The love and joy that God has placed within our hearts is not meant to be
kept to ourselves, but it is to be used to encourage and bless those
around us who need to be lifted up and shown that goodness still exists and
is abundant upon the earth. We should remember that we are ambassadors for
Christ who are meant to share what we've been given with a world that is
hurting around us. When we share a smile, give a hug, or simply encourage
someone to try again, we are not only investing in their lives, but we are
also making a difference in their future. We are showing them by our
actions of care that someone does love them and that they are worthy.
Never postpone doing something kind because the impact that you will leave
behind is limitless. It may only take us a moment to share a kind word or
do a kind deed, but the ripple effects will continue on far longer than we
can think or imagine. (Romans 12:9-10) (2 Corinthians 5:20) (Hebrews 13:1-3)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to take time to
spread the love and joy that you have in your heart to those around you.
By doing so, you will be blessing others in ways that will be remembered
for years to come.
EVER INCREASING JOY
One of the most fascinating discoveries that I have made in my life is
that no matter how much love you give to others or joy you share with them
you still end up with more than you started with. It is a wonderful
miracle that never stops amazing me. When I smile and wave at my neighbor
across the road, I send all of my joy with it. Yet, when I go back inside
my house, I find that I have even more joy warming my heart and soul than
I did before.
When I stop to share a few nice words with someone I meet, I share my
kindness with them as well. Later, however, I find that the kindness in me
has grown even greater. When I give my children a hug and tell them I love
them, I can actually feel the love flowing from my heart and soul to
theirs. Still, when I look inside myself afterwards, I find that the love
within me has increased once again.
I still smile everyday at this wonderful miracle although it must drive
the mathematicians crazy. I rejoice in this special law of giving that God
has blessed our hearts and souls with. I thank God for the ever increasing
joy, love, peace, happiness, goodness, and delight that flows back into my
life whenever I share it with others. I hope too that one day the entire
world realizes this glorious truth and lives it as well.
Norman Vincent Peale said, “Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes
as you try to keep it for yourself.” Never stop giving your joy away then.
Never stop sharing your love with the world. You will be amazed at just
how much love you can bless others with. You will be delighted at just how
much joy you can spread. And most of all you will be surprised at just how
much more love and joy grows in your heart and soul when you do so.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
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
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.”
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.”
1 Peter 3:8-11 “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for
evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye
are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will
love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his
lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him
seek peace, and ensue it.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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