Do you know that your decisions today will dictate what your life will be like tomorrow? Every day we make choices on how our life will turn out. We choose to either live in integrity or in compromise. We choose to live in worry or in peace. We choose to live faith minded or worldly minded. We choose to either walk in love and harmony or in hatred and division. The Lord has given us free will on how we will lead our life. The choice is completely up to us on whether we are a victorious or a defeated people. We can’t blame someone else when we stand before God on our Judgment Day. We will not be able to point fingers at this person or that person because no matter what is done to us our reaction to it is completely within our control. We can choose forgiveness, we can choose love and we can choose to see the good in our life instead of focusing on the bad which only steals our joy and peace. We can believe God’s Word which declares over and over that we are a victorious, triumphant, blessed and favored people who once were not right with God, but now because of Christ’s sacrifice we can be the redeemed children of the Most High God. (Revelation 20:11-15) (Romans 12:1-2)
I encourage you to think about your life’s choices. Are you making the correct choices? Are you choosing to see the good over the bad? Are you practicing love and forgiveness? Are you doing the little things that will elevate your life down the road or are you standing still thinking back on what happened to you in the past? We are either doing good or doing bad. We are either blessing our future or hindering our future. We are either blessing our life or cursing our life. Doing the latter in any of these situations does nothing to encourage our hearts or strengthen our resolve. That is why we should focus on God’s goodness, think on our many blessings and be determined that each and every new day that we are blessed enough to see will be spent doing good, thinking good, being good and simply wishing that tomorrow will be better than today even when today was great in itself. (Joshua 24:15) (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to make the right choices that will add to your life and not take away from it so that you may be blessed in all of your endeavors.
ALL THE LITTLE THINGS
Over the years I have learned that the best lives are built one choice and one change at a time. They are not built on some big triumph or accomplishment, but rather on all the little things we choose to do every single day. What are some of these little things that you can do to change your own life? Here are just a few of them.
Say “Good Morning God!” when you wake up everyday. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. Watch the birds flying across the sky. Smell the flowers. Play in the leaves. Make snow angels. Pet your pets. Play with your kids. Pray. Smile at that person in the mirror. Smile at that stranger on the street. Wave. Hug your children. Hug your friends. Hug yourself. Care and sometimes cry. Sing and sometimes dance. Read an uplifting book. Write an uplifting letter. Laugh often. Encourage those around you. Offer to help another. Give a compliment. Pat a back. Shake a hand. Share a kiss. Say “Please.” Say “Thank You.” Say “Your Welcome.” Take a walk. Take a nap. Take a moment to thank God for today. Enjoy a meal. Hum a tune. Whistle while you work. Listen to music. Listen to the birds singing. Listen to people. Be kind. Be compassionate. Do good. Live simply. Give much. Expect nothing in return.
Most of all, though, just love. Choose love. Share love. Learn of love. Grow in love. Pray for love. Delight in love. Become one with God’s love. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Love yourself. Love everyone else in this world as you love yourself. Love and have joy in that love.
All of these little things build the best life. All of these little choices create a life of love and light. All of these little changes fill you with Heaven and happiness. Try them all. Build a better life, a better you, and a better world.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 34:1-4 “I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
Proverbs 9:10-12 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you. If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you will bear it alone.”
Philippians 4:11-13 “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Hebrews 13:5-6 “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?'”
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.”
All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.
Today's Selected Poem: I REFUSE TO BE DISCOURAGED
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Today's Selected Testimony: THE LORD ALWAYS PROVIDES
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry