On all sorts of levels of daily living, in the home, in the job place,
whether with "friends" or "enemies" our flesh is challenged and
even threatened from feeling like we're either ineffective or just
plain getting there!
For various reasons when this starts to happen we have a
tendency to either compensate for increased activity, harder
work or switching things 'round (where its in our power to do so)
...hoping or even expecting that these structural changes will
actually result in increased effectiveness.
The sad part of the scene is really that our Lord Jesus says
there are principles, that if applied, though tough to do ...will give
the end result in "true effectiveness" ...regaining maybe what we
once had or even thought
I don't know where you walk in this realm but as I've said before,
the Word of God speaks
to our hearts and to our
the Spirit of God convicting us of what we need to do
and not do
- It is most often with regards to what most call "relationships" and one cannot read the Gospel accounts without
hearing the Lord Jesus Christ confront people (us?) on almost
every "issue of daily living" ...offering us more effective living!
This will be seen in reproduction of His likeness; His peace and
joy in the labours of life; His wisdom in reading His Word and
knowing Him; believing in Him; obeying Him; letting others see in
the long haul His Life and love in every aspect of living every day!
He desires this; has planned and
provided for it.
Let's read His Word and listen to what He wants to work out
through our obedience in trusting Him to be all that we need in
our equipping to be effective in tasks set before us!
The Lord Jesus made no offers to "solve" ineffectiveness ...nor
did He suggest any sudden Divine intervention!
He does give instructions.
Christians still consumed with "decision making" must
teaching of "instructions to obey"
not merely "decision to make"!
Jesus poses to His disciples (Matt.5:13) an impossible condition:
*salt losing its effectiveness!
- The answer is not in adding more saltless salt!
- In fact ...how
could salt become saltless in the first place?
- Never mind!
- It is possible for "saltless salt" to regain effectiveness!
The question Jesus asks is without even a suggestion
of a solution
to the predicament!
Jesus' detailed instructions to dissolve those things in our lives
which have become barriers to effective living
He just "rolled
Obedience to Him while trusting in Him
results in what never
could otherwise happen... PLUS ...it's practical & beneficial
Herein is Rest:
Our works for Him ... exchanged for His through us!
If you have any questions, OR you'd just like to tell me something of what you think about
what I've written above ...please write to me by email.
-Let me know where you live ...the city and the country:
I'll be glad to answer you. Thank you. Keep on Believing.