“Do Your Part And God Will Do His”
Calvin J. Moss
St. John 15:7 “If ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you.
As believers, we know that God can do all things except fail. Many of us want God to everything for us but God does not work that way. Anything that you expect from God will require that you do your part. In Genesis 22 we see that God told Abraham to offer up his son Isaac. In Genesis 22:10-12 the scripture says and Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife to slay his son and the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said Abraham, Abraham: and he said here am I. And he said lay not thine hand upon the lad. Neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God. Seeing, thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
Now the scripture says: If ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you. The word, abide means to remain, accept or submit to. The question that we should ask ourselves is are we really abiding in Christ? In Verse 16-17, we see that because Abraham did his part, God blessed him. Are you doing your part? For example, if you believe God for healing, are you eating healthy, exercising and reading his word concerning healing? If you need a financial blessing are you giving to the work of the ministry and to others in need? It is easy to say to God does not care about my concerns or how come God is blessing everybody else except me? Number one, patience is a virtue; Number two, do you know what that person is doing to get the blessing; Number three, examine your life. If you do your part God will do his.
Lots of Christians have problems in their spiritual life mainly because they are not doing their part. In Ephesians 6 we are told by the Apostle Paul to put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. We have a part to play in this Christian journey and it is not going to be a cakewalk. God is not going to do everything for you. The Lord will not make you do what you need to do for yourself. God will give you many promptings but you are the one who must make the move.
Romans 13:12-13 says the night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. The keywords here are let us put off and let us put on. Let us do our part.
Our part is not difficult. It is just a process that gets easier as long as we continue and trust in God. In many cases, all we have to do is have faith in God and wait. Many believers do not want to talk about what they have to do because of laziness. If we are going to get anything from God we must do our part. It is also important to remember that God already did his part two thousand years ago at the cross. Amen.