Rerun of Daily Devotional March 3, 2017
Dick sent me the following story. It is exactly what Christians believe:
Perspective…A minister was attending a men’s breakfast. He asked one of the older farmers in attendance to say the prayer that morning. The farmer began, “Lord, I hate buttermilk.”
The pastor opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. Then the farmer said, “Lord, I hate lard.”Now the pastor was worried. But the farmer prayed on, “And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw flour.”
As the pastor was about to stop everything the farmer continued, “But Lord, when you mix ‘em all together and bakes ‘em up, I do love me those fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we just don’t understand what you are saying to us, we just need to relax and wait ‘til You are done fixin’ and probably it will be something even better than biscuits.” Amen.”
As you begin a new work week, remember there may be some things that happen that you don’t like. And when that happens, don’t lose your temper, quit, or give up on God.
Our God is so powerful that he can take the very worst things imaginable and use them for good.
That’s what Paul meant when he said, “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
So enjoy a new week knowing that God is walking with you ever step of the way. He won’t let you down.
Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, there are times when I am tempted to fall into despair. Remind me of your love, power, and grace. Fill my heart with joy, my mind with wisdom, and my mouth with praise. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Whatever it is, give it to God and let him handle it. Unless, it’s Brussels sprouts – for that, I’ve got nothing.
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.