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916th -- Being At Home


While we are alive and well on this Earth, we should always strive to make
the best of every situation that comes our way. It is easy to murmur and
complain about the difficulties in our life, but if we change our thinking
and see the many blessings that we possess, we will quickly find how much
we have to be thankful for. We should never expect to have “fully arrived
in life.” We are all a work in progress and when we reach our full 
potential in one area, there are many more areas that we are lacking which
needs our improvement. That is why I believe we should be happy with where
we are today. We can be happy even though we are facing difficulties in 
our finances, our health, our relationships or whatever the situation may
be. Happiness is not a state of destination, but it is a state of being.
We don't need to have everything perfect in order to be happy, but by 
seeing the blessings that we do possess, we can be blissfully happy right
where we are. (Hebrews 13:5-6) (2 Corinthians 4:17-18) (Jeremiah 31:3)

If you don't think you can be happy or thankful today, I challenge you to
blindfold your eyes for just one hour and try to go about doing what you 
were doing before. Many times we don't see our blessings until we lose 
them, but when we recognize it is the simple things in life that make life
worth living, we can be thankful with what we have right now. There's a 
quote I think of often that says “I heard of a man who complained about 
not having any shoes until he met a man who had no feet.” Sometimes we 
have to look at those who are less fortunate than we are to see our bounty
of blessings. When we focus only on our plight, it is easy to have a pity
party, but when we look at the greater difficulties of those around us, we
will quickly find how much we have to be thankful for. Be encouraged to 
recognize all that you have. Do not focus on the difficulties, but rather
be thankful that you have enough that you can be thankful. (1 Timothy 6:6-8)

I hope this message ministers to your heart to see that it is not in 
things that our happiness lies, but rather it is in our state of being. 
When we recognize all that we have, we will be thankful and appreciative 
even in spite of all that we don't have.


I have lived in several different houses and apartments in my life and none
of them seemed like home. Well, that is at least not at first. You see, in 
all the hustle and bustle of settling in, unpacking boxes, hunting for lost
items, hanging pictures, adjusting to new surroundings, and the general 
craziness of moving your life from one place to another there is no real 
sense of home.

That sense comes much later and often unexpectedly. It comes one day when
after a long day’s work you settle into your chair, breath in deep, relax,
and suddenly feel at peace. That is when you look around at those walls and
ceiling as if for the first time and give thanks to God for this wonderful 
place to live. That is when you finally make your house into your home by 
blessing it with your love.

No matter how small, old, or run down the places I have lived in have been
there has always been that point when I blessed them with my love, took 
them into my heart, and made them my home. There has always been that point
when I realized that any hut, shack, or hovel could still be a castle as 
long as God and love lived inside it with me.

There is another place that we all should bless with our love and make our
home. That is this world we live in. It may not be our permanent home, but
while we are here we should do all we can to make it our loving home. We 
are here, after all, for only a short time. Why not use it to bring as much
Heaven as we can down here to Earth?

Whether you are sitting in your favorite chair, cooking your dinner, 
looking up at the night sky, or walking outside on a cool, brisk morning 
then know that you are home. Know that you are living in a world created 
in love. Know that you can bless that world with your love as well. Home 
is where the love is. Home is where God is. May everywhere you live be home
to you.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 “...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. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the 
Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”

Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I
drawn thee.”

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 91:14-16 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I 
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He 
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and
shew him My salvation.”

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

Today’s Selected Poem: I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem190.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: IN HIS TIMING
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony163.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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