Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her
kindergarten students put his boots on? He asked for help and she could see why.
With her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn't want to go on. By the
time she got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the little boy said, "Teacher,
they're on the wrong feet." She looked and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any
easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep
her cool as they worked together to get the boots back on -- this time on the
right feet. He then announced, "These aren't my boots." She bit her
tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didn't you say so?"
like she wanted to. Once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting
He then said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me
wear them." She didn't know if she should laugh or cry. She mustered up the
grace to wrestle the boots on his feet again. She said, "Now, where are your mittens?" He said, "I
stuffed them in the toes of my boots ..." Ever have one of those days?
Sharing in His Sufferings I would ask you this question as I have myself: Can we ever be like Christ without suffering like Christ? We won’t ever suffer to His extent, but the question is, can we be more like Christ if we never suffer? The Bible seems to support the idea that suffering is never wasted. Paul wrote that just “as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too” (2 Cor. 1:5), so Paul set as his goal to “know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death” (Phil. 3:10) I like to think that these are what Jesus was referring to when he spoke of pruning the branches so they would bear more fruit. (John 15) https://youtu.be/31xRZFs-Gj4
This makes my circumstances just a little more tolerable. After all, It's all about ME. :-) Much Love, Dennis
A mother was giving instructions to her three children as she sent them into Sunday school, "And, why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" Her son quickly responded, "Because people are sleeping!" :-o
I've been feeling an urgency to reach out; expanding my witness for Christ. Maybe this could be an explanation.
Knowledge Shall Increase Daniel 12:4 ...'even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.'
Wars and Rumours of Wars Matthew 24:6-7 ...'And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.'
Famine and Earthquakes Matthew 24:7 ...'and earthquakes, in divers places.'
Being Killed for Your Faith Matthew 24:9-10 ...'Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. Increased Sin Matthew 24:12 ...'And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.' People Shall be Lovers of Themselves 2 Timothy 3:1-5 ...'This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.'
Please get your Bible and look up these scriptures to make sure of the context. Much Love, Dennis