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639th -- Looks Can Be Deceiving


We should always have a proper perspective and realize that this world is
temporary and both the problems and beauties that surround us will one day
pass away. We shouldn't put so much emphasis on our physical life which is
only temporary that we forget the vastness of eternity which lasts forever
and ever. The Lord Jesus tells us to lay up for ourselves treasures in 
heaven where neither moth nor rust can corrupt and where no thief can break
through to steal. The Lord Jesus knows that our life is but a vapour which
appears for a short time and then vanishes away. It is for this reason 
that we are to be heavenly minded and see that while we are on the earth we
are to do good, but our eternal home is not where we live now, but will be
with our Father in Heaven for all Eternity. (Matthew 6:19-21) (James 4:14)

I hope this message ministers to your heart to see that while life may be
good today, there is yet a goodness that we have never tasted promised to
all those who trust and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.


We have all heard that old saying, “Looks can be deceiving.” Well, I got 
some good proof of it this morning as I was shaving. I looked in the mirror
and noticed that some of the hairs in my mustache were as white as my 
shaving cream. I laughed about this because I feel more alive, vibrant, 
and joyous now than I did when I was twenty.

I got a little more proof later on, as I walked through my tiny home and 
sat in my old, worn chair. Two cats quickly jumped on my lap while a smile
leaped to my face. It seemed funny that, in this society where fame and 
fortune are looked on as everything, I had found so much joy in such a 
simple life with so little money.

It was a short time later that I got the greatest proof of all. The sun 
broke through the clouds, shone through my window, and gently warmed my 
face. Bathed in that golden light, I felt not only the heat of the sun but
also the loving touch of God on my face, in my heart, and through my soul.
I knew then that life's greatest joys can't be seen with the eyes at all.

Looks truly can be deceiving. Joy, love, energy and vitality don't end when
your body gets old, but can continue until your last breath and beyond.
Fame, fortune and material things may look nice on the surface, but they
don't bring your heart and soul any lasting peace or happiness. This 
natural world we live in is both blessed and beautiful, but beyond it
there is another world that is even more blessed and more beautiful.

We are only here for a short time. Let's not be deceived by appearances. 
Look at things with your eyes, but feel them with your heart and see them
with your soul. Take care of your body, but know that you are much more. 
Work in this world, but always live in the Kingdom of Heaven. Do all the 
good you can, share all the love you can, and choose all the joy you can 
in this life. But know that an even greater life full of God's love and 
light awaits you...

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we 
look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not 
seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are
not seen are eternal.”

Psalm 84:11-12 “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give
grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk 
uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in Thee.”

Ephesians 3:19-21 “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto Him that is 
able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according 
to the power that worketh in us, Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ
Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

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: START 0VER...
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Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL
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I thank the Lord for His continued leading and do give Him all the Glory
and Honor for the blessings that He bestows through this work.

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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