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948th -- The Fisherman Knows Best


We should always have a contented heart in life and realize that we don't
need everything in order to be happy. The Bible says having food and 
clothing, let us be content. Being content in life simply mean that we 
are thankful, appreciative and reflective of the fact that we have enough
to be happy right now. We don't have to have the greatest of possessions
or the biggest of bank accounts in order to be satisfied with life. Having
our family, our friends, our children, our health is enough for us to see
how abundantly blessed we already are. The trick of the enemy is to show
us what others possess and how we should have the same or even more. He 
uses envy and jealousy to make us forget the abundance that we possess and
wish for what others have. When envy or jealousy takes root in our heart,
nothing can fill that endless abyss. We will never have enough in our own
minds because someone else will always have more. That is why we should 
recognize that happiness has nothing to do with the possession, but rather
it has everything to do with a state of mind. 

How we think and how we see ourselves determines on how quickly we will 
find contentment. If we focus on our blessings, contentment will come 
quickly, but if we focus on all that we are lacking, then nothing will 
bring contentment. Be encouraged to have a thankful heart. Appreciate 
all that you have and recognize how rich you already are. It doesn't have
to be monetarily because riches come in all forms. You can be rich in 
family, in health, in friendship, in wisdom, etc. When you focus on your 
riches, your mind will quickly find contentment. Keep focusing on your 
blessings and you will never fall for the trap of the enemy to want what 
others have. That is the true secret to being content in life. 

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to realize that you
have enough right now to be happy in life. You have the many blessings 
required to be appreciative and thankful to the Lord for your life.


One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole
propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling 
blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect
of catching a fish.

About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach, trying to 
relieve some of the stress of his workday. He noticed the fisherman 
sitting on the beach and decided to find out why this fisherman was fishing
instead of working harder to make a living for himself and his family.

“You aren't going to catch many fish that way,” said the businessman to 
the fisherman, “You should be working rather than lying on the beach!”

The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied, “And what
will my reward be?” “Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!” 
was the businessman's answer.

“And then what will my reward be?” asked the fisherman, still smiling. The
businessman replied, “You will make money and you'll be able to buy a 
boat, which will then result in larger catches of fish!”

“And then what will my reward be?” asked the fisherman again. The 
businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fisherman's 
questions. “You can buy a bigger boat, and hire some people to work for 
you!” he said.

“And then what will my reward be?” repeated the fisherman. The businessman
was getting angry. “Don't you understand? You can build up a fleet of 
fishing boats, sail all over the world, and let all your employees catch 
fish for you!”

Once again the fisherman asked, “And then what will my reward be?” The 
businessman was red with rage and shouted at the fisherman, “Don't you 
understand that you can become so rich that you will never have to work 
for your living again! You can spend all the rest of your days sitting on
this beach, looking at the sunset. You won't have a care in the world!”

The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, “And what do you think 
I'm doing right now?”

Contentment is a difficult attitude to learn, but so important. It's easy
to get caught in the world's trap of working harder and harder to earn 
more and more, when we may well already have what can provide us with the
greatest possible happiness.

May you know true contentment today.

“Now Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into
this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. And having 
food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” (1 Timothy 6:6-8)

Author Unknown

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Hebrews 13:5-6 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be 
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave 
thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, 
and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

Philippians 4:11-13 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have 
learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both 
how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things 
I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to 
suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Psalm 118:24 “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and
be glad in it.”

Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to
lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He 
restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His 
name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they 
comfort me.”

Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen
in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: TEN RULES FOR A HAPPY DAY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem133.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: HOLLI HESS'S TESTIMONY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony143.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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