Cooperate with God
We sent Timothy to visit you. He is our brother and God’s co-worker in proclaiming the Good News of Christ. We sent him to strengthen you, to encourage you in your faith, 1 Thessalonians 3:2
Have you made yourself available? Available for God to work through. Have you become a vessel filled with His Spirit to give Him access to reach into this world? In today’s scripture, Paul sent Timothy to visit the Thessalonian church. In his introduction of Timothy, he calls Timothy his brother and God’s co-worker telling the good news. This seemed a little strong to me . . . God’s co-worker? Does God need a co-worker? Isn’t He able to reach the world without a co-worker? As I thought about it, I considered that Timothy offered himself to be a vessel for God to speak through. A voice for God to use to share His heart and message with the world. Timothy was cooperating with the Holy Spirit to get the message of the good news to the world, or at least to the people of Thessalonica.
Isn’t that still our job today? To be a co-laborer with God by giving voice to His message of love and salvation to the world. Aren’t we still here to proclaim His message to the lost and broken people of our day? So, this concept of working along side God isn’t so far fetch after all. We do co-labor with Him. We speak as the Holy Spirit prompts and then He shows up to do the supernatural part of saving, cleansing and raising people up.
Does God need us? Probably not, but He has set up this world to be a place to work with us. It is a supernatural work for sure! God made us in His image to be His Family and to work together in the Family business. The business of saving lives and the business of rescuing, strengthening and encouraging others in their faith.
Today I want to encourage you to offer your body as a living sacrifice. Become a vessel for God to speak to others through. Listen closely as the Holy Spirit leads you into all truth and be a voice in the business of God. A voice that proclaims salvation, encouragement and hope to the lost and dying people of the world.
Today’s scripture reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5