The Daily Challenge
by D. E. Stribling
Nothing Can Match This Partnership

There are people all around us who need help.  By the Spirit we know who to help.  Praying without ceasing, we get direction for our action, and our lives are enriched as we obey.


Thy will be done, Lord.

For Christians who know that God intends for them to love others as Christ loved them, we have His Spirit to guide our actions.  This is the greatest wonder of the age.  Nothing in the world can match this dynamic cooperative effort of a child of God being led by the Spirit of God. 

Being servant minded and spirit led, we anticipate being used by God to serve in this world.  This is possible by the impulse and prompting of the Sprit within.  We know how to use resources, where to put our money to accomplish the most for the Kingdom of God.  We know when to help another, when to withdraw.  We watch for God to transform us into more loving persons – a life long process.  For beginners, at first, God may use us and prompt us in the smallest of ways.  Later, as we gain experience, we will find ourselves being used in works of God that we never dreamed possible before. We know by the Spirit, not by our own limited perceptions.  An ancient prophet speaking about Christ yet to come, said, “. . .and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.” 
(NIV) Isaiah 11:3-4 

As Christ's partners in service we are destined to continue His work.  More than evangelists, we are agents of the most High God who is mightily at work in this world. 

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