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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What If?

A friend emailed this to me and it reminded me of a devotion I did for Sunday School several years ago. It was for Thanksgiving weekend and about what if God took away all the things we didn’t thank Him for.

I was reading my devotion to my husband and daughter at dinner while the oven was on self-clean after cooking the turkey. I told them how the devotion had caused me to think about all the things in our house that I was thankful for and how I had gone around the house thanking God for: showers, food in the fridge, the heat, our bed, etc. etc.

Suddenly my daughter said, “Did you thank Him for the oven?” I said, “No, I didn’t, why?” and she replied, “Because it’s on fire!”

What If?

What if, GOD decided to stop leading us tomorrow because we didn't follow Him today?

What if, we never saw another flower bloom because we grumbled when GOD sent the rain.

What if, GOD didn't walk with us today because we failed to recognize it as His day?

What if, GOD took away the Bible tomorrow because we would not read it today?

What if, GOD took away His message because we failed to listen to the messenger?

What if, GOD didn't send His only begotten Son because He wanted us to be prepared to pay the price for sin.

What if, the door of the church was closed because we did not open the door of our heart?

What if, GOD stopped loving and caring for us because we failed to love and care for others?

What if, GOD would not hear us today because we would not listen to Him yesterday?

What if, GOD answered our prayers the way we answer His call to service?

What if, GOD met our needs the way we give Him our lives???
--- Author Unknown ---

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