Tag: Work

Werewolves In The Pews

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Do you remember the Wolfman from Saturday morning television? His face would start to get hairy. Then he got fangs, ears, and nose like an animal.

Some believers are very much like that – saints in church, but then undergoing a strange transformation as they drive home. The first hair appears as they leave the church parking lot and by the first traffic light, their face is covered. By the time they’ve reached home, their family recognizes the growling and snarling and says the Wolfman’s home. Too many believers lead double lives. If you’re a person of integrity, you have to be the same in the house of the Lord as in your home. Be a person of integrity especially with your family and the people who see you all the time. Be the same in service, in your home, or at work. That’s where the victory is. Be just as spiritual at home as you are in the service. Take the love and joy from the service and bring it home. Then you’ll be a light to your home which is what God called you to be – and not a monster.

Today’s Mission – Today, be a saint wherever you are and in whatever you do.

by Jonathan Cahn

Fellow Workers with God

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. First Corinthians 3:9

If this working, yet not working, doing God’s work, yet not doing it, should seem to be confusing, remember there is a parallel for it in the well-known testimony of Paul in Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” From all this I think we may draw the following conclusion: We can no more do the work of God than we can live the life of God. In the believing and surrendered soul, Christ lives His life again and continues to live it, and in the obedient, believing man, God will continue to work, reaching out and through the human instrument to accomplish His wonders among men.

It is critically important that we grasp this truth. Much religious work is being done these days that is not owned by our Lord and will not be accepted or rewarded in that great day. Superior human gifts are being mistaken for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and neither they who exercise these gifts nor the Christian public before whom they are exercised are aware of the deception. Never has there been more activity in religious circles and, I confidently believe, never has there been so little of God and so much of the flesh. Such work is a snare because it keeps us busy and at the same time prevents us from discovering that it is our work and not God’s.

“Nothing is wrought by creatures,” said Meister Eckhart; “the Father works alone. The soul shall never stop until she works as well as God. Then she and the Father shall do His work together: she shall work as one with Him, wisely and lovingly. That we may be in unity with Him. God help us. Amen.”

by A.W. Tozer