Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Guys, I really appreciate your support in this thread. Your words of encouragement mean a great deal to me.
Krogan, I would be downright amazed if I did not understand that we are ALL tuned to the same broadcast - -
Little Raymond returned home from Sunday school in a joyous mood.
“My,” his mother said. “You certainly must have enjoyed Sunday School today!
”Oh, Mother," he exclaimed with obvious pleasure, "The superintendent said something awfully nice about me in his prayer today."
"Isn't that wonderful!" said the mother. "What did he say?"
He said, "Oh Lord, we thank Thee for food and Raymond," replied the lad.
Well, little Raymond had never heard the word ‘Raiment’ before, and I am sure his mother told him what the superintendent really said in his prayer. I am sure that little Raymond was sorely disappointed to discover his error.
But there is a real application in this little story. What a wonderful thing indeed it is to even imagine that someone is thanking God for us! We have all had those special times when we are impressed to do something for someone else; we may feel that God told us to do it, that the Holy Spirit led us to do it, or that we just felt that we should do it. Often times, we don’t think about it at all – we just do it and go on. Often, we will never discover how much our small help meant to the person involved. But then again, there are very special times when we learn later just how much our reaching out a hand actually meant to someone when they were in need. At such times, we should drop our head, and thank God for using such an imperfect tool as we are to accomplish something good.
The Word of God tells us to walk the walk, not just talk the talk:
1 John 3:17-18 (KJV);
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
Again, guys, thank you for the support -
And may God bless each and every one of you -
Reason given by one of Obama's more intellectual supporters when asked why she voted for him:
"He gave me a PHONE!!"