I am a firm believer that anybody can be a world changer because to change this world for the better one only needs to prefer another over themselves. When we prefer others that means we wish to see them blessed, lifted up, encouraged and shown the same love and respect that we would hope to receive from our fellow man. The Lord Jesus as our example preferred us even over Himself which was evident when He hung on the cross taking our sins upon His sinless body so that in the fullness of time we might be called righteous before God the Father. Our righteousness is not our own. It was bought with the precious blood of Jesus. He is our advocate, our mediator and our go-between because without Jesus we could never be reconciled to God the Father again. The Lord Jesus loves us so much that He left His Throne in Heaven with all of its Majesty and Glory and willingly came to this earth to redeem mankind from their sinfulness and give us a way to live with Him for all eternity. It was an uneven exchange, our sins for His righteousness, but still it is an open invitation to every soul who says yes to Jesus and receives for themselves His love, mercy and forgiveness. (Galatians 4:4-7) (1 Peter 1:17-21)
Now for us in this time we don’t have to go as far as Jesus did and die for our fellow man, but the love that we show to another makes it evident in Whom we have believed and entrusted our own lives in. When we encourage someone, inspire someone, affirm someone we are imposing blessings upon their life that can never be forgotten or erased. Our simple yet steady example of love and care speaks volumes towards those who are hurting and need to be shown compassion, empathy and a true and assured feeling that somebody else will be there to lend a helping hand, offer a listening ear and be a shoulder that they can lean upon and feel comforted. I believe when we show acts of love without motive or pretense our good works will create ripples that will affect humanity far longer than we can ever think or imagine for ourselves. I encourage you to see where you could be of service. Use your gifts, talents and abilities to bring glory to the Lord and follow the command we read in Galatians 6:10 “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” (John 15:9-17) (Romans 12:3-10)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to be that Beacon of hope and love that all will be drawn to and would want to emulate.
THE MOST IMPORTANT BODY PART
My mother used to ask me what is the most important part of the body and through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the correct answer. When I was younger I thought sound was very important to us as humans so I said my ears mommy. She said “No, many people are deaf. But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon.”
Several years passed before she asked me again. Since my last attempt I contemplated a correct answer. So I told her “Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it must be our eyes.” She looked at me and told me that I was learning fast but the answer is not correct because there are many people who are blind.
Stumped again I continued my quest for knowledge and over the years she asked me a couple more times and always the same answer “No. But you are getting smarter every year my young child.”
Then last year my Grandpa died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was crying. Even my father cried. I remember that especially because it is only the second time I saw him cry. My Mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to Grandpa. She asked me “Do you know the most important body part yet my son?” And I was shocked she asked me this now. I always thought this was a game between her and me. She saw the confusion on my face and told me “This question is very important. It shows that you have really lived in your life. For every body part you gave me in the past I have told you that it was wrong and given you an example why. But today is the day you need to learn this important lesson.”
She looked down at me like only a mother can. I saw her eyes well up with tears. She said, “Son the most important body part is your shoulder.” Was it because it held up my head? She replied, “No, because it can hold the head of a friend or loved one when they cry. Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometime in life my son. I only hope that you have enough love and friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on when you need it.” Then and there I knew the most important body part was not selfish, it was sympathetic to the pain of OTHERS.
You are a friend and whenever you want you can cry on my shoulder!!! People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but People will never forget how you made them feel.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”
Romans 12:17-21 “Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus says, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
2 Corinthians 4:6-7 “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
1 John 4:7-11 “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 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.”
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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In Christ’s Service,
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