Podcast #332 

Our God-breathed wiring tells us that we are meant for more. But, in a culture that is so comparison-driven, politically charged and busy, how can we live our daily lives in a way that we can confidently say we are making the world a better place?

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Thought of the Week To Make the World a Better Place:

How can we can confident that we are making the world a better place?

“To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bob Goff:”Be Switzerland and Vegas”
Seek to be the friend, not the friended.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. -Benjamin Franklin

Verse of the Week Specific for Making the World a Better Place:

Proverbs 11:25
The generous will prosper. Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (NLT)

make the world a better place

Other Versions of the Same Verse:

Did you know that there are over 450 english translations of the Bible?

It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself. (TLB)

The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;
those who help others are helped. (MSG)

The generous man [is a source of blessing and] shall be prosperous and enriched,
And he who waters will himself be watered [reaping the generosity he has sown]. (AMP)

A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (NIV)

Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Prayer of the Week:

Lord, we praise and thank You for wiring within our hearts a longing for more. Give us wisdom to recognize the unrest we often feel as the divine-calling You have breathed into us. We yearn for heaven; teach us how to bring heaven to earth through the way we live and the love we give.

Make us an oasis to those around us. That we might be trees that bear abundant fruit, provide ample shade and are an encouragement to those who feel like they are crawling through a desert in life. May our obedience to growth and to You … to being the hands and feet of love, of Jesus in this world, be light. May the love you pour out through us make this world a better place.

Equip us to not feel overwhelmed or defeated by the incredible need, the daunting darkness and the sadness that reigns around us. You are king of everything, able to do the impossible and to use us beyond anything we could ever dare to ask, imagine or think. Humble us, that we might be mere vessels of love. That the work we do to make a difference in the world isn’t about us, but about others. Give us opportunities this week and as we go forward to refresh others, to build them up and to encourage them. This is the work you have put before us, and what a mighty privilege it is that you allow us to take part reflecting your love.

Free us from the grumbling in our hearts, from the business that keeps us distracted and from the fears that hold us back. We thank You for the peace You give us – is flows like a river and gives us all we need for today. Deepen our faith to trust you for our daily needs and our deepest desires; we praise You for the refreshment You give us and for Your faithfulness.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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