My family and I have moved from Michigan to Wisconsin a month ago. We are in transition. There is great change. Our nation, our world is in great change as well. Some change is for the better, some is certainly for the worse. What is the Christ follower's response is a good question.
I've been reading "Sit, Walk, Stand" by Watchman Nee. I'd like to share a story from his book that will help illustrate how the Christ follower can rest in the power of the Living God and act out of that same power today.
Wachman Nee explains that "a brother in South China had a rice field in the middle of the hill. In time of drought, he used a waterwheel worked by a treadmill to lift water from the irrigation stream into his field. His neighbor had two fields below his, and one night made a breach in the dividing bank and drained off all his water. When the brother repaired the breach and pumped in more water, his neighbor did the same thing again, and this was repeated three to four times. So he consulted his brethren. "I have tried to be patient and not to retaliate," he said, "but is it right?" After they had prayed together about it, one of them replied, "If we only try to do the right thing, surely we are very poor Christians. We have to do something more than what is right." The brother was much impressed. Next morning he pumped water for the two fields below, and in the afternoon pumped water for his own field. After that the water stayed in his field. His neighbor was so amazed at his action that he began to inquire the reason, and in course of time, he too became a Christian." - Sit, Walk, Stand - by Watchman Nee
He who has ears to hear, may he listen.
May we first sit at Jesus' feet and rest in Him, so that we may walk by Him, and when the time comes that we may stand in Him. May we draw nearer to Jesus these days my friends. Have faith, trust God!
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