Friday, October 2nd
Yesterday we said that truly “successful” people do not “use” other people, but rather “give themselves away” for the sake of other people. Today we are going to explore further the impact a genuinely “giving” person’s life has on the people around them. The following Proverb will help us with this.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls. Proverbs 11:30 (NASB)
The person who “gets it right” is a righteous person. The person who is righteous bears fruit. The person who bears fruit is a tree of life to other people. The person who is a tree of life to other people wins souls. And finally, the one who wins souls is wise. When we decide to be a “giving” person who lives to bless the lives of other people, we bless them in many ways. However, the greatest blessing we can be to other people is for us to be instrumental in the winning of their souls.
Through our vertical connection with God fruit comes forth from our lives. When this happens the people around us see God at work in us and through us. As our lives bless other people in our horizontal connections with them, they are drawn to us and to God. When our vertical connection with God is what it needs to be, we will have horizontal connections with others that win them to the Lord.
Lord, I want my life to bless other people. Please work in and through my life in ways that bring others to you. Show me more fully how to “give myself away” for the sake of other people. Continue to deliver me from the selfish pursuit of merely living for myself. May my transformation from “getter” to “giver” have a great impact on the people in my life that helps win them to you. Amen!
Posted on Fri, October 2, 2015
by Alan Porter