Biblical Laws of Partnership with God

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Devotional

William Douglas and Rubens Teixeira: The 25 Biblical Laws of Partnership with God Devotional Day 1


“You, God’s Partner”


Scripture reading: Luke 5:1-11


The first condition for becoming God’s partner is to believe that he exists. Second, believe that he is interested in you. Finally, establish a relationship with him. You might have doubts about the way God acts, and you might not be sure that he truly is concerned about your professional and financial life, but it can’t hurt to try. Give it a real shot and see what happens.


Faith is more than believing; it’s taking on a suggested behavior. Consider the case of the apostle Peter. The Bible says that Jesus looked for Peter (then known as Simon) while he was working as a fisherman. Peter knew that on that day the sea wasn’t good for fishing, but when Jesus said to throw out his nets again, he did what he was told to do: “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets” (Luke 5:5 NRSV). When he chose to obey Jesus’s command regarding his work, Peter caught so many fish that the nets began to tear. Though he did not believe he would catch fish, Peter did what he was told to do. That too is faith. 


If you already dedicate a bit of your time to God and offer him a part of your assets (through tithes or other contributions), if you read the Bible or claim to be a Christian, we hope you will take a bold step of faith and climb one step further in your spiritual life: try giving God more “shares” in your company.


The term shares is well suited because in addition to referring to the parts that divide the capital of a corporation, it’s also a reminder that faith is, above all, sharing your life with God through your actions. Act in accordance with what the Bible recommends, and you will see results. More than believers, we are witnesses of God’s actions when we allow him to be a part of our lives and to become a partner in our projects.


There are no paths, but feet in the grass will create them.


—Ferreira Gullar