This is often our invitation: "Come to Jesus and get to work."
This is Jesus' invitation: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Now, Jesus did call us to be fishers of men. And fishing can be hard work. There's a lot of preparation involved, a lot of considering of the conditions, constant positioning, setting the right lures or casting the net just right. But a lot of fishing is also just sitting there. Sometimes fishing just looks like doing nothin'.
If you'll forgive the plug, this is why the last words of my book Abide: Practicing the Rhythms of the Kingdom in a Consumer Culture (coming 2010 from Threads Media), following pages of material on spiritual disciplines, are "So relax." I'd kick myself if I just contributed one more work to the mass of work on discipleship that amounts to so much Christian busywork.
Sometimes the best thing you can do for Jesus is nothing -- because he doesn't need anything -- and most times the best thing you can be for him is still.
Be still, and know that I am God . . .
-- Psalm 46:10a