Posts Tagged ‘works’

He’s risen, they waited and God came through on His promise of sending The Spirit, not just for them but for us also, and we have the advantage of looking back on the things Jesus said before and applying them in light of this amazing gift. One of my favorites is: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”

Wow! Please Lord.

God doesn’t put more or less value on the quality of the things we try to do for Him. God’s definition of success is not the same as ours. Jesus is our example; draw close, listen well, then do. That will be successful.

God is not hovering overhead waiting for us to jump through visible or invisible hoops so He can reward us for doing a good job. When we approach Him from this point of view the things we do will be done without power and for the wrong reason.

Everything.

Nothing.

Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. How cool is that? We can fulfill this promise by walking closely with Him, hearing God’s voice and having the courage and confidence to do what He says. Jesus didn’t go around picking His own miracles to perform. He simply listened and did it.