Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in the ministry of Christ Jesus. Romans 16:3
Did you know God has connected you to certain people to be partners with them? Its true, God brings people into your life to do ministry with. Whether it is in your local church, at your place of employment or maybe you have your own outreach to lead people to salvation. The point is, God sends help for you to partner with. You ask for prayer for your mission, and then you pray for others in their ministry too. You probably support some in their calling financially and God connects you with others that sow seed into your assignments. God has called all His people to stand together and through partnerships, we can maximize our impact for His Kingdom. Partnering with other believers in the work of ministry is a coming together in faith.
The bridge of partnership is not a one-way street, but it’s a mutual connection that offers a two-way exchange. As you partner with other believers through prayer and giving, you will begin to experience the fulness of God’s blessing and share in the benefits of God’s grace on the missions that you are supporting in partnership.
In today’s reading, the apostle Paul talks about his partners in Rome. At the beginning of chapter 16, he lists many names of people who have helped and supported the mission he was on. In exchange, he prayed and wrote letters to them to encourage and build them up. He also sent support to some as needs arose. He starts by sending a greeting to Priscilla an Aquila who gave him a job and risked their lives for his ministry. He talks about Mary who worked for the mission and many others that helped and gave throughout his journey. The point is ministry doesn’t happen without people praying and helping each other out.
Today I want to encourage you to partner with other believers. Whether you are praying for them, encouraging them or supporting them financially, this is what makes God’s kingdom grow. Start with your local church. Get involved with ministry there and begin to pray and connect with others to help the mission they are on. Then take a look at ministries that you grow from whether by reading their material or listening to the messages online. You can partner with them by first of all praying for their ministry to flourish and accomplish the things God sets before them to do. You can also give to those ministries either in a one time donation or monthly support. If you think about what you support in the natural world, such things as: cable, internet access, phone, water and electric, you have partnered with these to get the benefits they offer. Oh, I know you don’t pray for these, but you do get something from them. Why not support the programs that you are getting and growing from spiritually? How much more eternal benefit will there be in partnering with God’s ministries? Becoming partners with God’s people that are doing God’s work will boost your faith walk greater than ever before.
Today’s scripture reading: Romans 16:1-16