Thursday, January 3, 2013

Refuse To Be Checked In Your Upward Climb

I'm really going to try not to copy the entire God Calling book one reflection at a time, but some things are too good, too important, and too inspiring not to be shared.  Enjoy, again, Christ's words to the two little, old ladies (and to us):

"You are to help save others.  Never let one day pass when you have not reached out an arm of Love to someone outside your home - a note, a letter, a visit, help in some way.

Be full of Joy.  Joy saves.  Joy cures.  Joy in Me.  In every ray of sunlight, every smile, every act of kindness, or love, every trifling service - joy.

Each day do something to lift another soul out of the sea of sin, or disease or doubt into which man has fallen.  I still walk to-day by the lakeside and call My Disciples to follow Me and to become fishers of men. 

The helping hand is needed that raises the helpless to courage, to struggle, to faith, to health.  Love and laugh.  Love and laughter are the beckoners to faith and courage and success.  Trust on, love on, joy on.

Refuse to be downcast.  Refuse to be checked in your upward climb.  Love and laugh.  I am with you.  I bear your burdens.  Cast your burden upon Me and I will sustain thee.  And then in very lightheartedness you turn and help another with the burden that is pressing too heavily upon him or her.

How many burdens can you lighten this year?  How many hearts can you cheer?  How many souls can you help?

And in giving you gain: 'Good measure, pressed down and running over.'  I your Lord have said it."

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