Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Being & Doing: Follow-up Comments

In response to feedback from last week’s Day & Night entitled “Being & Doing” I am commenting further.

Yes, everything should be done heartily as to the Lord whether it is physical as slave labor or spiritual as in praying. The difference is of another kind.

The one can be done with our internal combustion engines, our bodies, which operate on fuel (water, oxygen, work and rest). The other operates on another fuel system which is not done with OUR energy. It works on a spiritual power from God.

“We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.” Col 1:28-29 (NIV)

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” II Peter 1:3 (NIV)

We cannot shovel the walks with this second fuel system and we cannot “pray without ceasing” with the first fuel system.

(Taken from Day & Night)

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