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964th -- I'm Proud Of You!


We should always be quick to give praise to whom it is due. Many times we
get so busy with our daily routines that we forget to recognize the efforts
of those around us. We neglect to give an encouraging word, to praise a 
deed well done and to simply encourage those closest to us letting them 
know of how proud we are of them. It will not take a great effort on our
part to lift them up, but to the recipient, it can mean the whole world.
Sometimes people just need to be reminded that they are greatly loved and
thought upon. When we go the extra step to reassure them with our love, 
that is when relationships are strengthened and a bond becomes unbreakable.

Be encouraged to think on how you can speak a kind word, lift up and simply
encourage and reassure that one who is near and dear to your heart. When
we bless our relationships, that is seed being planted in good ground. In
due time the harvest will grow and we will see what great fruit will come
forth from the seeds that were planted. Do your part today and be a 
blesser with your words. You will see what great impact your kind gestures
will have upon others.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart always say a kind 
word to someone else when you have the opportunity. Be quick to recognize
their efforts and show them by your words, acts and deeds how proud you 
are of them.


Does anyone say it anymore? When I heard it the other day, it caught my 
attention. It was like hearing something oddly familiar but distant and 
faint in my memory.

You know, like things your grandmother used to say.

I needed to understand why. I mean, it just doesn't seem right that a 
phrase so powerful would not be heard and used regularly.

“I'm proud of you!”

When was the last time you said that to someone? Not just someone you love,
but a neighbor, friend, or co-worker.

To a neighbor... “You make a difference in the world in everything you do.
I watch the people around you, how they react whenever you're there. They
smile, laugh often and feel better for having had you in their day, even 
if ever so briefly. I'm proud of you!”

To a Friend... “You take on the challenges of life and never give in. You
might not always win, but you don't lose for lack of trying. I'm proud of you!”

To a co-worker... “You care. It shows in the way you do your work. You not
only do your job, you care about the details, the goals and the outcome. 
I'm proud of you!”

To a child... “You didn't hit a home run, but you played with your heart 
in every game. You never missed a practice; you tried your very best. 
That's a home run in my book. I'm proud of you!”

To your spouse or partner... “We'll get through this together. Yes, you 
lost your job, but so did many others. I see great determination in your 
eyes. I love you even more in the difficult times because that's when you
shine and the world sees your best. I'm proud of you!”

Now for you, my “friend I've never met”...

“You take time each day to search out and read positive, uplifting messages
on the internet. Your love for people shows when you pass along special 
messages for your friends facing challenges. Your faith is strong and 
evident when you lift up others, offer spiritual support and encouragement 
and pray for people you don't even know. You are a part of the world's 
largest support group giving hope to those whose only connection to others 
may be the internet. I'm proud of you!”

By Bob Perks

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Galatians 6:1-4 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are
spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering 
thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so
fulfill 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.”

Galatians 5:22-26 “...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, 
longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the
flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also
walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, 
envying one another.”

Hebrews 13:1-3 “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain
strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them
that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as
being yourselves also in the body.”

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.”

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

Today's Selected Poem: THE POWER OF WORDS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem40.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: BUT, GOD STEPPED IN
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony45.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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