FROM PETTINESS TO PARTNERSHIP

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“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)

When you got saved, all you had to do was believe in what Christ has done (Ephesians 2:8). God single handedly made salvation available, and wholeheartedly loves all His children who receive this gift.

Now, picture a person who has been job searching for a while, and finally gets a job without an interview or due process but based on a benevolent connection. Wouldn’t it be worrisome if the person chooses not to do their job? Their unproductivity would probably get them fired.

Thankfully, in our kingdom, we don’t get fired from our place in Christ. However, we should reckon that we are saved, not by works but to work.

You can call God your friend and relate with him as such but can God call you friend? In your friendship with God, there’s intimacy. You’re able to be vulnerable with Him. In God’s friendship with you, there’s responsibility. He shares His burdens with you, as well.

How strong is God’s friendship with you? Like your earthly friends, whom you can do anything for, are the things that matter to God the topmost on your heart?

“Why would God need my friendship?”, you may ask. Let’s see what Paul said about that.

“For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” (2 Corinthians 5:19-20 NLT)

Have you seen a country whose president is also its ambassador in different countries of the world? I doubt that. That is exactly why God needs your friendship!

You were not saved just to be lax in your faith. You carry the Spirit of God, which means His heart is now yours. You should carry His burdens for the world to see all men saved (1 Timothy 2:4).

Dear believer, your High Priest is seated so you can run. It’s time to grow up. It’s time to partner with God. Don’t forget that children are the responsibilities of the kingdom while sons are responsible for the kingdom.

Like Abraham, be intimate in your walk with God, that He can’t hide anything from you (Genesis 18:17). Like Moses, intercede to God for nations (Exodus 32:11-14).

Do you love God whom you call your friend? Like He told Peter, He’s telling you today, “feed my sheep” (John 21:15-17).

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 14:43-52, Galatians 2, Psalms 111, 2 Samuel 11-12

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