To Illustrate Plus

Discipline (Heb. 12:4-13)

In Love Is a Spendthrift, Paul Scherer writes:

"On Calvary, men had their fling at saying 'No' to God. But 'very early in the morning, the first day of the week,' it was God's turn. He said his 'No' to the judgment hall where Pilate had condemned Jesus, to the hill where the soldiers had crucified him, to the grave where Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea had helped to lay him, to the seal that had shut him in, and to the guard that had stood watch.

"How much is there in us to which he must say it still?"

USA Today reported the top five things people put off until the last minute:

  1. House chores/yard work: 47
  2. Holiday gift shopping: 43
  3. Making doctor/dentist appointments: 35
  4. Calling relatives: 31
  5. Changing oil in the car: 29

It is action that makes the difference. No matter what the vision, it must come to the point where we simply do our best and get the job done.


Billy and the President

In his autobiography, Just as I Am, Billy Graham tells about a conversation ...

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