Recently I was asked this question, “So what are you doing right now in your ministry that can only be explained by God at work in you?” I gave the wrong answer. It was something like, well, ok, I don’t actually remember to be honest with you, but it was something about something we are doing in our ministry right now I’m sure.
But I know I gave the wrong answer because all week after I was asked that question, I felt the Holy Spirit prodding me with this question, “So is there anything you are doing right now that can’t be explained by God at work in you?”
In case you don’t see where this is going, God simply reminded me that there is nothing I am doing that I can take credit for. Nothing. I mean even the smallest things that I may be tempted to do in my own strength I can only do because of Him.
Teach a lesson on the fly. . . I can’t take credit for that.
Teach a lesson at all . . . I can’t take credit for that–I have no skills or training,
it’s just Him.
Come up with a creative idea . . . I can’t take credit for that. He’s the creative One.
Plan a great event . . . Nope. Not that either. Even what I may do through lessons
learned or past experience is because He gave me that experience.
The truth is that there is nothing I am doing, and nothing I can do that I can’t give Him the credit for. I am totally 100% dependant on Him to do what He wills in our ministry as long as I continue to seek Him, submit to Him, and acknowledge Him I know that He will continue to lead and direct us in that way.
Of course He already knew that. I did, too, I just I just forgot.
I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me, and I in you, you will bear much fruit. Apart from me, you can do nothing.
So, What am I doing? I’m being thankful to be branching out!!