The other day I was reading Proverbs 2 and I noticed something. The Christian walk isn’t one of waiting or sitting still. Yes, there are times to “wait on the Lord” and to “be still and know that [He is] God” like the Bible says. More often than not, God is calling us to action. Look at this verse for a moment:
1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
The Lord is giving us the promise of wisdom, but from verse 1 to verse 4 He is telling us that we must do something first. He tells us to “store up”, “turn your ear”, “call out”, etc. I think sometimes we think that all we need to do is pray and wait around for God to do His thing. It’s as if he’s our genie who will afford our every wish. How boring if that were true? How shallow our relationship if that were true!
God’s Word is full of commands: “Seek first the Kingdom”, “Love one another”, “Go into all the World”. Instead we sit in pews and in front of computer screens. We lay down in front of the TV. I say this because it is true in my own life! The devil has got his job cut out for him because if I’m just sitting around, do I really need God? What for? But when I begin to act, watch out, because the devil know that when God and I get together things begin to happen. I am now in motion and the devil is in motion to and is going to do anything he can to try and stop me.
The sad thing is, God is going to move with or without you. But what greater joy to walk with God, moving, and making tracks with Him. Tracks that just may be the steps people need to lead them to Christ.
Let’s get moving!