We are commanded by the Lord Jesus to love our neighbor as we love
ourselves. We must show our love with our words, our acts and our deeds.
We must lend a helping hand when we see someone else in need and have
compassion upon them just as we wish others would have upon us in our time
of need. When we help do for someone else what they can't do for
themselves, we will be imparted with an equal blessing knowing that we
helped to make a bad situation just a little bit better. Galatians 6:9-10
declares “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we
shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do
good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
We are to do good to all men without motive simply wanting them to become
better than they are right now.
Be encourage you see where you might be able to be a blessing to someone
else in need. Our good works don't have to be big in order to be
impactful. A kind word, a bright smile, a gentle hug can do so much to
brighten up someone's day and let them know that others care for their
well-being. We may never know how our simple act of kindness can change
someone's day for the better and that is why we should take the initiative
in every opportunity that comes our way. Let us leave every situation
better than it was before we arrived. Let us start ripples in the lives
of others that will continue on long after we are gone from that situation.
Knowing that our simple life was able to make an impact in the lives of
others will leave us with a sense of gratitude and thanksgiving because we
were used to make a difference that will never be erased or forgotten.
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see how you can
make a difference in the lives of others when you have the opportunity.
BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN US
My community and state are still recovering from the catastrophe that
struck recently. A wall of storms with hurricane force winds struck late
on a Friday evening knocking down trees, blocking roads, damaging homes,
and destroying power lines. Hundreds of thousands of people suddenly found
themselves in the dark without water, electricity, air conditioning,
telephones, internet, and television. They found themselves cut off from
the modern world enduring sweltering 90 degree plus heat with no help and
no idea when it would be over.
The most amazing thing happened, however, as the reality of the crisis sank
in: it brought out the best in us. While there were a few acts of
selfishness and stealing they were overwhelmed by the wave of love and
compassion that came from the hearts of so many. People shared their food,
ice, and gasoline. People who still had power opened their homes to those
who had none. People rushed out to clear roads and homes of fallen trees.
Selfless power crews worked around the clock to repair the damage and
restore electricity. People gathered on front porches to talk, share hugs
and offer words of hope and faith that God would see them through it all.
Strangers came together as one family to help each other in this time of
great need. It was such a joy seeing all these people acting like true
Children of God under the most trying of circumstances.
Life’s disasters strike all of us from time to time. No one is spared. We
all get hurt. We all get challenged. We all get squeezed by difficulties
during our days here. How we respond to them, though, is up to us. We can
let them bring out the worst is us or we can let them bring out the best
in us. We can react to them like demons of selfishness or like angels of
love. May you always bring the best from your heart and soul to whatever
life may throw at you. May you live all of your days here with so much love
that Heaven sings and God smiles.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Matthew 25:37-40 Jesus declares “Then shall the righteous answer Him,
saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and
gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked,
and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto
Thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto Me.”
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.”
Matthew 5:7-9 Jesus declares “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall
obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
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.”
John 13:34-35 Jesus declares “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye
love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By
this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: GOD WON'T ASK
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Today's Selected Testimony: RESCUED FROM DEPRESSION
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry