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844th -- The Eyes That See


There are many moments in life when we feel like giving up because we 
believe the lie that we have nothing left to give. Because of the trials
and tribulations of life, we sometimes feel empty and useless, but if we 
look deep down within ourselves, we can find our true value and self-worth
which will never be lost to us. There are some who may complain about 
losing their physical abilities such as their vision, hearing or even 
their mobility, but what they should focus on is what they still have.

The blessings we possess greatly outnumber any losses that we've received
and if we use what we have, we can become a shining beacon of hope letting
all people know that even though we've had some setbacks, we still can run
our race with perseverance and a knowing that all will be well. I hope 
you will be encouraged to always focus on what you still have rather than
thinking always on what you have lost. Remember your blessings and use 
what you still have to better yourself and to better this world. The Lord
has equipped you with everything necessary to go forth as His ambassador 
to shine your light and share hope with this world. Believe in yourself 
again and know that God loves you greatly. (Hebrews 12:1-3) (2 Corinthians 5:20)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to always focus on
what you do have and never on what you don't have. Use what you possess 
to the best of your ability to bless this world and make it a better place.


I have a blind friend who lives in New York City. Although we have never 
met face to face, we still write each other frequently. She is a remarkable
lady and has become like a sister to me. Her optimistic and enthusiastic 
letters always lift my spirits and the inspiring poems she shares with the
world always bring a smile to my face. She is all the more amazing due to
the fact that she lost her sight halfway through her life. She had to give
up her career and relearn to do everything that most of us take for granted.

Many would have given up after such a loss, but not her. Instead she 
embarked on a glorious new life full of award winning volunteer work. Her
days are full of teaching English to new immigrants, counseling hurting 
hearts, writing, serving her religious community and helping others in 
every way she can.

The light of my friend’s example is a beacon that I try to follow as well.
Whenever I feel too challenged in my own life I look at the challenges 
that she has overcome in hers. She may have lost her sight, but she never
lost her soul. She knows that the eyes that really see are the eyes of the
heart, and she does her best everyday to follow the loving vision that 
they give to her. I am sure too that the eyes of the angels watching over
her are always filled with tears of joy and that their faces are always 
full of shining smiles.

I hope then that when you go through your own life you are not distracted
by the murky view that this world so often gives you. I hope that you see
it for the illusion it is and instead look at life with the clear vision 
of your heart’s eyes. God wants us to see this world and our lives through
the eyes of love. It is only then that our sight will be pure. It is only
then that our path will shine brightly before us. It is only then that we
will see how we were meant to live and how we can best bring Heaven to Earth.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a 
moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which 
are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things 
which are not seen are eternal.”

Matthew 25:37-40 Jesus says,
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying,
'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You
drink? 'When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe
You? 'Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' "And the
King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you
did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'”

Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus declares,
“You are the light of the world. A city 
that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it
under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in
the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

John 13:34-35 Jesus says,
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love
one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this
all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.

Today's Selected Poem: THE RIGHT WORDS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem173.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: HOW GOD USED CANCER TO BLESS ME
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony145.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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