Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Friday, April 4, 2008

April 04, 2008

placed here for each other
photo by David Keller
(trip to Peru)

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us daily."
- Sally Koch

It is our pride that keeps us concentrating on ourselves.
By concentrating on God and Jesus Christ
and allowing the Holy Spirit to work within us,
we will continue to grow and we will become sensitive
to those around us.

If we concentrate on self...
our needs, our desires, our self-righteousness
we will not see the need of others.

Even simple things,
like being aware of others in front of us,
or behind us, as we enter a door...
those in need of a word of encouragement
attempting to accomplish a task,
or upon the completetion of a job well done...
simpling listening to what others have to say
instead of thinking what we can say next.

Let us show a little of the kindness,
patience, love, and grace
that is given by the Father to us...
the grace that He shows us, His creation...
even though we remain disobedient and sinful.

"If someone listens, or stretches out a hand,
or whispers a kind word of encouragement,
or attempts to understand a lonely person,
extraordinary things begin to happen."
- Loretta Girzartis

"We are not put on this earth for ourselves,
but are placed here for each other.
If you are there always for others,
then in time of need,
someone will be there for you."
- Jeff Warner

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