Aug 20, 2018
Authors are a diverse group. No one technique or style defines them. It is their goal that unites them. They desire to communicate, to say something.
Achieving their goal requires focused attention. The B.I.C. approach as I have heard one author explain it. Butt In Chair.
I have taken that advice recently concerning one of our latest projects, Noah. I haven’t disappeared; I’ve focused, taken the opportunity God gave me every morning to be single minded, to finish. At least the rough draft.
Jesus was single minded in the midst of crowds, chaos and the demand on his attention. His modus operandi was simple: He only said and did what the Father told Him. He tells His followers this three times in the book of John. John 5:19; 8:28; 12:49.
“Jesus therefore answered them, “Most certainly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father doing. For whatever things he does, these the Son also does likewise.”
(John 5:19 WEB)
Nothing by Himself. What? He was GOD. But He needed the Father to be in the Father’s perfect will.
Jesus’ work on the cross begins with salvation, but it doesn’t end there. Asking Him into your heart is the gateway to relationship, abundant LIFE.
He lived His life in constant walking, talking, doing partnership with the Father from the inside out. Spirit leading the flesh to do.
Jesus advises us to live the same way. Inside out. He shows us how. He said, “I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:4 WEB)
This is Jairus’ “Believe only.” Paul’s “Fix your eyes on Jesus.” Remain, stay in one place. In Him. In His word. In His love.
Wherever you find yourself today, listen to His voice. Live inside out, not just pulled here and there, but led with purpose.
When we pursue Him, not the chaos, then order comes; peace comes. We bear, carry and bring the fruit, the thing we are hoping for and working toward for those around us and ourselves.
And fruit is a desire that unites us. We can only accomplish true fruit in Him.
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