Seeking after God’s Will is a fun adventure. And it’s definitely more fun with a friends. We are not meant to go through this journey alone. God designed us to journey together, striving after Him as a united body.
See, God lives in community. God the Father is in perfect community with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. They dwell in perfect harmony and serve together as one body. Now if the Almighty Creator is in community shouldn’t we, the created, be in community with one another?
The beauty of community is that where one may be weak, another is strong. If you do not have experience someone else has that experience. Or you may be skilled in an area that someone else may not be as skilled. It is only in community together that we truly see God’s Will.
We are not able to see perfectly as God sees. So God then puts us together with one another so that as a united body we can see what God’s Will is for the world. When we stop to listen together we are able to put the puzzle pieces together and see the beauty of God’s Will.
When we try to go it alone we lose the full beauty of God’s Will. We may know clearly what God has for us to do but we miss the pieces that God gives to others. Without them we have a partial picture, only part of the story.
Imagine trying to complete a puzzle with only the edge pieces. Sure, you may have the complete frame but do you see the full picture? Imagine now if you worked with others who had the inside pieces to help complete the full picture. This is the beauty of seeking God’s Will in community with others. We get to see more fully the beauty of God’s Perfect Plan.
Here’s the question before each of us how do I seek God’s Will in the community with fellow believers?
Do I insist on being on my own and not intentionally be in community with fellow disciples?
When do I listen to what God is telling another disciple to learn from him/her?
How do I pray with disciples humbly seeking God’s Will for us?
Each of these questions are vital to being in authentic relationships with fellow disciples seeking God’s Will. We cannot do this alone. God created us to be in community with one another as He is in community with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. When we are in united community together we begin to see the beauty of God’s Plan.
This Week’s Challenge
Meet with a friend or two this week to share how each of you see God leading you in ministry. Pray together to hear God’s Will and see how your puzzle piece fits in.