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It’s all about perspective

Priscilla Shirer tells the story of how her parents once took their extended family on a trip to New York.  For some reason, her brother-in-law Jesse, who was a very big footballer build kind of guy, was always eating very small meals for the first few nights that they went out for dinner.

She asked him [paraphrased of course], “Jesse, are you alright?  How come you are eating so little?”

Jesse said, “Oh yes, I’m fine.  It’s just that these fancy restaurants are so expensive and I have a whole family to feed so I just eat a little something at the dinner table and then I go outside afterwards and get me a hotdog.”

Priscilla: “Didn’t you get the memo?”

Jesse: “What memo?”

Priscilla: “Mom and Dad sent an email before the trip that each family covers the meals for their family for breakfast and lunch but then for dinner, they will cover the tab.”

Jesse: “WHAT?!!!”

Jesse then motions to the waiter to bring the menu and orders the biggest steak and potatoes he can find.

Lesson: When you have access to the resources, the way you look at the menu changes.

This simple story really spoke to me this morning.  Though there is no job yet lined up for next year, I know that I have access to the God who provides all my needs according to His riches in Heaven.  And not only do I have access to Him, but He’s proven Himself faithful over the years to give the very best to those who love Him.  So, why worry?

You can have access to this awesome God too.

It’s simple: “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

Saved – not just for Heaven but for this life  – He came to give us life and life more abundantly! (John 10:10b)

– Ames

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