Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Push

 hello...this is so great that I would open this email sent to me. I have 900 emails in my in box to go through and I will as the days go by. Today I must rest, it is hard to see or think straight. I am so full of emotions from head to toe..it is impossible to put anything into words at this time. I thank you all, I adore you all and we did it! We pushed!!!!
 
Many Blessings
Lisa

PUSH
A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might.

  So, this the man did, day after day. For many years he
  toiled from sunup to sundown, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock,  pushing with all of his might. Each night the man returned  to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. Since the man was showing  discouragement, the adversary (Satan) decided to enter the  
picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind:

  "You have been pushing against that rock for a long time
  and i t hasn't moved." Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure.  These thoughts ! discouraged and disheartened the man. Satan 
said, "Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time,
giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good
  
enough."

  That's what the weary man planned to do, but decided to
 make it a matter of prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord. "Lord," he said, "I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is 
wrong? Why am I failing?"

  The Lord responded compassionately, "My friend, when I
 asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push.   And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But, is that really so? Look at 
yourself.

  Your arms are strong and musc led, your back sinewy and
 brown; your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which 
you used to have. True, you haven't moved the rock. But
your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise
 
your faith and trust in My wisdom. That you have done.

  Now, I, my friend, will move the rock." At times, when we
 hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just simple obedience and faith in Him. By all means, 
exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it
is still God who moves the mountains.

  When everything seems to go wrong .. just PUSH!

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1 comment:

Aran said...

So timely, so right, so Lisa!

Your friend,

Aran