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1094th --  I've Come To Help


For some time now the word able has been repeating in my mind. I've been 
thinking about this word because it has so much meaning, it has so much 
application, it has so much power and when this word becomes a part of our 
daily thoughts, amazing things can happen. When we take that word able 
from our thoughts and apply it into action, lives can change for the 
better. When we believe in this word and apply it to our daily life, we 
will become better, wiser and stronger than we ever thought we could be. 
We must have the right attitude and when this word able is at the center 
of our thoughts, nothing will be impossible to us.

How can this one word impact our life and the lives of others so greatly? 
The answer is very simple. When we believe that we are able, we will 
apply ourselves in ways that we haven't before. When we get the mindset 
of an able people, we will stand taller, fight harder, believe longer and 
we will help more. When we see that our life can be used to better 
someone else's life, we will see how able we've been all along, but we 
simply didn't realize how able we always were. We should never take the 
responsibility off of ourselves and allow someone else who is able to do 
the task that we can do. If we know we are able, then we shouldn't allow 
anything or anyone to keep us from making that positive change.

You may not believe in yourself as you should, but I want you to know that 
you are able. You are able to live a better life, you are able to stand 
up again, you are able to forgive yourself and receive forgiveness for 
your past shortfalls. You are able to love and be loved much more than 
you can possibly know and the one that is most important to me is that we 
are able to help someone else believe in themselves again. We should 
never believe the lie that we can't become better, become wiser or become 
stronger. We each have been given the gift of Grace which means a new 
beginning is always available with the Lord. We are an able people. We 
can overcome, we can triumph and we can be victorious. We simply must 
believe that we are able.

I hope this message inspires and encourages your heart to see that you can 
make a difference and you can change lives for the better.


You may remember the old Flip Wilson routine when someone asked the comic 
about his religion. He answered, “I am a Jehovah's Bystander.” “A Jehovah's
Bystander?” remarked his friend. “I never heard of a Jehovah's Bystander.”

Flip said, “Well, they asked me to be a witness, but I didn't want to get 

In these troubled times, I think Edmund Burke is right. “The only thing 
necessary for the triumph of evil,” he says, “is for good men to do nothing.”

We can complain about injustices, we can lament the suffering of the world 
and even feel sorry for the helpless plight of others. Or we can do what 
we can, even if it's only a little.

Theodore Roosevelt read a book by New York newspaperman Jacob Riis titled 
How The Other Half Lives. We often think of the “other half” as living in 
luxury. The other half are those who are powdered and pampered. The rich 
and famous. Movers and shakers.

But the book did not describe the wealthiest few of society. Instead it 
described the slums of the city, with all its vice and crime. Families 
living in poverty and fear - too afraid to leave their homes after dark. 
The other half, said Riis, were the poor among us.

Theodore Roosevelt was moved to action. He went at once to the newspaper 
office where the author worked, but Riis was not in. Roosevelt left his 
card and wrote on it, “Have read your book and have come to help.”

He did not say, “Have read your book and have come to discuss.” Or, “Have 
read your book and have come to compliment you on your writing.” He said, 
“Have read your book and have come to help.”

“I am only one, but I am still one; I cannot do everything, but still I 
can do something, and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to 
do the something that I can do.” Nineteenth century writer Edward Everett 
Hale said that.

He speaks to me today.

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 20:6-9 “Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear 
him from His Holy Heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some 
trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of 
the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and 
stand upright. Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.”

James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers 
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, 
wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that 
giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to 
lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He 
restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His 
name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they 
comfort me.”

Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He 
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: 
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am 
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging 
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun 
a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

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

Today's Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem182.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE OUR SIDE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony52.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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