“When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.” Hudson Taylor
The Word of God says, “Keep in step with the Spirit.” Now, let me ask you, “What if He stops walking and stands still?” Are you going to run up his back? You will if you don’t stop.
I ran up His back this past week until I finally stopped. This stopped was why there was no blog last week; and, this week’s is coming on Friday. It wasn’t because I was lazy, either.
It was about the lesson the Father wants us to learn: Busyness doesn’t equal godliness. Our God is self-sufficient, which means He doesn’t need anything from us to make Himself complete. We do. He doesn’t.
Doing stuff for God doesn’t make you anything more or less in the Father’s eyes. He loves and accepts you in Christ, PERIOD. We now do out of being with and love for Him. And, in some cases that’s standing still and “doing nothing” even though it’s on your to-do list to get done.
Doing comes from being in Christ. We do whatever He wants done while being with Him and sometimes that doing is standing still and enjoying the moment in His presence.
You might have heard, “I’d rather burn out for Jesus than rust out.” Where are either in Scripture? Jesus is the rock. The Spirit is the fire. The Father is the power. Can any of those ever rust or burn out?
This walk with God is about being with Him while doing, even if that something is nothing, while being in His presence. This apparent “nothing” allows those around us to see Him in us and ask, “How can you be at peace in such hectic days?”
“I’m glad you asked. Let me tell you about Jesus.” Oh what a witness that will be!