Crossing Over to the Other Side
On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. Mark 4:35-37 NKJV
To cross over to the “other side” is liking going to the next level with respect to reaping a harvest or attaining the fulfillment of a vision. The “other side” though better than the place you are now, promises new challenges, new Pharaohs and Egyptians, new deserts and giants in the land, tests and trials, and unexpected storms. But if you’re going to get to the “other side”, you just have to get in the boat and go.
“Let us cross over to the other side” was a statement of vision and direction. It is important to note that even after obedience to God storms will still come in pursuit of going to the next level. It is critically important to understand that “other side” awaits those who leave the multitude. The multitudes are those follow Jesus for what they can get rather than for who they may become. The multitudes have no vision. They are content with where they are and with what they already have in life.
Like Jesus’ disciples, to cross over to the ”other side”, you must take Jesus just as He is. You must not try to modify Him nor convince yourself that He meant some lie or erroneous doctrine you’ve chose to believe. Just get in the “boat” and go, and cross over to the other side. Regardless of what “boat” you’re in—a large boat or a little one–if you embrace a God-given vision, then you’re moving in the right direction to get to the “other side.” Let us all cross over to the other side!