Friday, January 2, 2009
Going Without Knowing
I remember once listening to Willy Hinn, one of Benny Hinn’s brothers saying that his brothers were constantly encouraging him to join them in the ‘ministry’ to which he later capitulated only to discover the more he got involved in it, the further he ever sensed the reality of what he had in Christ before this decision.
It’s amazing the things that are perhaps ‘good’ in themselves actually being something that steals our heart affections from the One who has called us to Himself.
If it isn’t all about knowing Him, then the focus will inevitably be upon what I am doing.
I loved this quote I read this morning. “Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do; He reveals to you Who He is.”
Sort of like when the disciples asked Jesus, "Where do you live and he answered them, Come and BE with me.”
Or when they came to Him and asked, “What must we DO in order to DO the works of God,” Jesus as always went for the jugular, “This IS the Work of God, that you believe on/in Him whom the Father has sent.”
Is it any different in one sense than that which began to unfold in Abraham’s life, “By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going?”
You have to learn to go out of convictions, out of creeds, out of experiences, until so far as your faith is concerned; there is nothing between yourself and God.