Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pay It Forward

I try to write down something about teaching the "Word of God" when I saw a movie "Pay It Forward." Our world seems like an unfriendly, violent, unhappy at this moment of time. Practicing "paying it forward” methodology may change it – I believe. As you can see in the novel/movie that little steps the kid takes from his side finally got results.

Teaching the Word of God

As we have seen in my previous blog, accept the reconciliation that God offers asking Him to forgive you. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Phil 4:7) and this is the peace that god brings to those who have been reconciled himself to God. In the current world, peace is the one that we rarely seen or get. But there are something everyone can do to make a better world, by spreading the word of God.

How can we make this practical in helping our children or friends or colleagues?

We are the new generation and we are responsible to take the gospel to others… It’s not the duty of a pastor or missionary to preach others about salvation. Those who all got reconciled by Jesus, is having equal responsibility to tell about Got to others… Sometimes it is a difficult question for us about how to spread God’s words.

Bible teaches us all that it’s our job to study the words of God and teach others…

The first question that comes to our mind when we read the above line is that, I have a job, have to run my busy life, lots or responsibility etc. and where I can find time to teach others about salvation. As we are familiar with a proverb “little drops of water makes an Ocean”, likewise if you get free time in your work place or while you are traveling, find some time to spread the word of God… now in the modern world we have email to spread the word of God… By us doing our part in spreading the word, we are not only doing our part, we are also showing others how to spread Gods word - We can say it triggers Reciprocity (cultural anthropology).

Why God send his son to this world? In simple words we can say that God cannot die, so he sends his son to this world so as to prove that God loved the world. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16. Knowing god is the beginning of wisdom.

But, before we can teach others we must find time to study ourselves, from Bible itself and if we are not sure about any verse as our Pastors and Parents. I would say it’s our daily responsibility to go through at least half a chapter if it is too long…  

The word of God can indeed change our outlook on life, but we must listen to it and follow its teachings, if we are going to see the changes. The Israelites, for example, were told by God that He was going to lead them out of Egypt and into the Promised Land, a place that had an abundance of food, and where they would no longer be oppressed. But they didn't listen to His word; they spent forty years in the wilderness. And as the end of these forty years comes to pass, Moses reminds the people of all that the Lord has told them during their time in the wilderness. If we want a new and bright outlook on life, if we want to cast out the darkness and gloom in our lives, if we want our lives filled with love and compassion, then listen and teach the word of God to others…

Think for a moment and give this some serious thought on how to make this world a better place to live - from your part...

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