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One Day Too Late by Lanny Wolfe

Published July 30, 2012 by gigiwellness28

I never thought I’d see the day
When you come to kneel and pray
I never thought that I would see
The church house filled to capacity
And outside the door there’s more
Who have never come before
Oh, what a shame that Jesus came
One day before

And you came one day too late,
One day too late
Jesus came and you be left behind to wait
Yesterday you couldn’t find
Time for Jesus on your mind
You finally came to call His name
But one day too late

You tried to live the best you could,
Tried to do the things you should
But when it came to serving God,
You said, “I still have time to wait.”
But now it’s all turned around,
Time to serve Him now you’ve found
How sad the fate: you found the time
One day too late

You came just one day too late,
One day too late
Jesus came and you be left behind to wait
Yesterday you couldn’t find
Time for Jesus on your mind
You finally came to call His name
But one day too late – One day too late

If anyone would like to listen to this hymn – One Day Too Late.

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PUSH

Published July 28, 2012 by gigiwellness28

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared.

The Lord told the man He had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin.

The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. So the man did, day after day.

For many years, he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of his might.  Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain.

Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind:

“You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t moved.”

Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure.

These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man.

Satan said, “Why kill yourself over this?  Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough.”

That’s what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord.

“Lord,” he said, “I have laboured long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked.  Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimetre.  What is wrong?  Why am I failing?”

The Lord responded compassionately, “My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done.”

“Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it.  Your task was to push.  And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed.  But, is that really so?”

“Look at yourself.  Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewy and brown; your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard.

Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have.

“True, you haven’t moved the rock.  But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom.  That you have done.  Now I, my friend, will move the rock.”

* * * * * *

At times, we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when usually what God wants is just a simple obedience and faith in Him.

By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves mountains.

When everything seems to go wrong… just P.U.S.H.!

When the job gets you down… just P.U.S.H.!

When people don’t react the way you think they should… just P.U.S.H.!

When yours money is “gone” and the bills are due… just P.U.S.H.!

When people just don’t understand you… just P.U.S.H.!

P = Pray

U = Until

S = Something

H = Happens

 

A Letter from A Parent

Published July 27, 2012 by gigiwellness28

My dear child,

The day that you see me old and my body starts to wither, have patience and try to understand me.

If I get dirty when eating… if I can’t dress… have patience.

Do you remember the hours I spent teaching it to you?

If, when I speak to you, I repeat the same things thousand and one times… don’t interrupt me… listen to me.

When you were small, I had to read to you thousand and one times the same story until you got to sleep.

When I don’t want to have a shower, neither shame me nor scold me.

Remember when I had to chase you with thousand excuses I invented, in order to persuade you to bath.

When you see my ignorance on new technologies… give me the necessary time and not look at me with your mocking smile…

I taught you how to do many things properly… to eat, to dress, to confront life.

When at some moment I lose the memory or the thread of our conversation… let me have the necessary time to remember… and if I can’t do it, don’t feel annoyed…

because the most important thing is not my conversation, but surely to be with you and to have you listening to me…

If ever I don’t want to eat, don’t force me.  I know well when I need to and when not.

When my tired legs don’t allow me walk… give me your hand…

the same way I did when you took your first steps.

Some day you will discover that, despite my mistakes, I always wanted the best thing for you and that I tried to prepare the way for you…

You must not feel sad or angry when seeing me near you.  You must stay with me, understand me, help me…

as I did it when you started living.

Try to understand that my age is not lived but survived.  Walk with me when I reach the end of my journey, with love and patience.

I will pay you with a smile and by the immense love I always have for you.

I love you, my child.

 

 

A Lesson from Geese – Author unknown

Published July 27, 2012 by gigiwellness28

Have you ever wondered why migrating geese fly in a V formation?

As with most animal behaviour, God had a good reason for including that in their instincts.

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird following.

In a V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% more flying range than if each bird flew alone.

Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone…

…and quickly gets back into formation.

Like geese…

…people who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier than those who try to go alone.

When a goose gets tired, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies at the point position.

If people had as much sense as geese, they would realise that ultimately their success depends on working as a team, taking turns doing the hard tasks, and sharing leadership.

Geese in the rear of the formation honk to encourage those up front to up their speed.

