“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT)
We are stronger and more effective together.
- 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
- That God leads you to someone that you can encourage today.
- That God shows you how your gifts can help the church succeed in its mission.
- That God gives you an open heart to godly people who can speak wisdom into your life.
- Thank God for hearing you.
- Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will.
- Luke 5:18-25
“The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and strength is renewed .” – Mark Morrison-Reed
When I was in school, my least favourite assignments were the “group projects”. I much preferred to work on my own, not held back by others’ schedules and study habits. Just let me do it myself!
However, these days I feel much differently. I am quite aware that I do not have all the answers, and that the best results come from a group of people working hard and creatively toward a common goal. We all have different skills, gifts, and experiences. Bringing those together with a unified vision and mutual respect is a powerful thing. In preparing for our Christmas Eve services this past December, the part I enjoyed the most was combining the strong gifts of many people to make it all happen. Right from the initial planning stages, it was a group effort. What a fun and rewarding experience!
In my personal life as well, I know I need the wisdom and insight of others to help keep me on track, give me fresh perspective, and point out areas where I need to change and grow.
I am thankful for godly people in my life who encourage me, speak into my life, and help me to succeed. I trust that I do that for others as well.
Contributed by: Melanie Wigg