There are moments in life when we find ourselves only loving those who love
us and only doing nice things for those who do nice things for us. What we
must realize as children of the Lord is that we must take the initiative
and love those who don't love us and do good things for those who don't do
anything for us. In this manner we will be following God's command to
shine our light so that all may see our good works and glorify our Father
in Heaven. By doing good with sincerity of heart and without motive, we
may be able to lead those who are following the wrong path and show them
the path that leads to everlasting life. (Luke 6:27-36) (Matthew 5:14-16)
Our main purpose for life is to glorify the name of the Lord. Everything
else is secondary and when we lead our life in a manner that is purposeful
to leading the lost to the only true Savior, Jesus Christ, our life will be
used to its fullest potential. Be encouraged to shine your light in the
midst of this dark generation and let all people know that good exists and
the light that is within you is extended to all who will simply receive it.
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to love all people
unconditionally. Just as our Father in Heaven welcomes all to come to
Him, so can we extend our love to all people.
IT'S GOOD TO BE LOVED
We have a saying in our house that goes, “It’s good to be loved.” It was
inspired years ago by the wonderful love that our dogs show us every day.
I find myself thinking it first thing in the morning when the alarm goes
off and I find a huge Saint Bernard head resting on the side of my bed
waiting for its jowls to be scratched. I find myself saying it when my
littlest dog whose belly is only a few inches off the ground still manages
to jump up on my chair, climb up my chest, and lick my chin a hundred times.
I find myself whispering it when my oldest dog who would be past eighty if
he were human slowly gets up and walks across the room just so he can be
petted and curl up at my feet. I find myself laughing about it when I see
my daughter’s young dog perched on the back of the couch like a squirrel
watching out the window and waiting for her to get home. I find myself
smiling about it when I go to feed my big, watch dog only to find him
ignoring the food and cuddling up to my legs instead. I find myself
thanking God for that love every chance I can and taking joy in that love
every single day.
Each and every day these five dogs show me just how good it is to be loved.
Each and every day these five dogs show me just how great it is to love. I
am sure too that God put dogs here on this world to teach us just that. If
everyone on this world were to love each other as unconditionally as our
dog’s love us then Earth would seem a whole lot more like Heaven.
It is good to be loved, but it is even better to love. My furry angels
sent from God show me this every single day. May we all one day learn to
love as freely, faithfully, and unconditionally as they do. May we all one
day learn the lessons in joy, sweetness, playfulness, and happiness that
they teach. May we all one day learn to live our lives as well as our dogs
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 John 4:7-8 “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.”
Philippians 2:3-7 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not
every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the
form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself
of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in
the likeness of men.”
Romans 12:3 “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that
is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think;
but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure
John 13:12-15 “So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His
garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have
done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If
I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash
one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as
I have done to you.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: REACHING OUT
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry