God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Sweating over the wrong job
I'm in a country that likes to work. They are workers, these Germans. I myself like a good hard challenge. Obviously: I'm learning a new language, living in a new culture, investigating new relationships, investing in intense relationship with God.
But, what about sweating? I've read that little book, "Don't Sweat the Little Things." It had some interesting thoughts, although most I found fairly unrevolutionary, some I completely disagreed with. But sweating? When I think of hard work, I think of good hard work.
Lately, I've been thinking about working - working for God. Do I really need to work? What is really important? What does Christ say about working?
From what I can discover, Christ isn't really into hard labor over the same things that we have a tendency to be 'working on - i.e. sweating over'
He made it clear that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. So, why do I insist on falling into that 'hardworking' model?
I've come to the conclusion it is because I don't work on what He wants me to work on.
What does He want me to be working on? Relationship with Him. That's it. Prayer, communion in Him, sliding into my red prayer chair and going to that place where we commune together, or as Jill Briscoe told me once, "Learn how to close your eyes and see Him right there with you."
I want to make a difference for Him.
Counter to my thought process:
spending time with Him
REALLY spending it with Him
WORK at spending time with HIM
Commit to spending time with him
On my knees
In my chair
Face on the floor
Journaling to HIM in a cafe
Sharing a thought with HIM
Sharing ALL thoughts with HIM
Snuggling with HIM
Meditating on Him
On His word
On His promises
This is the WORK that makes a difference for HIM!
I want to learn how to sweat in my enjoyment of Him.
Good Grief! He's doing the big stuff.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Sunday, October 15, 2006
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