Monday, July 16, 2007

Cooperation with God

"Whatever God's dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates."

~Stella Terrill Mann

I love this quote because it reminds me that God and I are a team. Though God can do anything and really doesn't need my involvement, He desires my involvement. Many times we dismiss the successes in our lives or the lack thereof to the idea that "God is God and his will will be done regardless of anything else."
Perhaps the goals we have set for our lives depends very much on our cooperation with God. To work without God or against God is like swimming upstream or cutting against the grain. Both feel unnatural. We were created to work in unison with God.

Where is God trying to work in your life to bring about a dream that you have? Where are you resisting God's work? Consider how well you work with Him or against Him. It could make the difference of whether or not you see the dream accomplished!


Colin A. Lamm said...

I am reminded of the words of Mordecai to Esther when He says, "If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance . . . will arise from some other place. . . . What's more, who can say but that you have been elevated . . . for just such a time as this?" (Esther 4: 14-15)

Shannon said...

Excellent thought Colin.