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804th -- 15 Minutes


It is easy for us to look at this world and wish things were different. We
wish for things to be more pleasant, more joyous, for others to have better
attitudes and outlooks on life, but we sometimes fail to see that we can 
do our part to make these things happen. We shouldn't only wish that they
would happen and hope someone else does the necessary job, but we can do 
this job ourselves. We each have the ability to spend a few minutes each 
day letting our light shine where others are positively influenced, 
impacted and changed because of our interaction with them. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Doing simple things like greeting one another with a smile, asking how 
their day is going and simply taking an interest in someone else can make
a great impact on those whom are having a tough time right now. Be 
encouraged to see the gifts that you possess of encouragement. Make a 
decision to be a blesser whenever you see the opportunity. You may not 
think you can do much, but let me reassure you of the great power that one
life can have. See yourself as special and well-equipped to help brighten
the days of those around you. (Galatians 6:2-4) (Romans 12:20-21)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to do all that you
can to impact our world with your positive, encouraging and affirming 
words, acts and deeds.


A friend wrote me the other day and told me that I sure do seem to have a
lot of good days in my life. This friend wanted to know what is the 
difference between having a good day and having a bad day. I thought about
it a long time and I think that I finally figured it out. The difference 
is about 15 minutes.

Think about it. Just how long does it take to really live the way that God
always meant for you to live? How long does it take to say, “I love you 
God. Thank you for my life”? How long does it take to say a little prayer
for someone you care about? How long does it take to tell a friend, “You 
are looking good today”? How long does it take to stop your child in the 
hallway and give them a hug? How long does it take to bend down and smell
a flower as you walk down the street? How long does it take to scratch 
your cat’s chin or pet your dog’s head? How long does it take to share a 
warm smile and a heartfelt “thank you” with a cashier in a store? How long
does it take to compliment a loved one, to share a laugh with a friend, 
and to think a joyous, optimistic thought? You can do all of these things
and even more in just 15 minutes a day.

Is 15 minutes a day too long to turn your life around? Is 15 minutes a day
too long to live a life full of love, joy, and oneness with God? Is 15 
minutes a day too long to make this world a better and more Heavenly place?
If you want to be doing good in your life then spend that 15 minutes a day 
“truly” doing some good in your life. If you want to be doing even better 
try 20, 30, or 60 minutes a day. If you do, you will see how the power of 
your love can change the world moment by precious moment. If you do, you 
will feel the love of God inside you and hear the laughter of angels 
surrounding you as you bless the world with your life. Who could ask any 
more for just 15 minutes a day?

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 Thessalonians 5:11-14 “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify
one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know 
them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish 
you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be
at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that 
are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward
all men.”

Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus declares,
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon
earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through 
and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither 
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor 
steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap
also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also
bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him
give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

Matthew 25:37-40 Jesus says,
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying,
'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You
drink? 'When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe
You? 'Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the
King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you
did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'”

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

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Today’s Selected Testimony: ANGELS IN THE ROOM
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In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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