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825th -- My Next 40 Years


We should always be quick to remember how short life is when compared to 
the vastness of eternity. Many times we foolishly take life for granted 
because of the temporary trials and tribulations that come our way and we
forget to appreciate the beauty of today and all that it has to offer us.
It is important to keep in mind that this life on earth is temporary and 
will pass all too quickly and because of its brevity we should do all that
we can to get the most out of it. We are to use each day that we are alive
to our benefit; blessing our life and the lives of those around us and 
simply enjoying one another to the fullest extent possible. Be encouraged
to remember how quickly life passes us by and do all that you can to enjoy
each day that you have remaining. It may be 5 years or 85 years, but use
each day to its fullest to laugh, love and live. (Psalm 34:12-15)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to use each day that
you have on this earth to its fullest. Never take life for granted because
before we know it, our days will all too soon come to an end.


I was looking at the calendar the other day and noticed that my 40th 
birthday is just a few months off now. I did a quick peek over each 
shoulder to see if that dreaded mid-life crisis was trying to sneak up on
me. I didn’t see a sight of him anywhere, and I doubt that he will show up
at all. Yes, I have made more than my share of mistakes in my past that I
am sorry for. My past, though, got me to where I am today. It made me who
I am now. I can’t change it. I can only learn from it and use it to better
live the time I have left.

I am not sure how long I will have left on this world. None of us ever know
when our time here will end. Some of us get a century and some of us get 
only a day. One thing I do know, however, is that if I get them: my next 
40 years are going to be my best 40 years. I am going to love more, give 
more, and live more. I am going to sing more, laugh more, and dance more.
I am going to smile more, hug more, and listen more. I am going to take in
more sunsets, pet more dogs, and thank God more for my life. I am going to
take more walks, watch more fireflies, and smell more flowers. I am going
to choose more love, more joy, and more oneness with God all day long, 
everyday I am given. I am going to share it all with the whole world and 
show everyone everywhere that they can do the same. I am going to spend 
everyday I have left here bringing a little more Heaven to Earth before I
leave Earth for Heaven.

It doesn’t matter if you have 60 years, 40 years, 20 years, or 6 months 
left. You can still make it the best, most glorious, and most loving time
of your life. The longest life here is still very short indeed. Do all you
can then to live it in laughter, love, happiness, joy, goodness, and
oneness with God. Then when you die and get to see God’s smiling face, you
will know that your next billion years will be your best billion years.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 103:2-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who 
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness
and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy
youth is renewed like the eagle's.”

James 4:13-14, “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to 
such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a 
profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is 
your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then 
vanishes away.”

Psalm 118:4-6 “Let them now that fear the LORD say, that His mercy endureth
for ever. I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and
set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can
man do unto me?”

1 Peter 3:8-11 “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for
evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye 
are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will
love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his
lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him 
seek peace, and ensue it.”

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

Today's Selected Poem: IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem54.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: JESUS IS THE FAITHFUL PROVIDER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony96.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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