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956th -- Sleeping In Class


With the unpredictability of life, we should always do our best in every 
area of life whether it be in our personal relationships, professional work
environment, dealing with strangers and even completing certain tasks. We
should do our work with excellence and a deep knowing in our hearts that 
we did our absolute best. Life is too short to live it with regrets and 
when we do something halfheartedly then we are not giving ourselves or 
others the chance to get the best of what we have to offer. That is why I
believe giving our all in any particular task whether it be personal or 
professional is so important. We will not have a second chance to make a
first impression. We won't be able to revisit a task after it has been 
completed and when we don't do it at our best the first time with all of 
our attention, with all of our zeal, with all of our wisdom and knowledge,
then we are not giving our absolute best and that is where we fail. We 
may not realize in that moment, but when we think back on it over time, 
that is when regret will come into the picture.

Realizing that regrets can do so much to ruin otherwise beautiful memories,
we should live in the moment more and have our mind future conscious so 
that when that memory does reach the future, we will have already realized 
we did our best back when we were in the moment. Regrets fill the minds 
and hearts of so many people because they didn't realize or acknowledge 
the fact that they could have done better in the past. Living future 
conscious makes our acts and deeds more calculated and careful and that is 
so important in living life to the fullest. Doing our best, loving with a 
pure heart, giving without motive, teaching to help others rise higher and 
forgiving for our own betterment is what each of us should strive to do 
each and every day that we are alive. Living a full life is all that we 
can ask of ourselves and that's what we should do each new day that we are 
lucky enough to see.

I hope this message encourages and challenges your heart to live your life
to its fullest potential. Do all that you can with all your heart so that
regrets will never be a part of your life.


I can still remember it like it was yesterday. I was a college freshman 
and had stayed up most of the night before laughing and talking with 
friends. Now just before my first class of the day my eyelids were feeling
heavier and heavier and my head was drifting down to my desk to make my 
textbook a pillow. A few minutes nap time before class couldn’t hurt, I 

BOOM! My head jerked up and my eyes snapped open wider than saucers. I 
looked around with my heart pounding trying to find the cause of the 
noise. My young professor was looking back at me with a mischievous, 
boyish grin on his face. He had intentionally dropped the stack of 
textbooks he was carrying onto his podium. “Good morning!”, he said still
smiling. “I am glad to see everyone is awake. Now let’s get started.”

For the next hour I wasn’t sleepy at all. It wasn’t from the shock of my 
professor’s textbook alarm clock either. It was instead from the 
fascinating discussion he lead. With knowledge and good humor he made the
material come alive. His insights were full of both wisdom and loving-
kindness. And the enthusiasm and joy that he taught with were contagious.
I left the classroom not only wide awake, but a little smarter and a 
little better as well.

I learned something far more important than not sleeping in class that day
too. I learned that if you are going to do something in this life do it 
well, do it with joy, and make it an expression of your love. What a 
glorious place this would be if all of us did our work joyously and well.
What a beautiful world we could create if every doctor, teacher, musician,
preacher, cook, mechanic, waitress, businessman, fisherman, poet, miner, 
farmer, and laborer made their work an expression of their love. Don’t 
sleepwalk your way through life then. Wake up! Let your love fill your 
work and God’s love fill your soul. Life is too short not to live it well.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 Peter 2:9-10 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who
hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light: Which in time 
past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not 
obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”

Philippians 2:13-15 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to
do of His good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in
the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights 
in the world.”

Colossians 3:16-17 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all 
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and 
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And
whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”

Matthew 9:35-38 “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching
in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing 
every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the 
multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and
were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith He unto His
The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray 
ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers 
into His harvest.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: THINGS TO FORGET
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem141.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: ANGELS IN THE ROOM
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony84.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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