The Wonderful Cycle

Thursday, October 6, 2016
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One of my devotionals was published not long ago, and something wonderful happened: I got feedback! Yes, I got feedback, and not just from one person, but from a number of readers. How great is that? Well, in my books, it's pretty great. Why? Because when I receive positive, encouraging, uplifting, grateful feedback from those who have received instruction through the Word that God has blessed me with, to share with them, I want to turn around and write even more devotionals, so that more people can be encouraged and uplifted and blessed. What a wonderful cycle that creates, which is probably why God instructed the apostle Paul to pen today's Scripture:

Galatians 6:6 – Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. (NIV)

God's Word is able to accomplish great things in our lives, and when it does, God wants us to praise Him. He also wants us to share the results with the one who shared the Word with us in the first place, so that the messenger, too, will then praise Him. This, in turn, encourages those who share the Word to keep on sharing it so that God can just keep on doing more and more wonderful things in people's lives through His Word.

So today, let's all of us take a moment to consider an instructor, whose instruction in the Word has brought about good things in our life, and share those good results with them. Perhaps, it may be a pastor, a parent or a grandparent, a neighbour or a friend, a television evangelist or a teacher, an employer or an employee, a spouse, or even a child. Whoever it may be, taking the time to share what God has done through them in your life through the Word that they shared with you will help to keep the wonderful cycle of godly instruction and praise going and growing and going and growing. And what a wonderful thing that would be!

Prayer: Father God, how wonderful is the gift of Your Word and the sharing of it with others. Bless us this day with hearts and words of gratitude toward all those who have taken the time to instruct us in the Scriptures, that in due time, all good things may come to fruition through it. In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.

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Tawatinaw, Alberta, Canada

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    So true Lynne.

    Share the word of God.

    Thanks for that reminder.

    Love the feedback!
    Keep on writing!

    Praise God from whom blessings flow!
    Thank you for your service.

    Hi Lynne, Thank you for your wonderful feedback on feedback. I will follow your recommendation.

    Thank you for your teaching. You have no idea what a blessing this daily devotional has meant to my walk with the Lord.

    Yes, Lynne, encouraging words do spur us onward to write more devotionals. Thanks for writing. Blessings.

    Lynne, Great encouragement to Christians to share what we have received with others and with the sharer. Thanks for the inspirational devotional.

    Thank you. You are a blessing. Please say a prayer for those of us dealing with threats from hurricane Matthew.

    Thank you Lynne for always helping us to understand the bountiful harvest that can be reaped when we share our faith and encourage others who do likewise.

    Lynne – Wow!! This is why I love to communicate with you regarding your devotionals!
    May God continue to bless you.

    Lynne, your devotionals are always an inspiration to me.
    Keep up the good writing!

    Dear Lynne,
    I have received instruction and prayer support from others and I try to “pay it back” by letting them know the results and the benefits I have received. Thank you.

    Lovely, lovely devotional today! So timely too for Thanksgiving. We do have so much to be thankful for. Thank you for your words. And may God continue to bless you as you share His love with others.
    Blessed Thanksgiving to you also!!

    Thanks so much for your reminder, Lynne. I send this Daily to several people every day, and have been doing this for a few years, as led by our Lord.
    Your messages have been in these homes, encouraging others to keep close on the journey! Thanks so much for your faithfulness.

    Dear Lynne!
    Recycling the goodness of God around us is so rewarding.
    Just “God bless your day” has power to move mountains.
    God dispenses His purposes in the smallest thing we say or do!
    God bless your day!

    Greetings Lynne
    As two who have given you positive feedback in the past, it is great to know that it encourages you to hear from your readers.
    Keep writing! You bless us.

    Thank you Lynne for yet another wonderful and inspirational devotional. I always enjoy them as you leave us with food for thought. There is no doubt that the Lord has blessed you with the gift of writing.
    Happy Thanksgiving Lynne.
    God bless.

    Dear Lynne,
    Greetings in Christ! Your devotional was a wonderful reminder of what we can, and should do – letting the Lord turn a “little thing” like an email or a call, etc, into a blessing for someone else, whom He wants us to touch! In response to your encouragement, I have several emails to send, including this one. Your devotionals – the insight the Lord provides from the experiences you have in daily living – are always a blessing to me and I am sure, to many others. Thank you for opening your life and heart to us and God bless you (as indeed He does and will)!

    Feedback, the reaction to the action, shows that there is a cycle to learning.
    I have been teaching, in a literal sense, for fifty-four years, and I am still teaching, believe it or not. During this half-century, I have come up with a personal philosophy. Give someone who is searching for knowledge a reason for learning, tools with which to learn, and an environment suitable for learning, and the prevention of learning is impossible.
    You have given us the desire to learn, the word of God to learn from, and the pathway for research and assimilation of wisdom. All that is needed is to follow your instructions. Voila!
    God’s smile is your reward!

    Thank you so much for this devotional AND the reminder.
    Thank you for listening to God’s leading and sharing it with us. His lessons for us through your keyboard are truly a blessing!

    Hi Lynne,
    I think about my parents quite often, how they read the “Children’s Bible to us every night, I still have it, it was printed in 1939 and how the importance of going to church was taught us from our earliest days on. It taught us about God and how important faith in Him is.

    That is so wonderful Lynne that you enjoyed our enjoyment of your lessons to us. God bless you Lynne. And thank you again. Even this lesson taught me a lesson.

    Hi Lynne, Thank you for your wonderful feedback on feedback. I will follow your recommendation.

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