Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Night of Inspirations


More Inspirations from
especially for Moms

I have chosen this story from a precious little book which I received at church one Mother's Day. I can't help but share because I feel that there are truly some "gold nuggets" to be read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.


For a Glass of Milk and Cookies

Several years ago, a poverty stricken boy was selling trinkets from door-to-door in order to pay his way through school. On one particular day he found himself down to his last think dime and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a beautiful young woman opened the door. Instead of asking for a meal, he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked sort of hungry, so she brought him a large glass of milk and some cookies instead. He drank it slowly and then asked, "How much do I owe you?" "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness." "Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart," he replied. As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and human beings was strengthened. He had been ready to give up and quit. Many years later, that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled by her condition. She was finally sent to the big city where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his physicians gown, he went in to see yer. He recognized her instantly. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. He gave special attention to her case. After a long struggle, the battle was won...he had saved her life. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to give him the final bill for approval. He looked at it and wrote something on the bottom of the bill before it was sent to her room. She was afraid to open it because she was sure it might take all her resources to pay for it. Finally, she looked and on the bottom she read these words: "Paid in full with one cold glass of milk and some cookies." Dr. Howard Kelly. Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart gave praise and thanks: "Thank you, God, that Your love has also been shared through another human being because of the lessons shared with me by my mother."

Friends with God "It is a staggering thing, but it is true...the relationship in which sinful human beings know God is one in which God, so to speak, takes them on His staff, to be henceforth His fellow workers and personal friends." J.I. Packer

The above thought amazed me the more I think about it. How many employers do you know would hire you not caring what you had done in your past? To carry it one step further, to trust you with the lives and souls of their loved ones and everything they hold dear? How many employers call you "friend" to their peers and other colleagues? God does just that, and that is wondrous to me.

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing: but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. (John 15:15-16)

I love this verse. Whenever I am witnessing to someone and telling them about how much God really cares for them, no matter what they have done in their life or what they think of themselves, this verse always hits home. He calls us "FRIEND". This may sound strange to a lot of people, but then again sometimes I sound strange to myself. I don't like to use the word "religion" in reference to my beliefs. I like to say I am of the Pentecostal Doctrine, but I have a "personal relationship" with God. Anyone can be religious about anything. Religious just means repetitive, such as I go to the gym religiously, she goes to the restaurant religiously everyday without fail. When a person says they have a "personal relationship with God", there is only one way that statement can be understood. Anyway that's why I have a special place in my heart for the above mentioned verse.



"I Am A Friend Of God" ( I love that song, also)




Well, Par for the course, I tried to upload that song for this post, but it keeps giving me an error message, and to contact support. If y'all are interested in that song it is by "Phillips, Craig and Dean and also Hill Song brought it out. I'm partial to PC&D though. I will try and figure out the problem of my video player and get it back in working order. Oh!! I downloaded this song off of YouTube. The actual name of the song is just that., "I Am A Friend of God". I hope you will check it out if you aren't familiar with it.

Good Night and May God Bless!

PJ

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