Here are some of the words and phrases used in scripture in relation to partnership:
- fellow worker
- joint heir
- worked with
- working together
- join in
- strive together
- have the same attitude
Take each of these and ask yourself questions like:
- What does it mean to be a co-worker with Jesus? With my missionary friend?
- What would it look like to have the same attitude toward my missionary friend that the Shepherd has?
- How might I strive together with the Shepherd in accomplishing his desires in the life of my missionary friend? Through the life of my friend?
- What are the implications of following the Shepherd in regard to his nurturing work in my missionary friend’s heart?
Now – take those answers and compare them to what you are currently doing…