I want to appologize to any who have tried to visit Cross Daily thru the link in the entry below. I do not know what the problem is, but I have e-mailed them for help. My guys have gone off to get hay, explore the backroads and look for hoopies and tires. So I have an unexpected opportunity to spend a little on-line time on a Saturday! To make up for your inconvenience, I am posting a good little story from God's Ministry E-mail. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
"It is sometimes discouraging when we do something that the Lord lays on our heart and yet when we do that thing, we feel that is it all in vain and no results are coming forth. Remember that God's ways are not our ways and He does give us trials, not so that we will fail but to make our faith in Him and ourselves stronger. God is faithful to give us the strength we need to overcome every trial and tribulation when we seek Him in prayer and ask for it (Jeremiah 33:3). Remember, Prayer is the essential thing to getting answers from the Lord. I pray this story ministers to your heart.
P.U.S.H 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. So 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. Since the man was showing signs of discouragement, the Adversary decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the man's weary mind: "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. "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 is what he planned to do, until one day he decided to make it a matter of prayer and take his troubled thoughts to the Lord. "Lord," he said, "I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?" The Lord responded compassionately, "My son, when I asked you to serve me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all your strength; which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push. And now you come to me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But is that really so? Look at yourself...Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewy and brown, your hands are calloused from constant pressure, and your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have. Yet you haven't moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. This you have done. Now I, my son, will move the rock." Author Unknown
At times when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just simple obedience and faith in Him. Even though in the short term we do not see how our works are affecting God's kingdom, He will show us in His own way that every area in serving God makes us stronger and in this obedience God will promote us into a higher ministry and this cycle will continue itself; if we faint not and continue on the path the Lord has set us upon.(Read 2 Corinthians 4:16-17)
When everything seems to go wrong ... just P.U.S.H! When the job gets you down ... just P.U.S.H! When your money looks "gone" and the bills are due ... just P.U.S.H! When people just don't understand you... Just P.U.S.H!
P.U.S.H - Pray Until Something Happens!
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God inChrist Jesus concerning you."
Psalm 121:1-4 "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
All of the Praise, Honor, and Glory belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ for it is by His spirit the blessings come. (Zechariah 4:6)
In Christâ€™s Service,
Gods Work Ministry
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