Good Works are Invisible and Unmeasurable. Let God do those through you. No Measuring! No, how am I doing? Rather “by grace are you made whole and useful.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)
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This morning, I didn’t know what was next in my quiet time with God. I was drifting and disengaged.
Then , thankfully, I was prompted to ask the Lord: “What would you like to talk about?” And, our conversation started right away! Wow! Here it is:
Lord: John, we love to talk about freedom and love and mercy
John: I know that I want to perform and accomplish, instead of asking for mercy. I’d rather not be Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:45f). Except, I know that to “be humbled under your mighty hand” (1 Peter 5:6) and asking for mercy is essential to flowing in your Spirit. It just doesn’t feed my old ego.
Lord: In the Spirit, you are performing the great tasks and doing amazing work—like this conversation we are having right now (although it cannot be ego-measured either, LOL!).
The holy work is something we do through you. You can’t see where it is coming and where it is going. “So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.) (John 3:8)
John: Thank you ALL for “beginning a good work in us and for the rest of our earthly journey completing it” (Philippians 1:6) “not by earth-style might or power but by your Spirit!” Zechariah 4:6
Thank you so much for this, my brother! Just before reading this I was comparing myself and my performance to another brother—and very unfavorably. As a result I was becoming very discouraged!
So for me, your post was truly a divine appointment and a _huge_ help: a Holy-Spirit-inspired, word of life and rescue.
Great!~ Thank you for letting me know, J.P. You encourage me! Please write often. — John