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1019th -- You Don't Have To Tell Me Twice


We should always allow the Lord to lead and guide us onto the best path 
for our life. There are so many instances when we want to do things our 
way and we don't consult the Lord first. We do things our way because we
think we have all the answers and if we're being honest with ourselves, we
know that we do not. We don't have all the answers because we don't know
what our future holds. We don't know what surprises will be coming a week,
a month or a year from now. The best thing that we can do is to ask the 
Lord to help us on our journey and guide us onto the best path as He sees
fit. Why should we consult the Lord? We should consult the Lord because
He knows all things in all places at all times. The Lord is omniscient, 
omnipotent and omnipresent. There is nothing that can surprise God or 
catch Him off guard. The Lord is able to bring answers in ways that we 
have never even thought of or imagined. He is the perfect guide for our 
lives because He loves us with an unending, unwavering and unfailing love.
Just as a father loves his child and wishes for them to be blessed in 
their life, so the Lord wishes for us to be blessed, joyful, encouraged, 
inspired, filled with hope and have a deep knowing beyond any shadow of a
doubt that our Heavenly Father loves us and He will never leave us nor 
forsake us. His love is without motive. It is pure and everlasting. 
Having that type of love should make us run to the Lord when we need 
guidance for our life. (Isaiah 30:21) (Deuteronomy 5:32-33) 

Some might ask what should we seek guidance for? We should seek guidance
for the things that we don't have the answers to. If we are seeking 
employment for instance, we should ask the Lord to lead us to the best job
possible. We should ask for wisdom and understanding, we should ask for 
supernatural favor and we should praise God in the midst of our requests 
letting Him know that we trust that the best outcome is coming our way. 
Prayer and praise need to go hand in hand because that is showing God our
dependence on Him in our prayers and our praise shows God that we are 
thankful that He hears us and that the answer is on the way. By having 
confidence in the Lord we are blessing our own future. We are signifying
through our confidence that all will be well. No matter how dark the 
situation may seem and no matter how hard the storm is raging around us, 
when we have confidence in the Lord in the midst of our setbacks, we are 
boldly declaring that God is by our side and nothing shall be able to take
us out of His Hands. (Isaiah 26:3-4) (Colossians 3:14-15) (Psalm 118:8-9)

Be encouraged to see your need for the Lord's guidance and direction in 
your life. You may think you have all the answers, but I assure you that
you do not. There will come a time in your life when you will need 
direction. There will come a time when you don't know what to do. Don't
wait for that time to call upon the Lord. Call upon Him now and with your
prayer and praise let all of your requests be made known to God. The 
Bible says when we make our requests known unto Him, the peace of God 
shall rule in our hearts and He will keep us in perfect peace. Perfect 
peace is worth more than all of the riches of this world. You don't need
to have the physical possessions to be at peace. No matter where you are
right now, the Lord can give you that peace. You simply must seek Him and
when you do, the Lord will be faithful to answer. Always remember that 
God loves you and wishes for you to prosper and be in health even as your
soul prospers. (Philippians 4:6-7) (3 John 2)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that God can
bring the right answers to your life no matter what you are facing. His 
ways are always better and higher than ours can ever be.


An early April snow had caught us by surprise here in the mountains of my
home. Flowers that had just popped out of the ground a week before were 
now drowning in a sea of white. It felt like someone had turned back the 
clock two months. Slowly it grew warm enough for the snow to begin to melt
in the late afternoon but soon the temperatures dipped again as the cold,
evening air turned the melted snow into ice.

Early the next morning I walked out to my cars. I needed to take my sons 
to school and then had a 30 mile round trip to make after that. I wondered
which car to take. My little one had the better gas mileage, but the tires
on my bigger one were less worn. Just as I took a step towards my little 
car, however, my foot slipped on a patch of black ice and I felt my body 
hitting the driveway. I got up slowly and smiled. “You don’t have to tell
me twice God!”, I said before heading over to start the car with the 
better tires. After dropping off my boys at school I made the round trip 
safely. I felt my car hit patches of black ice several times, but each 
time the tires gripped and adjusted well. I found myself laughing and 
grinning even with my still sore left hip and shoulder. I was happy I had
followed God’s guidance and I felt loved and watched over.

God’s loving guidance comes in many ways. You can hear its gentle whisper
in your heart. You can listen to it come out in the touching lyrics of a 
beautiful song. You can see it in the wise passage of a book. You can 
notice it in an overheard scrap of conversation. You can feel it in the 
quietness of nature. You can even get it when you fall to the pavement of
your driveway. However it comes to you, though, don’t turn away from it. 
Don’t make God have to tell you twice. Listen to Him the first time. Trust
Him, love Him, and follow Him. He will take you to ever greater love, joy,
and learning. He will keep you safe and lead you home.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless
His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who 
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness
and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy
youth is renewed like the eagle's.”

Psalm 118:5-9 “I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me,
and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: 
what can man do unto me? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me:
therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to 
trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in
the LORD than to put confidence in princes.”

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we 
look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not 
seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are 
not seen are Eternal.”

All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: THE POWER OF HABIT
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem107.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: DELIVERED FROM AN ACCIDENT
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony152.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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