Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Authorized King James Version

Monday, March 22, 2010


Our daughter sent this and I would like to share it.

A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light,
and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed
him a large rock in front of the cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push
against the rock with all his might.

So this man did, day after day,. For many years he toiled from sunup to
sundown, 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 discouragement, the
Adversary decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind: (He
will do it every time)!

You have been pushing against that rock for a long time and it hasn't moved. Thus
he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure.
These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man.

Satan said, "Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving just the
minimum effort; and that will be good enough."

That's what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of prayer
and to 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 friend, when I asked you to serve Me and
you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of 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
shiny and brown; your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard.

Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which
you used to have. True, 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. That you
have done. Now I, my friend, will move the rock"

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.

By all means exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God
Who moves the mountains.
When everything seems wrong.......................Just P.U.S.H.
When the job gets you down........................Just P.U.S.H.
When people don't do as you think they should.....Just P.U.S.H.
When your money is "gone" and the bills are due...Just P.U.S.H.
When people just don't understand you.............Just P.U.S.H.
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from
now and make a brand new ending."

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