You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God,
you will receive what he has promised.
For in just a very little while,
“He who is coming will come and will not delay.”
~Hebrews 10:36-37 (NIV)~
From Debbra Smith
Please say a special prayer for Jamie Wallace who is in North Oaks in ICU..
Whitney Kliesch had a MRI last night. The results were good. Thank God for that. Keep praying.
Stan Mitchell (August 19, 2010)
“Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” ( Proverbs 16:32, ESV).
One of Aesop’s fables tells of a competition between the rain, the wind and the sun. All three were looking down at a man walking along the road on a cold day, his coat and collar pulled tightly around him.
“Let’s see who can take the man’s coat off,” they said. The rain began, pelting the man with a heavy downpour. But the man simply pulled his coat up higher in an effort to protect himself from the elements.
So the wind began to blow, gusts of wind tearing at the man’s clothes in an effort to blow the coat off. But the man simply pulled the coat around himself tighter.
Then the sun began to shine. The sky was blue, the warmth began to seep into the miserable man’s body, and it comforted him. It took a little time, but inevitably it happened. It was so warm and pleasant that the man took off the coat himself.
Many times we try to dominate others, to demand that they do things our way. Not surprisingly, our kids, our spouses and our churches simply pull their coats tighter, in a defensive posture. There is a saying that honey accomplishes more than vinegar. Sometimes where force fails, patience produces.
When manipulation doesn’t work, warm them with the sunshine of your love.
“Warn them with the sunshine of your love”!
Have a great Lord’s Day!