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An evangelist was once asked if his mother ever spanked him. He replied that she had a strap hanging in the kitchen under a sign that read, “I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR”!
THE QUITTERS CLUB
One of the largest organizations in America is the Quitters Club. The reason you’ve never heard of the Quitters Club is because they never meet–the members quit coming. There are no dues–the members quit paying them.
The Quitters Club is comprised of people who faced a tough job, a tough marriage, a tough sickness, or a tough failure–and they quit. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But the going gets tough, the quitters get going...away. What we need in America and in the church are people who will exhibit good, old-fashioned “sticktoitiveness.” That’s probably not even a word, but it needs to be!
SOURCE: Dr. David O. Dykes in "P.U.S.H. – Pray Until Something Happens!" on www.sermoncentral.com.
If we ask for a rock to eat because we sure think a rock would taste good right now and God gives us a loaf of bread, then should we keep asking God for the rock until he gives it to us? Of course not!!
There was a pastor who had a parrot. All the parrot would say was, “Let’s pray, let’s pray.” The pastor tried to teach him to say other things but to no avail. He learned that one of his deacons had a parrot. Thet parrot would only say, “Let’s kiss. Let’s kiss.” So the pastor decided to invite the deacon and his parrot over to his house. When the deacon arrived they put the parrots into the same cage to see what would happen. The deacon’s par...
I know one or two children who are really very good indeed at talking! They can talk about almost anything under the sun, but when it comes to listening they struggle. As soon as someone else starts to talk, they begin again and an hour later they are still talking, and it is not possible to say that there has been any conversation!
Sometimes we are like that with God when it comes to prayer; great at talking but never listening. No wonder the Bible encourages us to be slow to speak and quick to listen!
For some really big step, a massive sacrifice that may well require some counselling, practise, persistence and prayer
What is it, well smile for Jesus sake, get happy look happy be joyful and content in all circumstances, I’ll say “Always look on the bright side of life”
If we look like we’ve been to a funeral after going to church or come back arguing and fighting, moaning and groaning, do you think your neighbours and families would want to come to Church, no they would rather go to the dentist than meet with Jesus
So get real, live the life of freedom that Jesus paid for and gives us freely, be happy, be happy smile for Gods sake, smile
There’s a story about a wealthy Christian who somehow got obsessed with the idea of taking some of his wealth to heaven. Now he knew the Bible clearly teaches that you can’t take it with you. But so obsessed was he with this desire that he just prayed & prayed & prayed that God would give him permission to take some of his wealth to heaven with him.
Finally, his persistence in prayer paid off. God spoke to him & said, "Okay, enough all ready! You can take one suitcase with you into heaven."
Well, the story continues with the man deep in thought, "What do I take? What are the most valuable things that I can put into my suitcase?"
Well, he finally decided, & filled his suitcase full. Then one day he died, & when next we see him, he is slowly approaching the pearly gates dragging his suitcase behind him.
St. Peter met him there at the gate & said, "Wait a minute. What do you think you’re doing? You’re not allowed to take anything into heaven." The man answered, "You don’t understand. I have special permission from God Himself to take this suitcase into heaven."
Peter rubbed his beard & said, "Well, that’s very unusual. I can’t imagine God ...
A fifth grade boy who had heard a sermon on persistence in prayer was praying by himself in his room one night. As his dad passed his door, he heard the boy praying over and over again, "Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo." The next day, the dad asked his son what we was doing. The boy replied that he had given the wrong answer on a test for the capital of Mexico, and he was praying that God would make Tokyo the capital of Mexico.
I think the boy was a little uncle...