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Friday, April 17, 2009

Perspective

The following was read on the local Christian radio station. These are thoughts that we should take to heart.

Isn't it funny how a $10.00 bill looks so big when you take it to church and so small when you take it to the Mall?

Isn't it funny how big an hour serving God looks and how small when spent watching television, playing sports, sleeping or taking a lunch break?

Isn't it funny how long a couple of hours are spent at church but how short they are when watching a good movie?

Isnt' it funny how thrilled we get when a football game goes into overtime, but we complain when a sermon is longer than the regular time?

isn't it funny how laborious it is to read a chapter in the Bible and how easy it is to read a 200-300 page best-selling novel?

isn't it funny how we believe what newspapers say but question what the Bible says?

Isn't it funny how people scramble to get a front seat at a concert, but scramble to get a back seat at church?

Isn't it funny how we can't fit a special service into our schedule even with a yearly planner, but we can schedule for other events at a moments notice?

Isn't it funny how we look forward to that big date on Friday night, but complain about getting up for church on Sunday morning?

Isn't it funny how we are rarely late for work, but always late for church?

Isn't it funny how we call God our Father and Jesus our brother, but find it hard to introduce them to our family?

Isn't it funny how small our sins seem, but how big their sins are?

Isn't it funny how we demand justice for other people, but expect God to give us mercy?

Isn't it funny how much difficulty we have learning the gospel well enough to tell others, but how simple it is to understand and explain the latest gossip about someone else?

Isn't it funny how we can't think of anything to say when we pray, but don't have any difficulty thinking of things to talk about to a friend ?

Isn't is funny how we are so quick to take directions from a total stranger when we're lost, but are hesitant to take God's direction for our lives?

Isn't it funny how so many church goers sing "Standing On The Promises" but all they do is sit on the premises?

Isn't it funny how we sing about heaven, but live only for today?

Isn't it funny how people want God to answer their prayers, but refuse to listen to His counsel?

Isn't funny how people think they're going to heaven but don't think there's a Hell?

Isn't it funny how it is okay to blame God for evil and suffering in the world, but it is not necessary to thank His for what is good and pleasant?

Isn't if funny how when something goes wrong, we cry,"Lord, why me? but when something goes right, we think, "Hey, it must be me! ?

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