“We work together as partners who belong to God.”  1 Corinthians 3:9a (NLT)


Humble yourself amongst others.  When you choose to work on your own, you may be cheating others of the chance to partner with you in serving God.


  • Praise God for who He is
  • Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing
  • Allow His Spirit to draw you near
  • Listen as He speaks to you


  • Pray that you will be open and willing to accept others, regardless of your differences.
  • Remind you that God has given you the gift of family and friends.
  • Help you to remember that you are never alone, that God is always there.


  • Thank God for hearing you.
  • Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will.


  • Psalm 1:1-6


“Our strengths must be shared with others in order to benefit us fully.”  – Taylor Hartman


I always felt that I had an extra long job list ahead of me and nowhere near enough hours in the day or energy to do it.  I tried to battle through the challenges on my own since in my eyes no one else could the job as well as I could.  I became focused and narrow minded.  There were work demands, home demands, family demands.  It wasn’t until I became very ill and I absolutely had to rely on others did I realize that I had been surrounded by beautiful, wonderful, loving people who were there to work with me.  Not just now because I was sick but they had always been there.  I was not allowing them to show their love and compassion, their abilities and gifts that God had given them and they wanted to share.  I had been robbing them of that chance.  It was hard for me to accept this.  I learned to humble myself and accept that I was not being “weak”.  Many mornings I would pray my way to work asking God how I would get through this day.  At night I would thank God for pulling me through another one.  God shone people in my life that I could never have imagined.

God taught me that I did not have to do everything myself. That He has called us to work together with others for His glory.

Contributed by:  Sharon Harding