Prov.11:24,25 There is one who scatters, yet increases more;
And there is one who withholds more than is right,
But it leads to poverty. The generous soul will be made rich,
And he who waters will also be watered himself.

This passage of scripture describes the supernatural life of a Christian involved in the life of ministry. For the natural man, he is too self absorbed to consider the needs of others. For someone who has tasted the love of God for themselves, they have discovered the age old truth, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” The value of our life does not consist in the things we have stored up for ourselves, we have discovered another value system, the value of our life is found in the pouring out of our life. As Jesus said, “A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
A.B. Simpson spoke about this truth, have a look at his words.

“If I carefully consider others, God will consider me, and in some way or other He will recompense me. Let me consider the poor, and the Lord will consider me. Let me look after little children, and the Lord will treat me as His child. Let me feed His flock, and he will feed me. Let me water His garden, and He will make a watered garden of my soul. This is the Lord’s own promise; be it mine to fulfill the condition and then to expect its fulfillment.
I may care about myself until I grow morbid; I may watch over my own feelings till I feel nothing; and I may lament my own weakness until I grow almost too weak to lament. It will be far more profitable for me to become unselfish and out of love to my Lord Jesus begin to care for the souls of those around me. My tank is getting very low; no fresh rain comes to fill it; what shall I do? I will pull the plug and let its contents run out to water the withering plants around me. What do I see? My cistern seems to fill as it flows. a secret spring is at work. While all is stagnant, the fresh spring was sealed; but as my stock flows out to water others the Lord thinks upon me. ”

Many times we want to wait until we fix ourselves before we become involved in ministry. If you wait for that day, it may never come. The strange truth about ministry is that the way out of our mess is often in the pouring out of ourselves on others. Jesus spoke about this in John 7, He said “if any one is thirsty, let them come to me and drink, out of your innermost being will begin to flow rivers of living water”. If you are in trouble, find a place to serve. Join the prison ministry or maybe the homeless outreach. Maybe you can serve on the hospital ministry team or even in the children or youth ministry. Whatever you do, find a place to serve, that is where your healing will begin.


  1. Giving to others without asking for anything in return is truly an act of love! Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with with people. Driving someone to and from church. Taking them to the grocery,doctors office,bible studies,giving them clothes,buying them food,buying them something to drink,and etc.Jude21-25.matthew7:24-27.Matthew25:35-46.

  2. Im so blessed to see this shared! this i know for a fact if we submet ourselves to the word and each other in the Lord with honest hearts not declareing our rights but giving them over to the lords will in our lives, much fruit will happen, in spite of things that always tris to beset us, ive known some that have left the lords will because of fear or feeling in adiquint, or something happens to a spouse or child things happen to all of us some are bad, but im thankful we have the lord and his people, I have learned in my own life get help go to ther lord go to his people dont let nothing slide get rid of it get help by doing this the lord will lift us out of any hinderence so we can be blessed by him and have the fellolwship with him he meant us to have with him in our lives, being a peculiar people loving him and set aside for his purpose, it may be a worship team, evangelism a gift needed in the Body or a person that is gifted in many areas, none of this will happen unless we submitt to what the lord wants in our lives it is wrong to wait untill we think we are p;erffect he makes us and wants to use us now, when i see my shortcomings i acknowledge him to change that ask forgivness and move on, I use to buy that old lie that id never be good enough for the Lord to use, He uses us right now it may be just encourageing someone, giving to those in need, praying for some telling someone about the lord and interducing them to him as we submitte and trust him to be number one in oujr lives we will be lead by the Holy Spirit working in our lives in all. thank you for shareing this today!

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