Friday, June 2, 2017

Positive People

Positive People by Joan Cook

"For I have chosen Him in order that he may counsel his children and his household after him and keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice..." Genesis 18:19

We are blessed to be a blessing. We all have many people who in the course of our lives have influenced us positively or negatively. As I look back on my teenage years, I can remember individuals who had positive influences on my life. One of those people was my high school basketball coach, Coach Daley. What a kind spirit he had. He taught me that you could maintain self-control, even when things were not going your way.

Another was my youth pastor, John Greene. He taught me that serving Jesus did not have to be boring. We are called to be the salt and light in this world. People need salt to live and they are attracted to light. People need the Jesus we possess, and they should be attracted to us because of our spirit. We need to be fun and full of life as we serve the Lord.

The third person would be my Mother. She taught me that strength and determination were qualities that I wanted in my life. By being such a strong leader of our family, she always made sure that we knew Christ was our source. And she taught us that apart from Him we could do nothing.

But, the person who has influenced me the most would have to be my husband, Keith. Keith has taught me so many things about living the Christian life. In watching him and his walk for over thirty seven years, I have seen someone who constantly listens to the Lord. Someone who is completely sold out to the calling the Lord has placed upon him, someone who exemplifies the fruit of the spirit in his life daily. Although, many are attracted to his enthusiastic spirit, he always points them in the direction of the Lord, not wanting to gain glory for himself.

Do you have someone in your life that is a positive influence on you? Are you in turn influencing someone else? If not, look around for someone who can help you become all you can be in Christ. Also, look for someone you can help strengthen in his or her walk with the Lord.

Personal Prayer Focus: Praise God for those who have mentored you in your walk with Christ. Pray that God will enable you to be sensitive to those to whom He would have you to strengthen and mentor.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The GoTeam Short Term Missions Projects and GoTeam Members. GoTeams are made up of young people and adults who voluntarily go on an On The Go mission project around the world and are making a strategic impact for Christ.

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