Philemon 1:6 Partnership To Grow

 

Partnership

I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Philemon 1:6

Partnerships are something that is used all over the world. It is two or more people, businesses or organizations that work together. People partner with each other to build a business. Businesses partner with other businesses to build each other up.

In a partnership each person or entity involved will bring something that the other needs. Together more can be done than when separate and alone. One partner can be strong in an area the other is weak in, thus strengthening each other.

Although there are many people who are willing to partner with others to build up better, there are also many who do not want to partner with others. This is often seen inside of churches.

Many people in churches and even whole churches, refuse to partner with others to build up God’s kingdom. The refuse to be partners with others because they do not believe exactly the same. Often they differ a little or a lot on some doctrinal belief. One church may use instruments, while another does not believe in their use. One may believe in speaking in tongues, while another does not. These things are seen in both churches and individuals.

Every person and church needs others to help be stronger. No one should work completely alone. Every one needs someone else’s help.

The church, the body of Christ, is made up of people who are individuals, yet, they are to build each other up. Each one can build each other’s faith in God. They can lift each other up when one is down. They can guide each other in God’s word and truth.

As you partner with other believers, you can build someone else up and they can build you up. In this way it can deepen your understanding of what Christ has given you. It can help you understand more of who God is and how He works.

Each person has his own story to tell about what He has learned from God. Be willing to partner up with others to share your story and build them up. As you partner with others, more of this world can be reached for Jesus. And you will also be strengthened in your belief in God.

I pray today that you will know what Jesus has given you; that you will partner with other believers in Jesus; that you will work to build others up in Christ; and that you will be deepened in your faith in God. 

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Psalm 92:1-2 Something Good To Do

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, Psalm 92:1-2

In this life there are many things to do. Of these many things, there are many that are good and helpful. Exercising daily, eating healthy food, helping others out, praying for others, taking baths, washing the dishes, cleaning the house, and the list goes on.

As a person goes through life, it is easy to get caught up in the good physical things to be done. While all of these things are good, all of them are temporary. They are things that are good for life on this earth, but once a person dies, they hold very little meaning anymore.

No matter how much a person exercises and eats healthy, there will come a day when he will still die. The good exercise and eating may prolong the death, but it will still come.

One thing that a person needs to do that has a lasting impression for eternity, is praising God.

Starting out the morning proclaiming God’s love begins the day focused on God. As you get up in the morning remember God’s great love in giving you another day to serve and love Him. Keep in mind that His mercies and compassions are new every morning. Remember His great love in forgiving you of all of your sins. Tell others about God’s great love to you and them.

At the end of your day take time to remember God’s faithfulness throughout the day. How did God provide for all of your needs during that day? What opportunities did God give you to serve Him and others? How did God show His faithfulness by protecting you? How did God reveal His presence to you though the day? How did He give you peace and comfort in your day?

The list of God’s faithfulness to you is never-ending. Think and talk about those things at the end of the day. Let the world know that God is faithful.

Among all of the things that you can do or need to do, these two things should be at the top of your list. Praising God and telling of His faithfulness. That is being the light in this world.

I pray today that you will know God’s love more in your life; that you will see God’s faithfulness more in your life; that God’s presence will be more real in your life; and that you will be a light for Jesus to this world.