Making a Difference

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. (Luke 6:31) 
Two mornings a week I take the bus into town. I find that bus ride an uplifting experience. I am constantly struck by the presence of God in the lives of the people around me. The drivers are kind and caring, often waiting for people who are running late to catch the bus. They greet everyone, not just the regulars, and go out of their way to help those with disabilities. Similarly, the kindness of the passengers is an inspiration. If anyone needs help, two or three people will immediately offer assistance — by giving up their seats to those who are frail and elderly, by lifting heavy suitcases, and by helping mothers with strollers and children. We often think that we must do great deeds to make a significant difference in the world. However, my morning bus ride reminds me that small acts of kindness done by ordinary people are just as significant. What a lovelier place our world would be if we all treated other people as we ourselves would like to be treated. We can serve God faithfully every day by showing kindness to one another. 
Loving God, use us to show your love through our kind actions and words to people we meet each day. Amen. 
After reading today’s devotion I was blessed by the truth of it. Today, may be stop and reflect on this very statement, “What a lovelier place our world would be if we all treated other people as we ourselves would like to be treated”. Be the change you want to see in the world. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is Acts 4:12 

Thanks be to God

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (Psalm 100)

Let us all be thankful for our freedom and for our founding fathers who laid the God-fearing foundation for this great nation. But above everything else, let us not forget the One who made us. We are God’s people–we are His sheep and this nation is still His pasture. Take time today to give Him praise and thanksgiving for the true freedom that we have in His Son Jesus Christ. Make a joyful noise to the Lord! Pray for our nation today. As Christians, we should all be greatly concerned at how our lawmakers are turning away from God in their choices and decisions. God’s mercy is everlasting but there is a day of judgment coming. Pray that our nation will turn back to the Lord. One by one, as Christians, we can make a difference. Let’s start today.

What a great reminder, we as Christian’s must pray for our country and not be discouraged but encouraged. I couldn’t help but think of this scripture when I read this devotion, And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Amen! What hope and until that soon coming day we must pray, pray, pray, for our country and our leaders. Making a difference starts with you and I. Join me today, by spreading love, joy and prayer.

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Psalm 100, 1 Cor. 1