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Shepherd Daily Devotional – Working with God

“But just as it is important to walk with God, it is also important to work with Him.”

Written By Ben Dankaka

Meditation – Matthew 4:19

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Walk with God”. Oftentimes, we use that phrase to describe our relationship with God. Walking with God literally means to take every step as God directs and leads you. So in our attempts to “walk with God” we have to commit ourselves to a daily habit of studying the Bible. To walk with God, you will also have to spend a large amount of your time, praying and meditating until you and God become intimate friends. If you truly walk with God, you will become a godly person. You can’t relate with God and not think and act like Him. The scriptures say, “Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” (Genesis 5:24). Possibly, because of his walk with God, Enoch became so upright that he couldn’t live among the wicked men of his time.

But just as it is important to walk with God, it is also important to work with Him. While we can walk with God through a relationship, we can also work with God by functioning through Him. Working with God is a process whereby we operate as employees of His vineyard. This happens when we drop aside our personal endeavors in order to fulfill God’s purposes. You see, God isn’t only interested in walking with you; God is also interested in having you work for Him. God doesn’t just want to have a relationship with you; He wants to help you make better impact through His kingdom culture. When Jesus met Simon Peter and his brother, Andrew, He said to them, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” These were fishermen who only knew how to catch fish, but when they met Jesus they became world changers. Work with God!

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I want to work with you. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 5:13-16

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

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