How to Multiply Your Life a Hundred Times – by Eliezer Gonzalez
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- Dr Eliezer Gonzalez
Jun 21, 2015 1615
Some people want to live big! They want to make an impact on this world! They want to make sure that their lives are not forgotten within a generation of their passing. And they go about it the wrong way.
Some seek the fame and fortune of this world, and others, unable to achieve it, take a gun and commit a heinous crime in order to stake their place in history on the premise that if they can’t be loved, at least they can be loathed.
But Christ has taught us how to do it the right way. He has shown us how we can magnify our lives a hundred times, and not only impact thousands and millions of people, but also be known for ever.
Jesus told us this in the parable of the sower. There, he talked about different kinds of soils – on the wayside, stony soil, and thorny soil. Nothing can ultimately grow there. And then he mentioned the good soil; of this soil Christ said,
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. – Matthew 13:8
If we truly want to multiply our lives many times over, we need to be like the good soil.
The numbers – 100, 60, 30 – don’t really matter in a literal sense. They are all big numbers, and that’s the point. The meaning of these numbers is that they are variously multiples of three (the number of God) and ten (the number that refers to the completeness on this earth). In other words, these numbers mean that whatever is the harvest of your life, it will be entirely the work of God.
We need to be soft and open to the moving of the Spirit of God upon our hearts. We need to receive the water of salvation. We need to bask in the Sun of Righteousness, who is Jesus Christ. And we do all of this so that we may produce a good crop in our lives – a gospel harvest.
The gospel harvest consists in lives impacted and transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ – because they have both heard it and seen it in your own life, and because you have been a faithful steward of the resources God has given you to be used for the Kingdom of God. That’s the biggest life of all that we can live.
Such people’s lives are never wasted. Of these Christ says that they
will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. – Matt 13:43
Now that is really living big!
– Eliezer Gonzalez