For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. – 1 Cor. 3:9 nkjv.
Not only are we God’s fellow workers; but we are His field and His building. Our primary focus should be on building His house, not ours. We are His spiritual building and should establish our foundations with Christ as the cornerstone. This profound truth must align with all our priorities. Jesus is Lord of all or Lord not at all.
Let’s surrender all: spirit, soul, and body, to Him. Since we belong to Him, let’s consecrate, commit, and devote ourselves to His divine purpose. We forsake all for His sake. As we diligently work on building His house, as His fellow workers, He graciously provides us with all we need, opening doors to His divine resources.
Our natural inclination might be to evaluate what we can accomplish with our means. However, as God’s fellow workers in His field, we learn to rely on what He provides: His materials, His strength, His plan, and His wisdom. You are God’s building, God’s workmanship, God’s glorious sanctuary, from glory to glory!
“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.” (Psalm 5:3 NKV)
When we set out to seek God early thing in the morning, we meet distractions and disruptions. As we press through in our pursuit, it becomes second nature, even amid the hindrances. The benefits we reap from our endeavor help us stay on course.
When our focus is to seek God first, it affects everything else. It magnifies God, reminds us of His presence, makes the rest of our day flow in peace, and facilitates the practice of hearing from Him. It welcomes His will to be done His way, empowers us to confront whatever may come our way.
- Acknowledge God’s presence as soon as you are awake.
- Address Him sincerely, sharing your burdens, requests, and heart to Him.
- Ask Him for His wisdom and guidance.
God delights in our pursuit of His presence and hears our heart’s cry. Let’s express our love and gratitude to Him for all He is, all He has done, and all He will do in your lives. Rejoice forevermore, for His love is everlasting and His faithfulness unending. Seek Him first, and all else will flow, from glory to glory!
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jer. 29:11
Our Heavenly Father desires the very best for us in every aspect of our lives. While His plans may not always be clear, we can rest assured they exceed our expectation. Letting go of the familiar present can be challenging, especially when faced with the uncertainty of the unknown future. But it is in the assurance that our Father knows best that we find the strength to walk by faith, not by sight.
Just as earthly parents observe their children’s development and understand their capabilities, our Heavenly Father sees our potential for growth. Parents recognize when their children are ready to progress beyond their current stage. For instance, when children teethe and show readiness for solid food, parents gently wean them off the bottle. The children might initially resist this change, not understanding that it’s a preparation for something better.
Similarly, in every season of our spiritual journey, our Heavenly Father removes certain things from our lives because He has something greater in store. Let’s willingly yield to His direction and step out in faith. Even though we do not fully comprehend what God has prepared for us, we can trust He knows best, and grow from glory to glory!
So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. – Luke 2:6 nkjv.
Because of a decree from Caesar, Joseph and Mary had no choice but to leave Nazareth and embark on a journey to Bethlehem. Abandoning their preparations for the birth of their child, Jesus, and the comfort of their home, they stepped into the unknown. It was there that the prophesied birth of the Savior took place. What seemed to be a failure was a success.
We seek to achieve our best as we submit to God’s leading in our relationships, careers, and plans for our future. However, many unanticipated incidents shake our security and attempt to bring havoc. These circumstances move us out of a place where we thought everything was in place to where nothing is in place, only our faith in Him.
It’s in these moments, when our most relied-upon structures crumble, that we learn the profound lesson of depending solely on God. He masterfully uses unforeseen, astonishing circumstances to usher us into moments of awe at His ability to manifest His perfect plan. Through such divine encounters, we grow from faith to faith, from glory to glory!