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1070th -- A Young Spirit


No matter how old we may physically be and no matter the aches and pains 
that come with age, we can remain forever young in our spirit which is 
ageless and eternal. We are not only physical beings, but we are also 
spiritual beings. While we may have trials, troubles and setbacks in this 
physical world, we also have available to us faith, peace and comfort in 
the spiritual world that is more real than what we can physical see. We 
must always allow ourselves to have the proper perspective and see things 
from two points of view. We can look at a negative situation and choose 
to either complain or worry about it or we can see with our eyes of faith 
and know that no weapon that is formed against us will prosper. We can 
allow our spirit which knows no fear to answer every door of doubt, 
discouragement or despair. (Isaiah 54:17) (1 John 4:17-19)

We must have a deep and assured knowing that in God's sight All Is Well. 
No trial, no setback, no catastrophe can cause God to worry so why should 
we allow the troubles of this world to steal our Joy? Our countenance 
should remain steadfastly in peace because God has redeemed us from our 
past and made us new creations in Christ Jesus. The Lord Jesus took all 
of our filth, shame and sin and He replaced it with a Robe of 
Righteousness. Our spirit man which was once dead because of our sin has 
now been reborn and given every gift that comes with God's salvation. We 
can remain forever young in our spirit and have the Joy of the Lord 
because of the free gift of salvation that is available to all who call 
upon His Name in truth. Our spirit man is confident in God's ability, so 
we should allow our physical man to reflect the Joy and Peace that lies 
within us. (Isaiah 61:10) (Psalm 23:1-4)

Be encouraged to have a lighthearted attitude towards life. Don't allow 
the trials and tribulations that come your way to make you question your 
faith, but rather let those troubles reaffirm your faith and allow your 
inner man to answer as only it can; in faith, in peace and in love because 
that is what our spirit has within it. The Bible tells us in Galatians 
5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, 
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is 
no law.” Stay forever young in spirit, soul and mind and allow the 
goodness of God that surrounds you to infiltrate your being and see life 
as the miracle that it is each and every day that you are lucky enough to 
be in it. (2 Corinthians 4:18) (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that it is 
within your ability to have a lighthearted attitude towards life.


It was my daughter’s 21st birthday. Dinner was finished and cake and ice 
cream were about to be served. As I looked out on my three grown children 
I was amazed at how quickly the years had gone by. My youngest was now 18 
years old. My daughter was a college graduate. My oldest boy was 23 and 
getting older every minute. Just thinking about it I could feel my hair 
getting thinner and grayer and my wrinkles getting deeper.

I dragged my aching, aging body into the bathroom and looked at myself in 
the mirror. Yes, the hair was thin and gray. The face and forehead were 
wrinkled a bit. The few extra pounds of middle-age were showing in places. 
Then I gazed into the eyes staring back at me from the mirror and I saw 
him: a young spirit shining out of them from deep within me. He was the 
spirit that still delighted in the twinkling lights of the fireflies every 
Summer. He was the spirit that still soared along with the birds in the 
morning sky. He was the spirit that still thought the laughter of a child 
was the most beautiful music in the world. He was the spirit that had 
always known that bodies are temporary, but that life is eternal. He was 
the spirit that had always tried to keep one foot in the wonder of 
childhood and one foot in the love of Heaven.

I smiled back at that shining spirit and took my youthful soul back out to 
the kitchen table to join my forever young children in some red velvet 
cake and vanilla ice cream. I thanked God too for reminding me that I will 
always be young no matter how old I get.

Always remember who you really are. You are a beautiful, shining, loving 
soul. You are blessed by Heaven and loved by God. You are both eternal and 
forever young. You can never grow old unless you let yourself. May all 
your days be blessed with youth, laughter, and joy then. May all your 
years be full of loving God, yourself, and others.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: 
because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love”

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.”

James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers 
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, 
wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken 
spirit drieth the bones.”

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

Today's Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem182.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: AN ANGEL BY MY SIDE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony194.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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