17 June 2022
Some Christians believe that God does everything and they have absolutely no part of what God is doing here on earth. They say things like, "it's all God and none of me." That sounds good and spiritual, except it isn't true. The Bible says God partners with us as fellow workers to expand His Kingdom influence here on earth. It's Christ in us that's the hope of glory, not Christ “in spite of" us, or Christ "instead of" us. When we partner with God to build the house it won't be in vain. When we partner with God on the assignments He offers us, we will accomplish big things that will make people take notice. When those people recognize you, they recognize the Father because He created you in His image, and you are also His child in Christ. You are part of the body of Christ. When you are recognized, that is a recognition of Jesus Himself. The Holy Spirit resides in you. When you do anything He is right there with you the whole time. As believers, we don't have to worry about stealing glory from Jesus because Jesus already gave us His glory (John 17:22). You can't steal something that already belongs to you. Therefore be bold. Partner with God. Stay in close relationship with Him always. Accomplish big things. And know that it's OK when people recognize you for it.
For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building.— 1 Corinthians 3:9 (NKJV)