There is an old proverb which says, “If we work together, even mountains can be moved!”
What a single person alone cannot achieve, partnership can.
Partnership is the joining together of different persons to achieve a common specific goal. This can be seen in different places in the Scriptures.
Jesus handpicked twelve people to work with him rather than doing the job alone. When He sent His disciples to different cities and villages to preach the Good News, He sent them in small teams. He also had a group of women supporting Him financially.
Apostle Paul ministered with a team of associates in different places. He also had financial partners like the Philippian church. That is what Paul says in Philippians 1:3-5 (ESV), “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you … because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”
Church is not meant to be a ‘spiritual hotel’ where people come, eat and go back to their places. God wants His Church to function as a spiritual family where all get involved in His work.
God has given everyone at least one gift to be used in Kingdom work. An Apostle or a Pastor alone cannot do the gospel work. When all the members get involved in supporting them, it will be greatly fruitful and excellent.
You need to find out your area of partnership in the gospel work. If you are an intercessor, function as a prayer partner. If you are called to be a helper, get involved in ushering. Like wise, find out your role and get involved in the outreaches of your church.
Whatever we have in our hands is not really ours, but God’s. He has given us wealth, resources, abilities and potential to share in building His Kingdom on earth.
In Philippians 4:19, Paul promises the Philippian believers that “…God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” He said this to those who were partnering financially with him in the gospel work.
Though we need to give to the poor and the needy, giving for the gospel work is of utmost importance. God will richly bless those who give for the gospel work. That’s His principle.
Take a commitment to be a partner in supporting the gospel work.