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1200th -- Happy Spring


The great thing about life is that it continually offers us a second 
chance. Just because we falter and fail at certain times in life doesn't 
mean that we can't try again and hope for a better result. It is easy to 
get down on ourselves when things don't go our way, but what we must 
realize is that a new season is always dawning. A relationship may end, a 
job placement may not have worked out, a friend may betray us, something 
that we really wanted didn't come to pass, etc., but we should have the 
attitude that all things will work together for our good. A relationship 
ended, that's okay, a better partner is soon coming. A job didn't work
out, that's okay, a better position is on its way. Anything that ends in 
our life shouldn't be looked at negatively, but rather we should be 
thankful for that experience and carry the lessons that we learned from 
them and apply that wisdom in our future endeavors.
(Daniel 2:21-23) (1 Chronicles 16:8-12)

The next time you are tempted to murmur and complain about an ending in 
your life, I would encourage you to turn it around and be thankful that 
you have learned the lessons and became better than you were before you 
had that experience. I am a firm believer that every experience in life 
serves a purpose. We become better, wiser and stronger through the lessons
of life and when we allow ourselves to apply those lessons, our future will
become brighter because of it. I encourage you again to be thankful for 
every season in your life and do not become discouraged when one comes to 
an end. A new season with new opportunities, with new challenges, with 
new lessons is coming your way to make you even better than you are right 
now. Be thankful and with eagerness enjoy every season that you are 
blessed enough to have and experience. (Psalm 138:8) (Job 23:10)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to look forward to 
every new season that comes your way in life.


Spring has definitely sprung here in the mountains of my home. As I walked 
in my yard this morning I heard a hundred different birds greeting the 
sunrise with a chorus of delight. Later as I sat on my porch swing I saw 
my first butterfly of the year circling down in the wind until it touched 
my hand and passed on its loving greeting. Then as I walked with my sons 
around the local lake this evening we saw dozens of yellow and purple 
flowers sticking their heads through the ground to soak up the warm 
sunshine. These were complimented by the red, green, pink, and white of 
the trees eagerly bursting in growth. A cool and gentle breeze kissed our 
faces, filled the air with sweet smells, and brought music to our ears as 
we heard hundreds of frogs singing together in a joyful jubilee. 

Spring is such a glorious time. It is a time of rebirth, new beginnings, 
and fresh starts. It is a time of growth, a time of beauty, and most of 
all a time of life. Being out there among it helped to stir the life and 
joy within me as well. It awakened my spirit, warmed my heart, enlightened 
my mind, energized my body, and uplifted my soul. It made me aware of just 
how precious each day is and just how priceless each moment of our lives 
can be. It showed me again that life is for living and for loving not just 
for existing. 

I hope that the spring of this year adds a spring to your own step as well.
I hope that the new life bursting forth in nature awakens you to the 
endless life in your own soul. I hope that all the new growth and new 
beginnings around you help you to choose new growth in love and new 
beginnings in joy in your own life. I hope that all this wondrous glory of 
creation reminds you of the loving hand of God that created it. Have a 
happy Spring. 

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.”

Proverbs 16:18-20 “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit 
before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than 
to divide the spoil with the proud. He that handleth a matter wisely shall 
find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.”

Psalm 37:23-27 “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. Depart 
from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.”

Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in 
trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and 
though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the 
waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the 
swelling thereof. Selah.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: WHAT IS FAITH?
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem118.htm 

Today’s Selected Testimony: WHAT A MIRACLE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony54.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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