21. Joining God

“Do you read any daily devotionals?” I asked Stan one morning.

“Over the years, I have read many devotionals.  Some I have stuck with and others did not appeal to me as much.”

“Do you have a favorite one?”

“By far my favorite is one by Henry and Richard Blackaby.  It is called Experiencing God Day-by-Day.  As with many of the books I have read over the years, this devotional was given to me by a friend.”

“I am not familiar with that one” I replied.

“Are you at all familiar with Henry Blackaby’s work in the area of experiencing God?”

“Can’t say that I am,” was my response.

“The bottom-line approach of Blackaby is that a person should always be watching for how God is moving to accomplish His will and purposes, and then join Him in what He is doing.”

“Can you give me an example?” I asked.

“Lots of them, but I will start with just one,” Stan responded.

“Say, for example, your next-door neighbor begins to ask you questions about your faith or your church and seems genuinely interested.  What are you going to do, ignore him and his questions?”

“Or are you going to have an answer for him about your faith.  Or invite him to go with you to church?”

“It could very well be that God is moving in this person’s life.  And it could be that God put you where you are so you can join Him in what he wants to do in your neighbor’s life.”

“I can understand that,” was my response.  “What a privilege to be a part of what God is doing in another person’s life by joining Him!”

Stan responded, “And it doesn’t have to be another person, it can be you.”

“How so?”

“If you sense that God is working in your life — or wanting to work, the biggest and best thing you can do is to choose to join God in what He wants to do in and through you.”

“Surrender to God and tell Him you will join Him in whatever He wants to do.”

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If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.  John 14:15.

Prayer:  Lord, you are constantly moving to accomplish your will and your purposes.  I am grateful for that and want to be a part of what you are doing.  Please open me to see all you are doing, see how I can join you in what you are doing, and help motivate me to join you.  Amen.

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