Did you read the book, The Shack by William Paul Young? In it, he portrays Jesus wearing a tool belt. I see this as being true. Jesus is the one who has done ALL the work. The work that allows us to step into our healing, our provision, and anything we may need. Now, if you read the words of Jesus in the New Testament, he also gives instructions. He told the man who was paralyzed to get up and walk. Really? He told his own mother to fill the wine jars with water. What? He told the lepers to go show themselves to the priests. It was forbidden for them to be in the city, much less the temple. They must have thought, is this guy kidding??? But, it was after these tasks were fulfilled that the miracles came. Should we not ask the savior, the healer, the one who has done the work, what is it He would have us do? Jesus has completed the work of creating the miracle, He himself said that it is finished.
Sometimes there may be a specific task we may need to accomplish before the miracle can be brought to pass. Sometimes, we have done everything and just need to stand, Ephesians 6:13. At other times we may have occasion to resist the enemy, James 4:7. Whatever it is that the Lord is asking of us, we need to do completely and with obedience. His finished work has made the miracle possible.
Does the Lord expect us to jump through hoops? Not at all. But in order to see what we need come to pass, we must companion with Jesus and become part of the process. It is through this joining, that we are truly a part of Him. He invites us to be “yoked” together. Again, this is something that we must do in order for us to see our miracle. He says “take my yoke upon you and learn from me”. Two verbs, take and learn. We GET to be part of the process! He doesn’t leave us out. He wants to be a part of our lives, the most vital part. That part that comes in the form of a personal God. He loves us that much!
When we understand that Jesus has done the work for us, it makes coming to Him so much simpler. He is waiting for us. He wants to show us what the next step is.
Do you have an experience you would like to share with our readers about a time you looked to Jesus for the next step?
How did He meet your need when that was accomplished?
We would love to hear from you!