#43 Working Hard at the Wrong Things
Posted: Thursday, November 30th, 2017Print
About Let Series
LET. Wielded by the Holy Spirit, this tiny word had a huge impact on Martha’s life, and the adventure can be yours, too, if you just LET God be GOD.
Hebrews 4:11 ESV
Therefore let us strive to enter the rest.
Yesterday I wrote this: “Isn’t that a contradiction? Do the work to enter the rest?“
There is a work to do as God’s child. We think the work is doing and giving and building and going and saying and knowing… But Jesus said to the crowd following Him,
Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you…
John 6:27 NKJV
One of the first discoveries made when you truly follow Jesus is that you are working hard at all the wrong things. He shocks us with the adjustment to His basic idea about work. This spiritual work is entirely foreign to our busy humanity as well as to our basic laziness.