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919th -- Time To Wake Up


With the way this world is going these days, we are constantly bombarded 
with advertisements wherever we go telling us how we need this thing or 
that thing and how greatly it will improve our life. What we must realize
is that material possessions do nothing to fill the soul with peace and 
joy. I know from personal experience after looking forward to receiving a
certain technological gadget for so long and after finally receiving and 
playing with it, I said to myself “Is this what I couldn't wait to get my
hands on?” The excitement of what we thought would bring us joy quickly 
wears out and the same feelings that we had beforehand will return. If we
are not fulfilled internally then nothing that we can purchase externally
will change that. (1 Timothy 6:6-9) (Psalm 37:3-5)

We must understand that it is a personal relationship with the Lord that 
fills us with joy unspeakable and a peace that this world does not 
comprehend. The world’s way to happiness is by filling it with things, 
but the Lord's way is by filling us with His presence. Once we taste what
God offers, then we will see that nothing this world has to offer can come
close in comparison. The Lord fills us from the inside out so that we 
will not care about our physical possessions. As long as we have a home 
to live in, cloths on our backs and food to eat, we will be content in 
life. The rat race will have no part of our life because we will have 
found what the world is still searching for. True peace, True happiness,
True contentment. That's how good God is. He leaves us lacking nothing.

Be encouraged to seek God with all your heart. Do not believe the lies 
that your happiness is waiting for you in a certain possession. There is
no car beautiful enough, house big enough, or piece of jewelry expensive 
enough to give you true peace and joy. The Bible says the Joy of the Lord
is their strength. In Him lies our strength, our joy, our peace, our 
comfort and our salvation. Remember, God says no good thing will He 
withhold from them that love Him. When you love God with all your heart,
everything else is added unto you. (Nehemiah 8:10) (Psalm 84:11-12)

I hope this message encourages your heart to think on what is most 
important in life. I hope you will realize that the material things have 
no significance towards your happiness, but a personal relationship with 
the Lord can fill you with joy unspeakable.


I read in a news story today that the ultra rich are now paying $736,000 
dollars for watches. As I was shaking my head at the insanity of it, I 
glanced at my own $8 dollar watch. It tells me the time just fine. I guess
that would leave me about $735, 992 dollars left over. With that I could 
send 18 kids to college for 4 years each with room, board, and books 
included. With that I could sponsor almost 200 needy children overseas 
into adulthood. With that I could buy meals for 2 1/2 million starving 
people around the world. With that much left over money I could do so much
good, help so many souls, and still know the time whenever I looked down 
at my wrist.

When did our society become so insane that anyone would think they needed
a $736,000 dollar watch? When did people become so shallow that they would
believe a one million dollar car is essential? My first car cost me only 
$500 dollars and it still got me wherever I needed to go. When did $50 
million dollar yachts and $100 million dollar houses become so vital to a
person’s happiness? My tiny home has more joy in it than the biggest 
mansion in the world and I can walk the shore of the local lake here and 
delight in its beauty for free.

I pray that at some point our society says “Enough!” and wakes up from 
this nightmare of materialism. Each of us only has one life. Let’s not 
waste it on the watches we wear and the cars we drive. Each of us only has
one soul. Let’s not lose it trying to gain the whole world. God put us 
here to love each other, to help each other, and to make this world a 
better place together. No house or boat will ever bring us joy like living
the way that our Heavenly Father meant for us to. No amount of material 
wealth in this world will ever equal the treasures of Heaven. Live your 
life in love, joy, and oneness with God then. Help others whenever you 
can. Make this world a better place now. Life is brief and no watch will 
buy you an extra second of it.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

3 John 11 “Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.
He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.”

1 Timothy 6:6-10 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we 
brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing 
out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they 
that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish 
and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the 
love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they
have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed
on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for
in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”

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

Today's Selected Poem: ENRICHING THOUGHTS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem157.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: GOD HEALED ME FROM EPILEPSY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony91.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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