We are to do good works with all of our heart not only because God commands
it, but because we will reap what we sow. The Lord has set certain laws
that will work regardless if we believe in them or not. Just as the plant
grows out of the dirt of the ground with one small seed so to will our life
follow a certain path that started with a seed. We are to be mindful of
how we interact with and treat those around us because whether we realize
it or not our life's path is dependent upon what we are sowing in the lives
of others. (Eph. 2:10) (Galatians 6:7-8) (Matthew 5:38-48) (Matthew 19:29-30)
The Bible declares in Hosea 10:12 “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap
in mercy; break up your fallow ground for it is time to seek the Lord, till
He come and rain righteousness upon you.” The Lord who sees our righteous
acts will return to us in plenty what we have sown in the lives of others.
We will reap what we sow, so you be encouraged to do what is right and
acceptable before the Lord and you will receive a righteous reward.
I hope you are blessed and encouraged by this message to continually sow
your good works in the lives of others and receive for yourself the
blessings of the Lord.
A ROOM FOR THE NIGHT
One stormy night many years ago, an elderly man and his wife entered the
lobby of a small hotel in Philadelphia. Trying to get out of the rain, the
couple approached the front desk hoping to get some shelter for the night.
“Could you possibly give us a room here?” the husband asked. The clerk, a
friendly man with a winning smile, looked at the couple and explained that
there were three conventions in town. “All of our rooms are taken,” the
clerk said. “But I can't send a nice couple like you out into the rain at
one o'clock in the morning.....would you perhaps be willing to sleep in my
room? It's not exactly a suite, but it will be good enough to make you
folks comfortable for the night!”
When the couple declined, the young man pressed on. “Don't worry about me;
I'll make out just fine,” the clerk told them. So the couple agreed.
As he paid his bill the next morning, the elderly man said to the clerk,
“You are the kind of manager who should be the boss of the best hotel in
the United States. Maybe someday I'll build one for you.”
The clerk looked at them and smiled. The three of them had a good laugh.
As they drove away, the elderly couple agreed that the helpful clerk was
indeed exceptional, as finding people who are both friendly and helpful
Two years passed. The clerk had almost forgotten the incident when he
received a letter from the old man. It recalled that stormy night and
enclosed a round-trip ticket to New York, asking the young man to pay them
The old man met him in New York, and led him to the corner of Fifth Avenue
and 34th St. He then pointed to a great new building there, a palace of
reddish stone, with turrets and watchtowers thrusting up to the sky. “That,
said the older man, is the hotel I have just built for you to manage!”
“You must be joking,” the young man said.
“I can assure you I am not!” said the older man, a sly smile playing around
his mouth. The older man's name was William Waldorf Astor, and the
magnificent structure was the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
The young clerk who became its first manager was George C. Boldt. This
young clerk never foresaw the turn of events that would lead him to become
the manager of one of the world's most glamorous hotels.
The Bible says that we are not to turn our backs on those who are in need,
for we might be entertaining angels.
And the lesson is....treat everyone with love, grace and respect, and you
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 126:5-6 “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth
forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with
rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Ephesians 6:7-8 “With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to
men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he
receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”
Galatians 6:7-8 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of
the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the
Spirit reap life everlasting.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: THINGS I HAVE LEARNED
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Today’s Selected Testimony: I HAVE FINALLY MADE IT
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry