Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Most People Wish to Serve God--But Only in an Advisory Capacity

For weeks, eight-year-old Susie had been looking forward to a particular Saturday fishing trip with her dad.  But when the day finally arrived, it was raining heavily.

Susie wandered around the house all morning, grumbling as she peered out the windows, "Seems like the Lord would know it would have been better to have the rain yesterday than today."  Her father tried to explain how important the rain was to the farmers and gardeners.  But Susie only replied, "It just isn't fair."

Around three o'clock, the rain stopped.  There was still time for fishing, so father and daughter quickly loaded their gear and headed for the laked.  Because of the rainstorm, the fish were really biting.  Within a couple of hours, they returned with a full stringer of fish.

At the family's "fish dinner" that night, Susie was asked to say grace.  She concluded her prayer by saying, "And, Lord, if I sounded grumpy earlier today, it was because I couldn't see far enough ahead."

When we seek God's advice in our lives, it is important to realize He alone can see what's coming!

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.  
1 Peter 5:6 

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