“How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.””
Exodus 33:16-17 NIV
Let this verse guide me into all the emails, calls, meetings, journal entries, and initiatives that I partake today. I want to ask, before I dive in: “Are you going into this with me?”
If Your Word, inspiration, and circumstances dictate, I will obey and do it with joy, love, servitude, and grace. And if it’s not, I need that strength to refrain, despite the temptation – be it a desire to please people, avoid deep/important work, or just reactivity.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:6-9 NIV