Making an Impact on the World

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32

The post “Ripple Affect”, offers advice about kindness and respect of elders. Treating an older man like a father and an older woman like a mother. We should constantly think about and come up with ideas to help those in need. Like ripples on the water, acts of kindness and compassion impacts the world in so many positive ways.

Jesus demonstrated to us the path to compassion as pointed out in this video: Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Chris Tomlin. Be a part of making this day with God amazing with compassion and kindness to family members or neighbors. 


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Ripple Affect

During the time of writing 1 Timothy 5:1-16, widows and elders were vulnerable in society. There was no social security, no life insurance, and jobs did not provide pensions or 401k funds. Many elders or widows could not support themselves.

Paul gives practical good common sense advice for helping widows and elders. Family members should offer help first and then the church can be there to support if needed. In return for the churches help, many widows or elders would give valuable service to the church.

This advice given by Paul in today’s passage is applicable today. One act of kindness produces a ripple effect as the power of the Holy Spirit keeps on affecting a society. Those in need receive and more begin to believe because they join in on the help to make society better.

Like ripples in the water, acts of kindness may seem small at first but eventually makes an impact in the world around you.

Lord this day, we ask for good thoughts and ideas for helping those in need like elders or widows. The person in need may be a relative or a neighbor. Help us to revere our parents, be charitable, show compassion for those in need, and respect the aged. Like ripples on the water, the things we do may seem small but will have a big impact on others. Amen


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The Real Thing

This day with God, collect the precious insight gained in His Word and be inspired by today’s poem. Like a deep lake that stores us water, we can store up what is good for our soul.

Step Ahead

Lake TahoeGood for the soul
Stored up inside
Like water in a lake
From the mountainside.

Refreshed with the real thing
And not counterfeit
But the Word of God
For your benefit.

Giving great power
Through simplicity
When the world offers
Only complexity.

Impossible rules
And regulations
But the gospel message
Gives affirmations.

Where grace is enough
And true devotion
To the only way
Is set in motion.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 06-27-2019

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