Walking in partnership
…. “Put out into deep water, and let down your nets for a catch.” Shim’on answered, “We’ve worked hard all night long, Rabbi, and haven’t caught a thing! But if you say so, I’ll let down the nets
There is a call, calling each one of us to do the impossible – to trust in God as we come in partnership with Him. Trusting not on the bases of what we have seen, heard or did, but on the support of His everlasting Word.
When the disciples asked Jesus what is the work they should do in order to please God, the answer was not the expected. We want to do, for in doing we feel a sense of accomplishment. But Jesus said John 6:29 …. “Here’s what the work of God is:to trust in the one he sent!.
Faith in action is not working the work of man, to show the world our faith, it is trusting in God to do what is impossible. Believing in Him as we put our Faith in Him and in His ability. As the Word said in Hebrew 11:6 And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out.
Faith in action starts with hearing from God, and then doing accordingly, not based on the knowledge of man, but on the knowledge of God. Ezra consider God, and then placed his trust in who God is, and not in man. Ezra 8:22-23 For I would have been ashamed to ask the king for a detachment of soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies along the road, since we had said to the king, “The hand of our God is on all who seek him, for good; but his power and fury is against all who abandon him.” So we fasted and asked our God for this, and he answered our prayer
Are we prepared to put our trust in God as we humble ourselves, looking to Him and His ability to do what only God can do.