Get Out of God’s Way

Yesterday I mentioned that I am praying two specific prayers for CrossPoint. The first prayer is for God’s glory to reign supreme in this choice church. I am convinced God wants to consume CrossPoint with His glory. Actually, the Bible says “the whole earth is full of His glory” (Isaiah 6:3)

Along the lines of praying for God’s glory, the next prayer I pray, very simply, is for CrossPoint to get out of God’s way.

You have heard me mention this request before, in that we must never be an obstacle to God. God has a plan and purpose for CrossPoint. His divine plan and purpose can only be accomplished when the people of God get out of the way of God.

That does not mean that God will not use us. Indeed, God wants to use us. Yet when He uses us, God has one goal in mind—that He receives all the credit, fame, glory and honor. Remember, God is consumed with one thing, His glory. And the people of God must be consumed with His glory as well. Whenever a CrossPointer takes the credit or receives claim for the work of God, that individual automatically robs God of His one passion—His glory. That is why I pray for us to get out of the way.

Perhaps getting out of God’s way was on the mind of the writer who recorded this prayer:

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Psalm 131:1-2

Here is the way John the Baptist talked about getting out of God’s way:

“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
John 3:30

This is what Peter said in this regard:

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:5-8

The Bible is replete with many more examples of people praying they do not want to get in God’s way.

Remember this CrossPoint God is doing a great and mighty work in us and through us. He is doing this work for one purpose—His glory. We must remind ourselves to do one thing in pursuit of His glory—get out of His way.

I trust you will join me in praying for God to be glorified and for CrossPoint to get out of God’s way.


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