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1036th -- Enjoy The Ride


No matter the struggles, setbacks and hardships of life, our demeanor 
should always have a steadfast confidence and a deep faith filled knowing 
that all will be well in the end. We may stumble, we may falter and even 
fail at times, but we must always get back up and try again. The road of 
difficulty will not always be in front of us. When we face the trials 
that come before us knowing they serve a purpose to make us better, wiser 
and stronger than we were before it, we will welcome the difficulties 
because we will know we are being made better because of them. I would 
encourage you to see every struggle as a spiritual strengthening. See 
every trial, every tribulation and every struggle as a teacher equipping 
you for the days ahead. Always remember that going through the fire 
strengthens your resolve, purifies your spirit and gives you the assurance 
that no matter what may come your way, you can be victorious over it.

As long as we stay in faith and trust that God is in control, all things 
will work together for our good. The Lord Jesus reassured us to be of 
good cheer in the midst of tribulation as we read in John 16:33 “These 
things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the 
world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the 
world.” The Lord is our protector and sustainer and nothing shall be able 
to take us out of His Hands. Rest in the goodness of the Lord and trust 
that no matter what may come your way, it will work to your benefit in the end.

I hope this message encourages your heart to have a faith filled attitude 
towards life. See the joys and blessings that surround you and allow 
yourself to go through life with a deep assurance that all will be well.


When I was a boy I used to love to go bike riding. There was a Summer 4-H 
camp full of paved roadways across the road from my home. During the 
Spring and Fall this camp was mainly empty and the roadways were clear for 
me and my bike. I would ride my old, banana-seat, foot-brake bicycle for 
hours. The camp grounds had a lot of steep hills that were tough to get 
up. Often I would have to climb off and push my bike up them. The downhill 
rides, however, made it all worthwhile. I felt like I was flying, and I 
barely had to pedal at all. It was pure fun, pure delight, pure joy, and 
pure happiness. I laughed all the way with the wind in my face, my heart 
in my throat, and my soul in Heaven.

Choosing love, joy, and oneness with God each day often reminds me of 
those childhood bike rides. It can take a bit of work to get going at 
first. You can even feel like you are pushing your bike up a steep hill 
full of problems, work, and worldly concerns. Once you get going, however, 
you find that the ride becomes easier and easier. Soon you feel like you 
are flying along without even having to pedal at all. Soon you feel wind 
blowing in your face, joy filling up your heart, and love radiating from 
your soul. You find yourself laughing more, smiling more, and singing 
more. You find yourself sharing more, giving more, and helping more. You 
find yourself loving others, spreading joy, and living the way that God 
meant for you to live. You find yourself realizing that God is love, that 
life is joy, and that we are all God’s children.

If you choose, each day of your life can become a fantastic ride of love 
and joy that takes you a little further along the road to Heaven. The 
longer you ride, the less steep the hills will become. The longer you ride 
the faster and smoother you will go. The longer you ride the more you will 
feel God pedaling right along beside you and smiling all the way. Enjoy 
the ride.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 8:31-32 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, 
who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him 
up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”

Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith 
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected 
end. Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I 
will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall 
search for Me with all your heart.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth 
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are 
in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 “For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it 
might depart from me. And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for 
thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore 
will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest 
upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in 
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I 
am weak, then am I strong.”

Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the 
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and 
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the 
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring 
forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”

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

Today's Selected Poem: HARD TIMES
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Today's Selected Testimony: HE HAS A PURPOSE FOR US
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony153.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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