Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
— Proverbs 11:25, ESV
It is a law of heaven that as we receive we are to impart. The Christian is to be a benefit to others; thus he himself is benefited.
“He that watereth shall be watered also himself.” This is not merely a promise. It is a law of God’s divine administration, a law by which he designs that the streams of beneficence shall be kept, like the waters of the great deep, in constant circulation, perpetually flowing back to their source. In the fulfilling of this law is the power of Christian missions.
Christ’s servants are to have his spirit; they are to be lifted far above all littleness and cheapness of thought or action. They are to lay hold of the merits of a crucified and risen Saviour.
There is One who will give them a fitness for the work, if they will ask in faith. I entreat of you to ask and to receive the Holy Spirit. This Spirit can be received only by those who are consecrated, who deny self, lifting the cross and following after the Lord. We have only a little longer time in which to prepare for eternity. May the Lord open the closed eyes of his people and quicken their dulled senses, that they may comprehend the great truths of the gospel—the power of God unto salvation to those who believe.
The whole body of believers needs to be vitalized by the Holy Spirit of God. We should study, plan, economize, and set in operation every means possible whereby we may reach and bless suffering and ignorant humanity. The light which God has given to us as a people is not given that we may treasure it among ourselves. We are to act in harmony with the great commission given to every disciple of Christ, to carry to all the world the light of truth.
“Ye are not your own; for ye are bought with a price,” the apostle declares. When this great truth is realized by believers, the affections of the heart and the powers of the being will co-operate to render to God the highest service.
God wants his people to claim his promised help for the accomplishment of his work in the world.
— The Review and Herald, August 12, 1909
Ask in faith that God will give you a fitness for the work.
Ask and receive the Holy Spirit. Be consecrated, deny self and follow after the Lord.
May the Lord open the closed eyes of His people and quicken their dulled senses that they may comprehend the great truths of the gospel.
Claim God’s promised help for the accomplishment of His work in the world.