Monday, February 17, 2014

The Waterer Shall Be Watered!!

Proverbs 11:25 (b) - “He who waters, shall himself be watered,”

This is a heart-to-heart talk and a word of encouragement for all of us who have been serving God and people in whatever aspect we have been, the Lord is encouraging us, you who watered many shall yourself be watered.

Over the many years, since small I have been serving God and helping out people as unto the Lord as per the leading and unction of the Holy Spirit.  Over the past close-to-2 years after leaving the corporate, my time, energy, money, and my resources are being devoted to praying, meditating the Word of God and doing various things in the vineyard from office desk job, designing, photo art, writing, counseling people in person and on phone, planning and coordinating ministry programs, sharing of Word on a personal level to small groups, prophetic praying for people’s healing and deliverance, personal evangelism, and to the latest of business consulting.  For the past 2 weeks, the Lord has brought one dear sister into my full concentration and focus.  I am able to see the Lord doing a deep work in this person, and building hope and faith in her.  She had been an unbeliever and idol worshipper and for the past 2 weeks she is attending church.  Besides building faith and hope, God has given me the grace to help her out to develop a business.  This I am doing it for the Lord’s sake, speaking about what Bible says about different aspects of life and how we need to build our lives based on the Word of God.  Currently, I am investing my time, energy, and the gifts the Lord has given me into her.  In the similar way or more than what I have been doing you might be doing all that you could in the vineyard.  But be encouraged today, you who water others shall be watered.  In corporate terms, time is money.  But in the actual sense, time is more precious than money, time once lost can never be bought back.  God is saying that he is taking into account of how you have been a blessing to others though people don’t give credit to it or notice it. 

The wider picture of this experience of business consulting also gives me an idea that doing business consulting for women would also give me an opportunity to share gospel and bring them to Christ.  This dear sister said to me, “while approaching men for advice and counsel, we might talk and do things that are not necessary but having consultation with a lady who thinks the best for you, how confident and secure a woman can be.”

During my very little experience of almost 2 years into the so-called full-time ministry, I could see only few people who don’t expect things from people, but look only up to God.  But I have even seen the other extremes of a very zealous, anointed, apostle, servant of God who has sold all his and his wife's properties for ministry and in debts yet doing a very powerful deliverance ministry and has been such a blessing to many thousands of people for the past 30+ years.  I was so fortunate to help such a man of God to build their ministry.  A few months back, I had the opportunity to attend a ministers' meeting for a closed circle.  A very anointed servant of God from another city who has 25+ years of experience in ministry but does not have much publicity, however has traveled  72 times in the past 1 year across the globe, ministered to us.  He shared with us, the ministers, how God supplied Him, through Angels many times, giving him even up to 10 lakhs of Indian Rupees (i.e. close to $16,000 US Dollars).  Also, there is one other wonderful servant of the Lord in whose teachings and church there is not much of asking from people but the people are so blessed through his teachings that they can’t but give to this church.  Therefore, the Lord is the source and His Word is the base and faith in the Word of the Lord is the foundation of any ministry.  Faith is the operating force to bring forth the provision and the fulfillment of God’s plans and purposes in our lives.  THE WORD OF GOD IS THE SEED FOR THAT FAITH. 

As a woman, I have been ministering personally to many women, praying with them, counseling, both single and the married who have personal and family issues.  Sometimes I used to wonder how I could understand all things and able to guide them correctly? Definitely, it is the Lord’s provision of wisdom and understanding.  So, similarly every provision for the Work of the Lord will be provided by the Lord himself as you rely only on Him. 

Today, I want to encourage you if you are like Joseph helping people around you and those that the Lord is bringing to you in their situations and you see them delivered and set free, you see them blessed but you’ve been kind of forgotten, kind of unnoticed by people, dear friend be encouraged, there is a set time for you to be out from that prison-like situation of yours, from that captivity, into the palace, into prosperity, into freedom, into that authority where you will do whatsoever that the Spirit of the Lord wants you to do.  You will move freely in your spirit with no inhibitions whatsoever and do all things for God as He desires for you and through you.  When you are released into your God-Ordained Destiny all your giftings will be in full operation in prospering you as well as others. 

Psalm 102
13 You will arise and have mercy and loving-kindness for Zion, for it is time to have pity and compassion for her; yes, the set time has come [the moment designated].
16 When the Lord builds up Zion, He will appear in His glory;
For those lives where the Lord is ruling and reigning as the King, where the perfect Will of God will surely be manifested, the Lord is saying the SET TIME has come to show favor to us, the Zion.  When the Lord builds you and me, my friend, the Lord will be greatly glorified in our lives.  You who watered many shall be watered.  This Word of God is the seed for that unshakable faith in the Lord who is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.  This also encourages us to continue in doing good, because the Word of God says in
Galatians 6: 9 “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.”

May the Lord bless you out of Zion, and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!!  

Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments and your experiences in serving God.  

Written By: Shanta S. Daniel
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