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812th -- Thoughts Of Yesterday


It is a great blessing for us to be able to think of times past that were
fun and enjoyable especially in the times when we find ourselves 
discouraged or disheartened. All one needs to do is remember the good 
times and see that in life we will have good and bad, laughter and tears,
inspiration as well as pessimism. It is normal for anyone to have these 
feelings, but the good thing to remember is that God is still on His Throne
and in the end we who have put our trust in Jesus Christ have been assured
of Victory. If life is finding you discouraged, down or just not seeing 
the joys of life, I encourage you to remember something good from your past
and allow that to give you a new perspective towards today and tomorrow.

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to never focus on 
what's wrong, but rather have a positive attitude remembering your 
blessings and thinking on good things.


I am running out of wall and mantle space here in my little home. It seems
like almost every square inch of my walls and mantles is now covered with
framed photographs. It looks really crowded but happy up there. It is a 
delight seeing all of those joyful faces smiling down on me. They are far
more beautiful than any wallpaper. My cats, however, have given me more 
than a few annoyed looks as they walk around the smaller frames on my 
mantles. It may be they miss their old napping spots or it may be because
there are no pictures of them there.

Either way I am not taking a single frame down. Each one of them is a 
second of joy frozen forever in time. Each one brings a warm thought of 
yesterday to my mind and a peaceful smile of happiness to my face. Each one
brings a memory of love to my heart and the sweet taste of laughter to my 
lips. They are all moments of life and light that I cherish.

Sadly, not every moment of our lives can be as joyful as these beautiful 
pictures. Some of our thoughts of yesterday are full of pain, grief, and 
loss. Some of our times on this world are ones of great growth but great 
suffering as well. Sometimes we stumble, fall, and make mistakes. Sometimes
we are hurt by others and sometimes we hurt others as well.

We can take heart, though, in knowing that “All things work together for 
good for those who love God.” God is always there waiting to help us 
through our pain and to forgive us when we hurt others. God is always 
there to see us through our struggles and lead us back to love and joy. 
God is always there to heal our yesterdays, improve our today, and make 
our tomorrow blessed. With His help we can fill the walls and mantles of
our hearts, souls, and homes with photos of love and happiness. With His 
help, our thoughts of yesterday, choices today, and plans for tomorrow can
all work together to create pictures of Heaven here on Earth.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall 
direct thy paths.”

Psalm 20:6-9 “Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear 
him from His Holy Heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some
trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of 
the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and
stand upright. Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.”

Psalm 34:1-5 “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. They looked unto Him, and were lightened:
and their faces were not ashamed.”

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

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

Today's Selected Poem: WHEN JESUS LOOKS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem54.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: THE REWARD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony105.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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