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156th -- The Sculptor's Attitude


The Bible declares in Psalm 118:24 "This is the day which the Lord hath
made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Many times we forget that our
attitude has a big part in directing how our days will turn out. I hope
this story on attitudes will minister to your heart and encourage you to
be positive in every situation and always try to see the good even in the
midst of what seems to be bad.


I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock 
strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important.
My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or...
I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or...
I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely
and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health or...
I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was
growing up or...
I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns or...
I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends or...
I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or...
I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school or...
eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework or...
I can feel honored because the Lord has provided shelter for my mind, body
and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the
sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me. I get to choose what kind of day I
will have!

What will you choose to do with Today? 
Have a Great Day...unless you have other plans.

Author Unknown

Let us never listen to the lies of the enemy who is always encouraging us
to complain, to murmur, and always cheering us on to give up on this life.
The Lord is the one who is eager to renew and revive the dreams that we 
once had, but God waits for us to make up our mind and be determined to 
stay positive even in the midst of a problem. God is the One who waits to
see our attitude in the midst of a situation and awards our days 
accordingly. (Deuteronomy 30:15-16) (Jeremiah 29:11)

Never forget that you are the sculptor of your days. God gives us each 
day fresh and new, but He leaves it wide open for us to decide if we will
bless the Lord and enjoy our days, or if we will murmur and complain and 
live a defeated life; allowing the enemy of hell to win with his lies. I
encourage you to bless the Lord all times and let His praises continually
be in your mouth, so that you may be blessed all the days of your life and
live the overcoming abundant life that God wishes for you to live. 
(Psalm 34:1-6) (Ephesians 3:19-21) (3 John 2)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Nehemiah 8:9-10 "…This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn nor
weep." For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the Law. Then
he said to them, "Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send 
portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to 
our LORD. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."

Proverbs 9:10-12 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the
knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me your days will be 
multiplied, And years of life will be added to you. If you are wise, you 
are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you will bear it alone."

Matthew 12:35-37 Jesus says,
"A good man out of the good treasure of his 
heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure 
brings forth evil things. "But I say to you that for every idle word men 
may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. "For by 
your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against 
you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; 
therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; "that
you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you
may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and 
that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to 
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."

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

In Christ's Love and Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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