What a wonderful world this would be if we truly loved our neighbor as we love ourselves. Unfortunately the more advanced this world has become and with all of the extra time that technology has afforded us people are busier than they have ever been and sadly have become more selfish wanting for their own gain and betterment. That is why I believe we should always evaluate what is most important in life. I believe the most important thing that each of us could ever hope to have a full grasp of is love. Having love means that we care for our fellow man, we wish to see them become better, we hope that our interactions with them will elevate their life to even greater heights and because love covers a multitude of sins we could also help to affirm those who don’t feel deserving of our love, mercy and forgiveness. (Matthew 22:37-40) (James 5:19-20)
When the Lord Jesus was on the earth He preached love and commanded His disciples to follow His example to offer love, to show love, to give love and to be love towards a generation that truly does not know the purity of love that God offers. Unlike man God never has a motive when He loves us, forgives us, redeems us and sanctifies us. God doesn’t have motives or prerequisites because He is love. Everything that God does towards His beloved children begins with love. Even when we are chastened for doing wrong, it is done because God loves us and wishes to correct us so that we may walk righteously and uprightly before Him. (Hebrews 12:5-11) (Romans 12:9-21)
Let us remember how God loves humanity so that we may do our best to emulate that kind of love towards our fellow man when we see them in need. I know that I find great joy in being a blessing when I have the opportunity because God always shows how my simple interaction produces fruit and creates ripples that last far longer than I could have ever thought or imagined. I encourage you to do your best to be a blessing, to offer love, to be an encourager so that all those who leave your presence will be thankful for your life and appreciate all that you have done for them. That will be a legacy of love that will live on far longer than you can ever think or imagine. (Luke 6:30-36) (Galatians 6:1-10)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see the purity of love that can be offered from one soul to another.
GIFT OF LIFE
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at Stanford Hospital, I got to know a little girl named
Liza who was suffering from a disease and needed a blood transfusion from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.
The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes, I'll do it if it will save
As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.
He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?” Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give her all his blood.
Addendum -- John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
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.”
Galatians 5:22-26 “...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one 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.”
Philippians 2:3-7 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 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.”
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: 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