Wednesday’s Word-Edition 90
October 24, 2012 | My Jottings
We Christians allow our performance-oriented society to rush us into a flurry of religious activities at the expense of genuine intimacy with the living God. It was in “being with Him” that Jesus would equip and empower His disciples to do the work of the ministry.
Are you able to enjoy the intimacy of quiet moments in God’s presence? Or is your primary goal spiritual productivity which demands that either He do something or He give you something to do?
His call is no different today — He still calls men and women to “be with Him.” Consider these words from Oswald Chambers (My Utmost for His Highest): “The main thing about Christianity is not the work we do, but the relationship we maintain and the atmosphere produced by that relationship.”
* * * * * * * * *
Julie, how did you know what was heavy on my heart, all night and this morning? I was disturbed by my own struggle to find meaningful things to do for God, and my feeling that I am unable to please Him. So, your post was so helpful because it brought me back to what I know; even though I
allow myself to be driven by feelings of inadequacy in my desired relationship with God. I have the Oswald Chambers book, and I will refer to it more often, as soon as I can get my books unpacked.
Thanks so much, as always.
Roberta, I think our struggle is a common one. Most of my friends share the same things — they sense the Lord calling them to come sit at His feet (like Mary) and stop being so fixated on working for Him (like Martha). And they (we) all experience times of thinking we’re not doing much right. 🙁 Thank you for what you’ve so transparently shared. I receive your words gratefully and I know other regular readers do as well. You are loved….