Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 13-14 Great devotional!

I just got done reading this devotional today to our staff. We were talking about what God is doing in our lives through this series that we are in. This devotional articulates very well the essence of leadership and the blessing of serving others. It is one of the issues that the Holy Spirit is speaking to me about this week. Enjoy!

Help Others Succeed
Today's Scripture

“Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you” (Ecclesiastes 11:1 NLT).

God’s system works on the principle of sowing and reaping. What you pour out will come back to you in increased measure. When you give generously, a generous harvest will return to you. When you help others succeed, you will find abundant success on your path, too. What are you investing in the lives of the people around you? Are you helping others get ahead? There are people in your life who hold the keys for you to reach your full potential. These are people that God has placed in your life for you to help along. The higher they rise up, the higher you will rise up. When you give generously of your time, talent, and resources, you are setting yourself up for greater success. People will come across your path that will help you grow and reach your full potential. But you have to do your part to step out and sow the seed. Be on the lookout for ways you can help others. As you give of yourself to help others grow, you’ll rise higher and live the abundant life He has in store for you.

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, I open my heart to Your heart. I invite You to use me to be a blessing in the lives of others. Show me where to invest my time, talent, and resources for Your glory. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.