From the writings of Del Anderson (1906-2008), Spirit in Action Founder, in honor of his birthday on July 17th:
God will not do for us what we can do for ourselves. We are not created as puppets to be manipulated and controlled. The Holy One does not force us to make certain decisions or to take specific actions, but honors us as co-workers and gives us free will.
Mat-maker in Uganda. Co-creator with God.
We are created as junior-partners, ambassadors, and co-creators with the Almighty. The work is not complete until we fulfill God’s divine plan and destiny in our lives by expressing and manifesting “God’s kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven.”
As we pray, listen, hear and act, we receive the abundant life; all the good our Father/Mother God has already provided (created) for us, and whose “good pleasure it is to give us the kingdom.”
Let us fulfill God’s divine plan for us. Let us pray, listen and work, resting in the Holy One, waiting confidently and expectantly, alert and doing our part. Thus we discover that we are God’s answer to the needs of humankind.
It is our joy, privilege and responsibility to transform God’s dream for us into a working, living reality.
You are greater than you know. You are of more value to God than you believe possible.
Let us believe enough to act, to start now on a holy journey of love and faith, obeying our Lord Jesus’ commands, “Feed the hungry” and “Only believe (and act as though you believe) and you shall see the glory of God” manifested in and through you.