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Four Lessons We Should Learn

Post by Ich bin Ala-awkbarph on Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:27 am

A. First of all, you don't need everything you want. I wish I had all the money back that I had spent in my life on things that I wanted that I didn't really need.

B. The second lesson is, you don't want everything you need. I never wanted one whipping that I ever got, but I needed everyone of them.

C. The third lesson is, God doesn't give us everything we want. I, for one, am so glad that He doesn't. You know, one of the greatest blessings of God is found in those things that He doesn't give us. I read one time the confession of an unknown confederate soldier that tremendously blessed me. Listen to it.



I asked God for strength that I might achieve.

I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.



I asked God for health that I might do greater things.

I was given infirmity that I might do better things.



I asked for riches that I might be happy.

I was given poverty that I might be wise.



I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.

I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.



I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.

I was given life that I might enjoy all things.



I got nothing that I asked for - But everything I had hoped for....

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered

I am among all men most richly blessed.



D. The last lesson is, God always give us what we need. I heard about two stores that were across the street from each other, highly competitive, always trying to get ahead. The manager of one store came out one day and nailed a great big sign over the front of his store that said, "If you want it, we have it." Well the manager from the other store walked out and saw that sign, thought about it for a few moments, went back into his store, and awhile later came out with a sign he nailed over his store that said, "If we don't have it, you don't need it." I can tell you something right now, no matter what you may think, if you don't have it it's because God knows at this point in your life you don't need it.



You see, what the Lord was trying to teach us here was this. It is our job to serve God. It is His job to supply us. Now most people have that backwards. Most people think that it is our job to supply us and it is God's job to serve us. If they could, they would sing the old hymn this way:



I'll have my own way, Lord,

I'll have my own way,

I'll be the potter, You be the clay;

I'll mold You and make You after my will,

While you are waiting, yielded and still.




It is exactly that attitude that cuts off the blessing of God. You see, in a real sense, we have been called to live from hand to mouth. But that's alright if it's His hand and my mouth.
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Re: Four Lessons We Should Learn

Post by Cato on Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:48 am

Solomon come to that same conclusion. He wrote a book about his life and what he found to be most important in the end. We know it as Ecclesiastes. It is worth reading from time to time.

Just think how much better we would be as a people if we lived by the four lessons you posted.

However, people make their own choices. The one item so many will not face is that they are responsibile for the choices they make. They reap the rewards for the good ones and suffer the consequences for the bad ones.

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Re: Four Lessons We Should Learn

Post by SamCogar on Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:12 am

D. The last lesson is, God always give us what we need.
I beg to differ with you because your God gave me a couple things that I definitely didn't need.

And YADA, ..... YADA, ..... YADA, ..... yeah, I know, ....... you will post some sort of HS as a CYA excuse as to why I didn't deserve any and/or better treatment from your God.

It will be the same ole, same ole crapolla that Religiousers have been employing for the past 2,000 years.

So don't be telling me that I "should learn such lessons" ...... and I won't be compelled to be telling you "where the bear deficates in the buckwheat".


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Re: Four Lessons We Should Learn

Post by Aaron on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:18 am

Thank you for this post Terry. And please keep up the prayers...in silence of course. Laughing
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