One thing we should always remember and keep in mind is that God has
created each of us as originals. I don't look like someone else, I don't
talk like someone else and I don't have someone else's traits. I have my
own. I am gifted and talented in my own special way and so are you. The
Lord has created each of us with our own special gifts, talents and
abilities that no one else possesses. We are special and unique in our
creation and we should be thankful to the Lord for making us so different
from one another. We are created differently because we each have a
different purpose. That is why we should live our life to its fullest
potential. We shouldn't worry about what everyone else is doing or what
everyone else has. We should run our race with confidence and assurance
that our life is significant and can be used to make this world a better
and brighter place. (Galatians 6:2-3) (Matthew 5:16)
The light that is instilled within our hearts is meant to shine forth to
illuminate the paths of others so that they may walk in the light as we
walk in the light. Let us use our differing gifts to bring glory and
honor to the name of the Lord so that His plans for our life will be
brought to fruition. Those of us who know the Lord should be focused and
determined in doing His bidding. I have dedicated my life to fulfilling
God's will so that every gift, every ability, every talent, every dream
will be brought to its fullest fruition before I breathe my last breath.
May that be all of our ultimate desires because if it is, we will change
this world in ways that we can't even think or imagine.
(Colossians 3:12-15) (1 John 4:20-21)
Be encouraged to see your life as greatly significant and have a deep and
assured knowing that you and God are a majority. I want you to know that
what God has placed within your heart is achievable, attainable and well
within your reach. Believe it for yourself and go forward in life making
a difference that will never be forgotten or erased. (Matthew 5:16)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to run your race
with confidence and with a renewed determination to do all that God has
placed within your heart to do.
KEEPING UP WITH THE ANGELS
There is a question that has been troubling me for a long time now: just
exactly who are the Jones' and why am I supposed to be keeping up with
them? Every time I turn around I seem to be bombarded with a single
message: Buy! Magazines, radio, billboards and television keep telling me
that I need a bigger home, a newer car, more electronics, and fancier
clothes. If I get them my life will be complete and if I don’t then I will
fall behind the Jones' and face utter misery. It is so ridiculous that I
just have to laugh.
Now I don’t know who these mythical Jones' are. I am not sure how expensive
their house is or how shiny their newly bought car looks. I am uncertain
about how many new electronic goodies they have purchased or what they do.
I have no idea either about what designer labels are on their clothes. I
do know that I don’t want to keep up with them, however. Life is more than
just things. Life is joy, laughter, and love. Life is friends and family.
Life is caring and sharing. Life is a gift from God and I am not going to
waste it shopping for more wrapping paper.
I think I will try to keep up with the angels rather than the Jones' then.
I may never match the love they share, the good they do, or the truth they
spread, but I sure will have the time of my life trying. I may not have as
much stuff to carry around, but that will leave my arms free for hugging.
My rooms and closets may not be as full, but my heart will be a lot
fuller. I may not seem as rich in the eyes of the world, but in the eyes
of Heaven I will be very wealthy indeed.
Remember you came into this world with nothing and that is how you will
leave it too. Why not spend your days here loving others, sharing joy and
growing in oneness with God? Why not spend your time here making this
world better for us all? You won’t be keeping up with the Jones', but your
soul will be flying with the Angels.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to
lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He
restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His
name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they
Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun
a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry