I am a firm believer in being a blessing to my fellow man at every opportunity that comes my way because I know every single act of kindness, compassion and love will never be in vain because the recipient will remember that kindness that was shown to them far longer than we ever will. That is because when someone receives a blessing it touches them deep in their hearts and when they think back over their life with all the difficulties that tried to steal their joy and peace they will remember when someone showed them love that was pure and without motive. I know that blessings received are never forgotten because I think back over the many instances that I was shown kindness and in my quiet time I bless them for being a blessing to me and if I have lost touch with some I pray that they are doing well wherever they may be. What a great feeling to know that our good works never end, never die and are never forgotten. That gives me even more motivation to be a shining Beacon of light and hope to a lost and seeking world. (Galatians 6:2-4) (Philippians 2:2-3)
Be encouraged to always make yourself available to be a blessing when the opportunity comes your way. You never know what someone else is going through. The hurts, the discouragements, the disappointments that may have stolen their joy and made them think that life isn’t worth living and then you come along not knowing what they need, but you share a kind word, do a kind deed, share a hug or a smile that completely changes that one’s outlook and reinvigorates their will not only to live, but to live better than they had before. That is a legacy that each of us would be proud to call our own to know that our simple life was used in such an extraordinary way to help better this world by bettering one soul at a time. God knows the power of being there for one another and that is why there are so many scriptures that tell us to love one another, to be there for one another, to prefer others over ourselves and to esteem others higher than ourselves. (Galatians 6:7-10) (Romans 12:10)
May you receive this word into your heart and do your absolute best to be that Beacon of hope and light that all are drawn to and would wish to emulate in their own life. You will be so proud to lead your life in this manner and then finally when you meet the Lord you will be humbled when you hear “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21)
I hope this message ministers to your heart to always be kind, generous and loving to everyone you meet because your life’s example may be the catalyst in which the life of another may be made better.
When I was a freshman in college I received a letter that forever opened a window in my soul. I had just started writing and the editor of my local county newspaper had been kind enough to publish some of my work. About a month later the letter arrived. Sadly, I lost it in the many moves I have made since then, but its essence still lives in my heart.
Here is what it said. “You may not remember me. We last saw each other in kindergarten and my family moved the next year. We still get the county paper in the mail, though, and when I saw your name I had to write you. You see that first year in school was very difficult for me. I was a tiny, sickly, and homely girl that the other children teased every day. The thing I remember about you is that you never did. You were always kind to me. When we lined up to go out the teacher always put me beside you and you would hold my hand as we crossed the street. You talked to me and played with me. When you were around me the other kids didn’t tease me. You saw me as a person, not someone different and I will be forever grateful for that. My whole life was better because of how you treated me all those years ago.”
I quickly wrote back to my kindergarten friend and we corresponded happily for several years before the illness that she had struggled with since childhood finally took her life. I will never forget, however, just how much that simple kindness I had shared meant to her. It made me see that kindness, goodness, love, and joy truly are the most important things in the world.
Every act of kindness we do touches another’s heart. Every bit of goodness we share makes the world a better place. Every choice for love we make brings us and those around us closer to God. God blessed us with the power to help, heal, love, and change this world forever. Let’s use that power and make both Earth and Heaven smile.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 John 4:18-21 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love Him, because He first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”
Romans 12:15-18 “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. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
Galatians 6:1-4 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”
Hebrews 13:1-3 “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity as being yourselves also in the body.”
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.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: TRUE LOVE AND PEACE
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Today's Selected Testimony: THE DAY THE ANGELS REJOICE
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry