Do you know that God knows you intimately? He knows everything about you; every secret thing, every public thing, every success, every triumph, every falter, every fail and every shortcoming that you have. There is nothing that is hidden from the Lord because God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent which means He knows all things at all times in all places. The Bible declares in Psalm 139:1-7 “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!” Many people think their life is insignificant and too ordinary for God to notice, but this Scripture says that God knows us better than we know ourselves. (Isaiah 49:13-16) (Matthew 10:30-33)
God’s love for us goes beyond our comprehension. It was a love so great that He willingly took upon Himself our sins and died in our place so that we may live eternally with Him in righteousness not because of anything that we did, but because of everything that He did for us. Be encouraged to walk in confidence knowing that God favors you. God wishes to bless you, to elevate you, to strengthen you, to encourage and inspire you to be greater than you can ever think or imagine for yourself. Never see yourself as unimportant or insignificant because God calls you His beloved child whom He calls the apple of His eye. Walk in a quiet confidence and strive to fulfill every dream that lies within your heart because with God’s help all things are possible to those who believe. Be a believer and not a doubter, be a doer of the Word and not only a hearer because you have been equipped for greatness. (John 3:16-17) (James 1:22-25)
I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to see that you are an original created with a special plan and purpose in mind.
I was walking out my door yesterday when a strong gust of wind blew something into my face. Getting over the shock I pulled it off of my glasses. It was a single red leaf that had gotten taken for a ride on that windy September day. I held this messenger of Fall in my hand and looked at it closely. It looked like it had lived its life well. It probably had first popped out on a cold April morning giving the first hope of Spring to some Winter weary soul who saw it. It must have given shelter to singing birds and shade to tired children too. From the holes in it I would guess that it gave more than one meal to a hungry insect during the hot Summer months. Now it was ending its life at its most beautiful with its radiant red adding to the glorious painting from God that covers the mountains during Autumn here. I knew too that its work wasn’t done yet, because in death it would return to the soil and help God to bring about new life next Spring.
My little leaf reminded me too of all the good I can do in my own short life here. If one, red leaf can do so much for this world then how much more can one human life do? I am going to do my best then to live my own life well. I am going to do all I can to give hope to the weary, to comfort the tired, and to feed those with hungry hearts. I am going to try and live so that my last days are my most beautiful: full of the colors of love, joy, and oneness with God.
Remember you may just be one leaf in this world’s mighty forest, but without your love and your life the forest is less. Remember too that tomorrow is another chance to live, to learn, to laugh, and to love in this world. Do your best then. Share your beauty. Help others. Commit yourself to life before death as well as to life after death. God didn’t put you here just to hang on a tree. God put you here to live well and color this world with the light of your soul. God put you here to help make this world a better and more beautiful place for those who will follow.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
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.”
Proverbs 8:17-21 “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.”
1 Chronicles 28:9-10 “And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek Him, He will be found of thee; but if thou forsake Him, He will cast thee off for ever. Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: ALWAYS THERE
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Today's Selected Testimony: JESUS IS ENOUGH
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry