I was reading my “My Utmost for His Highest” devotional this morning. Oswald was talking about Abraham and how He was not anticipating Gods moves. He was just obeying God’s commands. Abraham was not giving into his own traditional thoughts. Abraham was not telling God that he would do this or that for God. Oswald references Peter, it seemed like every time Jesus turned around Peter was saying he would do something for Him.
What have we told God we would do for Him. Perhaps in a time of grief or a time of anger or a time of sadness or even in a time of happiness. We told God we would change the world for Him. When all along we were think of ourselves and not Gods Kingdom. God is not looking for us to do anything for Him except to be obedient. Being obedient may lead to doing something beyond our wildest dreams but it may also be serving in the local church. When we get to Heaven obedience is rewarded not the “work”.
But Jym that sounds to easy and yet to hard. Yes it can be both easy and hard. See if we are not in His word and praying this is very hard to do. We need to be very close to Him to hear His voice. If you are a doer like Martha, this is very hard. It’s hard to hear Him if we are constantly moving. We need at times to be like Mary, sitting at the feet of the Master. For doers this can seem too easy, but it is necessary.
But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
So today let’s try to listen and obey like Abraham.