I Will Move the Rock

I Will Move the Rock

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Savior appeared. The Lord told the man He had work for him to do and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. This the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. Seeing that the man was showing signs of discouragement, Satan decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the man’s mind such as: “You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t budged. Why kill yourself over this? You are never going to move it.” Thus giving the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure, these thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man even more. “Why kill myself over this?” he thought. “I’ll just put in my time, giving just the minimum effort, and that will be good enough.” And that

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Are You Chasing Your Tail?

Are You Chasing Your Tail?

I had a little puppy dog That loved to chase his tail. He was especially quick, And he chased it very well. Although he never caught that tail He kept it on the run And got a lot of exercise From dawn ‘til setting sun. But there was nothing he could chew on When he finally took his rest, Although no one could ever say He didn’t try his best. That’s a lot like chasing dreams You can’t hope to attain— You can chase them all your life, But your chase will be in vain; But if you aim at things in front That you can clearly see, You’ll find that they are stepping stones Toward where you want to be. – B. Killebrew Meditation: Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14 You will succeed in Jesus Name! Also read: Soul’s Vitamins Never too Late The Best Pursuit

A Lesson on Forgiveness

A Lesson on Forgiveness

My niece, Darcy, is an incredibly sweet child, always eager to please. She is three years old and she absolutely adores her slightly older cousin. Recently the two were playing together and had gone into a bedroom together. Suddenly, Darcy came down the hall in a state of indignation, saying, “Jo-Jo slapped my face.” She had a slightly reddened place on her very pale cheek. Jo-Jo followed her saying, “I didn’t do anything. Darcy banged me with her head and I know she did it on purpose.” Now I love both little girls, but I knew Darcy did not do it on purpose. Bouncing around in her excitement, she had banged her head into Jo-Jo’s nose. The sudden pain made Jo-Jo fly off the handle and I knew she had slapped her without thinking. We had a little talk about it and she finally allowed that she had put up her hand and it had hit Darcy’s cheek. I asked her to apologize to Darcy because her hand had hit her cheek. She refused, saying, “No. I didn’t do anything.” Whereupon Darcy said, “Jo-Jo, I’m sorry my cheek hit your hand.” Now that is forgiveness. I’ve never seen anybody forgive any better. — Aunt Martha Meditation: “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But

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When I Say, “I Am A Christian”

When I Say, “I Am A Christian”

Publisher’s Note: We had earlier featured a version of this poem which we later learnt is adulterated. After a couple of correspondences with the real author, please read the original version of the poem below and be blessed by it: When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!” I’m whispering, “I get lost sometimes That’s why I chose this way” When I say, “I am a Christian” I don’t speak with human pride I’m confessing that I stumble Needing God to be my guide When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not trying to be strong I’m professing that I’m weak And pray for strength to carry on When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not bragging of success I’m admitting that I’ve failed And cannot ever pay the debt When I say, “I am a Christian” I don’t think I know it all I submit to my confusion Asking humbly to be taught When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not claiming to be perfect My flaws are all too visible But God believes I’m worth it When I say, “I am a Christian” I still feel the sting of pain I have my share of heartache, Which is why I seek His name When I say, “I am a Christian”

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1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Version

1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Version

1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Version If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook. If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing. If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir’s cantata, but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point. Love stops the cooking to hug the child. Love sets aside decorating to kiss the husband. Love is kind, though harried and tired. Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens. Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way. Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can’t. Love bears all things, believes all

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