God has Need of You

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)

God created us to be used for his good pleasure and to show his glory to the world. God wants us to be used for the establishment of his kingdom on earth and to transform lives.

Some people become frustrated with God and wonder why he allows so many bad things to happen. God does not cause evil and he takes no pleasure when bad things happen to people. We miss the fact that God needs us to make the world a better place. Everyone of us who live our lives in complete surrender to God will be used by him to change the world.

Jesus Christ came to earth to live among us as an example to others. He had disciples to teach them his ways and then commanded them to go and make other disciples to continue his work. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19)

Discipleship is learning the way of the saviour and then spreading his message to the world. All the time Jesus spent with his disciples was to prepare them. “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12)

His command is that we go into the world and continue the works that he started and he did not send us empty handed. Jesus also said, Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (John 10:19)

His promise is to never leave us alone but to be present with us wherever we go and he also sent us the Holy Spirit as a comforter and guide. “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.” (John 14:16)

Our question should no longer be, what is God doing in the world, but what are we doing? His instruction to us is to go and change the world and make other disciples to continue the change. He has given us the power to do what he has asked us to do and he has sent us the comfort and power of the Holy Spirit. We are called to use what God has given us to transform the world.

A.P.-Y.

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