Monday Morning Minute from NACFC
There are good things we can do, but only God-things
we should do. Those activities not born out of the
Spirit will result in wood, hay, and stubble. What
seems good in our eyes may be an abomination in God's eyes. For instance,
if you decide to build an orphanage but God has never directed you to
do so, then God will not see that work as good; it was born out of your
own strength, even though it was a "good
The most difficult challenge a Christian workplace
believer will ever have is to know what things to be
involved in and what things not to be involved in. Many workplace believers
have a great ability to see opportunity. What appears to be a "slam dunk" may
come back to haunt us if God never ordains us to enter that arena.
There are many good things we can be involved with.
However, there are God-things we are supposed to be
involved with. Uzzah was a good man in David's sight. It was a time of
celebration, and David and the people were transporting the ark of God.
However, the ark hit a bump, and Uzzah reached for the ark to hold it
steady. He touched the ark, and he immediately died. David became very
upset with God about this situation; he questioned whether he could serve
God's ways are not our ways. The most important quality
God desires to develop in us is our dependence on Him
and Him alone. When we begin to make decisions based on reason and analysis
instead of the leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit, we get into
trouble with God. David later learned the importance of this principle
in his own life. This encounter was one of the stepping-stones in his
pilgrimage. David was an extraordinary entrepreneur. He ran the nation
very successfully, but he, like each of us, had to learn the difference
between "good things" and "God-things."
Are you involved in anything in which God has not directed
you to be involved? Do you seek God about every decision,
every action before you take it? This is where God wants you and me to
be. Ask Him to show you how to walk with Him in this way.
Sent February 19,
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