One of the first pages of a book by R. Blackaby shocked me. In, Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Blackaby says that Jesus sees the work God is doing and joins in that work.


Jesus doesn’t have His own mandates, lists of things to accomplish, work to be done? I’m no theologian, but the Bible says in John 6:38, “For I have come down from heaven, not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.”

What about us? How do we know what to do?

Here are a few ideas:

God can carry you, but He gives you arms and legs so you can use them. Ephesians says we’ve been called. And while it’s true we aren’t all called to be Billy Grahams or Mother Theresas, we are to be like Christ … who submitted Himself to God’s will. Lord, break my will and make me more like you!

God is the motivator. That tug we feel is the Holy Spirit prompting us to action. Maybe He’s asked us to do something small, like give away a smile. Maybe it’s a bottle of water or a cheeseburger happy meal. (…I could use the Nike quote, but that would put me in serious trouble.) So, whatever we’re asked to do, Just Act On It!

God has infinite knowledge and wisdom. When we ask, He supplies His extraordinary, supernatural intellect, strength, and courage. We might not all be Solomons, but we can ask and receive God-sized wisdom!

God, who has no beginning and no end, isn’t surprised by our tomorrows. He’s already seen each and every one of them. He existed before He created us, and He’s prepared to do the impossible for us. In fact, He already has! All we have to do is ask.

He holds our days in His hands. His breath of life is in us, He’s measured our days, and He knows we’re frail creatures, made of dust. Yet, He’s created us to do great works to glorify Him. If He says we’re more than conquerers, then what are we waiting for?

He knows how we’ll respond to each challenge. And He still loves us! The Bible says with every temptation God’s made a way of escape. Have you called out to Him and experienced His faithfulness?

The choice to do the work He gives us is ours.

A little chorus from Sunday School goes like this:
When we all pull together, together, together,
When we all pull together, how happy we’ll be.
For your work is my work and my work is your work.
When we all pull together, how happy we’ll be.

God does have important work for us to do. And He equips those who want to do the work. The question is, are we willing?

By author eMarie

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Valerie Cullers
11 months ago

Yes, you are so right! I so love Blackaby’s book, it is indeed a classic that should be read by every Christian!

Kathy McKinsey
11 months ago

Thank you for this encouragement, Erma.:)

Becky Van Vleet
11 months ago

It’s comforting to know that nothing is too big for God. He is with us each step of the way!

Patti Shene
11 months ago

Hi eMarie. Thank you for this reminder that we all have work to do and that God equips us to do it! Blessings!

11 months ago

This morning I was considering similar thoughts – of those who are called to be martyrs or as you said, a Mother Theresa…. We are each called to be FAITHFUL and obedient. For the Lord Himself is the one who calls us and equips us to do His will moment by moment!

11 months ago

In the church of my youth, we attached a kind of super aura to those special few we said were “called” to serve alone on foreign shores or in pulpits here. Yet, I enjoy thinking of us as doing the will of him who sends us into our day.

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