John one of the things that I like to do is go to conferences and seminars to learn
things that I can’t receive in my area. There are truths that can be learned if we
hunger for truth. Most of us suffer from with what I call pride of mind. We can be
dumb as dirt, poor as a church mouse, accomplish nothing and still take pride in
our mind. In going to these conferences and seminars I would come home with a
On the way to work on Monday morning inside I would say to God, “God today is
your lucky day I am going to do wonderful things for you today.” Doesn’t this sound
like Paul in Romans Chapter 7? I get to work at 7 AM and by 8 AM so many
problems have hit me in the face I am ready to curse. How prideful I can be, to tell
the Creator who hung the stars in place and gave them their name along with His
mighty works that he is lucky to have me.
Then one day the spirit of praise would be on me and I would worship the Lord all
the way to work, lifting my hand in praise and worship. When I got to work one
morning someone asked me who was I waving at all the way to work? That
morning it was as if everything went well, even the employees did their job without
being threatened. That is what was so amazing. It was a pleasure to be at work
on that day and good things happened.
It was on one of these days of worship and singing to the Lord that Algie came into
my office on a Friday morning and asked if he could talk to him about a matter. His
wife had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was to have a mastectomy on
Monday morning. Could you pray for her? I prayed for her and he left and later
came and told me this story. On Monday morning, they were to do another biopsy
on the cancerous mass. They could find no mass or cancer and released her.
It was then that I coined the phrase, “When we work God watches but when we
worship God works.” In the end, it is not what we do for God that makes a difference
in our lives, it is what God does for us that makes a difference. Abraham is a story
not of what Abraham did for God but what God did for Abraham.