It is important that our “honking form behind” be encouraging, otherwise, it’s just – well – honking.

When a goose gets sick or wounded, two other geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and provide protection.

They stay with the unhealthy member of the flock until it is either able to fly again or dies.

They then launch out again with another passing flock or try to catch up with their own.

May we be so sacrificial, that we may be worthy of such friends in our time of need.

You don’t have to be a scientist…

…to learn from God’s marvellous creation; you only need to stop long enough to observe and let God reveal His wonders to you.

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you; or the birds in the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; or let the fish in the sea inform you.  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?”  Job 12:7-9 (NIV)

Someone “asked” the Geese!

 

A Small Gesture – 2

Published July 24, 2012 by gigiwellness28

Have you ever heard of something similar to “The Drive Thru Difference”?

The concept is simple… when buying a meal at a drive thru, ask the attendant if you can also pay for the person behind you.  When that person picks up their meal, they’ll find out it’s free, courtesy of a postcard note from someone friendly:

Hi,

You don’t know me but I’ve just paid for your order.  No gimmicks – it’s just something I felt like doing.  I heard about people doing things for others, they call it “the drive thru difference.”  Maybe you’ll feel like doing it for someone else!

I hope this encourages you today!

Signed,

The friend in front of you

One of our Pastors told us once that, from time to time, he would pay for another table when he’s in a Cafe, that’s the similar idea.

At time when people are doing it tough and stressed out with daily life, the “Drive Thru Difference” might just be the lift that makes someone’s day!

Let’s learn to bless others when we’re being blessed by God 🙂

A Small Gesture – 1

Published July 24, 2012 by gigiwellness28

On a walking trip up through a little town one spring, a hiker stopped by a small farm house for a drink of cool spring water.

A little girl answered his knock and instead of water bought him a glass of fresh milk.

When he asked her, “How much do I owe you?”  She replied, “You don’t owe me anything at all.  My mother taught us never to accept anything for doing someone a kindness.”

After a short friendly visit, he went on his way.

Some years later, a young lady went to a hospital as a patient and needed surgery.  One of the doctors was called in for the consultation, when he heard the name of the town she came from, he rose and went down the hall of the hospital.

He recognized her at once.  The doctor requested the business office to pass her final bill to him for approval.  When the bill came to his office, he looked at  it, then wrote something on it and sent it to her room.

When her bill was brought into the room, she found across its face was written in a bold hand, “Paid in full with one glass of milk!

* * * * *

An act of goodness that you do today, can come back to you or someone that you love when you are not expecting it.

If you do not see this act of goodness returned, at least you will have made a difference in this world.

Attitude towards Life

Published July 18, 2012 by gigiwellness28

Across the street from the college campus is a well-dressed, very conservative church.  They want to develop a ministry to the students but are not sure how to go about it.

On one Sunday, Bill, a brilliant, profound and very, very bright college student, decides to go to the church.

He walks in with his usual wardrobe (literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college) – T-shirt with holes in it, jeans and no shoes – and his wild hair.

The service has already started when Bill arrives, so he starts down the aisle looking for a seat.  The church is completely packed and he can’t find a seat.

Bill gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit, and when he realises there are no seats, he just sits down on the carpet.

The people look a bit uncomfortable, they are really uptight, the tension in the air is thick, but no one says anything.

About this time, the minister realises that from the back of the church, a deacon is slowly making his way toward Bill.

The deacon is in his 80s, has foxy-silver hair and wears a three-piece suit.  A godly man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly.

He walks with a cane.  As he walks toward Bill, everyone is saying to themselves that you can’t blame him for what he’s going to do.  How can you expect a man of his age and of his background to understand some college kid on the floor?

It takes a long time for the deacon to reach Bill.

The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the elderly man’s cane.  All eyes are focused on him.

The minister can’t even preach the sermon until the deacon does what he has to do.

The elderly man drops his cane on the floor.  With great difficulty, he lowers himself and sits down next to Bill and worships with Bill, so Bill won’t be alone.

Everyone chokes up with emotion.

When the minister gains control, he says, “What I’m about to preach, you may not remember.  But what you have just witnessed, you will never forget.  Be careful how we live, we may be the only Bible some people will ever read!

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