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1089th -- A Tiny Wave


It is important that we always have a childlike Joy and Enthusiasm for 
life. We should never allow ourselves to get jaded and not appreciate 
each new day that comes before us. So many times we get into a routine of 
daily life that we forget how blessed and fortunate we are that we are 
able to see and be a part of this day. We must have a reflective heart 
and think on our many blessings and not allow the temporary trials, 
challenges and setbacks to make us forget all the good that we have 
encountered and experienced throughout our life. Focusing on the good is 
a great way to minimize and marginalize the bad. When we make a conscious 
decision to give Praise to the Lord for His provision, His sustenance and 
His faithfulness, then we are setting ourselves up for a blessed, bright 
and beautiful tomorrow.

We must have the right attitude in order to receive the right outcome. We 
can't constantly murmur, complain and have a pity party about how tough 
life is and expect Joy, Peace and God's blessings to overtake our life. 
We must do our part; we must sow the right seeds and we must stay in faith 
despite the challenges that seem so overwhelming and trust that God has 
our best interest at heart and we must remember that every challenge that 
comes before us serves a greater purpose to make us better, wiser and 
stronger than we were before that challenge. The Lord is faithful to 
bring us out of every trial as purely refined gold. The amazing thing 
about gold is that the more it is put in the fire, the purer and more 
valuable it becomes. It is through that firing process that separates the 
elements from the gold making it that much more beautiful, valuable and 
desired. That is why I believe we should see every challenge from the 
proper perspective and know that we are becoming better because of it.

Let us have a Joy filled attitude and keep our hearts focused on the 
faithfulness of the Lord. Let us not lose the song in our hearts and 
forget the many times that God has delivered us in times past. I encourage
you to rekindle your zeal and zest for life. Don't allow the setbacks, 
the discouragements and the detours to make you question or doubt your 
faith, but rather let those refining moments make you embrace your faith 
in the Lord and trust that He sees the end of the road that we are still 
traveling on. If we call ourselves followers of Christ, then we must 
follow where He leads in complete trust and surrender. When we do so, the 
Lord will be faithful to never leave us nor forsake us.

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to see the many 
blessings that surround you and focus not on what you are lacking, but 
rather see all that you are fortunate enough to possess.


Life is full of miracles. They come in all sizes too. Most people only 
notice the big miracles, but the tiny miracles surround us every day. They 
are gentle reminders of how much God loves us and how much we can love too.

I got one of these miracle reminders just the other day as I was driving 
my handicapped son to the sheltered workshop where he works part-time. The 
sky was full of gloomy, gray clouds, but they had not dampened my mood. I 
was singing along with the radio and indulging in a favorite past-time of 
mine: joy watching. I was keeping my eyes open for little things that 
would uplift my heart and nourish my soul. So far that day I had noticed 
patches of white Daises and Queen Anne’s Lace blooming along the side of 
the road, the first red Maple leaves of the year, and a smiling dog sitting
on its front porch.

The best sight of all, though, happened just as I rounded a curve. A young 
mother was waiting to cross the road. Her five year old daughter was by 
her side. In the mother’s arms was another daughter about two. As I got 
closer to the family the little toddler in her Mother’s arms saw us, 
smiled, lifted her tiny arm, and began to wave at us. My son and I both 
smiled and waved back at this little angel. Just then the gray clouds 
parted for the briefest instant and a beam of sunshine broke through to 
kiss that little girl with its light.

That miracle moment stayed in my heart the rest of the morning. I felt 
God’s love flowing down from Heaven on that beam of sunlight. I saw His 
lesson for us all too in that girl’s tiny wave. May we all live as she 
does: joyously, lovingly, and enthusiastically. May we all share our own 
smiles, waves, and light with everyone we meet in this world. May we all 
be the miracle and help to bring a little more Heaven to Earth every day.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Job 23:10-12 “But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I 
shall come forth as gold. My foot hath held His steps, His way have I 
kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of 
His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”

Psalm 34:17-19 “The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth 
them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a 
broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the 
afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”

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 37:4-7 “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the 
desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; 
and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness 
as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait 
patiently for Him...”

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my 
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in 
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my 
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving 
strength of His anointed.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath 
begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: MY DECISION
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem12.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: AN ANGEL BY MY SIDE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony194.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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