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732nd -- Someone To Look After


We should always be quick to extend our arms towards those who are in need
because when we show our care for others, they become encouraged and see 
the love of God that comes from our hearts. Never believe the lie that you
should only care about your well-being. The Lord tells us to bear one 
another's burdens. He also tells us to visit the fatherless and widows so
that they may be encouraged and know that somebody does care about them. 
When we bear the burdens of others, our burden becomes lighter and the 
problems we face soon seem minuscule compared to the trials that those less
fortunate are going through. Be encouraged to lend a helping hand when you
see the opportunity and share a word of encouragement when you find that 
one lacking motivation to continue on. Let your light shine before all men
that they may see your good works. When you do, the Lord will be magnified
and praised because of your positive actions towards others. (James 1:27)

I hope this message ministers to your heart to open the door for those to
whom it is closed. Live as a positive witness of Jesus Christ encouraging
all, offending none and bringing Glory and Honor to the name of the Lord.


During my second year of college, I was scouting around for a place to live 
as my roommates had dropped out of school. One Sunday after church, the 
pastor put his arm around me and said, “I understand you need a room. Our
daughter is in New Zealand this year as a foreign exchange student. If 
you'd like to stay with us, you may use her room.”

To be honest, I really didn't want to stay with “the preacher's family.” I
was 19 years old and on my own. But then he told me how much rent would be
-- a ridiculously low figure that included one home-cooked meal a day. I 
thought about the offer for about a minute and decided to move in.

At the end of the semester I had planned to find other living arrangements,
since the daughter was to return home. But they asked if I wanted to stay
on another term, suggesting I move across the hall and share a room with 
their son. By this time I seemed to have been adopted into their family --
her people became my people, as it was put so beautifully in the old 
biblical story of Ruth. I happily accepted the offer.

As I vacated the daughter's bedroom, I thought it might be nice to have a
little sister to look after. But when I later met my new sister, I realized
that this idea of looking after her might be more interesting than I first

We eventually fell in love, married, and have looked after one another for
many years. There have been times that life turned out to be more 
challenging than either of us could have known. But we have always been 
able to go forward largely because we knew that somebody deeply cared.

It isn't about marriage...it's about love. It's about mothers and 
fathers, sisters and brothers and special friends who are as close as 
family. It's about anybody who can say, “I'll be around -- you can count on
me. I'll try to look after you and sometimes I will need you to look after me.”

Is there somebody you can depend on? And are others counting on you? We 
travel the path of life best when there is somebody to look after, and when
someone is looking after us.

By Steve Goodier

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 
fulfil 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.”

Psalm 20:6-7 “Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear
him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some
trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the
LORD our God.”

Romans 12:15-18 “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. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with 
all men.”

2 Timothy 4:5-8 “But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the
work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready
to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a 
good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth 
there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the 
righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto 
all them also that love His appearing.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: YOU ARE IMPORTANT
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem134.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD IS FAITHFUL
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony118.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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