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W.W.T.W.D. - what would Tiger Woods do?

I think that Christians all want godliness. It has been said, and I agree, that there should not be any reasonable explanation for a redeemed person's activity other then that Jesus Christ is actually the cause of the activity, and anything short is wood, hay and stubble.

But, often the mystery is lost. We strap on a WWJD (what would Jesus do) bracelet and take on divinity in human effort.

I saw Tiger Woods line up a ball around a tree from 150 yards away. He had the perfect back swing and the perfect follow through. And it looked impossible but he hooked it within 8 inches of the pin. So, I got me a WWTWD (What Would Tiger Woods Do) bracelet and lined up around the tree. I had the perfect back swing, and follow-through. The ball soared around the obstacles and hooked to softly land next to the pin - exactly 8 inches, right?

WRONG! That doesn't work, it never will. What Would Jesus Do? Give me a break!

The Man that did everything, did nothing. Everything that He ever did, was everything that He never did.

John 5:19
"I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself;" - Jesus

John 5:30
By myself I can do nothing; ... - Jesus

He said, "I can do nothing" and He said, "We will do greater." Do you think that you can rise to the challenge to do nothing? THAT is the mystery!

John 15:5
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." - Jesus

I firmly believe that the only things of which I will be rewarded is the very things that I did not do, because I couldn't do them.

What is wood, hay, and stubble? Is it any more then the good, bad and ugly of what man can make by the sweat of the brow? Is that what we want to face the fire with ... what a human can fabricate?

What is precious stones except that of which man cannot produce because it is impossible? This is what will make it when the quality of our works are tested ... the exact stuff that we could not make by our own efforts.

Let it not be said that we WWJD'ed on the day of our union. Let it be said that as the Father sent Jesus, so did He send us: totally dependent!

Romans 8:4
And now what the law code asked for but we couldn't deliver is accomplished as we, instead of redoubling our own efforts, simply embrace what the Spirit is doing in us.

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Comment from: Gerhard [Visitor] ·
excellent blog. If we are his hands why are we not healing, if we are his feet why are we not going... there is more for us... we are totally dependant it is time to realise that, wow.. I am encouraged and blessed.
Permalink 09/11/05 @ 14:38
Comment from: Terry Fuller [Visitor]
Trent, I love this post!
Permalink 05/12/08 @ 14:47
Comment from: B [Visitor]
Excellent article. Thanks for your thoughtful time you gave to write it.
In Him,
Permalink 05/18/08 @ 22:58

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