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838th -- Genie In The Lamp


We should never go through life wishing that things were different. Many
times we find ourselves discouraged because we think on how our life could
have been better. It is easy for anyone to want a different life, but what
we must do is trust the Lord's wisdom and realize that this life that we've
been given is not a mistake, but is meant for a purpose that is bigger than
we can even imagine. We are to be confident in our walk with the Lord 
knowing that we are here to accomplish great things even with our many 
shortcomings. The Lord takes pleasure in using those who are less than 
perfect because it is then obvious to all that it is God working through 
them and in turn He will receive all the glory and honor. (Isaiah 42:8)

It is a privilege for us to be used of the Lord and when we wish for a 
different life, we are in a way wishing that God never used us. Let us be
proud of who we are today and see life for all that it has to offer. Be 
encouraged to enjoy the life you've been given and use every moment of it
to bring encouragement, hope and love towards everyone you come into 
contact with. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10) (1 Timothy 6:6-8) (Psalm 16:8-11)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to appreciate the 
life that you have right now.


How many of us at one time or another have wished that those fairy tales 
were true and that we could somehow find a magic lamp with a genie in it?
How many of us have wished that we could have those three wishes that 
would change our lives? How many of us have wished that we could finally 
get all that money and all that stuff so that we could finally be happy? I
hate to say it, but I was one of those genie wishers for a long time 
myself. I finally realized, however, that I didn’t need a genie in a lamp
because I already had an angel in my mind.

That angel had always been there trying to get my attention and show me 
the truth about life and love, but for a long time I was too busy wishing
for a genie to hear him. I was waiting to get all of that stuff so that I
could finally be happy. One glorious day, though, I finally heard what my
angel had been whispering all those years. “More stuff isn’t going to make
you happy. Being happy is going to make you happy.” It was then that I 
realized that I wasn’t just taking the long way to joy, I was also taking
the wrong way to joy.

We don’t need a genie in a lamp to bring us joy. We don’t need three magic
wishes to bring us happiness. All we need to do is listen to the angel in
our minds. That angel is telling us everyday just how much God loves us 
and wants us to be happy. That angel is telling us everyday that we can 
choose love, joy, and oneness with God as well. That angel is telling us 
everyday that we are here to do God’s will by sharing that love and joy 
with the world.

Shove the genie back in the lamp then. God didn’t bring you here to sit 
around waiting for your world to get better. God brought you here to make
the world better yourself. Share your love, joy, talent, and energy with 
the world. Create your own happiness everyday with what you think, feel, 
and do. Listen to that angel in your mind and become an angel in your own

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

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.”

Psalm 16:8-11 “I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my 
right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory
rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For Thou wilt not leave my 
soul in hell; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. 
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in Thy presence is fulness of joy; at
Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless
His holy name. 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.”

Psalm 118:5-9 “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? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me:
therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to 
trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in
the LORD than to put confidence in princes.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: EVEN IF
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem108.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: TAKING A GOOD LOOK
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony189.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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