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663rd -- What Exactly Is A Hero?


The Lord has instilled greatness within each of us that is meant to be used
to bring glory and honor to His name. The gifts that we have been given 
may seem miniscule to us, but it can mean the world to someone in need of
what we possess. We should never undervalue our gifts thinking that we are
not special enough to touch someone else and encourage them to continue on.
The Lord has us here for a special purpose that is meant to minister grace
to those near to us to let them know that All will be well and nothing by
any means shall be able to harm them. Believe in yourself this day and 
allow the Lord to use you to encourage and bless someone else that is in
need of what only you can give. (Isaiah 54:17) (Philippians 2:13-15)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to see that you have
the ability to minister to those who are down and discouraged and can make
an impact on this world for the better.


Once, many years ago, I pulled a family out of a burning car somewhere in
the middle of Wyoming. Last week I received a telephone call from a woman
who could not stop crying as she told me that one of my stories had saved
her son from committing suicide. In closing she called me “a hero.”

That got me to thinking about what a hero really is. Was I a hero because
I pulled a family from a burning car? If so, how could I be a hero just
because I wrote a story that saved someone’s life?

Today I decided to look up the word “hero” in the dictionary to see exactly
what it meant.

It read “A person who does something brave.”

As I read on, it also said “A person who is good and noble.”

That statement impressed me more than did the part about being brave.

That got me to thinking about something very important. Say I was walking
into the local Wal-Mart Store and I happened to open and hold the door for
someone as a courtesy. As they passed me by, I say “How are you today?” 
Most of the time that would be no big deal, but this time lets say it was
for someone who is deeply depressed and near the end of the rope. That may
have very well been the only kindness or courtesy shown to them in a very 
long time.

Having been near the “end of my rope,” after my marriage of twenty years 
ended, I was in such a condition. I was within hours of trying to get up 
enough nerve to end the pain and misery. When I returned home, someone had
sent me a card in the mail which told me how much they appreciate me as a
friend. That wonderful card probably saved my life. That person, without 
even knowing it, saved a life and became a hero.

I went on to write many stories which last week saved the life of a teenage
boy. In turn that makes the person who sent me the card a double hero.

I suppose that is why I fight so hard to help the children now living in 
orphanages. Most children come out of these institutions with a very hard
and vindictive attitude against the world. The gifts we send them let them
know that they have not been forgotten. Hopefully, most of them will never
hurt anyone because of the kindness shown to them by those of us who cared.
If it works we will also become “heroes.”

Gee, who would have ever thought that anyone can become a hero, and
possibly save a life, just by being kind and courteous to others? The best
part of all is that becoming a “hero” is free to all who wish to wear such
an honor.

By Roger Dean Kiser

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy 
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who
hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”

Philippians 2:13-15 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to
do of His good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in
the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights 
in the world.”

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.”

Colossians 3:16-17 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all 
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and 
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And
whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: GOOD THINGS TO REMEMBER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem129.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: MADE STRONG THROUGH WEAKNESS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony183.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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