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779th -- Getting Things Done


We should start each new day with a refreshed outlook anticipating great 
things ahead. We should never go through our life with a pessimistic 
attitude ready to focus on the bad and look for something to complain 
about. We should rejoice in the fact that we are alive and we should use
all of our energy to give thanks and praise to God for giving us our many
blessings and for favoring us as He has. The Bible declares in Psalm 
118:24 “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be 
glad in it.” Be encouraged to focus on the many blessings that surround 
you and never allow the few negatives in your path to steal your joy and 
make you question God's goodness. Become an optimist who sees your glass
as always half-full and never half-empty. You will soon find that having
a positive outlook will not only change the way you look at life, but it 
will also change the way others look at you. (Psalm 103:1-5) (Psalm 91:1-4)

I hope this message encourages and inspires you to have a merry heart and
an easy disposition. You will find that looking on the bright side of 
things is much better for your spirit than allowing yourself to worry over
things that do not matter.


Every now and then God gently taps you on the shoulder and reminds you of
what life is all about. I got just such a tap the other day. It was a day
when there was too many errands to run, too much work to do and not enough
time in the day to do it. I was rushed, stressed, and irritable. I even 
snapped at my kids to hurry up and get ready for school as I worried about
how I was ever going to get everything done that day.

It was then, however, that I got my gentle tap on the shoulder. Actually,
it was more of a one, two punch from my furry friends. As I stood there 
frowning with worry and tensed up with stress, I felt a sticking in my left
leg. At the same time my right hand suddenly felt warm and wet. I looked 
down and found one of my cats with her claws on my knee looking up with 
that scratch my head look in her eyes. When I turned to my right I saw my
drooling Saint Bernard nuzzling in for a few pets himself. I smiled at my
loving, furry friends and at the same time heard God’s gentle voice in my
mind saying: “You are not here to get things done. You are here to love.”

I thanked God for the reminder as the stress disappeared and the worry 
faded away. I gave each of my kids a hug before heading out to start the 
day. I still had a lot to do, of course, but now I did it with a smile on
my face. I sang joyously along with the music in my car as I ran my 
errands. I did my work at home happily and easily taking several breaks to
pet my dogs, hold my cats, look at the Fall leaves, and to tell God just 
how much I loved Him. I got everything done with time to spare and most 
importantly I did it all blissfully, peacefully, and lovingly.

The next time that the stress of getting things done starts to build up 
inside of you, then take a break and remember why you are really here. In
the end, it is the love we share, the joy we spread, and the happiness we
create that matters. Those are the things God wants us to get done.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 9:1-4 “I will praise Thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew
forth all Thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: I will
sing praise to Thy name, O thou most High. When mine enemies are turned 
back, they shall fall and perish at Thy presence. For Thou hast maintained
my right and my cause; Thou satest in the throne judging right.”

Psalm 18:30-33 “As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the LORD is 
tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him. For who is God save
the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with 
strength, and maketh my way perfect. He maketh my feet like hinds' feet,
and setteth me upon my high places.”

James 3:10-12 “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My 
brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at
the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear
olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt 
water and fresh.”

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my 
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my 
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving 
strength of His anointed.”

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

Today's Selected Poem: WHEN JESUS LOOKS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem54.htm

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

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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