Saturday, July 14, 2012


There is a strong element that all serious Christians deeply desire in our work of kingdom service.  It surely would seem to clarify both our pace as well as our direction.  Yet, God won't budge.  He will not relinquish such coveted info. 

I speak of the how of every one's work.

God will not tell us how.  We seem to believe that if we knew how to build churches, we would do a better job.  If we knew how to increase giving, it would improve.  If we knew how to give advice, we would be more effective in counsel.  Yet, in all of our work it is not the how but the Who; God in Trinity package.

How did Abraham and Sarah have a child being greatgrandparenting age?  How did God part the Red Sea?  The Jordan?  How did God impregnate Mary?  How did God cause the Jericho walls as well as those of Paul's prison cell to fall down?  How did God raise Jesus from the dead? 

God doesn't seem to think it necessary to reveal His ability to we believers.  He expects us, though, to trust that He surely does know how to do the fantastic. 

He does reveal that this and abundant other brilliant moves happened at His doing; but He will not tell us how He did them.  It seems that this part of the plan belongs to Him alone.

So when you assert yourself in teaching a class, or ministering to a stranger, or caring for a neighbor, trust God will be in the mix.  Be assured you will not know how things will go.  You just won't.  Yet, we believe He works and He will deliver the goods.

The church needs to be reminded of this for too often action is delayed until an explanation of how such an effort will work is communicated.  I believe it safe to say that if such a thing is presented, it did not come from God. 

What we get to do is believe in the talent and skill of the Who because they hold the scope of the how within their strong arms.

The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seeds upon the soil; and goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows--how, he himself does not know...Mk. 4:26-27.

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