Color Me Blue
by Gayla Baughman
My dad decided rather than pay a lot of money to hire a pool restoration company to paint his pool, he would do it himself. The job was a big one, but he was determined.
After purchasing all the necessary supplies, he began the daunting task. He worked for several hours before taking a break. Unfortunately, he hadn’t realized that he had painted himself into the deep end of the nine-foot pool. “Oh well,” he thought. “I’ll just finish and climb out.”
Serving God with Passion
Bible Study Series: My Life With God
Whatever our passion, it will cost. It comes at the expense of time and effort. The price may include great personal sacrifice, misunderstanding of motives, or even the friendship of those who think us radical. Yet the greater the passion, the less these things matter.
For the Christian, our greatest passion should be God. It is the only way to serve Him.
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment” (Matthew 22:37-38).Read More from this Bible Study...
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How often have we prayed something like, "O Lord, be with cousin Billy now in a special way"? Have we stopped to consider what it is we're requesting? Imagine that you are a parent who is preparing to leave your children with a babysitter. Would you dream of saying, "O Betsy, I ask you now that you would be with my children in a special way?" No way. You would say, "Betsy, the kids need to be in bed by 9 pm. They can have one snack before their baths, and please make sure they finish their homework. You can reach us at this number if there's any problem. Any questions before we go?" We are very specific with our requests and instructions for our babysitters. We want them to know specifics. It should be no different with prayer. ~ David Jeremiah