Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Can You Tell Me Who - - -
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As a young mother, I was surprised when my telephone rang
and a radio station identified themselves as a quiz program, explained what the
call was about, asked my name and requested for me to hold for a moment.
The Master of Ceremonies was chipper as he came on and told
me that there was a nice prize available if I could correctly answer the
question - - he paused then asked.
Who was Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War?
History was something I studied for the test, and then promptly
forgot about it.Had I been a current school
girl with studies about the Government, I probably would have remembered the name,
but instead I mumbled, I am sorry but I don’t know the answer.
The MC acknowledged his sorrow, but said that as an alternative
for the nice prize, the advertiser was sending me some free samples of their
product in the mail.
If only I had thought to give my maiden name, I would have
won the grand prize.The answer was
Edwin Stanton.That name had actually
crossed my mind, but I considered it not a good answer, brushed it off and lost
by not paying attention to recall.
Often a hunch will give good direction when you listen to
it.Actually I prefer not to call it a hunch
or a premonition, but I believe God speaks to us in that inward voice giving
insight when we will stop and tune in.
The prize I might have won was actually not that great!I remember being disappointed at the prize in
the Cracker Jack box.
Paul reminded us to strive for the grand prize of heaven which
will be presented to all who finish their race.
2 Timothy 4:8Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:
and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.