Look at the word collaborate. Now strip away the first three letters. Then strip away the first three letters and you’ll see something interesting. Right there in the middle of it all is the word “labor” and that is exactly what collaboration is, sharing the work.
Collaboration may well be the best illustration of what it means to be the body of Christ. when a few people bring what they can do to the table and work together, weaknesses are erased and more is accomplished than we could ever accomplish on our own.
The apostle Paul even went to far as to call himself and his partners in ministry God’s co-workers (or co-laborers if you will) in 2 Corinthians 6:1. That is the best collaboration of all. After all the best effort we can make—the best investment of our time and talents is to be a part of what God is doing.
What are you waiting for? Seek the Lord. Find people with a similar vision. Utilize all your gifts in community. Be the Body of Christ.
Bible Reading Guide
An important part of following God is knowing what He wants and a great way to know what He wants is to read His Word. Follow this plan and you will finish reading the Bible in a year.
Exodus 40; Leviticus 1,2; Psalm 27
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