I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages, and from the high places and the low places of the earth. God's word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. His truth was proclaimed throughout the world. --Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 28, 29. {ChS 112.2}

Friday, June 20, 2008

Praying it Forward

I'm not sure if the idiom is still around, but I used to hear about people who were "self-made"-- as though they, all by themselves, in their own power, conceived themselves, grew themselves up through incredible adversity, and then-- in a vacuum, single-handedly-- 'made' themselves successful.

It's interesting to know that most people will NOT reach their full potential without the encouragement and faith shown by others.

It is also so that God seeks to use many people's gifts to bring one person to the knowledge of his Son, Jesus.

Thinking Work:Take out your pen and paper: Write down 3 influential people in your own past-- encouragers-- and describe how each showed they believed in you. When you have completed that, identify three people YOU can encourage, and some idea of what you might do to achieve that. Maybe you even want to go on-line and tell about your mentoring experiences-- thank your mentor at Who Mentored You?

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ~Ephesians 4:29


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