Monday, December 08, 2014

Does God Need Us?

Does God need us to carry out his mission to save his people?

I believe it would be "easier" for God to accomplish his holy search and rescue mission without us. Less setbacks, disbelief, sin and failure. He could just speak it and it would be so. 

So why does he work through us if it would be easier without us? (Maybe easier is a moot point since nothing is difficult for God)

At least 2 reasons come to mind:

Our good.      His glory. 

Our Good

We grow. We grow in character when we allow God to work in and through us. Our character goes with us through eternity. He purifies us through trials and us learning to exercise our faith and overcome our temptations.

We are blessed. God blesses us to be a blessing. If it really is "more blessed to give than to receive" (and Jesus said it, so it's true), then God's greatest blessing is for us to get to be a part of his giving others abundant and eternal life.

His Glory

Which way gives God more glory: Doing it all perfectly himself, or, doing it perfectly through imperfect people? 

Answer? Through us. 

You see, he gets glory for doing things that no one else can do. One way he does that is to work his glorious power through our weakness to accomplish his purpose in such a way that we (together with him) bless others and get blessed in the process. This all while we're weak people.

What is God saying to you?

What are you going to do about it?