Last Friday, my 3-year old Francis walked up to me with his big smile and said, “I want to go to Southmall!” For those who aren’t familiar with the South of Metro Manila, Southmall in Las Pinas contains a rollercoaster. And my little boy loves, adores, worships rollercoasters.
Here was the problem: It was 10 o’clock in the evening.
So I told him casually, “Son, we can’t go to Southmall now. It’s closed.”
That’s when his big smile turned to big tears and said again, “I want to go to Southmall now!”
My wife told him, “Francis, I really want to bring you to Southmall. But we’ll do it on Monday. Because Monday is the first day of school. So you’ll have the rollercoaster all to yourself. No long lines!”
But Francis wasn’t listening. He says again, “I want to go to Southmall now!”
Friends, Francis can act like that because he’s three years old.
But many times, we still act like this with God.
We want a specific prayer answered now. But God knows things we don’t know. And He delays the answer to our prayer because He wants the answer to be bigger and better. That’s why His timetable is different from ours.
This morning, as promised, my wife and I brought Francis to Southmall.
True enough, it was almost empty.
And little Francis was a happy boy: He rode the rollercoaster 18 times.
Friend, trust in God for your needs… (to be continued below)
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Can I tell you a funny story?
Last Christmas season, a mother and her little girl were shopping in Megamall. The crowd was extra thick. The mother sternly told her child, “Princess, no matter what happens, hold onto my skirt! I don’t want you to get lost. Hold my skirt, you hear me?” The little girl said yes as she wrapped her little fingers tight onto her mother’s skirt.
Two hours later, the mother was talking to the Security Guard. “Guard, have you seen a little girl holding a skirt?” (to be continued below…)
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There are people who look for the “skirt” of blessings. All they want are the blessings of God. That’s what they hold on to. That’s dangerous. Because one day, they’ll end up holding an empty skirt.
Instead of looking for blessings, look for the Blesser.
When you have the Blesser, the blessings will follow.
The most important decision you can make in 2009 is to put God first.
That doesn’t mean you won’t work anymore or care for your family. If God is “first”, then there must be a “second” and a “third” and so on. I believe family is second. I believe work is third.
But God must be first.
May your dream come true,
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