We should always be quick to bestow love upon others. Everyone in this
world is fighting some kind of battle whether physically, emotionally or
spiritually and when we take a genuine interest in their life showing them
that we care for their well-being we are sowing seeds of love that will
take root and grow from within them. There are many people in this world
who are weary of others because their motives aren't pure towards them.
Those who are trying to help may act like they care, but deep down they
want something in return. That is not how we should act. When we
interact with others, our motive should always be to see them become
better. We shouldn't have a secret agenda when we sow love into someone
else's life. We should do so with a pure heart, with pure intentions
wanting only to make a bad situation a little better. That is how we will
be remembered as truly the children of the Most High God.
Treating others as we would like to be treated and doing for others what
we would love to be done for us is what the Lord Jesus commands us to do.
We must take the initiative to be helping, encouraging, caring and
affirming towards those who are down, disheartened or discouraged. Using
our life to make a positive impact upon someone else leaves a mark upon
their life that will never be erased or forgotten. When we do for others
what they can't do for themselves, they will be thankful for our
intercession and their faith in their fellow man will be restored. When
one sees a kind deed that is done without motive and without wanting
something in return, their faith will be restored because they will have
seen goodness, mercy and love given with a pure heart. Having this type
of impact upon society is something that we can be proud to call our own.
(Luke 6:30-35) (Matthew 6:1-4)
Be encouraged to see where you might be able to make an impact upon
someone else. Don't look for a reward for your good works, but let your
good works stand alone showing the recipient that love abounds. When we
do all that we can we can rest knowing assuredly that our good works will
start a ripple effect that will continue on long after our work has
finished. Never think helping others is a waste of time. One would
rather be remembered for their generosity than for their selfishness. Let
us not lead selfish lives, but rather let us leave behind a legacy of
love, care and generosity that we would each be proud to call our own.
(Galatians 6:2-4) (James 1:27)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to do all that you
can with what you have to make an impact upon someone else that will never
BONDS OF LOVE
My neighbor that lives just down the hill from me has “adopted” the family
that lives across the road from her. She joyously calls their children her
grandchildren and the mother and father her son and daughter. Watching
them together touches my heart and lights up my soul. They share more than
just cookies and chores together too. They share closeness, caring,
laughter, tears, goodness, and love. They are a true family through both
tough times and tender moments. They show me daily that the bonds of love
are greater even than the bonds of blood and that we truly are one family
in this world.
How glorious this Earth would be if only everyone followed their example.
Wars would disappear overnight. Not a single child would go unfed. Joyous
laughter would replace angry shouts. Hitting would turn into hugging.
Smiles would sail from face to face, heart to heart, and soul to soul.
Everyone would feel the love of God flowing through their hearts and
through the hearts of their neighbors. And everywhere you would look you
would see the shining eyes of another Child of God and member of your family.
Don’t be afraid then to build the bonds of love. Don’t be afraid to share
yourself with others. You may even find yourself “enlarging your family”
as you invite your fellow Children of God into your heart, soul, and life.
After all, we were meant to love. We were meant to share joy. We were
meant to give kindness to everyone we meet. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
said: “Let noone ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be
the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness
in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” That is how my wonderful neighbor
and her “adopted” family live and that is how I hope to live as well. May
the same be true for you.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in
honour preferring one another.”
Galatians 6:1-4 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are
spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering
thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 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.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are
in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of
God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also
aboundeth by Christ.”
1 John 4:10-12 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved
us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God
so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at
any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is
perfected in us.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry