Grapes must be crushed to make wine. Diamond form under pressure. Olives are pressed to release oil. Seeds grow in darkness. Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed or in darkness, you’re in a powerful place of transformation and transmutation. Trust the process. Trust God.
Rules for Today
Do nothing that you would not like to be doing when Jesus comes.
Go to no place you would not like to be found when Jesus comes.
Say nothing that you would not like to be saying when Jesus Comes.
A 24 year old boy seeing out the window from a train shouted: “Dad, Look, the trees are going behind.” Suddenly he again exclaimed; “Dad, look, the clouds are running with us.”
Tonight as you fold back your bed covers and lay your head upon the pillow, fold your hands in prayer and lay this day at the feet of your Heavenly Father. Wrap your failures and regrets in a prayer of forgiveness, your blessings, joys and successes in a prayer of Thanksgiving, and your cares for tomorrow in a prayer of surrender. And give them all to God. Then, with a smile on your face and peace in your heart, wrap up in the warm embrace of your Heavenly Father and enjoy sweet sleep.
A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, “Son, can you tell me where the Post Office is?”
The little boy replied, “Sure, just go straight down this street and at the end turn to your right.”
The man thanked the boy kindly and said, “I’m the new minister in town. I’d like for you to come to church on Sunday. I’ll show you how to get to Heaven.
The little boy replied with a chuckle. “Aww, come on. You don’t even know the way to the Post Office.
Until I Learned
Until I learned to trust, I never learned to pray.
I never learned to fully trust till sorrows came my way.
Until I felt my weakness, His strength I never knew
Nor dreamed till I was stricken that He would see me through.
Who deepest drinks of sorrow, drinks deepest, too, of grace.
He sends the storm of He Himself can be our hiding place.
His heart that seeks our highest good knows well when things annoy.
We would not long for Heaven if earth held only joy.