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1088th -- Embracing Spring


We should always be quick to remember our many blessings no matter the 
trials or tribulations that we are currently going through. So many times 
we forget how fortunate we are and how much we have to be thankful for 
because we focus more on the temporary trial that is before us rather than 
setting our minds on all that we have be to grateful for. What we must 
always remember and keep in mind is that a grateful heart will be a 
contented heart. No matter what the enemy tries to do to discourage us 
and make us question God's plan for our life, when we stay in a mindset of 
peace, then nothing will be able to make us question the Lord's perfect 
plan for our life. We may have to go through the storms, we may have to 
go through the fire, but we will come out of those situations much better 
and much stronger than we were before them. The enemy may have tried to 
destroy us with those trials, but the Lord is able to use them to give us 
a backbone of steel and a resolve to never give up and never give in.

As long as we have the Lord's strength within us to lift us up when we are 
feeling low, then we can overcome, we can be triumphant and we can be 
victorious. We simply must have the right mindset and believe that all 
things will work together for good to them that love God, to them that are 
called according to His purposes. I encourage you to stay in peace despite
the storms that rage around you. Know that you are getting stronger, 
getting wiser and getting better because of that trial in your path. It 
is working for your benefit despite what the enemy's plans were. Have an 
attitude of gratitude. See the good, focus on your blessings, be thankful 
in the midst of the storms and you will see your situation become resolved 
in ways that you never thought of or imagined. That's how faithful the 
Lord is to us. He will be with us through all things. He will guard us, 
protect us, and lead us on to the perfect path that He has for us. We 
simply must be open to His will and allow the Lord to perfect that which 
concerns us. (Romans 8:28) (Isaiah 26:3) (Job 23:10) (Psalm 138:8)

Praise the Lord for His mercy, His grace and His love that surrounds us 
and envelops us all the days of our life. The Lord is worthy to receive 
the Praises of His people. (Psalm 18:1-6) (Psalm 30:1-5) (Philippians 4:4-7)

I hope this message inspires and encourages your heart to look forward to 
your tomorrow's no matter how discouraging your today's may seem.


After a long, cold, and rough Winter I am patiently counting the days now 
until Spring arrives here in the mountains of my home. It will be so 
glorious to see the rebirth of the world once again. Soon the first 
dandelion will cautiously poke its head through the ground to delight in 
the newly warm air. Soon the Apple, Dogwood, and Cherry trees will awaken 
and fill their limbs with brilliant and fragrant blossoms. Soon the 
mountains will turn a thousand shades of green as the leaves appear and 
every glance at them will bring a smile to my face. Soon the meadows will 
be full of fresh, new grass that will have an inviting carpet for any 
barefoot child to walk on. Soon the skies will be full of returning birds 
and their Heavenly songs will make my heart sing as well. Soon the gentle 
breezes will carry the dance of the butterflies as they float happily from 
flower to flower. Soon the beautiful sounds of talking neighbors, laughing 
teenagers and playing children will fill the air as everyone ventures out 
to enjoy the mild temperatures and golden sunshine.

When those days get here I will embrace them with all of my heart, soul, 
and mind. I will look to the Heavens as well and thank God for once again 
bringing new life to this world. Most of all, though, I will seek out the 
Springtime within myself and continue to share it with everyone I meet.

You see, God blesses the world with Spring once a year, but blesses us with
Spring everyday of our lives. Each time we pray, share our love, spread 
our joy, stop to help another, or do a single act of kindness it is once 
again Springtime in our souls. Embrace the Springtime within you then no 
matter what the season. Live from the eternal Spring of life, goodness, 
and love that God gives you and help Him renew this world each and every 
day. Spring is the season of new life. May your Springtime last forever.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Hebrews 13:5-6 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be 
content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave 
thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, 
and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

Romans 8:31-33 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, 
who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him 
up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 
Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.”

Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be 
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto 
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall 
direct thy paths.”

1 Timothy 6:6-8 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we 
brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing 
out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: I KNOW
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem148.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: A NEW HEART FROM GOD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony193.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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