John chapter 2 and verses 7 and 8 say this “Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it.
Jesus shows us that God is pleased to use human instruments ( us) in performing the wonders of His grace. He did nothing in changing water to wine that was unnecessary for Him to do. The servants filled the vessels and took the wine to the master of the marriage feast.
There was no reason for Christ to do this kind of work for them. Instead, He only did what no one else could do. This principle applies to His work in us: He does not do things for us that we can do ourselves. Further, He will not perform miracles if they would destroy industriousness or encourage laziness and irresponsibility. Miracles do not excuse us from carrying out our responsibilities.
So my thought this next week is to ensure I carry out what I can for Him. As James says, “Faith without works is dead”. Also lets all remember that as a Christian we should not simply la back and wait for God to do it all!
So while at work this week may I ask us all to consider what it is WE are supposed to be doing as a Christian at work?
Have a good one!