Purpose in the Pain
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"If you don't have time to do it right, you must have time to do it over." - ANONYMOUSGod is looking for some laborers that are not lazy. A lazy Christian is not a productive Christian, but at the same time God is not looking for workmen that are just busy workers. All of us can fill our schedule up with "things" to do, but how productive are your "things" being for the Kingdom of God? Are we rushing thru our Christian responsibilities like we rush thru everything else, or do we take the time to hear God's voice and work in a manner that is pleasing to Him?
"Oh be careful little ears, what you hear, for the Father up above, is looking down in love, so be careful little ears, what you hear. Oh be careful little eyes, what you see, for the Father up above, is looking down in love, so be careful little eyes, what you see."This song played and replayed in my head yesterday after I took a short drive thru our little town running my daily errands. As I drove down one of our streets, near many businesses, I noticed a parked car sitting along the side of the road. The reason it caught my eye, was because there was a small child hanging out the window of this parked car. As I got up closer to the car, the small child, probably about 5 or 6 years of age, was laughing and then putting up his middle finger as drivers passed by.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
This story reminds me of what Paul instructs us in 1 Corinthians, chapter 4...
After hearing all his son’s responses, the wise father replied, “Sons, you are all right — because you have each seen only one season in the tree’s life. But you cannot judge a tree, or a person, or anything else by only one season. Most things can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons have come to pass”.