Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Do it - Now. God's Will for us.

"For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose." Philippians 2:13 (HCSB).

John Wesley is credited with saying that "God does nothing redemptively in the world – except through prayer."* This speaks to the issue of God's Sovereignty and Man's Cooperation in His work. Growing up, I was often reminded that we are to pray as if everything depended upon God (and it does), and to work as if everything depended upon us. There is great truth in this concept of balance. Jesus in John 15 reminds us that we can do nothing outside of Him. And in the Great Commission, He reminds us that the work is what we are to do. The quicker that we conform to His will here on earth, the more quickly that Kingdom issues will be accomplished. One of my mentors would say that "We cannot do what God does, and He will not do what we are to do."

We must focus our prayers fervently, passionately on God's Will for today. What is His Will? That we accept Jesus, and then show Him to others. Today, seek out how that you can be a vital link in His Will on Earth. 


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