Like Martha, I have always had the tendency to serve and ‘work hard for God’, rather than to be still and rely on God’s grace. This attitude of mine has its pros and cons. I love to feel like God is using me to build His Kingdom. I love being ‘busy for God’. But sometimes I forget to do tasks with Him.
Sort of subconsciously, I say to God - ‘Don’t worry, I can handle this one’, rather than being still and resting in His presence. And today I had a thought, "would I be happy if I died today to begin eternity in Heaven in the sweet presence of God 24/7, without another opportunity to ‘serve the Lord here on Earth? OR, do I desire working for God more than I desire God Himself?"
Philippians 3:14 - I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Being in heaven with Jesus for all eternity is the be all and end all of one's life! It is my purpose, my ultimate calling, and my goal; my one desire. Jesus is my heart’s pursuit and my prize. Healing, provision, miracles etc are all things of God and from God. Just like my Mum’s lasagne is from my Mum. But it’s my Mum herself who I love most of all, not the lasagne.
- Rebecca Ng