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201st -- Believing In Each Other


With these days that we are living in that are full of discouragement and
pessimism, we need to stand out and be encouragers just as God has in mind
for each believer. We have good news to give the world and a light that
needs to shine like never before. With everything around us trying to
bring us down and make us want to quit, I encourage you to take on the
mentality of Christ and be uplifters and encouragers to all you come into
contact with. You have the ability within yourself to lift up someone who
is down and help them reach the potential they are too discouraged to see
right now. This message is focused on encouraging one another and I hope
you take this message to heart and try your hardest to be uplifting even 
when you do not feel like it. (2 Chronicles 35:2) (Acts 11:23-24)

This is a good story that shows what great results can come forth when 
someone who is discouraged is lifted up and motivated because of the 
encouragement they received from someone close to them. I hope you are 
challenged and inspired by this message to be uplifting and motivating 
towards those around you who feel like they should just give up. You will
be shining a great light through your life and the love of God is sure to
be seen through your encouragement towards that person that needs a 
spiritual lift. (Matthew 5:14-16) (John 13:34-35)


Love believes in all things. 

In 1910 DeWitt Wallace developed a new idea for a magazine. It would 
consist of a collection of condensed articles and he would call it the 
Reader's Digest. He put together a proposed sample and sent it to 
publishers throughout the country. Nobody seemed interested. DeWitt was
terribly discouraged. 

It's about the same time he met Lila Bell Acheson, the daughter of a 
Presbyterian minister. Before long the two fell in love. Lila believed 
in DeWitt's dream. She wouldn't let him give up and encouraged him to 
keep trying his wonderful idea for a magazine. Boosted by her faith in him,
DeWitt started mailing circular letters to potential subscribers. 

In October, 1921, Lila married DeWitt. On returning from their honeymoon,
they found a bundle of letters from interested subscribers. Together they
worked on Volume 1, Number 1, which appeared in February, 1922. DeWitt 
Wallace included Lila Bell Acheson as his co-founder, co-editor and 
co-owner. Over the years their little magazine grew. Now printed in at 
least 19 languages, Reader's Digest is the best-selling magazine in the 
entire world. 

DeWitt and Lila were more than husband and wife, they were true friends.
They encouraged, supported and believed in each other. They worked side 
by side to make their dream come true, and in the process they respected 
each other. DeWitt once said, "I think Lila made the Digest possible." I 
can imagine that Lila would probably say the same about DeWitt. 

Yes, Love believes in all things. It sticks up for seemingly impossible 
dreams, cheering as those dreams struggle forward and applauding when they
finally come true. 

By Steve Stevens

I truly believe every person has the ability to be an encourager. Saying
a kind word or encouraging someone not to quit may be enough to make that
person's dreams come to pass. It is easy to give up when all the doors 
around us seem to be closed, but an encouraging word that we all can offer
not to give up, can be motivation enough for that person to continue on and
know that their persistence in seeing their vision come alive will be 
rewarded with great success. (Genesis 24:12) (Joshua 1:8-9)

I encourage you to try to be a motivation and an encouragement to someone
close to you who is not receiving the support they need. If every person
took an interest in someone else who was in need of an encouraging boost 
to continue on and not give up on their dreams, this world would have an 
explosion of inspirational testimonies on the power of not giving up. It
is not too late for us to take on this goal of motivating those who are 
feeling down and discouraged. You just may be the catalyst to which a 
great event takes place; all because of your interest in a person was not
receiving the motivation they needed. (Revelation 12:11) (Galatians 6:1-4)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 "Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; 
love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, 
does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice 
in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all 
things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails…"

Matthew 5:43-46 Jesus declares
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall
love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your
enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and 
pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be 
sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and 
on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love
those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors 
do the same?"

Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus declares
"You are the light of the world. A city 
that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put 
it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are 
in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your 
good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

Galatians 6:1-4 "Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who 
are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering
yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so
fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something,
when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own
work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another."

All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.

Today's Selected Poem: THE POWER OF ONE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem125.htm

In Christ's Love and Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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