We need to do our part and God will surely do His!
Truly, as Christians, we should be able to share our testimony with others, so that they too, may come to know God! We need to live a Christ-like life, for people are always watching. Not because we have to, but it’s because we love Him!
Whenever we come across people, we need to invite them to church. We need to think about their salvation. We may be the only people that they ever encounter, that can extend God’s goodness to them. If we are rejected, at least we have planted the seed. God will do the rest!
Where God’s Sovereignty Meets Your Responsibility
By Pastor Jack Graham
1 Corinthians 3:6-8 (KJV)
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
A farmer bought a brand new piece of land that was nothing but dirt and weeds. He worked it for years, weeding, plowing, fertilizing, and planting. Then one day, his work paid off as he began to harvest an abundance of crops that he was going to sell.
As he was on his tractor, a fellow church member stopped by. The farmer stepped down and walked over to greet his friend. They talked awhile and the church member said, “Well, the Lord sure has given you a great crop here.” And with a twinkle in his eye that farmer said, “Yeah, but you should’ve seen it when the Lord had it all by Himself!”
When it comes to the work of the ministry, it’s important to understand that while God is the one who ultimately gets the glory, He’s invited us to actively participate in His sovereign plan. That means we can’t just sit around and say, “God will take care of it all.” He’s called you to play a key role!
Don’t let the sovereignty of God be an excuse for passiveness. Actively engage the ministry God has given you, knowing that while He’s the one who ultimately gets the glory, you’re a crucial part of that equation as well!
GO ALL IN WITH THE MINISTRY GOD HAS GIVEN YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE A KEY PART OF HIS SOVEREIGN PLAN.
VERSES TO REFLECT ON:
Matthew 5:16 (KJV)
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Mark 16:15 (KJV)
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Acts 1:8 (KJV)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Romans 10:17 (KJV)
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: