His Business

July 12

Often we feel like life just isn't fair because it isn't turning out the way we wanted. Jesus was only here for thirty-three years. At the end He said,
I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. John 17:4
How profound. There is so much for us to learn in that statement. Jesus didn't finish everything his disciples wanted him to do and certainly not all the multitudes hoped he would do, but His obedience and priorities were to do what God had called him to do.

Galatians 9:9-10 says:
Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Look at our "to do" list. What is the driving force behind those tasks?
Are they our desires; the demands/requests of others; or have we fallen on our faces before our Father and sought His purposes for the day.

When we are not seeking His will, most often we are seeking self will.
Oh, to be able to have the mind of Christ who loved to be about His Father's business.

May our summer routines not take us out of the routine of being still before the Lord first thing each morning.