, are you coming to wash my feet?” The Lord quickly said to him,” You do not understand what I am doing now. You may not understand, but you will do it later on.”

Peter felt disgraced for seeing the glorious master bow to his feet and wash the dirt from his feet. He felt I should rather wash your feet. He was quite apprehensive about allowing the Lord wash his feet. When the Lord went further to explain the reason for doing so, he quickly said not only my feet but my hands and my head.

There are many acts or instructions from the Lord that may sound ridiculous and not reasonable. There are certain moments the Lord can ask you to stop a particular work and serve Him totally. One servant of God who worked at the United Nations was instructed to leave the United Nations establishment and come to Africa to serve the Lord. This man was not in his old age, ready to go to pension, but just in his prime time.

He gladly obliged following the spirit’s instruction. Now God is making him a blessing unto the Nations of the world. Bishop Dag Heward Mills, who left his medical profession at a rather prime age, is now a blessing unto the entire Christian world. He might not have understood the spirit’s prompting to forsake his profession and take on pastoring souls. His parents and friends were equally bewilded at his decision to follow the heavenly call.

The whole world now attests to the wisdom in God’s instructions.

A word of caution is that whatever you are deciding to do must indeed be from the Lord. It was the master himself who came to the disciples ready to wash their feet. Be certain fully that it is the Lord asking you to do whatever he is asking you to do.

God’s ways are not our ways, and his thoughts are not normally our thoughts. God, on many occasions, chooses the weak things of this world to shame the strong of the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. Do not allow man’s natural persuasions to dictate to you when dealing with the Lord. What the Lord requires is to respond to Him in faith.


Thank you, heavenly father, for the leading of your spirit, which is always right. I trust you with all my heart to do whatever you ask of me.


Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, said the LORD.”

1 Corinth. 1:27-28. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:


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