Friday, August 7, 2009

A Lesson from my Devotions


Well today I wanted to share with you a lesson in my devotions I learned. The guy that wrote the devotional told a story about one time after he finished working on a house he decided to take all the scrap wood over to his brother's house because his brother heated his house with a wood stove.

Well after he grabbed the wood he decided to just lay down for ten minutes before he went and when he woke up it was 2 hours later. He said he kept telling himself what a sloth he was and how he never thought he would be a good sevent for God and have a diligent attitude. Well he said he kept saying those kind of things to himself all the way to his brother's house. And then as he got there he knocked on the door and he brother answered the door.

As he entered he saw his brother's wood stove door open and a ton of papers smoldering. "You came just in time" his brother started. "I couldn't get this fire to start". They put the sraps of wood and instantly the fire lit. Then he said "Consider If I had came 2 hours before, it would not have seemed as if God had provided the wood for my brother's fire just as he needed it". So the lesson goes on to say that while we should care when we over sleep or etc., he said he should have asked God to help him to be more diligent and ask for his forgiveness and then forget about it. If we dwell on the wrong things we do the whole time we will be very discouraged and if we are discouraged it is hard to try and make ourselves better servants of God.

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