Life-giving thoughts become life-giving actions. Jesus is our example. He was singular focused. Luke 9:51 says, “Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem.” Verse 53 says, “But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem.”
Jesus was born to die. All of His actions were life-giving, because they were first life-giving thoughts. He committed Himself to the Father’s plan. John 5:19 says, “…the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.”
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.”
Psalm 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.”
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
The good works that are prepared for us will be life-giving. When we commit our way to the Lord, He will lead us into His way. Have you ever felt frustrated? It may be that you are trying to do something in your own way. The Lord is blocking you to redirect you into His way.
There is a great story in 1 Samuel 9. I encourage you to read the whole chapter. God intercepted young Saul’s way to redirect him into Samuel’s path. He had to receive the ‘set apart portion’ so he could be anointed king over Israel.