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1193rd -- Keeping Up With The Angels


One thing we should always remember and keep in mind is that God has 
created each of us as originals. I don't look like someone else, I don't 
talk like someone else and I don't have someone else's traits. I have my 
own. I am gifted and talented in my own special way and so are you. The 
Lord has created each of us with our own special gifts, talents and 
abilities that no one else possesses. We are special and unique in our 
creation and we should be thankful to the Lord for making us so different 
from one another. We are created differently because we each have a 
different purpose. That is why we should live our life to its fullest 
potential. We shouldn't worry about what everyone else is doing or what 
everyone else has. We should run our race with confidence and assurance 
that our life is significant and can be used to make this world a better 
and brighter place. (Galatians 6:2-3) (Matthew 5:16)

The light that is instilled within our hearts is meant to shine forth to 
illuminate the paths of others so that they may walk in the light as we 
walk in the light. Let us use our differing gifts to bring glory and 
honor to the name of the Lord so that His plans for our life will be 
brought to fruition. Those of us who know the Lord should be focused and 
determined in doing His bidding. I have dedicated my life to fulfilling 
God's will so that every gift, every ability, every talent, every dream 
will be brought to its fullest fruition before I breathe my last breath. 
May that be all of our ultimate desires because if it is, we will change 
this world in ways that we can't even think or imagine.
(Colossians 3:12-15) (1 John 4:20-21)

Be encouraged to see your life as greatly significant and have a deep and 
assured knowing that you and God are a majority. I want you to know that 
what God has placed within your heart is achievable, attainable and well 
within your reach. Believe it for yourself and go forward in life making 
a difference that will never be forgotten or erased. (Matthew 5:16)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to run your race 
with confidence and with a renewed determination to do all that God has 
placed within your heart to do.


There is a question that has been troubling me for a long time now: just 
exactly who are the Jones' and why am I supposed to be keeping up with 
them? Every time I turn around I seem to be bombarded with a single 
message: Buy! Magazines, radio, billboards and television keep telling me 
that I need a bigger home, a newer car, more electronics, and fancier 
clothes. If I get them my life will be complete and if I don’t then I will 
fall behind the Jones' and face utter misery. It is so ridiculous that I 
just have to laugh.

Now I don’t know who these mythical Jones' are. I am not sure how expensive
their house is or how shiny their newly bought car looks. I am uncertain 
about how many new electronic goodies they have purchased or what they do. 
I have no idea either about what designer labels are on their clothes. I 
do know that I don’t want to keep up with them, however. Life is more than 
just things. Life is joy, laughter, and love. Life is friends and family. 
Life is caring and sharing. Life is a gift from God and I am not going to 
waste it shopping for more wrapping paper.

I think I will try to keep up with the angels rather than the Jones' then. 
I may never match the love they share, the good they do, or the truth they 
spread, but I sure will have the time of my life trying. I may not have as 
much stuff to carry around, but that will leave my arms free for hugging. 
My rooms and closets may not be as full, but my heart will be a lot 
fuller. I may not seem as rich in the eyes of the world, but in the eyes 
of Heaven I will be very wealthy indeed.

Remember you came into this world with nothing and that is how you will 
leave it too. Why not spend your days here loving others, sharing joy and 
growing in oneness with God? Why not spend your time here making this 
world better for us all? You won’t be keeping up with the Jones', but your 
soul will be flying with the Angels.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers 
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, 
wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to 
lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He 
restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His 
name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they 
comfort me.”

Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He 
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: 
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am 
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging 
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun 
a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

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

Today's Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem182.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony27.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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