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1137th -- Love And Understanding


The goodness of God towards us is never based or contingent on our 
goodness towards Him. Our good works could never measure up to God's 
standards so to say that we can earn God's favor, to believe that we can 
get right with God by being and doing good is a misnomer that many have 
falsely believed. The Bible tells us that there are non that are good and 
that all of our good works are as filthy rags before Him. What we must 
understand about God is that He is Holy. He is righteous and pure and 
there is no darkness in Him. Knowing that God is so Holy and yet still He 
loves us with an everlasting and undying love puts me in awe because such 
love and mercy is beyond my comprehension.
(Psalm 14:2-3) (Isaiah 64:6) (James 1:16-18)

His love for humanity is so great that He willingly sacrificed Himself so 
that we might be redeemed. He took upon Himself our filthiness, our 
wickedness, our rottenness so that we might become justified. God's love 
for us is beyond our ability to understand it. We deserve nothing and yet 
through Christ, He gives us everything. Do not believe the lie that you 
are beyond redemption, forgiveness or a new beginning. His sacrifice for 
you shows that you are worthy in His eyes. He loves you more than you 
know and wishes for you to forsake every sin that has kept you bound. In 
Him lies a new beginning with new dreams, new hopes and new aspirations. 
With God in our lives we have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
(1 Peter 2:21-24) (Jeremiah 31:3)

Let us wholeheartedly accept God's gracious gift of salvation and let us 
use our life to bring Glory and Honor to His Name and show others that 
they are just as worthy to walk in His forgiveness, His love and His mercy 
that reaches from everlasting to everlasting. Always remember that He is 
the potter and we are the clay. He is our Creator. He knows our every 
thought and He is intimate with all of our ways. There is no surprising 
God. He knows you better than anyone else. He wishes for you to be in 
communion with Him all the days of your life so that His will for your 
life will be made abundantly clear to you.
(Psalm 103:17-18) (Isaiah 64:8) (Psalm 139:1-6)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to know that God 
loves you with an unending, unwavering and unconditional kind of love.


I was in a local grocery store the other day when suddenly I heard the 
sound of breaking glass behind me. I turned around to see what had 
happened. A young mother had turned away from her shopping cart for a 
second to look in one of the freezers. That second was all it took for her 
growing, baby boy to test out his new found ability to grab and lift 
things from his seat in the cart. Unfortunately, the big jar of spaghetti 
sauce was more than he could handle. I smiled when I walked back to help 
and saw the look of utter surprise on his face. His arms were still 
outstretched where the jar had been a few seconds before. On the floor 
below the puddle of red was slowly oozing across the aisle. After making 
sure that both Mom and baby were alright I headed down the aisle to get 
help from a store employee. As I glanced back at them, though, I saw 
something that truly warmed my heart.

The baby had finally taken his eyes off the shattered jar and looked up at 
his Mom. Instead of scolding him or even giving him an angry look she 
smiled down at him with eyes full of gentle understanding and unconditional
love. Her tender gaze and kind smile never changed either not even when a 
friend gave her some good natured teasing about the mess. I knew then that 
this Mom was going to give her son a lifetime full of laughter and love.

I think that God must smile down on us with that same look at times. We 
are His beloved Children and yet as hard as we try we often make a mess of 
things too. We want to learn to love. Still, we stumble, fall, let 
important things slip through our fingers, and even break a few hearts 
along the way. God never gives up on us, however. He forgives us and fills 
our hearts, souls, and lives with His gentle understanding and 
unconditional love. May we all learn to love each other as He loves us. 
May we all learn to live our lives in joy, laughter, love, and understanding.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless 
His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: 
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who 
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness 
and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy 
youth is renewed like the eagle's.”

Psalm 118:5-9 “I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, 
and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what 
can man do unto me? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: 
therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to 
trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in 
the LORD than to put confidence in princes.”

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we 
look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not 
seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are 
not seen are Eternal.”

Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be 
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest.”

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my 
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in 
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my 
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving 
strength of His anointed.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: I ASKED GOD...
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Today’s Selected Testimony: THE LORD WILL HELP YOU THROUGH
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony129.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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