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God at work

Have you ever really stopped to think about – God at work? What does it really mean that His Spirit is at work within us?

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:12,13

God is constantly at work to direct or guide our lives for His purposes…sometimes we recognize this immediately and other times it takes us a while. Nevertheless God works in us and through us as we listen for His voice and or look for His promptings and then respond in faith and obedience.

God has allowed me to witness this first hand on several occasions. I have been amazed by the faith of friends who have given up everything to follow His call to share His love with others. One of the most amazing places to watch this is on the mission field…there His grand plan of redemption is seen in hi def, 3d, IMAX quality. It can be incredibly exciting and heart wrenching at the same time as you see those with no chance of hope, find hope in Jesus through the work that God is doing through those who have stepped out obediently in faith.

This week I am blessed to watch this work in Belize through a young couple who are making a difference at Hopewell Children’s Home , and through my friends with Least of These Worldwide. Here is the kicker we weren’t going to take this trip because it didn’t seem practical or possible. However God was at work in the lives of our friends, Kent and Stephanie, and they generously helped us to see that we needed to witness firsthand how God is at work here.

We don’t know yet how we fit in or what part God has for us, but I want to obediently step forward in faith when do. I’m not even sure what we can do, but I know that God can do far more than we can even imagine. His plans are much bigger than our abilities but with Him at work in our lives the possibilities are unlimited. Will you pray with us about how to be involved in His work?

God is at work here and there…bringing people together to partner in His work to fulfill His purpose of redemption. Do you know Your part? Don’t get overwhelmed by the how, seek Him out and ask what work He wants to do in and through you. Then step out in faith and obediently follow His lead…join us and our friends as we join Him in His work.


March 8, 2013 - Posted by | discipleship, hope, vision

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