God is a giver. God is a creator. God calls us to partner with Him, to work along with Him, and to be faithful to Him in how we give and create.
God, as creator of life, gives us children as a gift and as our heritage. Within the miracle of birth, we have a role to play. Together with God we collaborate and cooperate, but it is God alone who plants the divine spark within us. Then as parents, teachers, mentors, and as fellow Christians, we work together with God to nurture this spark into a life lived for God.
God, as creator of new life, gives us opportunities to be in ministry to those around us. Again, we do this in collaboration and cooperation with God’s guidance and efforts. Just as we seek to bring our children up in the faith, we also seek to share our faith with others. In our work and social circles we are called to respond to the opportunities God provides. Sometimes this is to bring healing or hope; sometimes to bring encouragement or blessings; sometimes to build up or to help; or, sometimes to simply be present or to listen.
God prompts us through the Holy Spirit to recognize and respond to His activity in our lives and in the world. When we do so, we partner with God to bring and make His divine love real in the world. Through us, our colleagues and friends can begin to experience self-giving love – both God’s and ours – as their initial call to faith or as a way to again begin to walk with God in their life. In this, our role is vital. Lord, make me willing and obedient to Your call today.
Scripture reference: Psalm 127