We’ve looked at some of the attributes of God, but if God is all in all, what is our part? Is there something that we need to do or do we just wait on God to do everything? There are some Christians that believe, “What will be will be.” If you want a good marriage, you’ll have to work on having a good marriage. If you are going to be blessed financially, you have to be a good steward. The point is, “It’s not all God.”
Since God is Sovereign, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Faithful, Good, Merciful, and Gracious, then, what’s my part?
God doesn’t need anything.
God is Self-Existent, Self-Sufficient, and Self-Sustaining. This is actually one of the attributes – Eternal. However, do you think God needs you? With all of these attributes that God has, does He still need us? He loves us and wants us but does He really need us? He says, “Yes!”
God decided to need you.
We could put in the place of “need,” partner.” God decided to partner with us. Meaning: Each person has a part, cooperate. If we partner with God, we have a part and God has a part. God actually decided to need us to manage the earth and become partners with us to manage the earth, which is clear from the beginning.
Genesis 2:19 – Out of the ground, the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.
God could have named all the animals, but why did He have Adam do it? Because He was starting a relationship, partnership. He wanted man to have a part in what He had created. God’s part was the part that Adam couldn’t do – create! That was the supernatural part. However, Adam’s part was the part he could do – name the animals. Can you imagine naming all the animals and remembering what you called each one – genius! Adam was created by a genius and all-knowing God. Sin hadn’t come into the world yet. After sin entered, that’s when our intelligence level dropped. The farther we get from God the dumber we get.
If you don’t believe that God wanted to partner with us, check out this verse in the New Testament: Mark 6:5 – Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
Everywhere else in the New Testament, the Bible says, “He healed them all!” But not in Nazareth except for a few. Why? Mark 6:6 – And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching. Jesus didn’t heal many in Nazareth, but He sure did everywhere else!
God limited His unlimited power to our faith. Jesus walks into a town of unbelief and the Creator of the universe could not do a mighty work there. How many mighty works can God not do in our own life because of unbelief?
Do you think that Satan knows this? Of course, he does! 1 Samuel 17:4 – And a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. (9′ 6″ tall) (Verse 8) Then he stood and cried out to the armies of Israel, and said to them, “Why have you come out to line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and you the servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. (Verse 9) If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him then you shall be our servants and serve us.” (Verse 10) And the Philistine said, “I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man that we may fight together.”
Satan had watched God using people to accomplish His will for a very long time down through history. Satan also knew that fear is the enemy of faith. So he got a 9 and one half foot giant to scare the Israelites to death!
(Keep in mind: Satan cannot tell the future or read our minds, only God can.) Then God took a boy called David that had faith in Him and used him to kill the enemy! God had been preparing David for this day using a lion, a bear, and a sling-shot! David had to sling the stone but God made it hit Goliath “right between the eyes!” That’s a partnership!
Think about even the birth of Christ, Mary had to partner and believe God. It’s all through Scripture men and women partnering with God to accomplish God’s desire for not only us but others. When we pray, are we not partnering with Him for ourselves and others?
Have you decided to need God?
Not only in salvation, but have you decided that you need God in every area of your life? God is never going to do our part. Our part is not supernatural. Our part is first!
We are not supernatural, but we know Someone who is. When someone needs healing, we go to God in prayer. The healing part comes from Him. Our part is to pray! Theologically God is always first, however, God has already done His part. He sent Jesus and Jesus said, “It is finished.”
We have already been blessed with every spiritual blessing. God’s already done His part, so now it’s our turn. For instance: God did not say, “They shall recover, then you shall lay hands on them. He said, “You shall lay hands on them and they shall recover!” We do our part and His part is according to if we do what He’s told us to do to see good results.
It may seem odd or unfair to some that one man could sin and make the whole world condemned. Since it only took one man to lose it all, it only took one Man to get it all back – Jesus! Jesus became a man and lived the life you and I couldn’t live and took the punishment, death, you and I should have gotten and He won freedom for every person in the whole world that believes in Him.
So what’s our part? Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved! Believe and Receive!!