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Jan 042018
 

“…do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4).

When it comes to serving our fellow man-

– most of us tend to live with a mindset that posts a “Do Not Disturb” sign over our heart.

We say:

“I’m too busy.”

“Leave me alone.”

“I don’t want to get involved.”

“I’ve got my own agenda.”

Our culture is overrun with the attitude:

“It’s all about me!”

A meaningful life begins when we realize-

– it’s not all about us.

It’s all about God!

When we get to know our Creator through Jesus Christ,

– and begin to worship God and serve Him-

– we realize the way we serve God is to serve our fellow man, especially those in need.

“It’s all about me” is-

– incredibly selfish,

– and it leads to emptiness and spiritual death.

Real living begins when we start to know God, and serve Him.

Serving God means serving others.

It’s one of the keys to discovering your life purpose.

(PA)

May 162017
 

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11.     

Each school year a fifth-grade teacher assigned her students a very special writing assignment.

She asked them to write a nice sentence about each classmate.

It could be something they liked about the person or something they thought the person did well.

The teacher then went line by line and put together a list for each student of all the nice words their classmates had written.

When this special teacher retired, many of her former students, who are now adults, came to her retirement party.

But they carried with them more than just good fifth-grade memories.

One by one, each student took out faded, well-worn sheets of paper…the treasured lists of encouragement.

One woman in her 20s told the teacher that whenever she felt down, she would open her scrapbook and read those words.

A 40-year-old man admitted he carried his list with him in his wallet.

Those positive words left a powerful, lasting impression!

Have you ever had someone say something nice that boosted your spirits or heard a kind word that made you smile?

Maybe you know someone who lives alone.

Imagine how a timely phone call to see how they are would help.
Perhaps writing a note to a friend who is ill might boost their spirits.

There’s so much you can do and say today to encourage those around you with the love of Christ!

Thank God for those timely, positive words people have said to you.

And ask Him for opportunities where you can encourage others today.
(PA)
Aug 242016
 

wash“The LORD of Hosts says this: Make fair decisions. Show faithful love and compassion to one another.” Zechariah 7:9.

When our relationship with God is spiritually healthy-
– the people around us will know it by the way we treat them.

Too often we’re like the Israelites in Zechariah’s time-
– involved in religious activities that are more about ourselves than truly worshiping God.

God spoke through the prophet Zechariah to expose His people’s sinful hearts-
– as they mourned and fasted during an annual festival that commemorated the
destruction of the Temple.

God declared straightforwardly that their pious observances were-
– more about pleasing themselves
– than worshiping Him.

If the most important relationship we have has turned selfish and sinful-
– other areas of our lives will be affected.

Our relationships with the people around us will become self-serving and dysfunctional.

Nearly every prophet in the Bible, as well as our Lord Jesus-
– made a direct connection between loving God and loving people.

Worship God wholeheartedly, with selflessness and integrity-
– and His compassion will flow through you to others!

“Father, may my love for You be demonstrated in the ways-
I love the people You have placed in my life.”

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Jul 102015
 

“…do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4).

When it comes to serving our fellow man-

– most of us tend to live with a mindset that posts a “Do Not Disturb” sign over our heart.

We say:

“I’m too busy.”

“Leave me alone.”

“I don’t want to get involved.”

“I’ve got my own agenda.”

Our culture is overrun with the attitude:

“It’s all about me!”

A meaningful life begins when we realize-

– it’s not all about us.

It’s all about God!

When we get to know our Creator through Jesus Christ,

– and begin to worship God and serve Him-

– we realize the way we serve God is to serve our fellow man, especially those in need.

“It’s all about me” is-

– incredibly selfish,

– and it leads to emptiness and spiritual death.

Real living begins when we start to know God, and serve Him.

Serving God means serving others.

It’s one of the keys to discovering your life purpose.

(PR)