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.
Friday, June 5, 2015
His Banker Said No
Montgomery Ward Store Demolished in 2003
Our friend Bob Hall worked at
the Old Montgomery Ward Catalog store in Oakland,
until he retired after 30 years.
the manager of the floor where the girls used roller skates to find items for
customers from the catalog department.The items were placed into bins until the entire order was ready.Then they were sent down a shoot to the
basement where customers waited for their purchase.
Bob and his wife lived in a small
apartment two short blocks from the store and each day he walked back and forth
to work and home.
As a young man, the owner of
his apartment offered to sell him the apartment building and told him the other
units would pay him rent and eventually the building would be his free and
Mr. Hall went to a "friend" at his
bank and asked him if he thought this was a good deal.The bank advisor told him, "No it was a poor
investment," and not to buy it.
Mr. Hall respected the
opinion of his banker friend so he passed on the purchase.
For the next 30 years he paid
the new owner rent for his apartment; the total amount was much over the price
of the building he had been offered.
I remember Bob telling
my husband and me this story of an opportunity lost and how he wished he had
not listened to his friend.
He retired a
foolish man, but he made a wise decision when he began to attend church and accepted Jesus as his Savior.He was ready to ask God
to help him purchase a house.Through
another true friend, he did purchase a nice home for him and his wife and they
lived a happy life.
Perhaps at times you have
listened to the advice of your friends and later regretted your choices.
Possibly you have been
influenced by the media, TV, movies, or Professors at school, and you have been
trying to “Fit In,” with society and the new standards being so blatantly
Sin is sin, and today it plainly
has an abundance of new names.
Jesus Breaks Every Chain
Repentance is an old time
word, but it basically means to turn from the path you were following and take
a new road.
Friends you consider good
friends will tell you, “Come let us party and feel good, life is short so let’s
live it up.” Your ‘good’ friends will lead you straight to Hell if you listen
Jesus offers you His
Salvation, and says, "Come onto me and I will give you everlasting life."
I must also say that no
matter how ruined you think you life is, God is able to turn it around.Our Heavenly Father holds out his arms to
welcome you, if you will come to Him.
Say this sort prayer; “God
have mercy on me a sinner, and I ask Jesus to come into my life and make me
Begin to read your Bible and start
with the New Testament.
Find a good BibleBelievingChurch where the praise
and worship thrills your soul, and attend it regularly.Join in with their small groups and Bible
studies and get involved.
Last but not least –
to follow this blog by e-mail and read each new post as you are notified.