That’s Your Part!

Believe it or not, God will not do everything for you, you will have to do some things yourself.  Perhaps you’ve already discovered this truth, but the longer I walk with God in this world, the more I realize my own responsibility for my walk of faith.  Don’t misunderstand this truth, God has already done more for us than we could ever imagine by sending His Son Jesus to take our place on the cross and suffer the punishment for our sins.  God has opened the way of deliverance, just as He did with the Hebrews in parting the Rea Sea, but they had to do the walking.  God made the manna fall from the sky in the wilderness, but they had to go out and gather it up.  God brought down the walls around Jericho, but the people had to march around the city everyday.  God brought His people into the land of promise, but they had to go to battle against the enemy.

Here’s what you can count on with God, and that is, God will always do His part.  God gave us His Holy Book, but we have to open it and read it and study it.  God has opened the throne room for our prayers to be heard, but we have to take the time to pray.  Don’t be guilty of living with a dead faith, for “faith without works is dead.” James 2:20.

Consider today some of the the faith-verbs God has left up to you.  Our part is in bold letters.

John 15:4 (NKJV) “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

Luke 11:9-10 (NKJV) 9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 11:28-29 (NKJV) 28 “Come to Me, all [you] who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Luke 13:3 (NKJV) “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.

Ephesians 6:11 (NKJV) Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Acts 16:31 (NKJV) So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

James 4:10 (NKJV) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

Luke 6:37-38 (NKJV) 37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Now here’s the final question, what is God waiting on you to do?  You may be waiting on God to do something, but the reality is, God is waiting on you.  Do your part and believe with all your heart that He will do His.

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