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824th -- Richness Of Living


We should always remember that the true riches of life do not come in 
having the biggest of bank accounts or the greatest of possessions. The 
true riches of life are realized in having the love of our friends and 
family, having our health and having the ability to be a blessing to 
others. When we can share with others what God has freely given to us, 
that is when we realize we are living heavenly minded. We must remember 
that life on this earth is temporary even though it may seem long to us 
right now. It is a moment that will pass all too soon when compared to 
eternity's length. That is all the more reason that we should be conscious
of how fleeting life is and how important it is that we use our life for 
the betterment of others. (1 Timothy 6:6-10) (James 4:13-15) (John 15:12-13)

What good would the huge bank account do for us when we die? What will we
do with the possessions that we worked so hard to acquire when our time on
earth comes to an end? These questions are very simple, but many people 
strive for the bank account and the possessions and leave helping others 
to someone else. Let us rekindle the fire within our spirit to love our 
neighbor as we love ourselves and let us become that “someone else” who 
are willing to bless those around us, to encourage those who are feeling 
down, to lift up those with a broken heart and to simply lead our life by
the example that Jesus left for us. Be encouraged to think on your 
eternity and see if there's changes that need to be made. God has only 
given us one life and we are to use every ounce of it to make a difference
that can never be erased. (Luke 6:30-36) (Luke 12:15-21) (Hebrews 9:27)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to have a giving 
spirit in life. Do for others what they can't do for themselves and allow
the light that is within your heart to shine so bright where it is bound 
to make a difference in the lives of others.


My aunt is really rich. She doesn’t have a big bank account though. Still,
I have known her to share the last penny in it to help someone in need. 
She doesn’t have a fancy new car either, but she gets the most out of her
old used one giving rides to friends who can no longer drive themselves. 
Her home is no mansion. Yet, my childhood visits to it have filled my mind
with treasured memories and my heart with priceless happiness. My aunt’s 
riches come instead from the places that high prices and inflation can 
never lessen. My aunt’s riches come from her loving soul, her generous 
spirit, and her joyous life.

Every time I speak with her on the phone or get a card from her in the 
mail, the richness of that life shines though. Her gentle laughter has 
brightened my day many times over the years. Her optimism and faith have 
strengthened my own as well. Her kindness, caring, and happiness have 
helped so many people, touched so many souls, and done so much good in 
this world. When it comes to the treasures of Heaven, she will forever be
one of the wealthiest people I know. When it comes to finding the joy in 
living, she will always be rich beyond compare. I only pray that one day 
we all can live with such priceless love.

Leo Buscaglia once wrote that, “We find the greatest riches where we find
the joy in living; since we serve God and ourselves best in joy, it seems
to be the only sensible goal in life.” My dear aunt learned this a long 
time ago and she has spent her whole life teaching it to others as well. I
am proud to have been one of her students and taken her course in the 
“Richness of Living 101.” Thanks to her I daily choose more love, more joy,
more laughter, and more life. Thanks to her I seek and share the treasures
of Heaven always. Thanks to her I am far wealthier in oneness with God. 
May your own life grow rich as well in the things that truly matter.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 John 3:16-18 “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down 
His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But
whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth
up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed
and in truth.”

Galatians 6:2-4 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of
Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he
deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he
have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”

Hebrews 13:5-6 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

Luke 6:37-38 Jesus says,
“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn
not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and
shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with
the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: THINGS TO FORGET
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem141.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: ANGELS IN THE ROOM
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony84.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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