Since joining the Prayer League, I have understood the term ‘fellow worker’ to mean, in a sense, ‘one who is working alongside us’. It is a term we use primarily to denote a missionary (in part, for security purposes). He is my fellow worker. She is our fellow worker.
This morning, as I read Oswald Chambers, I was again re-oriented.
For we are God’s fellow workers; – 1 Corinthians 3:9
It is not of primary significance that we are fellow workers with one another, for even the world can maintain a similar relationship. We are fellow workers of God! Together, under Him, we serve. Let not our focus fail.
Beware of any work for God which enables you to evade concentration on Him. A great many Christian workers worship their work. The one concern of a worker should be concentration on God, and this will mean that all the other margins of life, mental, moral and spiritual, are free with the freedom of a child, a worshipping child, not a wayward child.
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest