It is easy for anyone to feel like giving up when they focus only on the
problems before them, but if they would bring back into remembrance the
simple fundamental truths from the Bible, they would soon find their peace
and joy restored and will have a deep knowing that all will be well. When
we take our eyes off of the problem and focus them on the greatness of God,
every obstacle that seemed so great will become miniscule by comparison.
That is what God can do. He can take the mountains that at one time
overwhelmed us and turn them into a simple mole hill. Be encouraged to
trust the Lord in every area of your life. When something seems too
difficult for you to overcome, call upon Him and ask for the Lord to
intervene. He loves you and wishes to meet your every need. (Proverbs 17:22)
I hope this message encourages your heart to trust that God has equipped
you to face the challenges ahead. Never allow the obstacles before you
make you question your ability, but rather let them reinforce the truth
that you have been equipped to meet and overcome every obstacle in Jesus' name.
LETTING YOUR SOUL WALK YOU
I had an enlightening and humorous experience walking my dogs this morning.
It was a crisp, Spring day full of life and energy. My four dogs seemed to
feel it as well. Each one of them was delightfully sniffing the air and
bouncing around me as we walked. Then as I was about to head back toward
the house with them our Saint Bernard, Buddy and our tiny Labrador mix,
Pepper both decided that it was the perfect time for a game of chase.
Before I knew it my legs were wrapped up tight with the dog leashes from
these two running in circles around me. Thankfully, I was able to drop the
leashes before I ended up on the ground. As I bent down to pick up the
leashes again, however, my tiniest dog, Julie decided to give me a little
help. She grabbed Buddy's leash in her mouth and headed for the door. I
looked on with laughter as my 10 pound Pekinese Poodle walked our 160 pound
Saint Bernard back home.
In addition to giving me a good laugh this sight also got me to thinking.
If a little dog like that can take the leash of a giant sized one and lead
him in the right direction then there is no reason why all of us can't take
the leash on our own lives and start walking them on the path of love and
joy again. Sure we may have huge problems, large struggles, and massive
difficulties in our lives, but if we let that smart, little dog that is
our soul take the lead they will all fall behind us. That smart, little
dog will lead our hearts, minds, and lives right where they need to go.
That smart, little dog will lead us back home to joy, love, and God.
Let your soul lead you in the right direction then and all of your life
will follow you happily. Let your soul walk you down the path of love,
joy, and oneness with God and your journey home will always be a delightful
one even if you do get tangled in the leash from time to time.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 16:8-11 “I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my
right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory
rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For Thou wilt not leave my
soul in hell; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in Thy presence is fulness of Joy; at
Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken
spirit drieth the bones.”
Psalm 31:3-5 “For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy
name’s sake lead me, and guide me. Pull me out of the net that they have
laid privily for me: for Thou art my strength. Into Thine hand I commit my
spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and
I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calleth you, who
also will do it.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: YOU MUSTN'T QUIT
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Today’s Selected Testimony: THE REWARD
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry