Looking unto Jesus to receive from Him the task for each day, along with sufficient grace to accomplish the task. This grace enables us to be patient with His patience, active with His activity, loving with His love; never asking “What am I able to do?” But rather “What is He not able to do?” We can then wait for His strength, which is made perfect in our weakness (II Cor. 12:9)
“We can then wait for His strength…” When I take Christ’s grace to carry out His call to duty, I can learn to wait. I have confidence in Him. I don’t need to rush into action to prove I’ve got what it takes. I don’t have to force the issues of service and ministry. I can submit to His call in my life and then wait for His provision to make it happen in His time. So many times we force an agenda supposing it is God and other times we ignore a clear opportunity because it isn’t in our ministry agenda. Here is a novel way of learning to identify the call of Christ to His tasks; THE OPPORTUNITY IS THE CALL. I can wait for the opportunity and then act in His strength. He never short changes us in His provisions to answer His calls.
“He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31
Can We Pray? “Everlasting God, who neither faints nor grows weary, I want to learn the efficiency of life that comes from moving with You and doing what You give me to do. Teach me to look to Jesus and listen to Him. Form in me a heart willing to wait upon Him and grant me the grace to rise up to meet Him in His callings; to seize with expectation the opportunities He gives me to serve and glorify you. Grant me to see His invitation to work with Him in the smallest act or in that which seems impossible. But let me do either only by His grace; in His strength alone. In Jesus name Amen.”