“I call you as My vessel of service. Once you respond, I anoint your hands to do My work. I bring My presence. I bring all that I am to what you do, so that your efforts last for eternity. You need to stop worrying if what I call you to do is important. If I call, if I anoint, if I bring My presence, it is important!”
2 Chr. 16:9 NIV
“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him...”
Eph. 2:10 AMP
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
Heb. 13:20-21 AMP
20) Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),
21) Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).
So many times, we are expecting the lightning flashes and thunder bolts to occur when we do something for God. A long time ago someone shared something that has stayed with me in the many years we have been in ministry. He said that “ministry is a whole bunch of ordinary days.” How true that has become over the years.
However, because our Lord is so gracious and loves us so much, He often shows up to encourage us in some way when the very ordinary days become long and tiresome, when we feel as if nothing is happening and we are useless.
One lesson that might be very important for all of us to learn is the fact that it is not our job to see results. Our job is to simply be obedient. If God calls us to something, He will see that the results add to His plan. He will accomplish His will through us. All we really need to do is respond to His call.
Teach me to hear You and then move with You, Lord,