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1051st -- Fountain Of Youth


It is important that we keep our sense of youth no matter our physical 
age. There are many moments where we feel our age and we allow our past 
experiences i.e. our failures, setbacks and shortfalls to impact how we 
see and act both towards life and our fellow man. What we must quickly 
realize and comprehend is that our spirit is ageless. Our inner self can 
be forever young, but we have to be conscious with what we allow to enter 
into our being. The Bible declares in Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, 
guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” We must secure our 
hearts and be diligent in what we allow to enter into it. We cannot allow 
hatred, envy and jealousy to enter into our hearts and expect to live in 
joy, peace and fulfillment. What we allow to enter in is exactly what will
exit out.

When we focus on the right things, when we meditate on the Word of God, 
when we pray and ask for His guidance and direction then that is when our 
life will follow the right path that will lead us to the right victories 
for our life. We must focus on the right things, have the right mindset 
and allow the peace of God to infiltrate our being. We cannot expect good 
to come out when only bad has entered in. To me it all goes back to sowing
and reaping. What we plant into the ground, will come back to either bless
us or curse us. We must be mindful of what we are planting in our “gardens.”

My best advice and encouragement to anyone is to have a lighthearted 
attitude. Don't take life so seriously, don't worry about every little 
problem that comes your way and most importantly remember that God is in 
control of all things and if He brings us to it, He will also bring us 
through it. Remember what the Bible says in Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart 
doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” It is 
in our hands how we react towards life. We can do it in a trusting manner 
knowing that all things will work together for our good, or we can murmur 
and complain and question God as to why all the troubles are on us. My 
philosophy has always been to choose the former of these two. I pray that 
you will make the same decision for each day that you have left remaining 
on this earth.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to choose blessings 
over cursings. Focus on the blessings before you and see how much you 
have to be thankful for.


I do believe that I have discovered the Fountain of Youth. Now it isn’t in 
some Florida swamp as Ponce de Leon thought. Nor is it in a handful of 
pills like the pharmaceutical companies would have you believe. My days 
pop without pills. It certainly doesn’t come from skin lotions and wrinkle 
creams in spite of what the television commercials say. My laugh lines rev 
me up rather than slow me down. Neither does it rest in a bottle of hair 
dye. I find my silver suits me. It shines in the sunlight.

My Fountain of Youth doesn’t come from liposuction. My fat cells are safe. 
It doesn’t come from facelifts or tummy tucks. A little loose skin never 
hurt anybody. It doesn’t come from botox. I welcome my wrinkles. They are 
the parenthesis around my smiles. And it doesn’t come from hormone 
replacement therapy. My hormones don’t want to be replaced.

My Fountain of Youth comes from the inside not the outside. It can’t be 
sold or purchased. It can only be chosen. My Fountain of Youth is a loving 
heart. It is a loving heart I have found that keeps me feeling young 
inside. It is a loving heart that makes me smile, laugh and sing. It is a 
loving heart that fills me with joy and fills me with life. It is a loving 
heart that brings me closer to the God who loves us all. It is a loving 
heart that keeps my own soul’s light burning bright. It is a loving heart 
that fills my spirit with energy, vitality, peace, and happiness. Yes, my 
body is getting older day by day but the real “Me” remains both eternal 
and forever young.

Our souls are meant for eternity, our bodies aren’t. If you want to be 
young then don’t look in the mirror. Look inside of yourself. Welcome love 
into your heart and let your love flow like a fountain out of it. Make 
love your reason for living. Make love your mission in life. Then it won’t 
matter if you are nine, nineteen, or ninety, you will still be young.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, 
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but 
be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is 
that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Psalm 103:10-12 “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us 
according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so 
great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from 
the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.”

John 15:9-11 Jesus declares,
“As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved
you: continue ye in My love. If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide 
in My love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in His 
love. These things have I spoken unto you, that My Joy might remain in 
you, and that your Joy might be full.” 

Jeremiah 31:3 “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have 
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I 
drawn thee.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem172.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: I WAS ONCE LOST
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony21.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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