I hope you are doing well and in the best of health. I am doing very well
and simply continuing in the path that God has placed in my spirit. The
Lord has been ministering to my heart to have a joyous outlook on life and
a joyous attitude when it comes to helping others whether it be in word or
deed. We are to remember that our position on this earth is to be an
extension of God's hands and feet towards a hurting and dying world. The
Bible declares in Colossians 3:23-24, "And whatever you do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive
the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ." (1 Cor. 3:9)
Our intervention is done unto mankind, but if we could see with spiritual
eyes, I believe every recipient would look just like the Lord Jesus Christ,
for He said in Matthew 25:40, "Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least
of these My brethren, you did it to Me."
I hope you will be blessed and challenged by today's message.
THE KING'S HIGHWAY
Once a king had a great highway built for the members of his kingdom. After
it was completed, but before it was opened to the public, the king decided
to have a contest. He invited as many as desired to participate. Their
challenge was to see who could travel the highway the best.
On the day of the contest the people came. Some of them had fine Chariots;
some had fine clothing, fine hairdos, or great food. Some young men came in
their track clothes and ran along the highway. People traveled the highway
all day, but each one, when he arrived at the end, complained to the king
that there was a large pile of rocks and debris left on the road at one
spot and this got in their way and hindered their travel.
At the end of the day, a lone traveler crossed the finish line warily and
walked over to the king. He was tired and dirty, but he addressed the king
with great respect and handed him a bag of gold. He explained, "I stopped
along the way to clear a pile of rocks and debris that was blocking the
road. This bag of gold was under it all. I want you to return it to its
The king replied, "You are the rightful owner."
The traveler replied, "Oh no, this is not mine. I've never known such money."
"Oh yes," said the king, "You've earned this gold, for you won my contest.
He who travels the road best is he who makes the road smoother for those
who will follow."
Always remember that when you help to make the crooked path straight for
someone else, the Lord will make your crooked path straight. What we help
do for someone else, God will in turn do for us what no one else can. It
is very simple with the Lord. When we help others in love, God smiles down
on us and will meet that special need in our lives that no one else is able
to meet. Remember what Luke 6:38 declares, "Give, and IT will be given to
you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be
put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be
measured back to you."
The Lord God is a rewarder of our kind acts of love and what we help make
possible for someone else, God will make possible for us what we thought
was impossible. Never believe the lie of the enemy that we should only
want for ourselves and not care about anyone else. The devil knows of the
blessings that will be poured upon us when we have the attitude of the Lord
Jesus Christ who said, "Freely you have received, freely give." (Matthew 10:8)
Be encouraged and know that your good works are not in vain. The Lord sees
our every intervention and nothing is ever forgotten by our God, but He is
sure to reward us according to the pureness of our hearts.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 Corinthians 3:8-9 "Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and
every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we
are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building."
Colossians 3:22-24 "Servants, obey in all things your masters according to
the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart,
fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not
unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the
inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ."
Hebrews 12:1-3 "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth
so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set
before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for
the Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and
is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that
endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied
and faint in your minds."
Matthew 16:27 Jesus declares "For the Son of man shall come in the glory
of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according
to his works."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: THE COMMISSION
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Today's Selected Testimony: JONIEANN'S TESTIMONY
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry