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534th -- Get Some Altitude


We should always have the attitude of praise and see certain situations 
from an elevated point of view. It is easy to get down and discouraged 
when problems come our way, but if we change our point of view and see 
things as God sees them, we can begin to understand that this too shall 
pass and peace will be restored unto us. Never allow the temporary trials
that come your way to distract your focus or derail the path that God has
planned for your life. Be determined to go through that trial with a renewed 
vigor knowing that if you stay focused and have the attitude of praise, 
nothing by any means will be able to offset what God has put into motion.

I hope this message ministers to your heart to stand strong in the tough 
times of life and focus more on the promises of God that all will be well.


I heard of a tornado that recently ripped through the central part of 
Oklahoma. Guy, a church pastor, and his wife, Vickie, lived directly in the
path of the on-coming storm. They took refuge in a closet in the parsonage.

Guy belongs to a denomination (United Methodist) which is known for moving
its pastors frequently, and he was scheduled for a move to a new parish in
June. Furthermore, as a church leader, he no doubt encountered any number
of storms and conflicts among church members. But a tornado was something
else entirely, and hiding in the closet seemed the best course of action 
for the couple.

After the tornado passed, they emerged from their hiding place and were 
astonished to discover that their closet was the only part of the house 
left standing! Though they lost everything, they had come through 
unscathed. As the couple stood in the middle of the debris that used to be
their home, Vickie's first comment was: “Wow, Guy! This is wonderful! This
will be the easiest move we've ever made!”

Here is a person who knows something about handling difficulties. Sometimes
we have to look beyond a problem before we can move forward.

If you have ever flown in a jet on a foggy or cloudy day, you probably know
something about looking beyond problems. All seems dark and dreary on the
ground. Yet every day is a sunny day if we can only get enough altitude.

Thomas Carlyle put it like this: “What you can see, yet cannot see over, is
as good as infinite.” Get some altitude and you will be able to see beyond
the problem!

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but
this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching
forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:1-3 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth
so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set 
before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who 
for the Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him
that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be
wearied and faint in your minds.”

1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love Him.”

Psalm 34:4-8 “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from 
all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces 
were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved
him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about
them that fear Him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: I WILL NOT WORRY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem95.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: OUT OF DARKNESS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony103.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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