DJ Mitchell
on 05/08/2018 at 08:00 am
It's easy to get lost in my own troubles. The world offers a lot of distractions from prayer. Nothing brings me back to seek the Presence like helping someone in need-- not to seek God's approval but to practice what Christ taught and to live as he instructed. It turns out this is also an effective way to preach the gospel. A friend of mine who had been a vocal atheist much of his life has now turned to Christ because of the love and service he received in Jesus' name when he was in need.
Greg Arnold
on 05/08/2018 at 06:26 am
Amen, Robert! God’s timing is perfect!
Robert Bonvillain
on 05/07/2018 at 07:16 pm
WOW! how reaffirming this was for me and the guys I was with in Kenya this past week. Thanks
on 05/07/2018 at 05:22 pm
Heavenly Father, we humbly approach Your throne of grace. Father thank You for filling us with Your Spirit when we empty ourselves and serve and love each other. Lord Jesus, use me to help build Your kingdom, may I be a bridge someone walks over to get to You. Amen.
Boyce Moses
on 05/07/2018 at 01:43 pm
Loving God, Lord of All, we come to You today to thank You for giving us eyes to see, and hands to do Your work. Be with us today Lord, and guide us to those that need to know Your love. Let us be the vessel filled with Your love, and let us reach out to others and pour out Your love on them. There are so many hurting in this dark world. Empower us to be a blessing to someone today. Praying in the name of love, Jesus Christ. Amen.
on 05/07/2018 at 12:23 pm
Love looks like something... Every day we have a chance to pour out Him to a lost and broken world. It's like putting legs on our prayers!
Kenny Gibbs
on 05/07/2018 at 10:58 am
"Give away a kind word." In the months since my divorce I have worked hard to smile more, offer help as a first instinct, and offer praise and encouragement to both friend and stranger. I am not trying to gain God's approval by my actions. This is the right path to walk. I do feel closer to Jesus than ever.

DAY 127: The Key To Joy and Happiness

Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. ~ Hebrews 13:16

How else will the world truly know God if you don't show Him to others?  Don't hoarde God's spirit, it is meant to be given - not trapped and kept.

A man's soul will never be as full as when he gives himself away in the service to someone in need.  

Find purpose in your day by choosing to give yourself away in some form.  Give away a kind word, a gift of food - clothing - or shelter, or perhaps a few moments of your time to listen to someone's struggle. 

Your joy and happiness can easily be found when you give away - joy and happiness.