One — Don’t miss the boat.
Two — Remember that we are all in the same boat.
Three — Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
Four — Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
Five — Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
Six — Build your future on high ground.
Seven — For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
Eight — Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
Nine — When you’re stressed, float a while.
Ten — No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.
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There was once a college student who was struggling in many areas of his life. He spent a great deal of his time feeling angry and frustrated. When he could stand it no longer, he went to the dim and seldom-used chapel on campus. He paced up and down the aisles, slapping the back of the empty pews. He yelled, he cried, and he raged at God.
“God you created the world … what could you possibly have been thinking? Look at the problems people face. Look at the pain, suffering, and hunger. Look at the neglect, the waste, the abuse. Everywhere I look, I see messed-up people, hurting people, lonely people!”‘ The young man ranted and raved on and on.
Finally, exhausted, he sat in the front pew and looked hopelessly at the cross. Its tarnished surface reflected the dusty sunlight filtering in through the stained glass windows. “It’s all such a mess! This world you created is nothing but a terrible mess! Why even I could make a world better than this one!”
And then the young man heard a voice in the silence of that dusty chapel that made his eyes open wide and his jaw drop.
`And that is exactly what I want you to do.”‘
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D. L. Moody was visiting a prominent Chicago citizen when the idea of church membership and involvement came up.
“I believe I can be just as good a Christian outside the church as I can be inside it,” the man said.
Moody said nothing. Instead, he moved to the fireplace, blazing against the winter outside, removed one burning coal, and placed it on the hearth.
The two men sat together and watched the ember die out.
“I see,” the other man said.
Keith Long, Room to Grow (Hendrickson, 1999), quoted in Men of Integrity (3.2)
The Christian life is like an airplane — when you stop you drop.
God wants spiritual fruits, he dosen’t want religious nuts.
J. John – in UK Focus, Aug 97 (HTB)
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All to leave and follow Thee?’
If we can sing that truly, then we may claim discipleship.
Charles M Sheldon in “In His Steps – What Would Jesus Do” p237
It is extraordinary that a peasant man from a poky, backwater town in Galilee, who never wrote anything, who died the death of a petty criminal, should continue to intrigue and excite more people than ever.
Soul Survivor Magazine, Aug 97, p28, J John