Yesterday we examined Romans 5:5 which tells us that the Love of God is poured into us by God through the Holy Spirit. I received several comments back concerning how all of us struggle to love the difficult people around us. Did you ever wonder if perhaps it is these specific people whose lives we were intended to intersect?
I do not believe in coincidences! Yesterday and again this morning the Lord had me consider another powerful scripture that goes right with Romans 5:5. It is found in 1 Corinthians 3:9 where we read…
For we are God’s fellow workers…
Wow!! Let that sink in for a few minutes.
In a recent staff meeting I told the staff to never, ever, say, “It can’t be done,” or “It’s impossible.” That kind of thinking cannot be the way the leadership team of a thriving, growing church thinks. Some might say that’s a little arrogant or conceited, however, the reality is just the opposite and is as applicable for each of your lives as it is for our church’s leadership.
All things become possible because of the one who we are working with!
1 Corinthians 3:9 says that we are working “shoulder to shoulder” with God! Now obviously his shoulders are a lot higher and bigger than ours, but God himself said that we are his fellow workers! Can you think of a single thing that cannot be accomplished in that scenario? The reality is simply shown to us in Philippians 4:13 where we read…
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
When you are trying to love that difficult person, or believe that through you God will change the world, remember that you are working in partnership with God! Something in me changes when I consider that God has placed me exactly where I am and that I am there to work in concert with him to accomplish something orchestrated by Him! If we will do those things that strengthen our Spirit and weaken our flesh, then we will be in a “position” to be used mightily of God to advance His kingdom into the lives of the lost and needy! I know you can do it!