I went to my “reader” with the intention to look for something to reblog on my site. Well, the first one I clicked on was this one by my friend IB. There was an immediate connection with my spirit.
You see, I’m trying to do a lot of things, maybe too much (according to a couple of deacons who want me to be careful and not burn myself out), and all of it NEEDS to be done. Yet, just this morning I was having coffee with a fellow preacher and I shared my self-diagnosed need to spend more time with the Lord in prayer…not in a legalistic way, but in a quality way.
In other words, I need to spend time with the One who has sent me, otherwise whatever I’m doing for Him will be nothing more than wood, hay, and stubble.
Thanks, IB, for the reminder – and confirmation.
I love this saying, “Jesus calls us to be with Him, not to work for Him.”
That bothers me, I have a bazillion objections already. Like, “faith without works is dead!” But there is stuff that needs to get done! Nobody else is going to do it! What am I supposed to do, just sit here and do nothing?
Jesus calls us to be with Him. We people tend to be all about fixing stuff, doing stuff, producing stuff, as if we now get to show how much good work we do for the Lord, how invaluable we are. Chuckling here, and I shall spare you all the links, but those busy trying to prove how virtuous and good they are, are all over twitter and FB, and they’re downright ugly. Ugly, I tell ya! U-g-l-y.
That’s because our own works are always based on scarcity and fear. I do…
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