Why We Need God

Posted on April 9, 2010

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“Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble…A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back to back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken”.

-Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12.

Although it would seem to make life so much easier, we can’t accomplish everything on our own. I believe this is one of the ways God builds community and stability in our lives. If we could do everything on our own, we certainly wouldn’t need each other and we probably wouldn’t be open to a relationship with God either.

I like the scripture above from Ecclesiastes because it demonstrates why we are stronger together and the strongest when we have the triple-braided cord including God.

One of the best ways to build something successful is to develop other leaders who believe in the same cause as we do. This is why Jesus said He would make Simon (also called Peter) and his brother Andrew fishers of men. (Matthew 4:18-22) Why fish for a man when you can get exponentially better results by teaching him how to fish?!

It’s even BETTER when HE can teach someone ELSE to fish. Kind of like that old shampoo commercial where the woman liked the shampoo so much that she told two friends, “and so on, and so on, and so on…”

My Life Application Study Bible describes the scripture in Matthew, saying “We all need to fish for souls. If we practice Christ’s teachings and share the Good News with others, we will be able to draw those around us to Christ like a fisherman who pulls fish into his boat with nets”.

When we are developing other leaders, coaching is critical. Jon Ferguson offers some great questions we can ask when coaching others. Check out his video on Dave Ferguson’s Velocity blog.

Check it out at the following link: http://daveferguson.typepad.com/daveferguson/2010/03/6-questions-to-ask-when-coaching-leaders.html

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Posted in: April 2010