Just Do It!

“Just do it” was a slogan used in Nike, Inc.’s commercial’s beginning in 1988. The ad agency who coined the phrase revealed it came from the last known statement of Gary Gilmore before he was executed for murders he committed in Utah. His statement – “Let’s do it!” It seems he was intimating he wanted the execution over with. “Let’s do it” could have meant “get it over with”.

Sometimes the hardest step to take is the very first one. We know this is true for those who commit heinous crimes. Once they get over the shock of their insidiousness things get easier each time they act out. Murderers usually don’t start out killing people. They start with something smaller and less significant.

The same can be said for walking in the miraculous. Christian’s are born again for the miraculous. “You are created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for you to do.” Those good works are the miraculous. We know this because Jesus said, “The things [the miraculous things] I do you shall do and greater things than these shall you do, because I go to the Father.”

This was in reference to the Holy Spirit being poured out after His death, burial, resurrection and ascension into the third heaven. “You shall receive power after the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” Jesus did not say, “You shall be nicer after the Holy Spirit comes upon you.”

Nice = benign!

Jesus said, “You shall be more powerful!”

Just do it! Go for it! Can’t never could until it tried! What do you have to lose? Your reputation? Your friends, family, position, or promotion? I promise – your first step or steps will be the hardest but once you get some momentum it will get easier.

Peter went for it when he stepped out of the boat. He succeeded in the midst of his failure. He went from a problem to a pillar. He went from a follower to a leader.

Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ said this to the servants at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. “Whatever He says to you, [just] do it.” Oh and by the way, this was Jesus’s first miracle that revealed His glory.

It was His first miracle and that miracle revealed His glory. Jesus is coming back for a glorious Church which I believe means a Church operating in the miraculous.

Did you see that? So simple isn’t it? WHATEVER He SAYS To YOU, DO IT! Do it does not mean think about it, talk about it or debate it. It means DO IT!

We complicate Christianity don’t we? Can you imagine those servants debating Jesus’ instructions? Have you ever debated in your mind or with others something you know Jesus said to you? I have!

Faith operates in the now. “Now faith is”! Waiting can diminish our faith. Faith and faithfulness come from the same Greek word.

Here is the simple lesson in that story of the wine at the wedding. Just do it!

Those servants at that wedding did not try to figure out how or when the water would turn into wine. They obeyed! Right then!

Simple obedience releases heaven’s great resources!

“Get it over with”! Stop the torture! Debating can be torture. Being benign is torture! Those who need a miracle are being tortured waiting for someone who not only believes IN God but BELIEVES God.

Just do it!

Go for it!

Get it over with!

What do you have to lose?

“These [miraculous] signs will accompany those who believe [not just IN God but what God says].”

“In My name” is your power of attorney.

“They shall” is the guarantee from the One who issued the power of attorney.

“Lay hands on the sick, etc is the proof you believed what Jesus said.

The lost, the sick, the depressed, the hungry, the hurting, the cyring, and the dying are waiting to see if those of us who say we believe IN God actually believe God.

Just do it!

For HIS Glory!

 

Dr. Kevin M. Drury

Positioned For Purpose, Promotion and Prosperity

And A Hisstorymaker

Be Fed Or Dead

When I was growing up I did not like school. The only reason I went to class in high school was so that I could play football and baseball. I loved, and still do love to learn, but I hated school [going to class]. I felt like I was being forced to conform to a system that did not assist me in learning.

My mother was a very wise woman, and very intelligent. She was a gifted secretary and wordsmith. Her command of the English language was exceptional. Whenever I would use the excuse “the teacher does not know how to teach” or “the teacher did not teach the material” she would always respond with, “Don’t you have a textbook? Read the material! Teach yourself!”

That used to grate my nerves. How dare my mom put the responsibility to learn on me. I used to think she was so ignorant, so out of touch with reality. My mindset was, “They pay the teacher to teach.”

 

Now that I am a teacher

[a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ]

I see from “the other perspective.”

 

That same mindset is pervasive in most Christians. “They pay the preacher to do that.”

It is true, we do reap what we sow. Ouch!

Now, as a teacher I understand the wisdom my mother had. It is amazing how little most Christians know of the Bible. We live in a time when obtaining a Bible is so easy. Most Christians have multiple Bibles in different translations. With the advent and advancement of the internet a person can have access to most all of the translations of the Bible, concordances, Bible dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias, lexicons and the list goes on and on.

In other words, we are without excuse for not reading and knowing the Bible.

John the beloved and longest living original disciple of Jesus Christ said this, “26 These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. 27 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teachesyou about all things, and is trueand is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, youabide in Him” [1 John 2:26,27].

John is not telling his readers that teachers are no longer necessary. He is telling them that the anointing [the presence of Jesus Christ within them] will let them know if what they are being taught is true. The key, according to John, is our abiding in Him. To abide in Him we must abide in His Word because He is the Word.

In Acts 17 we see an interesting story ~

10 “The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word [they were being taught] with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.”

These Berean saints did not rely on the teachers [Paul and Silas] to tell them what was being taught was true. They examined the Scriptures [O/T Scriptures] for themselves to make sure what they were being taught “were so”.

Saint of God, read, study, meditate on, memorize and learn the Bible. Your very life depends on it. Don’t be like the “church in the wilderness” [Acts 7:38 KJV] that said to Moses, ““Speak tous yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak tous, or we will die” [Exodus 20:19].

If the only “Word” you get is what your “Moses” says God is saying then you will shrivel up and you may eventually die. Your spirit is longing for the Word of God. You will not die if God speaks directly to you. It will not kill you to invest quality time with God in His Word. But you may die if you don’t invest the time to feed on God [His Word and His presence].

Jesus quoted Moses out of Deuteronomy 8:3 – “Man shall not live on bread alone but by every word that PROCEEDS out of the mouth of God” [Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4]. God is always speaking – He is called the Word of God. Jesus is the Word made flesh.

Saint, teachers are great assets to your spiritual development but they can never take the place of your personal communication with the Lord. You do not need an interpreter to communicate with God. Read the Bible and hear His voice. He has some really great things to say to you – Today!

For HIS Glory!

Dr. Kevin M. Drury

Positioned For Purpose

And A Hisstorymaker