Daily Delight

Monday, August 3, 2015

When I was in college, I did not take enough time to absorb wisdom and therefore, I had nothing to offer others. I was too busy collecting friends and having a good time.

I quickly learned how much more I have to pour into myself in order to be able to pour into someone else's life. I wasn’t taking the time to read my Bible, memorize Scripture, read devotionals, or learn anything new, and I was empty.

As Christians, we are called to be leaders wherever we're at. No, you don't have to lead a huge movement or even a small group. But as a Christian, you're called to lead others to Christ.

Leaders have to be ready at all times so whenever they have a chance to speak truth into someone's life, they don’t miss it. The only way to be ready is to constantly pour wisdom and righteousness into your own life so you can be full enough to pour into someone else’s life.

Christians don’t get a day off. We don’t get to take a vacation from our vocation as Christians. Christianity is not something we do; it’s woven into our very core.

So make sure you’re taking the time to fill up your soul with Christ and His word so you can be a vessel, poured out for the sake of Christ.

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. 
-2 Timothy 2:21 

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About the Author

Vanessa Lumby is passionate about women’s ministry and feels called to write and teach. She is encouraged by powerhouses of faith like Jennie Allen and Christine Caine.  She has started writing at vanessalumby.blogspot.com, a site dedicated to encouraging women in their faith and marriage. She would pick a good book over her cell phone any day, and would describe herself as the friend you call for coffee when you want to talk about matters of the heart. She is married to Jacob, the brilliant mind behind cashcowcouple.com, and lives happily and frugally in Texas.


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