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867th -- My New Watch


With the many changes that we go through in life, one constant remains 
true. God's faithfulness to His children will be there no matter what may
come our way. The Lord promises that He would never leave us nor forsake
us. He will be there in the good times and in the bad times. His peace 
that surpasses all understanding will keep our hearts and minds steady and
strong and He will equip us to handle all trials great and small with a 
sincere knowing that we will be okay. It is important to remember God's 
faithfulness because many times when the storms of life rage against us, 
we sometimes feel neglected and abandoned by the Lord, but I want you to 
know that He will always be by our side to cheer us on when we're doing 
good and to lift us up when we stumble and fall. Be encouraged to think 
about God's goodness in your life and reminisce on all the times that the
Lord has delivered you in the past. Remembering God's intercession from 
times past sometimes helps us to keep the faith and stand firm knowing 
that God will do it again. (Malachi 3:6) (Hebrews 13:5-6) (Philippians 4:6-7)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to trust the Lord at
all times. No matter what we may go through, the Lord is the faithful 
provider and sustainer of our lives.


I finally had to put away my old watch today. It was a gift of love from 
an Uncle and it had sat on my wrist everyday for over 25 years. It had 
gone through over 50 batteries and half a dozen wrist bands. One of the 
first digital watches ever made; it had served me faithfully and well. 
Gradually though, the numbers on it had faded until I could no longer read
them clearly. I couldn’t bring myself to toss it in the trash however and
put it in my dresser drawer instead.

When I went to the store to look for a new watch I was amazed by the 
selection. There were dozens of digital watches there. There were watches
that not only told the time and date, but also glowed in the dark, showed
me the time zones, and even doubled as a stop watch. I looked at them all
and then settled on an old-fashioned, clock-face watch with numbers and a
second hand on it. I think that it reminded me of simpler times when 
change wasn’t quite so constant and life wasn’t quite so hectic. I hope it
lasts me for the rest of my time here.

I have never been one who enjoyed change. I have often had to be dragged 
into it by those around me. Still, through all the changes in this life, I
am reassured by the one thing that never changes: God loves us and wants 
us to be happy. I keep this truth shining bright in my heart and soul 
every day. With this truth I am able to accept the fact that life is full
of change and to go where ever its changes may take me. With this truth, I
am even able to grow in love, joy, and oneness with God through all the 
changes in my life.

We may not enjoy the changes that life so often brings us, but with God’s
help we can make them all work for good in our lives. One day though, the
watch inside of us will stop ticking. One day we will face the greatest 
change of all with only the love we have chosen, the joy we have shared 
and our oneness with God to light the way. Let’s make sure we are ready 
for it.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Galatians 4:4-7 “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth
His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were 
under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye
are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, 
crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and
if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

Psalm 40:1-4 “I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and
heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the 
miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He
hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see 
it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh
the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside 
to lies.”

Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am 
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging 
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”

Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on
Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in
the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: WHAT'S HOPE?
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem98.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: WHEN OUR BOAT SANK
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony66.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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