They see a good work and glorify God! How does that work? A good work is truly untouchable, it’s sovereign. It was created by God before the foundations of the earth by God for His purpose and, exactly like the Ark of the Covenant; it cannot be touched by man.
So where do you and I fit in? We read in Ephesians 2:10, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Through Jesus, we are made clean. Through worship, we enter into his revelation. Through the Word, we equip ourselves for the work. At the altar, we enter into the work that people will see and glorify God.
Kim Bennett gave her life to Jesus at a young age. She became a worshiper and loved to be in God’s presence. She learned to hear His voice. Later while teaching in public schools, she studied God’s word earnestly and eventually became a co-pastor of Acts Church with her husband Pastor John Bennett.
Thirteen years ago, Kim went back into public teaching where she became a speech pathologist. In her first year she met Nathan, a young boy living with autism. It became clear that God had prepared her to work with children like Nathan.
Today, Kim is becoming the first government certified international to train people to work with children living with autism in China. We are amazed by the open door and the incredibly rapid and strategic advancements of the work. Together with our partners in China, we marvel at the sovereignty of the work and, at the same time, guard ourselves from the temptations that surround it.
God said, “Do not touch the ark!” We know that our weaknesses disqualify us for the work. We know that our resources limit us from accomplishing its goals. We know that our training will not heal the sick. However, we know God! Therefore we believe that this training will bring healing, that we are in fact qualified in Him, and that through His body we have all the resources necessary to complete the work.
Here is a power prayer to walk in:
“Jesus, help me. It is by your design that I am who I am in you and I receive the work in which you have created me to perform. I am your workmanship, God. Help me to walk in your work according to your purpose, that they may see the work of my hands and glorify you!”