Barely. I say to you, the Son can do nothing of himself. I mean, this is God speaking. This is God of the universe, creator of all things, Jesus Christ. And he says, look what you expect from me. I can’t do anything. He knew how the whole thing was supposed to work, but what he sees the Father do, that’s what he does. Likewise, he followed suit. We have a tendency to run off, to just run into things. But what Jesus would do is Jesus would take time, and this is a skill that you can develop. He would look, he would watch to see what his father did, and then he would go and step into that vision and live out what the Father had already done. Yeah. Do you think we can do the same? Do you think if we took time out to say, Father, what are you doing today? Do you think he’ll show you who here has developed.
Faculty and ability to see in the spirit? Just put your hands up. I’m not saying you have to have, like, technicolour, 3D, Star Wars style, widescreen, just the basics, okay? Most of us are dealing with the basics because it really is something that we as Christians have to develop. How do you think Jesus could have operated? Okay, what do I have to do today? Where do I go is because he developed a faculty you’ve been able to look and see. He said, I do what I see the Father doing. And I want to talk a little bit about that today. See, there’s a big difference between doing things right and doing the right thing. Many of us fall into the trap of thinking if we do things right, we’re going to get the kind of results that we’re looking for. And if we do more things right, then we’re going to even get more results. It actually doesn’t work like that. What we need to be doing is doing the right things. And again, I’ve been guilty of this, Jimmy. And just, like, multiplying, even with the words, even with the word here, we can look or we can look at other people.
We can hear sermons and things like that, and we can hear all the right things to do or how to do things right, and we can think, all right, that’s what I’m supposed to do. I’m supposed to go out and hand out tracks because that’s what Ray Comfort is doing, or I’m supposed to, I don’t know, whatever it is, you get where I’m coming from. We hear what others are doing. We see the fruit of it, and we rejoice in that. But somehow in our inner man, because we’re not established, because we’re not rooted and grounded in who we are and what God has called us to do, we somehow feel like nervous. We get anxious, and we think, oh, should I be doing that? Should I be more like this person or more like that person. And we find ourselves anxiously doing a lot of things right. But it’s partly because we’ve never taken the time to ease into and to strive to enter into the rest of faith where we know I’m doing the right thing. I’m doing the right thing. If we’re going to strive or Labour to do anything, the Bible makes it real clear what we’re it doesn’t say, like, strive to be good, strive to be more efficient.
It says, strive to enter. And again, we cease from our own works because this whole deal never got started with works, and it certainly isn’t going to be completed with them. We’ve been saved from dead works. For good works. Absolutely. But just let me say this. It’s not for you to determine what those good works are, nor is it for someone else to stand up and dictate what those good works are. Because you are not the servant of any man. You’re not the servant of any sermon or any doctrine or any Creed. You’re the servant of the Lord Jesus. And the Lord Jesus is not just some religious dude sitting there demanding that you toe the line. Jesus is your best friend in the whole universe. Jason and I every so often have coffee. How do you stay plugged into this thing with Jesus? How do you maintain? And I just think, really, it’s because he’s my friend. Jesus is my friend above and beyond everything else. Like, yes, he’s my Lord. Believe me. I tremble at the thought of standing before him. Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not talking about some kind of Pansy familiarity, Jimmy, and that some people tout.
But at the same time, he is my closest friend in this entire universe. And it’s only through knowing Him that we can enter into this rest. Philippians this is another verse that has often been in my heart and I’ve often pondered. It says, Let us learn to sense what is vital and to approve and prize what is excellent and of real value. This word approve or discern what is of excellent and of real value. That word value means to carry in different directions, to be driven to and fro, to be carried here and there to test and prove. And if we don’t have our values really aligned with his values, it is very easy to be driven to and fro. It’s very easy to not properly discern because, see, that the most dangerous thing is not bad good. The most dangerous thing for us as Christians, really, finding that path of fulfilment is good and good and good and good and good, because the honest truth is only one of those goods is good for me. I can’t do seven things at once. I can’t follow seven paths at once. There’s one path that’s been pre arranged, preordained and completely provided for David Martin’s life.
Come on. And I could feel completely inadequate. I could feel like, oh, man. I’m just not making it. I’m such a failure because I’ve not got this or not. That’s their path and they will give answer for that. Do you honestly want to answer for the responsibility that someone else is carrying? No, I’m anointed for the path that I’m to take and the danger is good. Good and we think I should be doing this. You shouldn’t stop it. Do what God’s called you to do learn to approve and prize what is excellent and of real value.
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