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1108th -- Message On Being Kind


There are too many people in this world who are down on themselves because 
they believe the negative words that others say about them. So many times 
people fall short for one reason or another and instead of being embraced, 
encouraged and edified to do better, they are condemned, scoffed at and
made a mockery of. Instead of lifting our brother up, we take pleasure in 
tearing him down. That ought not to be. We must realize that we've all
fallen short at one time or another. We're all imperfect human beings who 
are guaranteed to make mistakes in life and knowing this should cause us 
to embrace those who fall short and make it our duty to lift them up, 
encourage them, challenge them and show them that they can do better.

We must believe in them when they don't believe in themselves and show them
how special they are and how much they still have to offer this world. No 
man who has breath in his lungs is without hope and as Christ's 
ambassadors we must take the initiative to lift others up and never tear 
them down. The Bible declares in Romans 14:19 “Therefore let us pursue 
the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify 
another.” When we become our brother's keeper, we are bringing hope to 
the hopeless, we are giving a life jacket to that one who is drowning and 
by our belief in them, we are challenging them to believe in themselves again.

Not too long ago one of my family members told me something that really 
blessed my heart. He was sitting with one of my cousins who mentioned my 
name and started expressing their love and appreciation for my life. They 
went on to say how much they cared about me and wished me well and when I 
heard this I felt such joy and love for them in return. They never 
thought it would get back to me, they were just expressing their feelings, 
but when I did find out, I really appreciated their kind words. It 
encouraged me to know that I am loved by my family. Of course this is 
something we all know, but hearing it afresh blesses our soul and reminds 
us that we truly are loved.

I know firsthand that an encouraging word can do so much to lift up one's 
spirit. Unfortunately the opposite is also true. That is why we must be 
conscious to the words we speak, to the tone that we speak them and to the 
motive that is behind them. Just as we need to be lifted up when we are 
feeling low, let us do the same for those around us. Ephesians 4:29 
declares “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that 
which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the 
hearers.” Let us use our words to minister grace. Let us remind those 
who are downtrodden how special they are and how much they still have to offer.

It is easy to condemn others and the world loves to do it, but let us 
separate ourselves and do the opposite. Let us embrace, let us encourage, 
let us show our appreciation for those whom we love and let us remind them 
how special they are, how loved they are and how much they mean to us. 
When we act in this manner others can't help but to be lifted up and 
encouraged. I pray we all take the initiative to be our brother's keeper 
and do for them what we wish would be done for us in our time of need.

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in 
honour preferring one another.”

1 John 3:16-19 “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down 
His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But 
whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and 
shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of 
God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in 
tongue; but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the 
truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.”

Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus declares
“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.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth 
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are 
in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of 
God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also 
aboundeth by Christ.”

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: BRIGHTEN YOUR CORNER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem71.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: THE SPARROW
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony56.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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