The life that we lead is a living testimony to who we really are on the
inside. Whether we realize it or not, people are watching to see how we
carry ourselves in daily life. What we must always remember and keep in
mind is that we should always act as Christ did and use our life as a
living example to encourage, inspire and challenge all people to live life
fully and be all that they were created to be. I can attest to the fact
that it brings great joy to one's heart when they know their life has made
an impact that will never be forgotten.
When we take the initiative to encourage those who are feeling low and
challenge those who feel like giving up to try just one more time, we are
in essence acting as Angels in disguise. We are using our life to be a
blessing in someone else's life and when we act in this manner, we are
ensuring a blessed legacy. Be encouraged to live a life full of character,
integrity and faith and use your life to make an impact on others that will
never be erased or forgotten.
I hope this message encourages your heart to have a zeal for life that is
inspiring to others. When we impact a single soul in a positive way, the
ripple effects can be infinite.
I got a new picture of my sponsor child Lizther in the mail today. I was
amazed at how different she seemed now. It looked like she had grown up
overnight. I went and took her older pictures of her younger days and
placed them side by side with the new photo. There was no doubt about it.
The little child I had started sponsoring through Children International
several years ago had grown into a lovely young lady.
I went into my bedroom and pulled out my scrapbook full of her letters and
drawings. It was incredible seeing her grow up in them too. With each one
I saw her becoming better and more beautiful both inside and out. This
once scared little girl, living in poverty, was now a wise, wonderful
teenager determined to finish school, start a career, and help her family.
I have no doubt either that she is going to bless this world with her life.
Smiling I put the scrapbook down and looked once again at her pictures over
the years. Year by year the sparkle of light and joy in her eyes seemed to
grow a little brighter. It made me happy thinking that my support,
encouragement, and letters over the years might have had some small part
in nurturing that light.
Any day that you can add to the sparkle of love and joy in other’s eyes is
a day well lived. Anything that you can do to increase the light that
shines in another’s soul is worth doing. God put us here to spread His
light, to share our own, and to help everyone we meet to shine a little
brighter as well. Do all you can then to bring a little laughter, a little
light, a little help, and a little happiness to another’s day. Do all you
can to bless this world with your talents and with your love. Do all you
can to live your life so that even the eyes of those watching over you
from Heaven sparkle with joy.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 12:10-14 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;
in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in
spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints;
given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.”
Romans 12:18-21 “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably
with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place
unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the
Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him
drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not
overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Galatians 6:2-4 “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.”
Romans 15:1-4 “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the
weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour
for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not Himself; but, as
it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on Me. For
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
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Today's Selected Testimony: HE WANTED ME
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry