Posts Tagged ‘riches’



   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

The following story is from a book I read and I can’t recall the author or the name of the book:

“I am reminded of the story told of a woman in tattered clothes, standing on a big city street corner with her sad-looking little boy, begging for food or money to buy food. It so happened that among the passersby was a wealthy man who looked at them but did not offer any help. When he arrived at his palatial home and looked at his dinner table laden with the finest foods, be began to think about the poor little waif and his distressed mother. The more he thought about the situation, the angrier he became at God. Then he clenched his fist and shook it in what he thought to be God’s direction. He cried out, “How can you allow such misery? Why don’t you do something to help those unfortunate people?

Then, somewhere deep within himself came God’s answer: “I did. I created you.”

Perhaps today you will come upon someone in need that you can help. Watch and see what God leads you to do, then do it. Let me know how that makes you feel.

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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

One of the richest gold mines in the world is under Mount Morgan in Queensland, Australia. For many years, though, the original landowners lived in deep poverty on the mountain’s barren surface. Even though the vast wealth was out of sight, it was beneath their feet all the time.

Many Christians live in a similar situation. They plod along and struggle through their spiritual lives, laboring every step of the way. They are unaware of the vast riches God has promised them, and therefore they do not claim them.

Let’s go a little deeper in our Christianity. The real gold is under the surface and we’ve got to dig for it. The next time you open your Bible, dig a little deeper. Christianity is not easy, but it is well worth it.

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