'What do you have in your house?' 2 Kings 4:2 NIV
It can be brilliant when you get a direct answer to prayer through another person. But, have you ever considered the fact that you could actually be the answer to someone else’s prayers? Seriously, think about what you have to offer. God equips each one of us with gifts to bless other people. Find yourself on your knees in prayer fairly often? Great! Sometimes, when we get up and walk back into ‘the world’, we’re a walking answer to prayer (see Isaiah 52:7 for further details). Maybe you’re pretty good at just listening, or perhaps you’re great at cheering people up. In Luke 6:38 KJV Jesus said: ‘Give, and it shall be given unto you.’ Now, that doesn’t mean that you’ll always get a good deal. There will be people who let you down and take more than they give. But, God promises that when we commit to serving one another, He will honour us. John 12:26 NIV says: ‘My Father will honour the one who serves Me.’ And as long as we’re seeking God’s honour (rather than the self–gratification of being praised for being an amazing friend), we’re on the right track. Sit down with a Christian friend and chat about what you think they bring into people’s lives (even if it’s just that they can make you laugh till you cry… wait, that shouldn’t be ‘just’—that’s an awesome gift). Then ask them to tell you what you bring into people’s lives. You might be surprised by how much of a blessing you truly are.
SoulFood: Ezra 9-10, Mark 2:1-12, Ps 78:32-39, Prov 20:1-3
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