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654th -- What Inspires Me


The good deeds that we do for others will leave a positive impact on their
lives and will be remembered far longer than we may think. Doing good to
others not only brings blessings to them, but will also give us a feeling
of fulfillment and a knowing that we have impacted someone else for the 
better and have helped to brighten up their day. Be encouraged to bless 
someone else with your good deed and allow them to feel the love and care 
that you have for them. By simply doing something nice, we will make a 
positive impact on people's lives and let them know that they are greatly
loved. (Galatians 6:10) (Psalm 37:3-6) (Psalm 41:1-2) (Hebrews 10:24-25)

I hope this message encourages your heart to know that a good deed can be
large or small, but nevertheless will leave the same positive impact on the
receiver who will be thankful for the gift you have given.


First off I am not an easy fellow to inspire. When I am inspired, (and it 
is not often) it is not because of things that would normally inspire
most other people.

I happen to be driving down the road one day last year with my three year
old Granddaughter, Madison, when I happened to see a sign that read 
“Friendly Upholstery,” located on Old Jessup Road here in Brunswick, 
Georgia. It was a small wooden shop located behind a small house which sat
off the road some fifty feet, or so.

When I walked inside, the gentleman was on the telephone so I began to show
Madison what they built in such a place.

As she and I were walking around, I overheard him tell whoever he was 
talking to that it was his birthday. I motioned with my hand and told him
to take his time as I was in no hurry.

When he completed his telephone call, I began to explain to him that I had
a small wooden shelf in my home office that protruded out from my computer
desk. That on numerous occasions my granddaughter had banged her head into
the shelf when playing with her Papa. I explained that I needed a piece of 
leather or naugahyde material to cover the shelf to protect her head and face.

“She sure is a pretty little thing,” he said, as he reached out and rubbed
the top of Madison’s head, making her laugh and then blush.

I stood watching as he headed off to a back room, located near the far end
of his shop. Several minutes later he returned holding out a four foot by
six foot piece of greenish-blue leather. I reached out, took the material
and stood wondering how much this leather was going to cost me.

“How much do I owe you?”

“Don’t worry about it,” he told me, as he waived his hand back and forth.

After thanking him, and shaking his hand, Madison and I got into my truck
and returned home, where I covered the small shelf with foam and the 
leather. It was less than an hour later when she slipped off the edge of 
my desk hitting her face directly on the side of the shelf. A bit stunned
she got up, climbed into her Papa’s lap and just laid there hugging me.

I was very much inspired by that gentleman’s act of kindness. I was 
inspired by his concern for someone else’s safety, rather than the almighty
dollar, just another buck that he could have gotten from me, a stranger
from out of nowhere.

Last week, one year later, I returned to his small shop and I thanked him
once again. I wanted him to know that kindness and good deeds are truly 
appreciated by some, even in this day and age, and that I will forever 
remember that kindness.

People just being good, kind and respectful to one another is what inspires
me most. Those emotions are free to everyone who wishes to use them for 
themselves. They are also free to those who wish to give them away.

By Roger Dean Kiser

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 12:14-17 “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 
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.”

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.”

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.”

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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In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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