How can I team up with God in his work? - Unity & Teamwork - TouchPoints

How can I team up with God in his work?

John 15:5“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”

Recognize your dependency on God. You are more likely to work well with someone when you realize your life is dependent upon them.

Matthew 6:10“May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”

Romans 12:2Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Align yourself with God’s will. When your vision aligns with his, you can work for God with purpose and know that his plans are being carried out through you.

John 5:19So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.”

Be attentive to what God is doing and join him in his work.

John 14:23Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.”

Jonah 1:1-3; 3:1-5The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. . . . Then the Lord spoke to Jonah a second time: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh, and deliver the message I have given you.” This time Jonah obeyed the Lord’s command and went to Nineveh. . . . The people of Nineveh believed God’s message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow.

Be obedient to what God tells you to do. When you respect God in this way, he promises to support you with his presence and care.

Psalm 37:5Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.

Keep your focus and priority on God as he works through you to accomplish his purpose.

Colossians 3:23-24Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

Ephesians 4:16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

Romans 12:6-8In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

Accomplish whatever assignment he gives you cheerfully and with the talents he has given you. Be grateful that God has given you an assignment and equipped you to succeed in your task. This attitude is crucial for you to be motivated to serve God wherever he leads instead of being a reluctant team member.