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482nd -- Window Of Opportunity


There are many moments in life when we are tempted to lose our peace and 
instead of sowing kindness and mercy in the lives of others, we feel like
doing the opposite and simply be rude and vengeful. We need to keep in 
mind that God calls us the children of light which is meant to illuminate
and make brighter every dark and discouraging situation that comes our way.
The Lord Jesus declares in Matthew 5:14-16
“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.”

I hope you are inspired by this message to be an encourager and one who 
sheds light on every dark situation that comes your way. You will be 
showing the mercy and love of God by the way that you portray yourself.


“What window needs fixing?” the repairman snapped as beads of sweat rolled
off his forehead. It was a hot, humid August day, and the last thing I 
needed was a grouchy repairman.

“Before I show you,” I said, “let me clarify what I'd like to have done. I
spoke to your supervisor, and she said you would inspect all my windows 
while you are here.”

"Look, lady, I drove around for two hours trying to find your house. Now 
I'm way behind schedule. I don't care what the main office told you, I 
don't have time to inspect all your windows.”

“But I've been waiting months for your company to send a repairman,” I 
said. “These windows are brand new, and some of them are scratched. I 
specifically asked to have a repairman look at all the new windows.”

“Well, I ain't gonna do it, lady,” he huffed. “Now, show me the window I 
came to fix.”

“Fine,” I thought to myself, as I showed him the broken window, “I'll fix
you! After you leave, I'm going to write a scathing letter to your 
supervisor. Maybe you'll even lose your job. Good riddance! Who needs rude
people like you to deal with?”

Just then something inside my head seemed to say, “Jeanne, what do you 
think this man needs?”

“I don't know, and I don't care,” I answered.

“Give him something to drink,” the voice seemed to say. “It's hot. He got
lost coming to your house. He's frustrated and tired. Offer him a pitcher
of ice water.”

“I'll give him some water, but I'm still going to write that letter,” I 
responded. Pushing aside my ruffled feathers, I went to the house and 
filled a pitcher with water and ice.

“Would you like some ice water?” I asked, handing him a glass and the 
pitcher of water. I would have preferred to pour it over his head.

“Yeah, thanks,” he said as he gulped the water down.

“Now, ask him if he'd like you to pick up some fast food for him when you
run to the store,” the voice inside my head seemed to say. “He probably 
hasn't had time to eat.”

“That's a little too much,” I protested. But, reluctantly, I responded to
the voice.

“I have to return this video to the store and will be gone for just a few
minutes,” I told the repairman. “Can I get you anything to eat while I'm 
out? There's a McDonald's where I'm going.”

“Lady, you're a real lifesaver,” the man said. “Here, meet my son. He's 
helping me today. We're so far behind on our schedule that we haven't had
time to eat.” Then, reaching into his pocket for some money, he told me 
what he and his son wanted.

When I returned, the father and son stopped working and devoured the food
I had brought them. I went about my work. A few minutes after they had 
finished eating, they completed the repair of the window. “Now, lady,” the
rough-looking repairman said, “what windows did you want me to look at?”

After inspecting all my windows, he said, “By the way, here's my business
card. If you ever have any problems with your windows, you call me 
personally.” He left with a smile on his face.

As I walked into my house, the voice seemed to say, “Do you still want to
write that letter?”

“No,” I thought. And in that moment, I knew it was the Lord who had 
prompted me to show kindness when I wanted revenge. “Thank You, Lord,” I 
prayed, “for giving me this window of opportunity to make a difference in
someone's life.”

By Jeanne Getz Pallos

Be encouraged to do good at all times even in the midst of the enemy's 
attacks and put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness and 
show forth the God whom you belong to. Allow the light that is within you
to shine where all who are attacking you will see the love that emanates 
from those who have made Jesus the Lord of their life. (Isaiah 61:3)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 12:19-21 “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.”

Matthew 5:43-45 Jesus declares
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall
love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your 
enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray
for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of
your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the 
good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

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.”

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

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Today’s Selected Testimony: THE DAY THE ANGELS REJOICED
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In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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