“Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” (John 9:3 KJV)
Frustration… I do not want to want to be doing this. I know I am right in the middle of what God has for me to do, but I do not want any part of it. Or do I? The Lord is doing so much and growing great things. Yet I do not see hardly any fruit. I plod on similar to Peter’s answer, “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68 KJV) So, as the song by Addison Road asks, What do I know of Holy?
Was that not Job’s realization? In all he knew… In all the genuine righteousness that even God acknowledged… What did he really know of Holy? The challenge becomes the more we obey anyhow; the more we learn, see, know of His Holiness. We do not always have to change to see the change. It is sometimes by simple surrender that we watch Him make the change in us. Sometimes it is on the other side of understanding that we first want the change that has now already taken place. It is the greatest of unmanageable changes because you cannot even manage your will to want the process to take place. Yet in obedience, you both make it there and see the desire to be there that you lacked at each heel dragging step of the path you look back on. You know the voice of the Sheppard and followed anyhow. Lord help us despite us.
“And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.” (John 6:39 KJV)