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1112th -- The Habits Of Love


I am a firm believer that what we continually do is what we will eventually
become. Our habits or daily routines will dictate what our future holds 
for us. What we continually look upon, think about and meditate on is 
where our life will follow. That is why we should ask ourselves the 
question “Are we doing the right things that will lead our life down the 
right path?” We should be mindful of the seeds that we are sowing in life 
and realize that we will reap exactly what we have sown. Doing simple 
things like being considerate of others, showing kindness to strangers, 
being affectionate towards our loved ones and letting them know how much 
we care for them are all seeds that will take root and bring forth a 
wonderful harvest. What we do, what we say and how we act are all seeds 
that will take root and come back to either bless or curse our life.

I encourage you to think on how you are spending your days. Are you 
mindful of your seeds? Are you doing the right things even when no one 
else is watching? Are you living in integrity? Do you have a strong and 
unwavering character? Answering these simple questions will help us to 
determine what kind of harvest we will receive based on the seeds that we 
are sowing. When we are mindful of our seeds, we will act in a deliberate 
manner; we will no longer be careless to do the things that have no 
importance or relevance, but rather we will do the things that add to our 
life and not take away from it. Be encouraged again to bless your life 
and the lives of others by taking the initiative to lift others up, to 
encourage them, to be a blessing and know that by the seeds that you are 
sowing, you are ensuring a bright, beautiful and blessed future for 
yourself and for those closest to you.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that the 
goodness that we sow in the lives of others will also return to bless our 
life just the same.


I stopped at the local gas station with my oldest son to fill-up my car 
the other day. I told him to go on in and get himself a can of pop while I 
pumped the gas. After I finished and got in line to pay I looked to see 
where he was. I soon found him by the front doors of the store. He was 
opening one for a woman with her arms full of groceries. He accepted her 
thanks with a cheerful “no problem” and quickly moved to the other door to 
open it for a little girl struggling to pull it out. I smiled when I saw 
this wonderful goodness, kindness, politeness, and helpfulness in my son. 
He was so full of the habits of love that it warmed my heart. I told him 
what a fine, young man he has become as we walked back to the car. It is 
something I can never tell him enough.

The theologian John Powell once wrote that, “The habits formed in youth 
can become the tyrants in old age.” As I look at the beautiful, loving 
habits of my own children I think that they can also become the blessings 
as well. My oldest son’s habits are so joyful and caring that everyone 
shines brighter when he is around. My daughter’s habits too are full of 
compassion, sharing, and gentleness. All that she wants to do with her 
life is to help others, and that is just what she does every single day. 
My youngest son has many habits of love as well. His habit of smiling is 
contagious and his habit of laughter can uplift the heaviest heart.

You don’t have to be young, however, to form the habits of love. It is 
never too late to choose them. They can become your blessings not just in 
old age, but at any age. You can start today to fill your life with the 
happiness they create, joy they share, and oneness with God they bring. 
You can open doors with your kindness, open hearts with your helpfulness, 
and open souls with your goodness. God gives you a lifetime to learn the 
habits of love and to share them with the world. May you always delight in 
doing so.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 12:14-17 “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the 
same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men 
of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil 
for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”

Luke 6:30-31 Jesus declares
“Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of 
him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that 
men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth 
not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself 
unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, 
believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity 
never faileth...”

Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, 
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and 
seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: WISDOM OF THE SOUL
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem182.htm 

Today’s Selected Testimony: JESUS MY DELIVERER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony136.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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