Blessing Others

 

 

THE PROMISE 

Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength...

Isaiah 58:10,11, NLT 

 

THE TESTIMONY

Many are spiritually weak because they have not let the light which God has given them shine forth to the world. They have not connected with Christ, and become channels of blessing. God’s people must read and practice his word for themselves. In the place of depending upon ministers, they must learn to place their trust in God. 

With your Bible in your hand, with your heart warm and glowing with the love of God, you may go out and tell others your experience; you may make known to them the truth that has impressed your heart, praying with faith that God will make your efforts successful in their salvation. Communicate light, and you will have more light to communicate. 

The Holy Spirit will impress upon the mind the truth that the religion of the Bible is a grand and precious reality. You need not only to assent to the truth, but to put it into practice. Let every ray of light which shines from the word be heeded as the eternal truth of God. Then as you place your will on the Lord’s side, look around for some work to do for the Master. Set to work at whatever your hand finds to do; for it is in practicing truth, in blessing others, that you work out your own salvation. If God works in you to will and to do of his good pleasure, you will cultivate those traits of character that every heir of heaven must possess. 

The reason many have so superficial an experience is that they do so much for themselves and so little for Jesus. Intercourse with those who are in need of help, with the purpose of saving their souls, will lead us to pray for wisdom, and look to Jesus as our helper. By unselfish labor for others, we shall establish ourselves in the faith far more firmly than by listening to so many sermons. The Holy Spirit will be our helper, giving us arguments with which to meet opposition, and in all our work giving us steadfast faith and unshaken confidence. 

Do not go in a spirit of self-sufficiency. Go, instead, weighted with the Holy Spirit, and then your words will have power. 

— The Review and Herald, January 12, 1897 

 

THE RESPONSE 

Connect with Christ and become channels of blessing. Let the light which God has given you shine forth to the world.

Read and practice His word for yourself. In the place of depending upon ministers, learn to place your trust in God. 

With your Bible in your hand and your heart glowing with the love of God, tell others of your experience. Pray in faith that God will make your efforts successful. 

Associate with those who are in need of help. Pray for wisdom and look to Jesus as your helper.

 

 

 

 

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