Minute Meditations

Work with God

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“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”—Philippians 4:13

There is a very wise saying: “Trust God in such a way that you do not forget to do your part. But do your part in such a way that you realize that God alone is at work.” How true that when we begin a project or a healthy relationship, we do our best, although the results may not always be the best possible. But do it with God. Then watch and see. You will be amazed. God’s love is not only present at this very moment, but all throughout this day. His loving, gentle guidance has a plan for your day today. So prayerfully set good goals yourself. Then do what you can to peacefully accomplish them one at a time, remembering that God is at work to create a fruitful outcome. Be calm because you know his love is in charge, and he is working his perfect plan through you and for you. His Spirit is making you strong, loving, and wise. Let your work be inspired by the Holy Spirit. Remember, God often writes straight with crooked lines. If the lines look a little crooked, trust even more and see how God will make them straight. He is loving and powerful. Do your best peacefully and well, trusting in God’s providence. It is going to work out better than you think!

Lord, you want to partner with me on life’s journey. Help me to do my part well and trust you for the rest. Amen. 

—from the book Three Minutes with God: Reflections and Prayers to Encourage, Inspire, and Motivate
by Monsignor Frank Bognanno

Three Minutes with God


1 thought on “Work with God”

  1. Lord Jesus Christ, be the ruler of my heart and thoughts, be the king of my home and relationships, and be the master of my work and service. Help me to make good use of the gifts, talents, time, and resources you give me for your glory and your kingdom. Amen.

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