1 Corinthians 3:7-9
7 it’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. 9 For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.
So I am reading this morning and my devo took me to 1 Corinthians 2 but the nugget came in three, I had actually taken a little break and then got back in the word when I got this. This is something I am guilty of occasionally. I am good at planting and I am good at watering the seeds. I have to tell you that there are times that I think I can do a better job at making the seed grow ……. better than the Lord. Basically what I am doing is getting in the Lords way and then I turn into a growth inhibiter or I kill the seed all together. Like spraying a little roundup. The sad thing is sometimes I don’t even realize I am doing it. I am a man and it is my nature to want you to succeed, but I want you to get it on my time not God’s time. (Because I know better). Hear me on this, I don’t make this a habit in fact it doesn’t happen very often, but if it happens once then it is too much. Sometimes you just have to keep your mouth shut and trust the Lord in what you are seeing and hearing for someone.
I know it has been a while since I have written and it is because if you don’t draw near to Him He want draw near to you. You may wonder why you are not hearing the Lord and it is because you are not spending time with Him and that is where I have been. I have not been in a bad place. Kinda just out there if you know what I mean. Not off in Nah Nah Land. I have been reading a devotion every day, but it is just not enough. So yesterday I purposed myself to read and today and look what happens I write … go figure. Thank you Lord!
Switching gears for a moment
I have been reading a book off and on called the 10 second rule that my friend Chuck Koll in Michigan gave me. What a great book. Essentially, what the rule is about is this ….. When you hear the Lord tell you to do something then you have to do it in the next ten seconds or most likely you won’t do it. What a missed opportunity if you do not obey. Click the link 10 second rule It means for me that if I hear the Lord tell me to do something it doesn’t mean pray about it and see if that was really the lord. It means just do it.
(Nugget from book pg. 107-108 our goal should be nothing less than becoming so familiar with the “mind of Christ” that we can anticipate what Jesus might do in almost any given situation so we can respond immediately.)
Which means no more WWJD it means listen and obey not ask? Kevin