Taking the Initiative Against Daydreaming
Arise, let us go from here - John 14:31
Daydreaming about something in order to do it properly is right, but daydreaming about it when we should be doing it, is wrong. In this passage, after having said these wonderful things to His disciples, we might have expected our Lord to tell them to go away and meditate over them all. But Jesus never allowed idle daydreaming. When our purpose is to seek God and to discover His will for us, daydreaming is okay and acceptable. But when our inclination is to spend time daydreaming over what we have already been told to do, it is unacceptable and God's blessing is never on it. God will take the initiative against this kind of daydreaming by prodding us to action. His instructions to us will be along the lines of this: "Don't sit or stand there, just go!"
If we are quietly waiting before God after He has said to us, "Come aside by yourselves . . ." then that is meditation before Him to seek His will ( Mark 6:31 ). Beware, however, of giving in to mere daydreaming once God has spoken. Allow Him to be the source of all your dreams, joys, and delights, and be careful to go and obey what He has said. If you are in love with someone, you don't sit and daydream about that person all the time! You go and do something for him or her. That is what Jesus Christ expects us to do for Him, whom we should be loving more than any other person. Daydreaming after God has spoken is an indication that we do not trust Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, make me a person of action, acting swiftly on your Word. Let not my idleness take hold of me and make me loose my faith in You. Lord, You spoke and things came to pass, let by our action all the blessings You have bestowed upon us too come to pass. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Mark 6:30-31 [AV]
30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
John 14:30-31 [AV]
30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
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