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788th -- A Fresh Start


Each day that we awake, we have the choice on how our day will go. We can
either choose to have a good day and have an optimistic outlook expecting
good things to happen or we can choose to murmur and complain about the 
challenges ahead of us and concede the day even before it has begun. It 
is solely in our hands how our days on this Earth will be spent. God will
not force us to see ourselves as victors and not victims. He has left the
decision up to us and it is in our hands whether we bless our life or 
curse our life. (Psalm 119:33-34) (Proverbs 13:3) (Deuteronomy 30:19)

If you're finding yourself constantly in a bad mood, I encourage and 
challenge you to examine yourself and recognize the changes that need to 
be made. Surround yourself with positive people and allow their good 
influence to impact and overtake any negativity that you have previously 
portrayed. It is easy to break a bad habit. You simply need to repeat 
good things on a consistent basis. Consistency is the master of habit. 
What you continually do will determine what habits you will possess. Be 
encouraged to bless this day and do all that you can to enjoy the days 
ahead of you. (1 Corinthians 11:28-31) (Proverbs 13:20) (1 Peter 3:10-11)

I hope this message challenges your heart to see the great power you 
possess in how your days are spent. See that you have it within you to 
bless your life and enjoy each new day that God gives to you.


I was able to make a fresh start recently. It felt so good to be able to 
put all of those past mistakes behind me. It felt so wonderful to be able
to look towards the future with clear eyes and a clean heart. It felt so 
glorious to greet the new day with a peaceful mind and a joyful soul.

I didn’t get my fresh start by moving to another town, however. I didn’t 
get it by starting a new job. I didn’t get it by going on vacation. I 
didn’t get it by buying something either. I didn’t get it by changing the
world around me at all. Those types of changes never work anyway. You 
can’t clean your house by sweeping the sidewalk, after all.

How did I get my fresh start then? Why, I simply opened my eyes this 
morning. You see, everyday of our lives can be a fresh start if we wish. 
Each new morning is another gift from God when we can begin again to clean
our house within and to live our lives better than we did before. Each new
day is a fresh beginning to choose love, create joy, spread laughter, help
others, and give something back to the world. Each new moment is another 
chance to share a hug, a smile, a compliment, or an act of kindness. It 
doesn’t matter how many mistakes we have made, wrong turns we have taken,
or days we have wasted. We all can begin again this morning, this day, and
right now. God is there waiting to help us to live and love as we were 
meant to.

There is an old saying that goes, “If you wake up breathing, you have 
another chance.” Don’t waste your chance today. Make your fresh start now.
Wake up this morning and say, “Good morning God! Thank you for my life!” 
Then go out and live it in joy, love, and oneness with Him. Open your 
heart, soul, and mind to the love, goodness, and delight that is all 
around you. Share all the wonder, talent, compassion, and uniqueness that
is within you. Help to build a better world with the gifts you’ve been 
given. And seize each new day as a fresh start to live and love.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Proverbs 3:5-7 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall 
direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart
from evil.”

1 Peter 3:10-11 “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him 
refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let 
him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the 
eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their 
prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”

1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love Him.”

Psalm 34:4-8 “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from 
all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces 
were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved
him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about
them that fear Him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: I WILL NOT WORRY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem95.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: OUT OF DARKNESS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony103.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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