Partnership with God

We need God, but how often do we think of God needing us?  After all, many people would say God is God, and therefore He does not NEED anything.

Of course God can do anything, but how often does he exercise His will in this way?  None of us know the answer to that question, but there is one thing we do know: God gave each of us free will.  Therefore, if I pray for something that involves the cooperation, consent, or action of another person, I should realize that more often than not, God is not going to step in and hand me the very thing I am praying for.  If He did, He would be infringing on the free will of the person whose cooperation, consent or action I need in order for my prayer to be answered.

 photo: Roger Selverstene

So am I on my own?  Is God just going to sit back and let the chips fall where they may?  I don’t think so.  But this is where God’s need for us comes in to play.  God needs each of us to use the gifts we were given to help Him accomplish His work here on earth.  So maybe there is something I can do to influence the person whose cooperation, consent or action I need. Or, maybe there is something YOU can do to influence that person

Wait. How can you help? You don’t even know who that person is. You don’t know what I need them to do.

It is not necessary for you to know who he is or what I need from him. All you need to do is bring your outlook, your example, and your way of seeing things to everyone God puts in your life. Trust that God puts people in your life and on your path for a reason. 

Essentially, you are in partnership with God.  God depends on you.  He depends on your ingenuity and cooperation to help Him bring about His kingdom on Earth.