May 21, 2010
Recently, I decided to occasionally post short stories, quotes, etc. that are encouraging, giving hope, understanding, concentrating on the joyful things in life to lift both your spirits and mine. Oftentimes we get discouraged or stressed, but God has an answer to get us through. He says:
Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Phil 4: 9 …. and the God of peace shall be with you.
A young boy came down to a pier on the mighty Mississippi River, where an old man was fishing. He began to ask the man a myriad of questions, and with patience the old man answered him. Their conversation was interrupted, however, by the shrill whistle of the River Queen, as she came paddling down the river. Both the old man and boy stopped to stare in wonder as the gleaming ship splashed spray into the sunshine.
Above the noise of the paddle, the boy began to call across the water, “Let me ride! Let me ride! The old man tried to calm him, explaining that the River Queen didn’t just stop anywhere and give rides to little boys. The boy cried even louder, “Let me ride!” The old man stared in amazement as the great ship pulled toward the shore and lowered the gangplank to the pier. In a flash the boy scampered unto the deck. As the gangplank was pulled aboard, and the ship began to pull back into the mainstream, the boy called back to his newfound friend, “I knew this ship would stop for me mister. The captain is my father!” The young boy was confident in his relationship with his father. As your child becomes confident that you will listen to him, he will be able to understand that his Heavenly Father will listen as well.
Prov 1:5 Let the wise man listen…
If we parents are too busy to listen to our children, how can they understand a God who hears?
~~God’s Little Devotional Book For Moms Page