FRIDAY 26TH FEB.,2016
TOPIC: TAKE THE INITIATIVE
TEXT: Acts 20:35 “l have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receives”..
This is the principle of God right from creation. And God said’ Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed….every tree yielding seed,….. to everything that creepeth it was so. ( Gen.1:29 – 30). When the good Samaritan saw the Wounded man the priest and the Levite ‘passed by’, he took the initiative and went out of his way to help him. Jesus ended His parable by saying, …Go and do likewise.’ (Luke 10:37 NKJV). Most of us recognise the value taking the initiative. We acknowledge its importance in relationship, yet we still don’t do it. We wait for the other person to make the move. All that leads to missed opportunities. One Pastor observed, If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing anything for anybody. If you’re serious about helping others, and you want to walk in God’s blessing, don’t wait—initiate! The ‘perfect moment seldom arrives. An old Jewish proverb says, ‘The wise do at once what the fool does at last.’ Initiating a conversation often feel awkward. Offering help means risking rejection. Giving to others can lead to misunderstanding. You won’t feel ready comfortable in such moments; you just have to learn to get those feelings of awkwardness and insecurity. To help people you must go ahead and do what others never quite do others. So right now take the initiative. Go out on a limb—that’s where the fruit is. There is benefit or profit in giving. 1 John 3:16. Jesus gave His life to pay the price for our sins : He sacrificed His best for us. So do same by taking the initiative. Sacrificially sharing your resources to help those in need. We also reap a benefit ourselves. Father, thank You for pouring into my heart the love of Christ. Keep using me to do this with the best of my resources in Jesus Name Amen.
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 6:19-34/EX 35&36/ PROV 16