We should always think about what we will be remembered for so that we don’t waste the precious time that God has entrusted us with. So many times we rush through our days running from one place to another, but at the end of the day we don’t see that we accomplished anything of significance. That is why I believe we should be purposeful with our actions so that we are conscious to our surroundings and because we are we will be quick to notice the needs of those around us. There are so many people that are in need physically, spiritually and emotionally and when we make the extra effort to see their need and then do our best to try to meet their need, then we will truly be a blessing in their lives and at the end of the day we will see for ourselves what a great difference we helped to make. When we do for others what they can’t presently do for themselves, we are sowing seeds that will take root and bring forth a bountiful harvest. We just have to have the forethought that blessings given will never return back to us void, but they will accomplish all that God has purposed for them to accomplish. (Luke 6:31) (Isaiah 55:12)
No matter what you may be going through yourself either physically, emotionally or spiritually I want you to know that when you make yourself available to be a blessing to someone else, you will quickly find your burden becoming lightened and the joy of the Lord enveloping your heart and showing you how blessed and favored your life truly is. I firmly believe that it is only in looking at the plight of others that we will quickly find how light our burden is compared to the heaviness of those around us. When we place ourselves in their shoes, we will become empathetic and we will wish to do our best to see them become better, wiser and stronger than they are right now. By being Christ’s ambassadors to a hurting and discouraged world, we will be shining a light so bright that it could never be extinguished. (Galatians 6:1-4) (1 Corinthians 13:1-8)
Be encouraged to see where you might be of service towards your fellow man and do your best to do for them in their time of need as you would want someone to do for you in your time of need. Always remember that your blessings will follow you and at exactly the right time the seeds that you sowed will return back to you a wonderful harvest and you will see the blessing that sowing and reaping work magnificently because God has established this truth that whatever we put into the ground will grow and come back to us again. May we always sow goodness, joy, encouragement, love, affirmation, forgiveness and let all people see the blessings that come forth when one makes themselves available to love another without motive or pretense. (Luke 6:35-36) (2 Corinthians 9:6-9)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to do all that you can to see others rise higher, stand taller and reach farther than they ever thought they could.
I have a friend who is a rich investor. He doesn’t wear thousand dollar suits, however. I have never seen him in anything but old, work shirts and blue jeans. He doesn’t drive an expensive car either. I doubt if he has ever even owned a new car. He doesn’t live in some fancy mansion on a hill. His house is old and his furniture is worn, but that doesn’t bother him at all. You see my friend is an investor in goodness. He doesn’t earn any money from it, but the dividends he receives make him one of the richest men I know.
I remember the hug he got once when he helped an elderly lady jump start her car. It was priceless. I remember the smile he got from a young boy after he fixed the boy’s bicycle. It was worth a fortune. I remember the warm thanks he got when he helped a poor family repair their home before winter arrived. It was a treasure beyond compare. My friend never hoards the wealth he gets back from his “good” investments, either. He just keeps reinvesting them in his community and in this world every day of his life.
One of the greatest things about my friend’s investments too is that we all can make them. I intend to make as many of them as I can every chance that I get. There is no risk involved either. Henry David Thoreau said, “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” Invest in some goodness today then. Help a neighbor. Share some laughter with your friends. Give a smile to everyone you meet. Take your wealth of love, joy, and oneness with God and invest it in everything you do. I guarantee you that the return on your investments will be incredible and your compound interest will be out of this world. You might even become a goodness billionaire like my friend. He knows as well as anyone what the true riches of this world and the next world really are.
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 another.”
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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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry