This is the title of a book compiled from the spoken ministry of Mr. Watchman Nee; it gave me practical insight on how to rest on the Lord as his workman accomplishing his will peacefully.
The Bible says God choose us from the beginning, even before conception, while we were in our mother’s womb he know us.
While we were sinners his loved us and reconciled us to him through the blood of Jesus Christ his dear son. God gave us the Holy Spirit – the comforter, and our spirit bears witness with the Holy Spirit that we are children of God.
When we continually sit in the presence of the Lord represented by the indwelling Holy Spirit, we converse with him, he teaches us his will, (we express our doubts, weakness, failures, hopes, aspirations and rejoice in our success, strengths, friendship, families) daily. We arm our selves with what we hear from God either through the Holy Spirit, the Bible passages read during daily devotion or words from other children of God as we prepare to do his will. God leads us both to will and do his good wishes.
Well prepared with the spiritual weapons described in Ephesians 6: 10-18, and knowing that the purpose of God for the mission is to glorify his name and not for our personal gain (it is in pleasing God that we are fulfilled).Then continuing in his presence, we plunge into action by walking in his way.
When we walk on smooth ground he is with us , when we walk on rough road he is also with us, not loosing focus of the vision we got while we were yet seated in his presence , irrespective of what comes our way we press on to the finish line like true sports men. At the finish-line awaits every participant a reward according to their “walk” I would prefer to say not their “work” same meaning. using the recently concluded Olympics as an example, all contestants belong to the elite club of Olympians, all Olympians are celebrated by their countries but of course medallist who have overcome all odds are more celebrated.
More often than not, WE DO NOT SPEND ENOUGH TIME SITTING IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD to know his will and ourselves, this is a major cause of failure in the Christian race in this jet age, even when we know his will, WE DO NOT WAIT ON HIM before plunging into action, modern life presents so many easy ways of acting out and doing things, because, we anxiously want to be seen doing something, we do not arm ourselves adequately with the word of God nor do we wait for God’s time to execute his plan, When tough times comes we do not wait on him to rescue us, we think it’s easier to rationalise a way out and at the end we are never really out of trouble. If we are always connected to God we will “run and not be weary…walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:31
We need to practice godliness in our daily walk. applying biblical principles in our relationships, both domestic and public life.
As Christians, challenges should be opportunities to demonstrate the power of God to our neighbors, husband, wife, parents, children, employers and employees. Ephesians 4
And after all these we stand, stand on his free salvation, the power of his name, his eternal presence and sure promises.
Christians who do not take time to seat, wait and stand in God’s presence often walk in vain. To ensure that in everything God is glorified, we must be that branch that is always attached to the vine.