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One of the best things that I have learned to do is to take counsel from those who are wiser than me. Why? Because they have already traveled down the road that I am traveling on and they have already faced and overcome the obstacles that are just now coming my way. They guide me on what I should do and what I shouldn't do so that my life may not be hindered from being all that it was created to be. Their counsel and advice help me to walk according to God's statutes so that I may receive all that He has prepared for me and then use what I have been entrusted with to better my life and the lives of those around me. We should always remember and keep in mind that we will reap what we sow whether physical, spiritual or emotional and whatever we do whether good or bad will return to either bless or curse our life. That is why we should remember what Proverbs 13:20 declares “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” (Proverbs 8:10-11) (Proverbs 9:9-11)
May we always go through life with the thought repeating in our minds “Are we being the best possible example that we can be?” If we find ourselves lacking in any area, we should quickly examine why and be quick to fix it so that our life may continue to be blessed and lifted up by the Lord and our example of righteousness will still be effective in leading others towards the right path. By seeking to do good we will be fulfilling Colossians 3:23-25 which declares “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.” (Proverbs 2:10-11) (John 13:12-17)
I pray that we always strive to be a living example for good so that we may bless our life and be a living testimony that others would want to emulate in their own life because they see God’s goodness shining upon us. By being good, doing good, and seeking good for others we will leave behind a legacy of love and encouragement that will live on far longer than our mortal bodies ever could. May we always have that mindset of being a blessing so that our Father in Heaven will be well pleased with us. (Luke 6:31-36) (Matthew 25:45)
I hope this message inspires and encourages your heart to always keep love at the center of your being so that your life may continue to be impactful towards everyone you come into contact with.
MY DAUGHTER THE GRADUATE
My daughter graduated from college this Spring. I couldn’t be more proud of her. Through countless hours of study, books read, papers written, and tests taken, her hard work has paid off. She is no longer the little girl I once pushed on a swing and taught to ride a bike. She has become a wise, mature, giving, caring, and loving adult. She has learned so much and is ready to start the rest of her life.
I think the things I am most proud of her learning, though, aren’t the ones she learned in the classroom. They are the ones she learned through living her life. My daughter already knows things that took me much longer to learn. She knows that money can’t buy or even rent happiness. She knows that you never rise higher than when you stoop to help up another. She knows that laughter exercises the lungs and love opens up the heart. She knows that a good cry isn’t a bad thing. It washes out your eyes so you can see more clearly. She knows that petting a dog warms your heart and hugging a friend uplifts your soul. She knows that doing what you love and loving what you do turns work into play. She knows that children are life’s most precious gift and that every child should be treated with gentleness, kindness, and love.
My daughter knows that life often isn’t fair, that society often isn’t wise, and that everyone of us will face our share of problems. She also knows, however, that with love in our hearts we can bring learning, laughter, and joy to even the toughest days. She knows that true faith brings us closer to God’s love and never seeks to judge or hurt another. She knows that life is a journey taken on a rocky road and that sometimes we stumble and fall. She knows too that we can pick ourselves up each time and even help someone else up as well. Most of all she knows that she is still learning, just as we all are. May she always know too just how much I love her.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
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 6:9-10 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
Romans 12:10-16 “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. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another...”
John 13:12-15 “So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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