We should always be quick to lead our life by example and make every effort
possible to lead others onto the right path for their betterment. We
should never be careless in how we lead our life before others because even
if we don't realize it, they are learning our behavior whether it is for
the good or for the bad. We must remember that God calls us the children
of light who are meant to bring praise and honor to the name of the Lord.
We are to impart the wisdom that we've received towards those who don't
know so that they can become better in life and more able to reach every
area of victory in their lives. Imagine how blessed you are when you
learn something new. Knowing how great it is to receive wisdom, knowledge
and understanding, we should be quick to teach and impact what we've
learned to those who are around us. (Matthew 5:14-16) (2 Kings 2:6-22)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to be a teacher in
life. Lead your life by example and make God proud by taking a special
interest in those who don't know what you know, but need to know what you know.
THE EASIEST WAY TO LEARN
A true story points to a universal truth about human beings: we learn best
by watching how others behave.
President Calvin Coolidge once invited friends from his hometown to dine
with him at the White House. Unsure of their table manners, the guests
decided to imitate the president. They watched closely to see which
utensils he used, what foods he ate and when.
Their strategy seemed to succeed until coffee was served. Coolidge poured
some coffee into his saucer. They did the same. He added sugar and cream.
His guests did too. Then the president bent over and put his saucer on the
floor for the cat!
Like Coolidge's hometown guests, we, too, seem to learn best by imitation.
Kids learn by observing parents when they are young, and by copying their
peers as they grow older. In fact, parents should probably be less
concerned about whether their children are paying attention to them and
more worried about the fact that their kids are ALWAYS watching.
They tell us that adults learn in much the same way. If you're struggling
with your computer or want to learn to drive a car, you will be more
successful if you have someone show you how to do it. You can always read
the operator's manual and try to figure everything out yourself, but you
will learn best by watching others and asking questions.
What if you want to become more self confident, to organize your life, to
be a better parent or to get along better with others? Again, we're told
that the best way to learn these skills and attitudes is to find somebody
who already is confident, or who is an effective parent or who has healthy
attitudes and then mimic the traits you want to adopt. It is the easiest
and quickest way to shape your life.
Just about Any personality trait or skill can be learned: simply find it
in someone you know and copy it. Then watch what happens.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 Peter 4:8-10 “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves:
for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to
another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so
minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace
Galatians 6:2-4 “Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of
Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he
deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he
have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”
1 Peter 1:22 “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth
through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love
one another with a pure heart fervently.”
Hebrews 12:1-3 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth
so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set
before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for
the Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and
is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that
endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied
and faint in your minds.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: THE COMMISSION
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Today’s Selected Testimony: TAKING A GOOD LOOK
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry