If you are reading with me, today we are on Proverbs 11. (Remembering what to read in the Proverbs is as easy as remembering the day’s date when you read them with me.) That being said:
Today’s Reading: Proverbs 11
Using the SOAP devotional method, here’s what I heard this time…
Scripture: Proverbs 11:25
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered
Those who help others and bring joy to them will also find joy and help for themselves.
This verse just sounds so much like refreshment to me.
Help others and you will be helped. Bring kindness and you will find kindness.
I was chatting with a friend last week about what so often happens when we serve others or go on a mission trip to serve. In those cases I jump into the opportunity, looking to serve others, thinking about all I have to offer. Yet, in those situations I also often see richness and beauty in those I am serving and find incredible refreshment and insight from the experience. I am always blessed when blessing others. And in watering, or bringing refreshment to those who need it, I am also very much refreshed. Helping others is definitely win-win.
Thank you for bringing so much joy in serving others. Thank you for equipping us to refresh and bless others.. and for letting us see tremendous benefit to the ones we are blessing, as well as ourselves.
Show me more ways to bless others today. Guide me in sharing Your love to those around me.
Thank you for allowing us to share in the joys we bring others.
Here is what I have heard in the past when reading Proverbs this way and using SOAP:
FREE Printable Resources:
- Proverbs in 31 Days ebook – contains instructions, reading plan, and journal pages
- Proverbs in 31 Days: Day 11 journal page
What about you?
What did you hear today? Did the same verse stand out to you or was it something else? Share your thoughts in the comments, if you are up for it.