Dependent Doing

Many times in churches like ours, there are two types of people: the pray-ers and the do-ers. Whenever there is a need, the pray-ers get on their knees and entreat the Lord to intervene on their behalf. The do-ers sweat and toil to make something happen.

The problem is that we’re often either/or instead of both/and. Either we spend a lot of time in prayer, or we do something to change things, but we rarely do both.

Nehemiah and his comrades were quite different. Nehemiah 4:9 “Nevertheless we made our prayer unto God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.” When faced with the threat of an attack from their neighbors, they prayed and they set a watch. They were pray-ers and do-ers.

Are you trying to do something for God? Have you prayed about it? Have you been bringing something before the Lord in prayer? Have you tried to do anything about it?

One Response

  1. I totally agree with you – thanks for the reminder – we need to have callouses on our knees and our hands as we serve the Lord together !!

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