As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. 2 Corinthians 6:1 (NLT)
We are in partnership with God. Every one of us who has received the Grace of life are partners with God in this business of making fully known and sharing with all the people on earth this wonderful gift of His Grace.
We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you. 2 Corinthians 5:20 (MSG)
Grace is God’s hand freely and generously reaching out to and helping people.
Therefore for us life is far more than ‘what’s in it for me’ ‘what can I get out of this’. It is about ‘how best and most effectively can I be of help here’ ‘how best can I contribute’. It is serving with JOY (Jesus Others You) You look not only upon your interests but rather the interests of Jesus, others, and last but not least, yours.
Philippians 2:4 (AMPC) Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others.
The hand of God represents the power and provision of God. So since God’s hand is into helping people it therefore follows that God’s power and provision is into helping people. Many seek God’s power and provision just for themselves. But when we understand that God’s power and provision is available in our lives not just for us but to help so many who are in need then we see it overflowing and operating in and from us without ceasing. The Holy Spirit is a Helper. He is in us and upon us not only to help us just for us but also to help us help others.
For example He helps us to pray when we do not know how and what to pray for. Romans 8:26. Now prayer is not just about praying only for you but also praying for others. So the Holy Spirit helps us to effectively pray for others.
Engage your mind in this partnership with God. Think and look beyond yourself and family. Employ your time, gifts, abilities and resources in this partnership.
Like Peter you may ask what’s next after I put everything into this hand of God helping people deal. Mark 10:28 (AMPC) Peter started to say to Him, Behold, we have yielded up and abandoned everything [once and for all and joined You as Your disciples, siding with Your party] and accompanied You [walking the same road that You walk].
This is Jesus’ reply
Mark 10:29-30 (AMPC) Jesus said, Truly I tell you, there is no one who has given up and left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for My sake and for the Gospel’s Who will not receive a hundred times as much now in this time–houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions–and in the age to come, eternal life.
On everything put into this partnership hand of God helping people there’s a hundredfold return in this time, with persecutions–and in the age to come, eternal life.
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