Monday, June 25, 2007
Going into Business
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
There are a number of things included in the concept of walking with God. The Bible says that we need to walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16). We should walk rooted in Him (Colossians 2:6–7). We should walk humbly with Him (Micah 6:8). It means moving in harmony with God, staying close to Him. The prophet Amos wrote, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3). This phrase “walking with God” speaks of a joint effort.
If you go into business with someone, it means pooling your resources. Maybe you both have small businesses, even competing businesses, and one day you go to that person and agree to work together. You draw up the contracts and pool your resources. He has his clients, you have your clients, and suddenly you broaden your base.
Walking with God is like going into business with God. This means that I take all of my resources, which obviously are quite limited, and say, “Lord, here is what I have to bring. I give myself to You.”
Then God says, “Here is what I bring to the table. I bring My omniscience. I bring My unlimited power. I bring My grace. I bring all that I have.”
Essentially it would be like a millionaire going into business with a homeless person. That’s a pretty good deal. The homeless person will benefit because all the millionaire’s resources are now at his or her disposal. But it also means that all of his or her resources are at the millionaire’s disposal.
When we walk with God, it is true that everything God has, He is using to work out His will for our lives. But it is also true that all we have is dedicated to Him.
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