I Can Do the Real Work
Samuel Chadwick said, "The only thing in the world that God ever ask a man to do is to trust Him." When the Pharisees asked Jesus what they could do to do the work of God, He told them "The work of God is this: to believe" (John 6:29).
Since understanding that truth, I've often left prayer time knowing I have done my work. Someone has said, "Prayer is the work; witnessing is merely gathering up the results."
So we pray, as the Spirit leads us, "Preside over our dinner, Lord. As the guests come may they sense You." "Be in our family devotions. May each one be touched by Your Spirit." "Give Your Word during Bible study, so that each one leaves with a word from You."
We stay on our knees until His Spirit bears witness with our spirits that He has heard and we can say with David, "God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer" (Psalm 66:19).
Then the battle is over. We can go through the Bible study, Sunday School class, or the visit with guests, relaxed confident God will accomplish His purposes as we continue to trust and obey.
Thank You, Lord, that You have committed Yourself to do what we trust You to do.
"So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised" (Hebrews 10:35, 36).