It is important that we are kind and considerate towards others at all
times and treat all people the way we ourselves would want to be treated.
There are many moments in life when we rush through our daily routines
without showing interest and care in what others around us are doing. We
must always keep in mind that we are living testimonies unto the Lord and
the life that we live is a reflection of whom we Love and call Savior and
Lord. The Lord Jesus declares in John 13:35 "By this shall all men know
that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another." Be encouraged
to shine the light that is within you and show by your actions that you are
a representative of Christ on the earth. (Philippians 2:2-7) (Matthew 5:16)
I hope you are encouraged by this story to take special interest in others
and show the spirit of God that lives within you.
A MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION
During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz.
I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until
I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several
times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her
name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.
Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count
toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor.
"In your careers you will meet many people. All are significant. They
deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
How many times in our life have we passed by someone that we've seen on a
daily basis without even acknowledging them? This should never be the case
because as a child of God we are called to take special interest in all
people and show the Love of God through our lives. The Bible declares in
Philippians 2:2-3 "Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same
love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish
ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better
than himself." (Galatians 6:1-4) (Philippians 2:5-9) (Romans 10:15)
We are to keep the love of God at the center of our lives and care for our
neighbor as we do for ourselves. We read in 1 John 4:20 "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?" Be
encouraged to take the time to be kind and considerate showing the Love of
God towards everyone in your path. (Colossians 3:8-17) (Romans 13:13-14)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus says, "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is
set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it
under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are
in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
1 John 4:7-11 "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and
every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not
knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God
toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that
we might live through Him. 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."
Galatians 6:2-4 "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil 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."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: WISE WORDS
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Today's Selected Testimony: SAND OR GRAVEL?
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry