"No excuses, no explanations"- Tony Dungy " Quiet Strength"
1 Peter 5:6
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
17 Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.”
So for men's group I just finished Tony Dungy's book Quiet Strength (awesome read for those looking for Dad's for Christmas!!) Tony used the quoted phrase that begins this devotion " Do what we do, no excuses, no explanations." Indicating to me that we are intended to do something in life. Whatever that may be, we should never give excuses for doing what we feel called to be doing. From teaching to preaching, from house cleaning to house building! All things are being served as a purpose by God. When we come to that simple conclusion then God blesses whatever it is we are doing. We as a society have a tendency to down play others for there jobs they perform as if God created them for a status symbol for the rest to look down upon. It might be these very things that God is using to change someones world. Are we to question that? Absolutely not!! God will lift you up in His due time to recognize you for all that you do in this earthly vessel you are blessed with.
Pay attention to the words Jesus is saying to the folks in the synagogue in the second text. My father is forever working, so therefore so should I. Up to the moment of His last breathe Jesus was convincing the world that He truly was the Son of God. how many times did people approach him while he tried to slumber or pray. It all become part of what Jesus did in his life, and he too was lifted up in due time for obeying what it was the God called him to earth for. So, if God is mighty enough to save one of His creations is He not able to save others??? Of course so, That is why we are to keep working, keep truckin' along, keep plodding through. In the very end it will be sooo worth it!
May you all have a great and blessed Thanksgiving! Stay away form too much turkey, and the shopping centers. Enjoy time with family instead. God Bless!