Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Working Instead of Waiting

A tourist noticed a man sitting by the ruins of a home that had been blown away by the winds of a tornado. Puzzled he asked, “Was this your home?”

“Yep,” he said.

“Any of your family blown away with it?” the tourist continued.

“Yep. My wife and kids,” came the reply.

“My goodness, why aren’t you out looking for them?” the stranger wondered.

“Well, the wind is due to change in a moment,” he said, “so I might as well wait right here until it brings them back.”

For some, it is easier to wait than to work. It is more convenient to pause than to pursue. It is easier to ponder than to push.

God will not do for us what we can do for ourselves. He will never give His best if we sit and wait when He has given us skills and talents to use to His glory. We must work as though everything depended on us and pray as though everything depended on Him.

Prayer: We pray, Father, that we will take the initiative to use the skills that You have given us to solve our problems, enrich our lives and make Your world a better place: in Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Mark 10:27

Today's video devotional: "Making Dough"

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