That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing, which is in you in Christ Jesus (Philemon 1:6).
2 Peter 1:4 tells us that we’re associates of the God-kind and participators in the divine experience. In other words, you have your responsibility in divinity. When you’re aware of this, you won’t always have to pray and hope that God will do something about your situation. Rather, your participation in the faith will be active and operative; you’ll know how to effect positive changes! It’s what the Lord wants: you functioning or doing your part in the divine experience.
God doesn’t want you handicapped or hamstrung, expecting that whatever will be, will be or that whatever God finds fit to do, He’ll do; rather, He wants you to acknowledge and play your role. We find an example of this with Moses when He and the children of Israel were before the Red Sea, pursued by the fierce and hostile armies of Egypt. Moses thought the best he could do was to pray and call out to the Lord for help, but read the Lord’s response: “And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:” (Exodus 14:15).
Obviously, the Lord expected Moses to have done something; He then instructed him saying, “…stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it….” (Exodus 14:16). Note that the Lord didn’t say “Moses, pray that I may divide the sea”; rather, He instructed him to do a most remarkable thing, saying, “Moses, you stretch your hand over the sea and divide it!” Moses did as he was instructed and the Lord caused a strong wind to come through the waters and parted it both ways. That was an act of divine power, but Moses had something to do with it. He stretched forth his hand, in response to God’s Word, and the power of God was activated.
One way God expects you to be active in the divine experience is in the preaching of the Gospel. As you preach the Word, you take your place as a bearer of eternal verities, for you’re propagating the words from our heavenly Kingdom. Thus, the power of God is released to save, heal, and deliver.
Dear Father, I declare that by the power of your Spirit working in me I’m effective and fruitful in every good work, bearing fruits unto righteousness, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
2 Peter 1:3
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )