How To Understand The Two by Two Principle In God

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“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.”Ecclesiastes 4:9

Have you discovered yet that you are incomplete by yourself? During my “warrior” stage of life you would have been hard-pressed to convince me that I needed you or anyone else. I know few people willing to admit their need for others, but many who live according to this principle. However, sooner or later we discover God’s truth regarding our need for others.

God made us to need others. We may not discover this until we fail – fail in a business, a marriage, a close friendship, or in a client relationship. We are incomplete without the ongoing input from others into our lives. An independent spirit is one of the most detestable sins from God’s viewpoint. It is the highest form of pride. “Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice” (Prov. 13:10).

God has made each of us so that we have only so many gifts. He did not give any of us all the available gifts. Hence, we learn to depend on others and to humbly trust others to complete us where we are deficient.

David had Jonathan.

Paul had Silas.

John Wesley had George Whitefield.

Martin Luther had Philip Melanchthon, who was 14 years younger.

Martin Luther learned that he needed someone in his life to complete the work God called him to do. Luther had the greatest respect for this friend who helped him reform the Church of their day, and the Church as we know it at present. Luther learned a great deal from Melanchthon, who was a great scholar at a young age. He could speak several languages, and he became Professor of Greek at the new University of Wittenberg at 21 years of age. This was ten months after Luther posted his famous theses on the church door in Wittenberg. Melanchthon helped shape the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century through his research, writings, moral purpose, and religious conscience. Luther and Melanchthon became inseparable, and when they died, they were buried next to each other.

Who has God placed in your life to complete you? Perhaps it is a mate. Perhaps it is a close friend. Perhaps it is a business partner. If you lack this in your life, I encourage you to seek someone out who can speak into your life. If you have someone like this, tell him or her how much you appreciate the role he or she plays in your life.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

 

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Daily Journal: He Walked With Me

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet
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Sharing My Testimony …

Usually, after work, I am too tired to walk home. But today I felt good enough to do so. I took my little time and just admired the sights – walked a mile.

As I reached the last quarter mile, there were some elderly ladies chillaxing with a baby. We chatted and laughed and the toddler was so adorable drinking his ‘gin and juice’ from his sippy cup.

😁 I kid 😉

But, after soaking up his smiles and giggles, I was on my way. Right after leaving them, I felt impressed to pray on the way.

Out of the depths of my soul, the tongues came forth and I was talking to my Abba Father.

He was with me.

I then felt led to take a seat by the courts of the neighborhood Community Centre. And he was there – I had been longing to stop by this place for months and didn’t make it.

I could barely contain myself. I poured my heart out.

The concerns.

The worries.

The doubts.

I gave it to Him.

The wind played gleefully in the trees and out came a chipmunk … I think. Scampering straight to me. He stopped a few feet away, looked around, looked at me and went back into the woods.

I smiled and thanked God for the moment, the gift.

I continued praying and listening. I felt such peace and joy and happiness.

I ended up going inside the center and had a wonderful conversation with the lady there. She said, she wished I had come by months ago.

I concurred. It was a lovely place.

After that, a youngster came walking with his Rottweiler puppy. He was all over me enjoying the rubs and attention.

I felt blessed🙏, peaceful. I knew God was there in all this.

Abba knew I love kids, dogs, nature … and on my journey, He gave me these three gifts, plus His presence. Lord knows being far from home is not easy.

Feeling homesick, tired, and doubtful. It has not been easy.

But God took time out to let me know, He is here – with me – every step of the way.

I pray you take comfort in that knowledge, knowing God is with you every step of the way. Trust that He is there for your own journey as well.

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