Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'M ONLY A TWIG

An earthly desire to work for the Lord
Accomplishments, marvelous and grand.
Teaching a class of boys was much
Too small a task for a worthy man
Some day, I'll do something great
Until then; I'll just drift along.
Though he was passing a church house door
He heard the words of a grand old song.

Slowly the Spirit of Jesus the Lord
Bringing to mind the matchless work
I am the vine, ye are the branches
The branch can not bear fruit of itself
Except it abide in the vine
No more can ye except ye abide in me.
Ye are the branch, I am the vine
Except ye abide in me, ye care not mine.

A dead branch, his guilty heart chided
Oh Lord forgive me of my sin
I'm only a twig with an aching heart
I've not been abiding in Thee.
Bless Thou my life each day Lord
And use me these lost souls to win
Help me, Oh Lord, to abide in Thee
Myself prepare my God to please
Lord make me a channel of thy light
To know Thou lovest even these.

by Elizabeth Calkins Lyons
December 5, 1934
[thank you Mom, that was so true and so beautiful.]

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3 Bullets

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old rifle and three bullets.

So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away.

Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel, but missed it. The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood treel.

As he went further, he saw a large, wild "Tom" turkey in the tree, but he had only one bullet remaining.

A voice spoke to him and said, "Pray first, aim high, and stay focused."

However, at the same time he saw a deer which was a better kill.

He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattlesnake between his legs, about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake.

Still, the voice said again to him, "I said, 'Pray, Aim high, and Stay focused."

So, the man decided to listen to God's voice.

He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree, and shot the wild turkey.

The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer.

The handle fell off the gun, hit the snake in the head, and killed it. And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond.

When he stood up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer, and a turkey for his family to eat.

The snake, (Satan), was dead simply because the man listened to God.

Moral of the story:
Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God.

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~ HE IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD ~

Jesus, is our life, our Hope and Our Lord and Savior.
In Him do I trust. W/O Him I am lost and wondering around on this globe of existence without any life in me. W/Him, there is life, with Him there is Hope, with Him there is a place for me in heaven one day.

JESUS IS OUR LIGHT

JESUS IS OUR LIGHT
He shed those tears 4 U & I

JESUS IS THE ANSWER

"Our only Hope of Heaven".
He is the bright and morning star, the lily of the valley
our redeemer and forever friend.