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731st -- Words To Grow On


We should always remember that God has made each of us as individuals and
unique in our own design. God has never made two people to be exactly 
alike and I believe it is because God has made each of us with a special 
purpose and plan that we are meant to fulfill. The Lord declares in 
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before 
thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a
prophet unto the nations.” We must keep in mind that we are unique and 
original and are meant to go forth in life bringing glory and honor to the
name of the Lord. We are to live rightly before the Lord and make Him 
proud with the choices we make for our life's path. Never believe the lie
that you have no special abilities and have no purpose in life. You being
alive today is all the proof you should require to know that you are 
important to the Lord and are called to fulfill His purposes through your
life. Be encouraged and know that God loves you and wishes for you to end
Victoriously. (Jeremiah 29:11) (Jeremiah 1:6-9) (2 Timothy 4:5-8)

I hope this message ministers to your heart to never be a follower in life, 
but rather trust in God's promise that you have a special purpose and plan
that only you can fulfill.


As a youngster, there was nothing I liked better than Sunday afternoons at
my grandfather's farm in western Pennsylvania. Surrounded by miles of 
winding stone walls, the house and barn provided endless hours of fun for a
city kid like me. I was used to neat-as-a-pin parlors that seemed to 
whisper, “Not to be touched!”

I can still remember one afternoon when I was eight years old. Since my 
first visit to the farm, I'd wanted more than anything to be allowed to 
climb the stone walls surrounding the property. My parents would never 
approve. The walls were old; some stones were missing, others loose and 
crumbling. Still, my yearning to scramble across those walls grew so strong
that finally, one spring afternoon, I summoned all my courage and entered
the living room, where the adults had gathered after Sunday dinner.

“I, uh - I wanna climb the stone walls,” I said hesitantly. Everyone looked
up. “Can I climb the stone walls?”

Instantly a chorus went up from the women in the room. “Heavens, no!” they
cried in dismay. “You'll hurt yourself!”

I wasn't too disappointed; the response was just as I'd expected. But 
before I could leave the room, I was stopped by my grandfather's booming voice.

“Now hold on just a minute,” I heard him say. “Let the boy climb the stone
walls. He has to learn to do things for himself.”

“Scoot,” he said to me with a wink. “And come see me when you get back.”

For the next two and a half hours I climbed those old walls - and had the
time of my life. Later I met with my grandfather to tell him about my 
adventures. I'll never forget what he said.

“Fred,” he said, grinning, “You made this day a special day just by being
yourself. Always remember, there's only one person in this whole world like
you, and I like you exactly as you are.”

Many years have passed since then, and today I host the television program
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, seen by millions of children throughout 
America. There have been changes over the years, but one thing remains the
same: my message to children at the end of almost every visit. "There's 
only one person in this whole world like you," the kids can count on 
hearing me say, “and people can like you exactly as you are.”

By Fred Rogers

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 16:8-11 “I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my 
right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory
rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For Thou wilt not leave my 
soul in hell; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. 
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in Thy presence is fulness of Joy; at
Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

Nehemiah 8:10 “Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink
the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for
this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the Joy of the 
LORD is your strength.”

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my 
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my 
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving 
strength of His anointed.”

1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy 
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who
hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: THIS MOMENT
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem45.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: HEALED FROM DEPRESSION
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony130.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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