“So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.” (John 6:21)

Everyone loves speed . . . from running shoes to sports cars, we have found ways to go faster and faster. Even little kids grow up admiring and desiring their “dream super car.” There are certain seasons in our relationship with Jesus that will look and feel faster than others. This will be a year of acceleration in our relationship with the Lord.

A little over a year ago, my son was born, we bought our first home, and a number of other dreams came true . One day, as I was resting, I quickly fell asleep, but realized that I was in a trance. In this spiritual experience I was walking down the street with my son. I suddenly thought, “I want to run,” so I began running faster and faster. Feeling like a superhero, I was running so fast that time and space were flying by. It was so fast that trails of fire followed behind me.

The Lord reminded me of that experience as I began this new year. I believe God is giving us new running shoes so that we can run faster with Him this year. His desire is to draw us closer to His Presence so that in His Presence things will accelerate in our lives.

When the disciples received Jesus into the boat, they immediately reached the other side, which was their destination. In the presence of the King of Kings things accelerate. Are you ready for the Lord to increase your speed limit this year?

By Francesco Sideli