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1110th -- Pause For A Moment


We should always be thankful for our today's and never take them for 
granted. There are many moments in life where we rush through our days 
without realizing how precious they really are. We don't take the time to
relish in the beauty that surrounds us. We don't take in the sounds, the 
sights and the smells that can enrich our life because we are too busy to 
realize what we are missing. It is a shame that so many people don't 
realize that the gift of today is not promised to them tomorrow. We are 
not guaranteed the same blessings next week, next month or next year and 
that is all the more reason that we should be thankful, appreciative and 
mindful of these moments that add so much to our life. We should be quick 
to realize that the things that really matter are the people in our lives 
whom we'd miss tremendous if they were taken away from us. 

The memories we create, the laughter we share and the love that is in our 
hearts for one another is what will be remembered long after they are gone 
from us or we from them. That is why we shouldn't take for granted the 
blessing of today. We should use it to the best of our ability and take 
from it all that it offers us. There are far too many people in this 
world who are living in regret because of opportunities missed that can't 
be had again. Let us learn from the past so that we don't repeat the same 
mistakes and let us use every opportunity to create laughter, joy, harmony,
peace, oneness and love with those who mean the most to us. Before we 
know it our days will come to an end and the only thing we will have is 
the memories that we took the time to create. Let us be mindful of the 
brevity of time and be thankful for today and use all of it for our 
benefit and for the benefit of those whom we love.

I hope this message encourages and challenges your heart to see the value 
of today and do your best to use all of it to your benefit.


Do you ever wish that life came with a pause button? Do you ever wish that 
you could just take a moment from your life and stay there forever? I was 
remembering a moment like that from my own life recently. It was the night 
I brought my newborn, baby son home from the hospital. My son was 3 weeks 
late in arriving and my wife needed an emergency Caesarian section to bring
him into the world. She was still in a lot of pain and sleeping when I 
heard him wake up during the night. Gently I picked him up and carried him 
into the living room so my wife could sleep. Rocking him in my arms I told 
him how much I loved him and how I would always be there for him no matter 
what. Then I saw his sweet eyes gazing up at me and the smallest of smiles 
form on his lips. It was a moment of pure joy that I wished would never end.

Over the next 21 years I watched my son grow into a wonderful young man. 
In spite of having to deal with Autism he has still spread more joy, 
shared more love, and shined more light than I could ever hope to. He has 
brightened up every room he has ever walked into and he has filled my life 
with so many happy moments. My only regret is that I let far too many of 
them go by without cherishing them as I should have.

Still, no matter how much we may wish it life doesn’t come with a rewind or
a pause button and can only be lived moment by moment. Do your best then 
to embrace each moment as it comes. Celebrate each and every one of them 
as a gift from God. Cherish the moments of love you give and the moments 
of joy you share. Learn from your moments of pain and grow from your 
moments of failure. Most of all, though, take the time to pause for a 
moment right now and give thanks to God for your life and all the moments 
of happiness it has brought you. Life may be momentary but the love it 
gives you lasts forever.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 12:15-18 “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that
weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but 
condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of 
all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with 
all men.”

Galatians 5:22-26 “...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, 
longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. 
Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified 
the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us 
also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one 
another, envying one another.”

Philippians 2:3-7 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in 
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not 
every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the 
form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself 
of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in 
the likeness of men.”

Matthew 25:37-40 Jesus declares
“Then shall the righteous answer Him, 
saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and 
gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, 
and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto 
Thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye 
have done it unto Me.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth 
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are 
in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of 
God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also 
aboundeth by Christ.”

1 John 4:10-12 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved 
us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God 
so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at 
any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is 
perfected in us.”

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: GOD IS FAITHFUL
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony118.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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