“Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” Matthew 5:19 NKJV
It is important to establish that we can’t work ourselves into heaven. It is also important to establish that God does not love us more or less base on what we do or not in terms of ministry. However, Jesus as our example establishes that the Father is at work and that He did what He saw the Father doing. In Matthew 5:17 Jesus stated: “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.” So, it is fair and appropriate to ask ourselves, what are we doing?
A life without purpose is a dangerous life. God is at work and we have things to do. James 2:14-18 tells us:
“14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without yourworks, and I will show you my faith by myworks.” NKJV
The important thing, in this process of doing, is that we be sensitive to be able to see what God is showing us to do and do just that. We all have a responsibility to do something for God… What are you doing?