“And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.”
The difference between the highly successful and those who do nothing great after success is that the successful do what they are supposed to do again. Two words in the verse above show why Christ was so successful in His ministry, and those two words are, “and again.” The next day after Jesus had a great miracle, He went again and did what He was supposed to do. It was after every great miracle that Jesus performed that He continued to do what He had always done, and that is why He succeeded in His ministry on Earth. Did Jesus feel like doing what He was supposed to be doing every day? I think not. Jesus got tired like everyone else, but He continued to do what He was supposed to do day in and day out.
My friend, after every great work that you experience in your life, you must do again what brought the great works. It is hard to climb the next mountain after you have been to the top of the mountain, but you must continue climbing if you want to experience another mountaintop. It is often what you do the next day after God performs the miraculous that determines whether you see God work in your life again.
Likewise, you must have an “again” after every failure. Just because failure has come your way doesn’t mean that you should quit. The successful teacher who is teaching the student will always have more failures than the student, but the teacher didn’t quit. The only thing that will keep failure from being the last chapter in your life is for you to get up and try again.
Furthermore, you must have an “again” at the beginning of each new day. The way to fill your life with the miraculous works of God is to do what you did on the previous day or week again each new day. Your life cannot be filled with God’s miracles if your life is only filled with attempting God’s works sporadically. It will take several things if you are going to have an “and again” in your life.
First, you must set routines and live by them. The biggest trait you should establish in your life to keep God working through you is routine. You must have a daily and weekly routine to do God’s works if there are going to be multiple great victories and miracles of God in your life.
Second, you must have determination. You can’t be passive about God not working in your life after a great work and expect God to continue to work through you. You must have a determination to do His works again if you are going to continue doing His works. Determination to do God’s works daily is often the difference between those who are successful in the work of the LORD and those who are not.
Third, you must crucify the flesh and yield to the Holy Spirit. There will be days when your flesh will not want to do the LORD’s work, but you must be yielded to the Holy Spirit and let Him help you do what you are supposed to do. If you are flesh led, your life will be filled surrendering to “not feeling like doing” God’s works. If I only did the works of God only when I felt like it, I would rarely do His works. My friend, yielding the Holy Spirit and letting Him lead you is the only secret to doing God’s works again after a great work. If you would like God to work through your life and see His mighty works performed regularly, there must be an “and again” after every great work or at the beginning of each day.