It is a beautiful thing when we make the conscious decision to be a world changer. When we decide to put in our all and do our best to make this world a better place, I believe the impact that we can make will be felt for generations to come. When we allow the Lord to work through our life we will move with deliberate motion, we will speak with inspired words, we will act from a position of love and because we do all of this with pureness of heart, the results that will come forth will be immeasurable. God is faithful to use those who humble their hearts before Him and because of their willingness to serve, their life will be used in a significant way. That is a life anyone would be proud to call their own and yet we each have this opportunity to be used. We just have to be willing to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and when we are willing our life will go from ordinary to extraordinary in a very short timeframe. (James 4:10) (Matthew 10:19-21)
I encourage you to think of a time when you were helped by someone else at just the right moment. How thankful were you for that one? How much did you appreciate what they did for you? Now imagine your life being used in that same manner. It will be a blessing to ourselves to be able to bless someone else in their time of need. The one who gives of themselves also gains all the more because the joy that comes into their hearts will overshadow any temporary burden that they had to carry for someone else. I pray that you think about how you may be used by making yourself available to the Lord so that at just the right moment your life will cross paths with that one who needs exactly what only you can offer them. Don’t think you are not able, don’t discount your ability, but with eagerness of heart strive to be used. When you do you will understand what it means to be truly blessed by being a blessing. (Isaiah 6:8) (2 Timothy 4:6-8)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to be light, hope and water to this thirsty generation.
I had a wonderful dream last night. It was one of those powerful dreams that come when you are half-way between waking and sleeping. It was also one of those special dreams that stick in your mind and stay in your heart.
In the dream I was just a boy again walking through the woods near my Grandma’s home where we all lived together. I came out near one of our big gardens and saw my dad with two large water buckets watering the plants. I asked him if I could help and he smiled and handed me one of the buckets. It was full of water but light as a feather. The water inside was so crystal clear that it glowed in the sunshine. I immediately started watering the field of wilted plants.
The work that I had always hated seemed a joy to me this time. The bucket stayed full too no matter how much I poured. I laughed and smiled as I watered each plant. Some plants sprung back to life with the first drop and seemed to grow a foot almost instantly. Others needed a lot of water and barely grew an inch. Still other plants seemed to shake off the water and stay wilted no matter how much I poured. After a long time watering I looked up and was saddened by what I saw.
The garden had grown so big. It seemed to stretch on forever in every direction. I looked over at my dad in despair and told him that there was no way I could ever water all of it. My Dad just smiled back and said not to worry because there were plenty of Children to help. When I looked back I saw that He was right. Over the endless garden there were thousands of boys and girls with buckets each pouring the life giving water on the thirsty plants.
I woke up after that, but I didn’t need Sigmund Freud to tell me what this dream meant. God was just reminding me to keep pouring out His love and light to this thirsty world. It is a lifetime’s work, but there are plenty of us with light hearts and full buckets ready to do it.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Philippians 2:5-7 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.”
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.”
1 John 3:16-19 “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. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.”
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.
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry