The work of God does not start working until we get to work. This lesson is taught throughout the Bible; Moses returning to Egypt to rescue God's people, David picking up stones to battle Goliath, Paul traveling to proclaim the gospel. One of the most visual examples of this is from Joshua 3:13, And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.
I don't know about you, but I would rather see the waters standing in a heap before I step into a river at flood stage carrying a 50lb load on my shoulders. That's not the way God works in us. First He calls us to obey, then we are to act in obedience, and as we act, God does the work only He can do in us.
I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.
- William Carey
My name is Tim Kirkes. I am honored to be the a child of my heavenly Father, the husband of Lisa, the father of two boys and the pastor of San Dimas Wesleyan church.