"The Lord’s Obedient Servant"
The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom,
so that I know how to comfort the weary.
Morning by morning he wakens me
and opens my understanding to his will.
The Sovereign Lord has spoken to me,
and I have listened.
I have not rebelled or turned away.
Star's Interpretation: We often spin our wheels seeking solutions to problems when the answer is staring you right there in the face. We seek "miracles" as a way out of a situation...when practical thinking is all that is required.
Did you hear the story of the huge flood that caused an entire town to be swallowed up by the waters. Well, this very religious man was caught in the flood and he went up to his roof, raised his hands to the heavens and asked God to help him. Right then his neighbor comes by in a little row boat and says "Come on dude, get in, get in!" The religous man replies, " no I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle." An hour passes and the Police and Rescue Agencies are now running all over the place trying to get people to safety. They too saw this same man with his hands stretched to the heavens asking for help and they sent the official rescue boat over to his house where the water was now lapping around his ankles and they say "Come on, quickly, there isn't much time"
To which he says "Nah, it's ok, God will Provide"
So another hour passes and the coast guard is now involved, they are looking for any additional survivors and as they zoom by this same area that has already been checked for survivors, they notice the guy's still there, only the water's up to his waist, almost at the top of the roof.. "Quick" they say, get in the boat, it's going to get worst before it gets better.
"Nah, don't worry - God will Provide"
An hour after that a search and rescue helicopter flies over the area and notices the guy, who must be standing on the peak of the roof now, with only his head and shoulders out of the water. "GRAB THE ROPE!" they cry "IT'S YOUR ONLY HOPE!"
"Don't worry" he replies calmly "God will provide."
So he gets drowned of course. And he goes to heaven, and is a little ticked off with God for drowning him like that, and expresses his concern saying "I had FAITH, I BELIEVED in you - and still you didn't help me"
"HELP YOU?!" God replies "What MORE did you want - I sent you three boats and a helicopter!"
This joke should make us all think about the people who complain about how hard they've got it and how everyone else gets the breaks.
It's not GETTING the breaks that counts, it's RECOGNIZING them when they come...and seizing the opportunity. When God sends you a gift. Just say thank you...and use it to his glory!