I know how to work. If you need to get something done, just ask me. If I don’t know how to do it, you can bet I will figure it out. Thanks to Google, I have learned that all things are possible. Here’s the issue, though. The desire of my heart is to serve God, not Google. Google can’t tell me to go home and take a nap because I’m overworked. Google can’t guide me to sit down and eat some food because I’m undernourished.
“And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.” – Mark 16:20
God is still working with me. HE is teaching me what it means to be a child who works from rest, not for it. He is teaching me what it means to BE a walking sign, a child of His wonder-working grace, not a 9 to 5 iron-forging, coal breathing blacksmith who hammers out signs that point to His grace.
I am a sign.
You are a sign.
God is still working with us.
What a good Father we have. He never gives up on us. He loves us. He never grows tired of saying, “Let’s try this again.” He covers our sleep with great anticipation for the morning so that we can rise and say, “Good morning Dad. Here I am. Teach me today what it means to be in your will.”
We don’t live in a world that is going to slow down and wait for us to learn what it means to work with the unforced rhythms of grace. We must stay sober to God’s movements. What will we do when we are weary? What will we do when our joy can’t be found? Will we take a violent leap of faith and follow our King? Will we at all costs learn what it means to be a people who preach everywhere they go?
Oh God, teach us. Keep working with us. Continue to show us your glory and we will declare it to all creation.
Google has nothing on you.
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