Cooperating with God

Psalm 127:1-2 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrow; for so He gives His beloved sleep.”

Think about it. If we would cooperated with God, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), how much more we would enjoy His blessings and benefits that He has richly in store for each of us, which are truly out of this world!

I ask myself the same question I ask you, “why do we fight against the Lord so?”

  • Is it because we love the power of control? (Ouch! I know, I just said it, out loud didn’t I, but it must be said. You know deep down inside the struggle that you battle for control. We all do, thanks to Adam. The question is, will we be honest enough with ourselves? We may never say it out loud, share it with a friend or our spouse, but the proof is in the pudding — OUR LIFE! We are living proof of our actions: that includes to control or not to control…even over God.)
  • Is it because we think we are better than God or somehow believe we can handle life or understand our human nature better than God Himself knows us? (We usually don’t consciously think we are better than God, but actions speak louder than words. Our natural (human or flesh) tendency is to think that we are pretty good or that we at least have the upper hand on things. This is not spirit-lead living. I am sure most of us would never imagine telling God “I’ve got this” or “I’ve got a handle on this Lord” yet we do silently through our actions, but God is not fooled. He sees our mistrust that we placed within ourselves, He sees our own ability we trust over His, He knows where our assurances lie, He sees our disobedient and willful heart, our lies. Maybe we start off with well intended intentions but our heart issue is rebellion. But does this stop God from loving us? NO! Our actions deceive us whether we own them or not; God’s actions reveal His — you don’t have to look very far. Our outward actions reveal our inward heart (whether right or wrong) that we live so boldly. Questioning? Stop right now. Take inventory of your own actions (or lack of them) and you shall see! What’s inside will come out. When we are not immersed in the Spirit we will naturally respond in the flesh, there is no other way.)
  • It is because of fear? Are we afraid of letting go of our grip and letting God take the reigns of our life? Have you lumped ‘people’ and ‘God’ into one category? (It is huge [HUGE] to understand that ‘people’ are just that “people” — they are NOT God! God will never harm you or do unto you what sinful people will, can or do to you; it is an impossibility! If you have been offended, abused, or hurt by ‘people/ or a person’ truly my heart aches for you friend, but you must understand something…GOD IS GOD! God is not your abuser! God is not your offender! God does not lie! God does not rip into you emotionally, physically, or mentally! God is your healer! God is your freedom! God is your releaser of pain, addiction, sorrow. God is your healer — regardless of how we may feel or what you think! God’s Word stands firm and unshakable. God cannot change. God cannot violate His own character. It is impossible for God to do so regardless of what we think, do, or say! So will you trust Him??
  • Is it because we think we don’t need God? (“After all, isn’t God just a crutch? Can’t you make your own decisions, make up your own mind?” Say what you will, but you wouldn’t be here (or alive) if is wasn’t for God. Do, think, or say as you like. God is not a crutch. God is life itself. God is the oxygen our soul needs to breathe, to live. God is the very source of our existence and the very reason why we need Him, the very reason why He deserves all of our worship and praise. It is impossible for God not to love you. The only rejection comes from mankind himself.)

So the question truly lies here —–> Are you going to cooperate with God or not?

Without Christ we are nothing, without Him we can do nothing; in Christ we are everything, in Christ we can do anything!

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

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