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Discussion in 'Religious Discussions' started by skullfr, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    I get daily devotional messages and this one is really good .Hope you enjoy it.

    What’s in your Sponge?

    There are five sponges lying on your kitchen counter top. Each member of your family has been cleaning up different areas of your home, but all the sponges look the same. You are curious as to what was cleaned in your home, but you can't tell by looking... they all look the same ... so what do you do? You squeeze each sponge to see what comes out. As you squeeze the first sponge, you see that cola comes out, and so you decide that someone cleaned the kitchen with that one. Upon squeezing the second sponge, you find tub and tile cleaner - that one was used to clean the bathroom. Next, in the third sponge, you find motor oil - hubby was cleaning the garage! In the fourth sponge, baby powder puffs out when it is squeezed - yep, the baby's nursery was done with that one! And finally, in the last one, is floor wax - that was the one you used on the hall floor! As you lay the last one down, you look again at their similarity - and they all look the same until they're squeezed.

    Christians are the same way. As life squeezes us, different things come out - anger from one, a need for revenge from another, tears from one, remorse from yet another – also greed, untruth, lust - and finally, from one saint, pours forth the love of Christ. Just like the sponge, we can only squeeze out what is put in - stay in the Word daily, and be in continuous prayer, so that when life puts the squeeze on you (and it WILL), Jesus, and Jesus ALONE will shine forth from you!
  2. johnnyehlers

    johnnyehlers Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    West Central Missouri

    Here's the one I got today.

    Things are not as they seem. Stop and discern the attitudes and motives that lie behind words and actions. Do not put your trust in man, but trust only Me, for I am trustworthy and will never leave you nor forsake you. Be assured that nothing is hidden from My sight, and I will bring everything hidden in darkness to the light. Stand in a place of integrity before Me, says the Lord, for I am your place of safety, your holy habitation.

    Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

  3. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    Excellent analogy Skull. :thumbsup:
  4. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Very good, skull. Thanks.
  5. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Two great ones here, guys!
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