Training: Partner with God

Barry Young —  October 10, 2012


Joshua 1:9

Be strong and courageous…for the Lord your God is with you

God doesn’t want you to be a wimp! He wants your life to be filled with power. However if that is the case why do so many people seem to have so little power in their marriages, finances, dreams, and careers?

The reason is too many times we do things without God. We don’t consult him and we don’t ask him to be our leader.

Friend alone you will be defeated every time. But when you partner with God you are powerful and therefore you can be strong and courageous.

Be blessed

Barry Young


Barry Young is the director of small groups, and associate pastor at New Life Assembly of God in Oak Grove MO.

6 responses to Training: Partner with God

  1. That is so true, and coupled with that I think it is sometimes hard to believe that as flawed as we are that God will actually be with us to give us that strength and courage. God gives us such great examples of flawed individuals in the Bible that He used mightily and yet at times in my own experience it is still easy to get discouraged and think that there was something special about those men and women and not about about me. I know that is not true, and yet those lies are always sitting right there waiting to be spoken. Even the devil will admit that God’s word is true when he whispers to you of your own unworthiness and of how, in your case, the word won’t work for you. That is why I think it is so important to immerse ourselves daily in the word, to get constant reminders of who we are because of Christ’s righteousness and how God sees us.

    • It’s tough to remain humble and remember without God we are nothing, but also to learn to see the potential in ourselves that God sees.

      I think the problem is found when we beat ourselves up over our shortcomings and linger on them.

      When Mathew gives the genealogy of Christ I think it’s interesting that he points out many of the flawed people through which the Christ finds his origins.

      The message is clear. Jesus came to help us messed up people, which is good for me!

  2. This reminds me of the book Wild at Heart

  3. I often believe that I have been such a dipsepointmant. But, know that when God sees me he sees Jesus. But, here is what I often think about. If God sees Jesus who died for all of our sins, what does Jesus see when he looks down on earth. I try so very hard to be a good person and when I try really hard, I fail. But, when I run to Jesus to say I am sorry, he holds out his arms takes me into a tight hug and tells me it is okay. Go try again but, let me help you. Each day is better than the day before.