Sunday, January 30, 2011

Daily Gospel Devotional: January 30

John 2:12

Moments without motion…

Just because we are supposed to run hard after Jesus doesn’t mean we don’t need to rest in Jesus. We want to “get after it”, whatever the “it” is, instead of resting right there with Jesus and His people. Sometimes your responsibilities for God can keep you from God.

Our moments of the miraculous movement seem to be so fulfilling, and we may have trouble resting and refueling when we are in our stops and silences along the way. Not much seems to be going on, but where Jesus is, that is where you need to be. Jesus takes time alone, but He is never alone, others are always near Him. Still, Christ looked for times of relative quiet.

Now, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is in us, and sometimes we are following along with others as Jesus is headed somewhere, and sometimes we are following along with others as Jesus stays awhile somewhere. The move of God isn’t always moving like you think. The dream in you may linger at times and places. Sometimes going, moving, doing, sometimes finding, resting, and waiting. The most important part of any of this is that we pay attention to what Jesus is about, and follow along.

Capernaum served the Savior as a sort of headquarters. Do you have a resting place of solace? Being called to be a pilgrim and a pioneer doesn’t mean called to be a vagabond or nomad. We are all called to “full time” ministry, but we are also called to enjoy the times with Jesus and His people where we are moved into the moments without motion.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©

1 comment:

Even So... said...

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