June 25, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry : Topic – A LIFE OF INFLUENCE
New Generation Grace Ministry
Friday June 25th, 2021
Title: A LIFE OF INFLUENCE
BIBLE READING: Acts 9:36-43
MEDITATION: We may not be able to fix all problems for all we have the opportunity to come across, or change their circumstances, but we can leave them with a blessing – a prayer, show the way to God, a kind word, that can put some smile on their faces or some relief in their hearts. This is an apt description of a life of influence.
A life of influence means a life that adds value to persons, people, places and things; a life that makes things better than they have been; a life that inspires others to greater heights, especially children, teenagers and youth. What will you be remembered for? Your financial status? Your material wealth? Or your spiritual influence in the life of people you come across on this side of eternity? Good as riches are across the nations and important as they are, they are not requirement for heaven and therefore, to labour for a life of influence based on wealth and financial status may be a journey in futility as far as heaven, the primary focus of every Christian is concerned.
Today’s Bible reading tells the story of Tabitha (also Dorcas), a simple but surely an influential disciple who was described as full of good works. When she died, the disciples sent for Peter to come pray and raise her from death. There was much concern and weeping. “….and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.” – vs. 39. It was evident from the account that Tabitha was an influential woman. Her good works spoke for her. Peter prayed and she came back to life. Can your good work speak for you?
Nehemiah 10-11 & Acts 4:1-22