Summary: We study attitudes and choices.
THE WHOLE WORLD STINKS
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr
I love Hebrews 11:36 -- trials/cruel mockings/scourgings/bonds/imprisonments/ stoned/ sawn asunder/ tempted/ slain with swords/ afflicted/ tormented/ lived in deserts and caves ---
Heb. 11:38 OF WHOM THE WORLD WAS NOT WORTHY. How are you thinking? You think you can? Nature does not require perfection, but growth is required for continued life.
Today I ponder how easy it is to make a mountain out of a molehill?
We can let our emotions play games with our heart?
Many carry a chip on their shoulder instead of a Cross?
Many are critics and grumblers instead of being doers and praisers?
Many are spectators and couch potatoes?
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he...
I love this illustration:
There was an old man that took a nap everyday.
He had a mischievous grandson.
One day as the old man slept, his grandson got some
Limburger cheese. (Limburger cheese is a pungent
semisoft surface-ripened cheese.)
The grandfather had a long handlebar mustache.
So His grandson rubbed the Limburger cheese into his
Later the grandfather awoke, and said, my this
So he went into the frontroom and sat in the
After a few minutes, granddad said, my the
He went into the kitchen to fix a sandwich, he
noticed the kitchen stank terrible.
So he went out on the front porch, he noticed the
pungent odor and stated even the frontporch stinks.
So he took a walk toward town, and grandfather made
a brilliant observation:
MY, I THINK THE WHOLE WORLD STINKS!
What a powerful illustration.
This illustration describes where many of us are in our daily walks?
Does the whole world stink? Or could we possibly be carrying a pungent odor of problems every step we take?
Problems, tears, pain, discouragement, depression, hindrances, obstacles lurk all around us.
We can offer a thousand excuses why we can’t do anything.
We can see all the hypocrites gathered around the church. Or we can arise to every situation and see the God of opportunities?
The option is up to you! How are you thinking?
Giving releases miracles.
If you don’t like what you are getting? ---
Change what you are giving.
We let our emotions dictate our feelings and our giving.
Many that will read this have constructed big dams that are barriers preventing the free flow of the Holy Spirit.
Sin, bad attitudes, and negative words restrain God’s plan.
While you cannot change many situations, GOD GAVE US THE ABILITY TO CHANGE OUR ATTITUDE AND THUS CHANGE THE SITUATION.
We cannot let the world change us!
We cannot expect God to change the whole world and us stay the same?
We need to either wash our mustaches or shave them off? As you think?
Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Do you believe that?
Should the weak say I am strong?
Should the broken homes head toward divorce?
Should the sick just lay down to die?
WHY CAN’T WE DEVELOP A VISION AND DREAM BIG?
I love this little poem, I don’t know the author.