Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Monday, July 6, 2009

If you help enough people...

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"If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want." - Zig Ziglar

If you want to win with God's Big Idea for your life, you must think in terms of helping people.

Consider Jesus' own ministry here on Earth. He came to:

  1. develop disciples (fishers of men) for the Kingdom. He invested time in creating leaders of His followers. (Matthew 4:19)
  2. teach and preach (Matthew 4:23)
  3. heal the sick (Matthew 4:23)
  4. call sinners to the Kingdom (Matthew 9:13)
  5. offer spiritual rest and comfort (Matthew 11:28)
  6. serve others (Matthew 20:28)
  7. give His life as a ransom for us (Matthew 20:28)
  8. do God's will (John 6:38)
Jesus ministry was all about helping others and impacting their lives in a powerful way. His ultimate "big idea" was sacrificing himself for all of humanity and rising from the dead. Our Lord's business was people and He was victorious in His mission.

So, who are you helping, today?
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