We should always have a positive attitude and outlook on life because our
God is mighty and deserving to have our full confidence in His ability to
meet our needs. We are to give thanks to the Lord recognizing the gifts
that He has given us this day and all the days before. It is the goodness
of God that should cause us to praise Him and bring into remembrance all
the moments that He delivered us from darkness into His marvellous light.
Even though man is an insignificant part of God's full creation, He has
made us to have dominion over the work of His hands. Remember the privilege
that we have been given and make an extra effort to see your blessings and
give thanks for each of them. (Psalm 118:21-24) (Psalm 8:3-6) (1 Peter 2:9)
I hope this message both inspires and challenges your heart to see that you
are blessed and have much to be thankful for.
A SHOWER A DAY
I always love to start the morning off with a nice, long shower. Now, I am
not talking about a shower with soap, hot water, and shampoo even though I
love those too. The shower that I am talking about is the kind that takes
place on the inside. The shower that I am talking about is the kind that
takes place in the heart, mind, and soul. It is a shower that is best taken
daily, all day long, and everyday of our lives. It is a shower of love,
joy, and goodness that all of us can enjoy.
I always start my own shower off with a huge thank you to God. I thank God
for the day, for my life, for my family, for my friends, for my pets, and
for the countless blessings I am given. I give thanks for health and
happiness, nature and beauty, and love and joy. Giving thanks to God always
leaves me feeling good, clean, and happy inside.
I don't stop there, though. I keep my shower of delight going by seeing the
good all around me. I see it in the world, in the people I know, and in my
own heart, mind, and soul. I see it and choose it and welcome it into me.
I take in all the goodness, love, joy, peace, happiness, and light that I
possibly can. I fill myself to overflowing with all the wonderful blessings
of life, because this is what I want to share with the world.
You see, my shower of love, joy, goodness, and delight wouldn't be complete
if I didn't shower it on others as well. I shower these blessings on others
with every smile I smile, hug I give, helpful thing I do, kind word I say,
and happy thought I write. Nothing gives me greater fulfillment than to
shower these things on everyone everywhere.
You too can shower your life and the lives of others with love, joy,
goodness, and God. It is up to you. Just remember, though, a shower a day
keeps the misery away.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 103:11-14 “For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is
His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father
pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him. For He
knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.”
Psalm 92:1-5 “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing
praises unto Thy name, O most High: To shew forth Thy lovingkindness in the
morning, and Thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten
strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. For
Thou, LORD, hast made me glad through Thy work: I will triumph in the
works of Thy hands. O LORD, how great are Thy works! and Thy thoughts are
Psalm 37:23-27 “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. Depart
from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.”
Psalm 103:2-5 “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.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: THE WINGS OF PRAYER
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Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD HAS A PLAN
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry