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1123rd -- Giving Your Life Away


I am a firm believer in sowing and reaping. What we give we will get back.
What we plant we will harvest. The same seeds that we send out into the 
world will come back to us again to either bless or curse our life. We 
must be ever mindful of how we are using our life because whether we 
realize it or not our life has an impact on this world. Whether that 
impact is positive or negative is totally up to us. We have been given 
free will to plant good seeds or bad seeds, to bless our life or curse it 
and we have the ability to be a blessing to others or be selfish and only 
want for our own well-being. I've learned the simple truth that it is 
better to give than it is to receive and that being a blessing to others 
will start a ripple effect that we will never fully comprehend or know 
about. Doing good works never stops when that deed is done, but the 
ripples continue on affecting the lives of others all because we took the 
initiative to be our brother's keeper.

Making our life useful is all we should ever wish for. Leading someone 
onto a better path, lifting someone up who was downtrodden, teaching 
someone, ministering to someone, volunteering our time are all simple ways 
that we can make a small impact upon our fellow man. When we lead by 
example we show those around us that goodness still exists within humanity 
and that no soul is beyond receiving our love and compassion. Be 
encouraged to think on how you may leave a positive and lasting impact 
upon those around you. What talents, gifts or abilities do you possess 
that you can impart upon someone else? See what God has given you as 
tools that can be used in elevating those around you who need what only 
you possess. When we care for our neighbor as we care for ourselves we 
change this world for the better one soul at a time.

I hope you are encouraged and challenged by this message to make an extra 
effort each day to let the love that is within your heart to be shown 
where all will be impacted for the better.


Sometimes the greatest lessons in life come at the oddest moments. One of 
mine came when I was helping to harvest our gardens as a boy. We had four 
of them and they took a lot of work. In the fall, however, they produced 
more than enough vegetables for the whole year. Every year my Dad would 
separate a part of them to share with friends and people in the community. 
One time while we were loading up a bag full of corn to take to a needy 
family I asked my Dad why we always gave so many of our vegetables away. 
He said, "Son, not everyone has as much as we do. They can use our help. 
Besides, if we didn’t give these vegetables away they would just go to 
waste." Now that I have been on this world a lot longer I can see the 
wisdom in my Dad’s words. I can see too that they apply not just to 
vegetables but to our entire lives.

What good are our lives, after all, if we don’t give them away? What good 
are the things we have if they just go to waste? We all come into this 
world naked and shivering with nothing. We can take nothing with us when 
we leave here either. Our lives and possessions then are only momentary 
gifts. They have meaning only when we share them and use them to help others.

In fact, the real riches of life come from every act of giving, helping, 
and sharing we do. These true riches are love, joy, and oneness with God. 
They are the wealth of the spirit and the treasures of Heaven. The best 
thing about them too is that they never run out. The more you give them 
away, the more God pours them into your heart, soul, and mind.

Don’t let your life go to waste. Give it away. Give it joyously in service 
to others. Give it lovingly in service to God. Give your money, your time, 
your talents, your help, your skills, your energy, and your love. Give 
without fear knowing that God will always give you back even more. Make 
yourself rich in the treasures of Heaven and bring a little Heaven to 
Earth as well.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

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 
of faith.”

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.”

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.”

1 John 4:10-13 “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. Hereby know we that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because
He hath given us of His Spirit.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: REACHING OUT
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem153.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: MY LIFE CHANGE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony164.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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