Thursday, September 28, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 September 28

“And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few. And his armourbearer said unto him, Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart. Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto them. If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them. But if they say thus, Come up unto us; then we will go up: for the LORD hath delivered them into our hand: and this shall be a sign unto us” 
(1 Samuel 14:6-10)

Today’s Morsel:  Linus Pauling said, “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” The more ideas we have in place for what we are wanting to do, the more chance that one of them is bound to work.  It has been stated that most great businesses began with an idea.  It has also been stated that after the light bulb Thomas Edison was trying to develop didn’t work, some called him a failure.  To which he replied, “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”  When Jonathan wanted to attack the Philistines, he came up with two ideas to know whether God was with him or not.  He told his armorbearer, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto them.  If they say we will come to you we will stand still because God isn’t with us. But if they say come to us, we will go unto them because God is with us.  Don’t just settle for a plan A, but have in place a plan B, C, D, and even an E if need be.  One of them is bound to work!

Sing: I trust in God, wherever I may be, upon the land, or on the stormy sea.  For come what may, from day to day, my Heavenly Father, watches over, over me.

Thought For Today:  “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas” Linus Pauling.

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