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1067th -- Bonds Of Love


We should always be quick to bestow love upon others. Everyone in this 
world is fighting some kind of battle whether physically, emotionally or 
spiritually and when we take a genuine interest in their life showing them 
that we care for their well-being we are sowing seeds of love that will 
take root and grow from within them. There are many people in this world 
who are weary of others because their motives aren't pure towards them. 
Those who are trying to help may act like they care, but deep down they 
want something in return. That is not how we should act. When we 
interact with others, our motive should always be to see them become 
better. We shouldn't have a secret agenda when we sow love into someone 
else's life. We should do so with a pure heart, with pure intentions 
wanting only to make a bad situation a little better. That is how we will 
be remembered as truly the children of the Most High God.

Treating others as we would like to be treated and doing for others what 
we would love to be done for us is what the Lord Jesus commands us to do. 
We must take the initiative to be helping, encouraging, caring and 
affirming towards those who are down, disheartened or discouraged. Using 
our life to make a positive impact upon someone else leaves a mark upon 
their life that will never be erased or forgotten. When we do for others 
what they can't do for themselves, they will be thankful for our 
intercession and their faith in their fellow man will be restored. When 
one sees a kind deed that is done without motive and without wanting 
something in return, their faith will be restored because they will have 
seen goodness, mercy and love given with a pure heart. Having this type 
of impact upon society is something that we can be proud to call our own. 
(Luke 6:30-35) (Matthew 6:1-4)

Be encouraged to see where you might be able to make an impact upon 
someone else. Don't look for a reward for your good works, but let your 
good works stand alone showing the recipient that love abounds. When we 
do all that we can we can rest knowing assuredly that our good works will 
start a ripple effect that will continue on long after our work has 
finished. Never think helping others is a waste of time. One would 
rather be remembered for their generosity than for their selfishness. Let 
us not lead selfish lives, but rather let us leave behind a legacy of 
love, care and generosity that we would each be proud to call our own. 
(Galatians 6:2-4) (James 1:27)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to do all that you 
can with what you have to make an impact upon someone else that will never 
be forgotten.


My neighbor that lives just down the hill from me has “adopted” the family 
that lives across the road from her. She joyously calls their children her 
grandchildren and the mother and father her son and daughter. Watching 
them together touches my heart and lights up my soul. They share more than 
just cookies and chores together too. They share closeness, caring, 
laughter, tears, goodness, and love. They are a true family through both 
tough times and tender moments. They show me daily that the bonds of love 
are greater even than the bonds of blood and that we truly are one family 
in this world.

How glorious this Earth would be if only everyone followed their example. 
Wars would disappear overnight. Not a single child would go unfed. Joyous 
laughter would replace angry shouts. Hitting would turn into hugging. 
Smiles would sail from face to face, heart to heart, and soul to soul. 
Everyone would feel the love of God flowing through their hearts and 
through the hearts of their neighbors. And everywhere you would look you 
would see the shining eyes of another Child of God and member of your family.

Don’t be afraid then to build the bonds of love. Don’t be afraid to share 
yourself with others. You may even find yourself “enlarging your family” 
as you invite your fellow Children of God into your heart, soul, and life. 
After all, we were meant to love. We were meant to share joy. We were 
meant to give kindness to everyone we meet. Mother Teresa of Calcutta 
said: “Let noone ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be 
the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness 
in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” That is how my wonderful neighbor 
and her “adopted” family live and that is how I hope to live as well. May 
the same be true for you.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in 
honour preferring one another.”

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.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth 
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are 
in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of 
God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also 
aboundeth by Christ.”

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: WHAT CAN I DO?
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Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD HEALED ME FROM EPILEPSY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony91.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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