“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Have you ever made cookies with a toddler? I have. The first time was about twenty-three years ago with our nephew, Thomas. Marty and I were watching this adorable 2 year old and I asked him to help me make some chocolate chip cookies. He climbed up on the chair delighted to be a part of what I was doing. We made a cookie covenant as he dumped in the chocolate chips and stirred the batter with all his might. This was bonding at its sweetest. Of course I didn’t need Thomas’ help but invited him to join me because I enjoyed being with him. God does that with us too. He invites us to join Him where He’s working and we have the privilege of working alongside Him in His strength.
It’s important to point out that God doesn’t need our help either; rather He delights in charging us with His work. He is perfectly capable of “doing the work” without us. But, just like I enjoyed making cookies with Thomas, God loves spending time with you and me. Yes, when we are in His will, working alongside Him, we are spending time with the LORD! You are His child and He is delighted in you. So, the next time God asks you to join Him, climb up on the stool next to His and stir with all your might for His pleasure.