John 11:9King James Version (KJV)
9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
99.99999% of the good things that happen to me happens just because I show up. Cause I walk onto the scene. It is nothing that I did, God had it all orchestrated since before the foundations of the earth.
At the end of the day I am tired. People say we only have 24 hours in the day, but really only about 12. We waste so much time. I think a REALLY productive worker only actually works a third of those hours, about 4 hours a day if someone really hustles. There is so much to be done. Yet it is difficult to truly work even 4 actual hours a day, let 12 hours a day.
The beauty of the Lord is that He just wants us to walk in the day, just show up. Not to be working hard all day every day. In reality, NO one really does it. Even a construction worker, they hammer couple nails, walk over to the other wall. Talk 5 minutes, hammer about 10 more nails, or dig something, or lay some brick, then a cig break or cup of coffee. Then bout a half a hour for lunch, getting to and from lunch, etc. it comes down to about 4 hours of actually hammering or whatever the person is paid to do.
Jesus said though, that If we just show up, and be there, we won’t stumble because we get it. We understand Jesus, that His yoke is easy and his burden is light. Just showing up, just being there is what Jesus wants us to do. Walk in it, diligently. Not just showing up to show up. Showing up because YOU believe in Jesus, because YOU are doing what you see that Jesus wants you to do it. Not because of others. Not as eye candy, but rather, coming because God asked you to come. You go, because you believe in Him.
Jesus is the light. of this world. He will keep us from stumbling when we show up because we believe in Him. Thank you God for having it all set up before we walk onto the scene.
Thank you guys for making it possible for us to ‘show up’ every day.