As believers there are so many winds of doctrine. So many ideas and concepts. So many good ideas. Both in business and in our lives.
The lives we live are filled, no jampacked with work, meetings, requests and to top it all – our most prized times – family. Inbetween all of these things we do we can get lost in all of these things.
When I took some time in preparation yesterday, I was reminded that it is the simple things that count. It is almost never the technical, hard to understand things that make us succeed. Rarely it is the unexplainable actions that make us effective. Mostly, like in the life of Jesus, the most simple actions carry the power. Everyone knows them, but only the successfull aply them. What am I talking about?
Actually calling a client to book an appointment, spending time in prayer, to budget your expenses, going to church and reading your bible. Or even facing that tough client. The most simplistic actions often have the most powerful reactions. In the life of Jesus and even His disciples we find that they give the simple to understand but difficult to do instructions. Stuff like:
To a women, having sinful conduct as her primary means of income – Go and sin no more.
To a lame man on Sabath – stand up take your bed and walk
To the disciples – proclaim this gospel into all the earth.
To a group of people with little faith and a whole lot of fear facing waves that can drown them – Do not fear
God knows where you are and He knows what your challenges are. He os not oblivious, but take heart and do the unthinkable simple things.
Pray, worship God, seek his face, Honour him in your deals. Do the unthinkable tough things and most of all take courage and have faith.
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.