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642nd -- Message On Doing Good Deeds


I hope you are doing well and are in the best of health. I am doing very
well and am thankful to the Lord for this day that He has given me. If it
were not for the Lord leading and guiding my life since I was 19 years old,
I dread the thought of how my life would have turned out. Thankfully, God
saved me from my sins and called me into His service. I am thankful to the
Lord for this Ministry that is established under His name and meant to be
used to encourage and inspire God's people from around the world. It is 
my prayer that you have benefited from every area of GWM and received much
encouragement and inspiration these past months and years. I do give God
all the glory, honor and praise because if it were not for His leading, 
this Ministry would not have been the blessing that it is to the thousands
of members who are a part of it. Praise the Lord for His goodness.

The Lord has spoken to my heart to focus this message on doing good deeds
for others and showing them both the love of God and the love that you have
for them. The Lord Jesus spoke many times about doing good to others and
allowing our life to be used to glorify God in heaven. It is by our good
works that people can see that they are loved, appreciated and important 
in our eyes. The Bible declares in Galatians 6:10, "As we have therefore
opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of
the household of faith." No matter who we are and no matter how tough our
situation may be right now, we each have the ability to do good to our
fellow man and glorify our Father in heaven.

An incident I think of often proves to me that good deeds will be thought
upon far longer than the giver ever thought possible. In 1994 when I was
16 years old, my friends and I decided to go to the beach to spend the day
in the sun and have fun together. There were eight of us so we had to take
two cars to get to the beach. It was an uneventful drive for the most part
except for when we got close to the beach parking entrance. My friends and
I were in the lead car and our other four friends were in the car behind 
us. Before we pulled into the parking entrance, our friend who was driving
behind us waved his hand asking to be let in ahead of us. We didn't think 
much of it at the time as we were busy in conversation of things I have no 
recollection of, but what happened next stuck in my mind all these years.

As our friend pulled in ahead of us, he paid the parking fee for his car 
and went in to the beach entrance. As we pulled up to the tollbooth to 
pay our parking fee, the attendant informed us that the car ahead of us 
had already paid our parking fee and that we were welcome to enter. As 
young kids we were appreciative for the kind gesture and said our thanks 
when we pulled up next to them, but it was many years later that I came to
truly appreciate that good deed. It was only a few dollars that our friend
paid for us, but the thought and love that went into it meant far more than
the amount he paid.

It is for this reason that I know others appreciate when something nice is
done for them. They may not make a big deal about it in that moment, but
in their quiet time they will remember and be thankful that others love 
them enough to do something nice to make them happy. It may be a miniscule
amount of money to the giver, but the recipient will appreciate not the 
amount it cost, but the thought and love that went into it. I can vouch 
for this fact myself.

I'm sure you have a memory clear in your mind when someone unselfishly gave
of themselves to do something nice for you to show you that you are greatly
loved. Just as we have been blessed to be recipients of good deeds, we are
to have that same love and care towards others and give them that feeling
of being loved and appreciated. Also, it does not have to be someone that
we know to do something nice for, but it can be a complete stranger showing
them that humanity still has love for their fellow man.

Be encouraged to take the initiative and do something nice for someone that
you know or don't know. It does not have to be a special occasion or a
special date associated with your good deed, but can come completely out of
the blue surprising that one with something special that will be remembered
far longer than you can ever think or imagine. Please take this message to
heart and see if what I say is true. Do something nice for someone else 
and see the results of the seeds that you planted come to fruition.

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

2 Corinthians 9:7-8 “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so
let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful 
giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, 
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”

Colossians 3:16-17 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and 
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And 
whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, 
giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”

1 Corinthians 10:31-33 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever
ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews,
nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Even as I please all men in
all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they 
may be saved.”

1 John 2:9-11 “He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, 
is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the
light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth
his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not 
whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.”

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.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: WHAT YOU WILL BE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem178.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD'S FAITHFULNESS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony190.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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