~ from Your Workplace Story: Exceeding the Norm (part 2)
Last week, a good friend who lives in Crimea was in her corporate prayer room with the Lord. God showed her burning letters – letters aflame – which read, “God loves business.” He loves to create with us and to bless the works of our hands. Adam was given the assignment to work in the garden and to have dominion in the earth.
Jesus Himself said He does the works of Father (John 5:36,”…for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish– the very works that I do– testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.”) He also said we will do greater works than He did (John 14:12,”Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.”).
If we dig a little, we discover something about the words “greater works.” In the Strong’s Bible Concordance, we find “greater” is defined as better, superior, more, larger, stronger. And “works” means any business, employment, that which one is occupied; any undertaking or enterprise; anything accomplished by hand, art, industry or mind; an act or thing done!
I usually picture the “greater works” as something like supernatural healings under a missions tent, for example.We definitely want to be a part of His supernatural works in this way! However,is this the fullness of what He meant when He said we will do greater works? I believe we are thinking too small when we perceive Jesus’ greater works proclamation as something which only resembles our traditional church or missions settings. It is more, much more. Because God also said that His glory will cover the earth. Which means He intends to show up in every part of society, in a variety of settings.
He wants us to do greater works of all types, everywhere. This could be discovering a breakthrough solution for your company’s production to stop its downturn and to start increasing. Or it could be walking in supernatural love with a family member who has been offended, breaking the offense, resulting in reconciliation. Another greater works might be giving an encouraging word to a friend, which becomes the key to unlock advancement for him.
Greater works will trump any earthly circumstance and defy the natural mind. I am challenged to live in this higher-than realm. And you?
Jesus, I want my perceptions expanded. Enlarge my heart to receive your full intentions about greater works. By Your leadership, I will step into understanding and wisdom about being in Your greater works, and doing Your greater works. It is the time on the earth for Your bride to be one with You in all that we do, say, think, accomplish.
© Sharon Gonzales. 20 May 2015.