It is a great blessing to know that we can be used by the Lord to lighten
the burden of those who mean so much to us. Many times we feel compelled
to be helpful towards someone else and we really don't know why, our hearts
simply tell us that is what we need to do right now. I believe the Lord
leads us in this way so that others may be helped and shown the love that
they needed to feel in that moment. What we must remember and keep in
mind is that we are all connected in this world. Even if we are not
related, we are still connected. We are all created by the Lord and are
called to be there for one another in times of need. When we take those
opportunities that come before us to be helping, to be encouraging, to show
that we care, I believe we are taking the place of Angels for those few
moments. The Angels that people can see. What are Angels anyway? They
are beings created to intervene, to help, to strengthen, to bring good news
and to shed light on a dark situation. We can take that position when we
feel inclined to do so and use our gifts to be a blessing to someone in need.
The Bible tells us in Galatians 6:10 “As we have therefore opportunity,
let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household
of faith.” We are to do good unto all men. Doing good comes in many
forms. It can be a listening ear, a helping hand, a motivational speech,
a forgiving heart and the list continues on. Just as we would like to
have someone be there for us in our time of need, let us remember to be
there for someone else in their time of need. The gifts that we give will
be remembered far longer by the recipients than they ever will be by us.
I'm sure many of us can remember when a good deed was done for us. We
don't forget the goodness of others and they won't forget our intervention
either. Be encouraged to take on the mentality of being an Angel here on
Earth. Using your life to benefit someone else ensures your immortality
in their minds and hearts. What a great legacy we will leave when all we
will be remembered for is the good that we did for others. That is a
legacy we can each be proud of.
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to take the
initiative in being a blessing towards someone else. The opportunities
that come your way are your chance to be someone's Angel in disguise.
ANGELS ALL AROUND
Most people I know believe in angels. Even some of the ones who are a bit
uncertain in their belief in God still believe in angels. Why is this?
Maybe it is because it feels right to believe in a force of goodness
higher than ourselves. God has far too often been mistakenly shown as a
punisher of us. Angels, however, are almost always shown delivering God's
messages of love and joy, helping us in our times of need, and aiding us
in our desire to do good. We so often fall short of that desire that it
is comforting to know that there are forces stronger than us willing to
help us in our efforts.
I myself believe deeply in angels. I believe that God is a god of love
and that God wishes for us to be full of love, joy, peace, and happiness.
I believe that God sends his angels to help us constantly whenever we need
them whether we believe in them or not. We are all put here to love each
other, to help each other, and to do good for each other. Sometimes,
though, we need some help. Sometimes are own efforts fall short of what we
need. That is when angels appear. Most of the time we don't even see
them or realize their presence, but I know that they are there helping us,
protecting us, and loving us.
There are other angels in this world too. These are angels that we can
see everyday. They are what I call angels in disguise. They are the
people around us whose love, joy, goodness, and light brighten our lives.
They are the people whose very presence makes our lives better, more
enjoyable, and happier than we could ever hope. They are the people who
live in the Kingdom of God even while they are here on earth. Yes, I do
believe in angels. I believe angels are all around us. I believe some of
them fly down from heaven and some of them are people you know.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
John 13:34-35 Jesus says, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love
one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this
shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
Romans 12:9-10 “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is
evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another
with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”
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.”
1 John 4:10-12 “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.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: A MOTHER IS A BLESSING
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Today’s Selected Testimony: ANGELS IN THE ROOM
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony84.htm
In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry