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1020th -- There Is More In You Than You Know


It is important in life that we believe in ourselves. It is important that
we believe that we are meant for greatness and that our life can be used 
to make a great difference in this world. We must believe in ourselves 
because if we don't believe in ourselves then why should anyone else 
believe in us. Why should other people help us excel if we don't think we
are deserving of it. Many times we get down on ourselves and we think 
that our life has no meaning or purpose. Having this type of mentality 
will keep our life stagnant, unproductive and unable to reach the heights
of victory that were once so evident in our hearts and minds. No matter 
our past mistakes or shortfalls, we must believe that a second chance is 
available to us. We must believe that a new beginning is possible. When
we make up our minds and be determined that our life is important and can
be used to benefit humanity, that is when a positive change will begin to
take place.

When we agree with God and allow His perfect will to take place in our 
life, that is when miracles will begin to happen for us. When times of 
discouragement come our way, we simply must remind ourselves that God does
not create anything without a plan and purpose behind it. As long as we 
are alive on this Earth, then our story isn't finished yet. The 
fulfillment of our life hasn't reached its potential. Our life's work 
hasn't been fulfilled or accomplished. A new thing is always ahead of 
us. We simply must believe in ourselves and make ourselves available to 
reach those goals, desires and dreams that are waiting to be achieved and
accomplished. It's okay to have a pity party for a short time, but we 
can't stay there. We can't allow our life to pass us by letting our 
dreams perish.

The saddest thing in life is unfulfilled dreams. There are so many people
who die with their dream still inside of them. They didn't believe they 
were meant for greatness and they took their gifts, talents and dreams 
with them to their graves. Let's not let that happen to us. Let us not 
have any regrets in life. The things that we know we can do, we should 
not postpone for another day. Tomorrow is not promised to us, but we do 
have today to start on the journey to fulfill our life's purpose. Believe
in yourself again and know that with God by your side all things are 
possible. Don't listen to the negative reports or those who choose to 
doubt your ability. Always remember that you and God are a majority. You
don't need everyone in your corner; you just need the right One in your 
corner. When you do believe, that is when miracles take place.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that you have
great potential in life. No matter where you've been, you can begin again
and reach the heights of victory that were once so evident in your heart.


Not many people realize that U. S. President Calvin Coolidge did not 
always live in the White House. As Vice-President, he became President 
upon the death of Warren G. Harding. Mrs. Harding continued to live in the
White House for a time, so the Coolidge's remained where they had been 
living - in the third-floor suite of nearby Willard Hotel.

Once in the middle of the night, the new President awoke to see an 
intruder going through his clothes. He watched as the thief first removed
a wallet, then unhooked a watch chain. Coolidge calmly spoke up from the 
darkness: “About that watch, I wish you wouldn't take that.”

The startled man, gaining his voice, asked, “Why?”

Coolidge answered, “I don't mean the watch and chain, only the charm. I'm
very fond of that charm. It means a great deal to me. Take it near the 
window and read what is engraved on the back of it.”

The burglar read: “Presented to Calvin Coolidge, Speaker of the House, by
the Massachusetts General Court.” And now he was more surprised!

“Are you President Coolidge?” he asked. He evidently did not think he'd 
find the President sleeping in a hotel!

“Yes, I am, and I don't want you to take that charm,” he said. Then he 
asked, “Why, Son, are you doing this?”

The young man explained that he and a friend traveled to Washington during
their college break. They spent all of their money and had no money to pay
the hotel bill or pay for train passage back to school. “If you don't 
mind,” he said, “I'll just take the wallet.”

Coolidge did mind. He knew he had about $80 in his wallet. So he said, 
“How much will it take to pay your hotel bill and get you and your friend
back to the campus? Sit down and let's talk this over.”

Coolidge added up the room rate and two rail tickets. It came to $32. That
may not sound like much now, but it was a considerable sum then. “I'll 
give you the $32 as a loan,” the President said, “and I expect you to pay
me back.”

The youth thanked him. Coolidge then advised him to leave by the same 
window he used to enter the room, as secret service agents were sure to be
patrolling the hallway. As the young man climbed out, Coolidge left him 
with this admonition: “Son, you're a nice boy. You are better than you are
acting. You are starting down the wrong road. Just remember who you are.”

It wasn't until after the death of Mrs. Coolidge in 1957 that this story 
was allowed to come out. It was first published in the “Los Angeles 
Times.” And most interesting of all is that the President's notes show 
that the young man was indeed better than he was acting. He repaid the $32
loan in full.

Kurt Hahn, the founder of Outward Bound, said this: “There is more in us 
than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our 
lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 40:1-4 “I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and
heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the 
miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He
hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see 
it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh
the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside 
to lies.”

Ezekiel 36:26-27 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will
I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My spirit within 
you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments,
and do them.”

Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on
Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in
the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: A STRONG WOMAN...
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem115.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: WHEN OUR BOAT SANK
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony66.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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