I am a firm believer that what we continually do is what we will eventually
become. Our habits or daily routines will dictate what our future holds
for us. What we continually look upon, think about and meditate on is
where our life will follow. That is why we should ask ourselves the
question “Are we doing the right things that will lead our life down the
right path?” We should be mindful of the seeds that we are sowing in life
and realize that we will reap exactly what we have sown. Doing simple
things like being considerate of others, showing kindness to strangers,
being affectionate towards our loved ones and letting them know how much
we care for them are all seeds that will take root and bring forth a
wonderful harvest. What we do, what we say and how we act are all seeds
that will take root and come back to either bless or curse our life.
I encourage you to think on how you are spending your days. Are you
mindful of your seeds? Are you doing the right things even when no one
else is watching? Are you living in integrity? Do you have a strong and
unwavering character? Answering these simple questions will help us to
determine what kind of harvest we will receive based on the seeds that we
are sowing. When we are mindful of our seeds, we will act in a deliberate
manner; we will no longer be careless to do the things that have no
importance or relevance, but rather we will do the things that add to our
life and not take away from it. Be encouraged again to bless your life
and the lives of others by taking the initiative to lift others up, to
encourage them, to be a blessing and know that by the seeds that you are
sowing, you are ensuring a bright, beautiful and blessed future for
yourself and for those closest to you.
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that the
goodness that we sow in the lives of others will also return to bless our
life just the same.
THE HABITS OF LOVE
I stopped at the local gas station with my oldest son to fill-up my car
the other day. I told him to go on in and get himself a can of pop while I
pumped the gas. After I finished and got in line to pay I looked to see
where he was. I soon found him by the front doors of the store. He was
opening one for a woman with her arms full of groceries. He accepted her
thanks with a cheerful “no problem” and quickly moved to the other door to
open it for a little girl struggling to pull it out. I smiled when I saw
this wonderful goodness, kindness, politeness, and helpfulness in my son.
He was so full of the habits of love that it warmed my heart. I told him
what a fine, young man he has become as we walked back to the car. It is
something I can never tell him enough.
The theologian John Powell once wrote that, “The habits formed in youth
can become the tyrants in old age.” As I look at the beautiful, loving
habits of my own children I think that they can also become the blessings
as well. My oldest son’s habits are so joyful and caring that everyone
shines brighter when he is around. My daughter’s habits too are full of
compassion, sharing, and gentleness. All that she wants to do with her
life is to help others, and that is just what she does every single day.
My youngest son has many habits of love as well. His habit of smiling is
contagious and his habit of laughter can uplift the heaviest heart.
You don’t have to be young, however, to form the habits of love. It is
never too late to choose them. They can become your blessings not just in
old age, but at any age. You can start today to fill your life with the
happiness they create, joy they share, and oneness with God they bring.
You can open doors with your kindness, open hearts with your helpfulness,
and open souls with your goodness. God gives you a lifetime to learn the
habits of love and to share them with the world. May you always delight in
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 12:14-17 “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the
same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men
of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil
for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”
Luke 6:30-31 Jesus declares “Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of
him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that
men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth
not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself
unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things,
believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity
Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and
seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: WISDOM OF THE SOUL
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry