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821st -- The Carpenter's Tools


When we hear discouraging remarks and comments from others trying to bring
down our spirits and make us question our character, we should always 
remain confident in who we are and know that God is still not done with 
us. Even though we face difficult trials and challenges, our faith should
remain steadfast and focused on the Lord forsaking the hurtful words of 
others and trusting in the everlasting Promise of the Lord. Many times we
hear a discouraging word from our friends or family and instead of taking
what they say and moving onward and upward, we remain stagnant and 
paralyzed with anger, bitterness and a feeling that we were wronged. What
we must realize is that nobody's perfect and everyone misspeaks and says 
things they don't really mean. (Romans 8:34) (James 1:19)

Just as God forgives us of our sins and shortfalls, we must have that same
forgiveness towards others and allow the healing to begin. Be encouraged
to see how special you are again and give yourself a chance to rise up and
become all who God has made you to be. As long as you have breath in your
lungs, the Lord isn't done with you yet. (Matthew 6:14-15) (1 Peter 2:9)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to see that none of
us are useless and worthless. We are on this earth with a plan and 
purpose in mind and the Lord will be faithful to use us for His eternal 
purposes. Trust Him.


Brother Hammer served as the chairman. The other members of the tool belt
informed him that he must leave, because he was too noisy. But brother 
Hammer said, “If I have to leave this carpenter's shop, then brother 
Gimlet must go too. He's insignificant and makes a very small impression.”
(A gimlet is a small tool with a screw point, grooved shank, and a cross 
handle for boring holes).

Little brother Gimlet arose and said, “All right, but brother Screwdriver
must go also. You have to turn him around and around to get anywhere with him.”

Brother Screwdriver turned to the other tools in the belt and said, “If 
you wish, I will go, but brother Plane must leave too. All of his work is
on the surface; there's no depth to what he does.”

To this brother Plane leveled his terse reply, “Well, then, brother Saw 
will have to depart too. The changes he proposes always cut too deep.”

Brother Saw complained, saying, “Brother Ruler will have to withdraw if I
leave, for he's always measuring other folks as though he were the only one
who is right.”

Brother Ruler then surveyed the group and said, “Brother Sandpaper doesn't
belong here either. He's rougher than he ought to be, and is always rubbing
people the wrong way.”

In the midst of the discussion, the Carpenter of Nazareth walked in. He had
come to perform his day's work. He put on His tool belt and went to the 
workbench to make a pulpit. He employed the ruler, the saw, the plane, the 
hammer, the gimlet, the screwdriver, the sandpaper, and all the other 
tools. When the day's work was over, the pulpit was finished, and the 
carpenter went home. All the accusations against each of these tools were
absolutely true, yet the carpenter used every one of them. No matter which
tool He use, no other tool could have done the work better.

Thought: We are all “tools” in Jesus' tool box. Each of us has a purpose,
ability, and a task to perform.

“For we are God's fellow workers...” (1 Corinthians 3:9)

Author Unknown

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 103:10-14 “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us
according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so
great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from 
the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Like as a 
father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him. For He
knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.”

Mark 11:24-26 Jesus declares
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever
ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have 
them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: 
that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven 
forgive your trespasses.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search
for Me with all your heart.”

Psalm 107:6-9 “Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He
delivered them out of their distresses. And He led them forth by the right
way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise
the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of
men! For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with

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

Today’s Selected Poem: TEN RULES FOR A HAPPY DAY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem133.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: WHEN OUR BOAT SANK
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony66.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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