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1043rd -- Leave Your Light On


There are many moments in life when we feel a sudden inspiration to do a 
good deed, to share a kind word and to simply help someone else reach a 
higher level. It is in these moments that we should be quick to follow 
through with those inclinations so that our life can be used to make a 
difference in someone else's life. How do other people become better? 
They become better because of someone's helping hand pulling them up to a 
higher level. That is in essence how we all become better. We could 
never do it all on our own. We all need help in life. Whether it is 
learning spiritual principles or learning a new trade, we all have areas 
where we can become better than we were before. I'm sure we can each 
attest to the fact that when we receive help from others our life reaches 
greater heights. Realizing this truth should make us willing to help 
others just as we've been helped in our own life.

By shining our light towards a lost and hurting world and showing them 
that we genuinely care for their well-being we are showing them by our 
acts and deeds that love and goodness abounds in this world. By shining 
our light, we are helping them to shine their light and the ripple effect 
that can come from that can light up the whole world. We should never 
think on or believe the lie that our life is insignificant in this world. 
Our life is important, it does have meaning and the gifts that each of us 
possess is needed to make this world a better place. We simply must 
believe in ourselves again and know that we can make a difference.

See where you can make a difference. What attributes do you possess that 
others can benefit from. Are you an encourager or motivator? Do you have 
wisdom and knowledge that you can impart to someone else? Are you a 
teacher with special skills? Whatever your gift or talent may be you 
should use it to your best ability to help someone else. The Lord Jesus 
tells us to Let your light so shine before all men that they may see your 
good works and Glorify your Father in Heaven. By using your life to lift 
up and make better someone else's life, you will leave a legacy that will 
never be erased or forgotten. (Matthew 5:16)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to shine your light 
in this dark world and make a difference where your light can help to 
brighten someone else's light and etc. and so on.


My blinking buddies are back for the Summer again. For several years now I 
have had the pure delight of watching the fireflies gather in my backyard 
at night and share their light. I enjoy standing there watching them blink 
on and off as sun sets, the stars rise, and the air cools in the evening. 
What I love the most is seeing a lone firefly sharing its light only to be 
answered by first one and then another and another. Soon dozens are 
flashing their lights on and off in perfect unison. It is then when my 
whole backyard becomes a symphony of light and Earth feels a lot closer to 
Heaven. It is then when I joyously remember all the light we can share too.

We all have one advantage over my blinking buddies, though. We can leave 
our lights on. We can shine them in the darkest night and add light to 
the sunniest day. We can light up the hearts around us with our love and 
brighten every soul we meet with our happiness. We can shine our goodness, 
kindness, and oneness with God so that everyone can see. And just like my 
firefly friends we can help others to get their lights shining as well.

Don’t be afraid to shine your light. Don’t be afraid to leave it on even 
when the world around you seems dark. Shine it brightly. Shine it 
joyously. Shine it lovingly. Let it glow in oneness with God’s light as 
well. Before you know it you will no longer be a lone firefly in the 
darkness. Before you know it others all around you will begin to shine 
their own lights as well. Before you know it you will be making this world 
a better, brighter, and more beautiful place.

In this life you have two choices. You can sit in the darkness or you can 
help God to light up the universe. If a few dozen lightning bugs can make 
my backyard a Heavenly symphony of light then just imagine what God could 
do with you. Have a bright, shining, and glorious day then and always 
remember to leave your light on.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 John 3:16-18 “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down 
His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But 
whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and 
shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of 
God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in 
tongue; but in deed and in truth.”

Galatians 6:2-4 “Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of 
Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he 
deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he 
have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”

Luke 6:37-38 Jesus says,
“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn 
not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and 
shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For 
with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus says,
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon 
earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through 
and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither 
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor 
steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: THINGS TO FORGET
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem141.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: ANGELS IN THE ROOM
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony84.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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