“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.”1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV
In order for this to apply to us, we must be investing significant quantities of time with the Lord in prayer and the Bible. Then we may know it is Him guiding, not our flesh and ambition. Sit with God, hear from Him before you begin.
Paul goes on…
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV
Let us commit to hearing from and conversing with God each morning as we begin and make appointed times in the day to pause and check with Him, as His apprentice, asking How am I doing Lord?
Before I head home…
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”James 1:5-6 ESV
Never gets old…
Always glad to be here…
What is your view of mankind? Think about how that makes you think through decisions and the way you interact with people. Think about how it gives you expectations about how they treat you…
Consider this text:
“Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.”
John 2:23-25 ESV