What’s that Noise?????

This Fella is looking to buy a saw to cut down some trees in his back yard. He goes to a chain saw shop and asks about various chain saws. The dealer tells him, “look, I have a lot of models, but why don’t you save yourself a lot of time and aggravation and get to the top-of-the-line model. This chain saw will cut a hundred cords of wood for you in one day.”

So the man takes the chain saw home and begins working on the trees. After cutting for several hours and only cutting two cords, he decides to quit. He thinks there is something wrong with the chain saw. “How can I cut for hours and only cut two cords?” the man asks himself. “I will begin first thing in the morning and cut all day.” the man tells himself. He got up at 4am and did just that and still only 3 cords of wood were cut.

The man is convinced this is a bad saw. ” I will take this saw back to the dealer,” the man says to himself. The man brings the saw back to the dealer and explains the problem. The dealer, baffled by the man’s claim, removes the chain saw from the case. The dealers says, “HMMM, it looks fine.”

Then the dealer starts the chain saw, to which the man responds, “what’s that noise?”

ISN”T that just like us with Jesus. We don’t really listen for his noise, we just pound away at things with our own strength. Not really seeking the power of Christ. Let’s cut our saws on today guys and get after it…..

Can’t Sleep

Are any of you like me. Wake up all during the night. Get up, go back to bed, Get up , go back to bed. Sometimes I wonder if my mind will ever shut off. Like now it’s 4am and I”m up and ready to go as if the sun is shining and the birds are singing. ( neither are happening) I’ve gotten where I get out my bible and read in hopes of calming my heart. I just know that God has a word for me??? The thing that he has been showing me lately is about relationships. Those that enrich your life. I talked about basement people and attic people awhile back and I think the two go hand in hand. Do you have a relationship with anyone that is broken. Has a relationship that you have sent you to the basement lately?? It can send your heart into a tailspin. At least it does mine. Jesus was all about relationships. He enriched the lives of those he came in contact with. Why is it that those who are the closest to you seem to be the very ones to hurt you and do we do that to them as well??? Maybe not consciously. We should ask ourselves, “what are we doing to enrich the lives of those we have relationships with.” Everyone is so busy doing ‘Their” thing that they don’t have time for others these days. Its really sad to me. Being SO busy that you don’t have time for others is simply the devils workshop. He loves it when you can’t be Christ like. Call someone today that you haven’t talked to in awhile, send a written note to someone you haven’t written to in awhile. DON”T email… anyone can do that. Go the extra mile. REACH OUT…. Have a great weekend.