|Munson Park, Monroe, across from our house|
In 1 Corinthians 3:9 Paul writes: we are co-workers in God’s service. I am a Jesus-follower, therefore I am "in Christ." I am a member of one Body; Christ is my Head. I receive my instructions from the Head; therefore, I am working, co-laboring, with Christ.
Co-working with Jesus is relational and intimate. There is no other way to do this. God is not some CEO sitting in heaven's office-suite detached from his people. The closer I allow myself to get to him, the more I develop an intimate life partnership with him. There will be times when I just know what God desires of me, and I do it. I experience a wordless hearing that emerges out of the intimate relationship.
Dallas Willard writes:
"We become so close to God that we do not have to wait to hear his words. We don’t have to be asked but are engaged in free-hearted collaboration with Jesus and his friends in the kingdom... A coworker sees what needs to be done and simply does it. We become so close to God that we do not have to wait to hear his words. We don’t have to be asked." (Willard, Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God, p. 72)
Prayer becomes this for all who abide.