Feb 4, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-TOO BUSY and Winner for Giveaway!

My question for you today is simply this:

How do we slow down OUR BUSY LIFE in a rush and hurried world on a non-stop tick, tick, clock?

I was cleaning off my book shelf and laying between two books was this piece of paper. I had read this piece and copied it several years ago. I thought it was worth sharing today.

A young successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door! He slammed on the brakes and spun the Jag back to the spot from where the brick had been thrown. He jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid standing there and pushed him up against a parked car shouting,  Just what the heck are you doing?!”  That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?”

“Please, mister, please. I’m sorry, I didn’t know what else to do,” pleaded the youngster. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop…” Tears were dripping down the boy’s chin as he pointed around the parked car. “It’s my brother,” he said. “He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.” Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, “Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”  Moved beyond words, the driver lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checking to see that everything was going to be okay. “Thank you and may God bless you,” the grateful child said to him. The man then watched the little boy push his brother down the sidewalk toward their home. It was a long walk back to his jaguar….a long, slow walk. He never did repair the side door. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention.

Lessons from the Story :

“God whispers in your soul and speaks to your heart. Sometimes when you don’t have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at you. It’s your choice: Listen to the whisper – or wait for the brick.”

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What or Whom are we too busy for my friends?

Psalm 39:4-6 says, Lord, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; every man at his best state is but vapor. Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches,
And does not know who will gather them. 

The winner for a copy of "Lies that Women Believe and the Truth That sets them Free" was chosen. Names went in the bowl...



 The then my man reached in and drew one out!


He handed it to me as he was saying..."You're not going to believe who the winner is?


My sister in Christ and friend from the mountains!!!! DEBBIE HUFFAKER!

Debbie your book win is on it's way my friend! Pop over and visit Debbie when you get a chance. 

http://www.jeremiah-2911.com/

Praying you have a wonderful day in the Lord.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy












































19 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy, Congrats to Debbie in winning your generous giveaway.
    Loved this story and one worth remembering to share and think on for sure.
    Once again a great lesson here for us all.
    Blessings for a special day my friend.
    XO

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    1. This story was a great reminder for me as well. Need to slow down and take time for others. Thanks for popping in to see me.

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  2. I love the story you shared with us today. The Lord has had to throw a few bricks at me in the past. Thank you Lord. Hey, hey, hey...Congrats to our friend Deb! She blesses so many, so happy to see her the winner! ((hugs)) and blessings to you Cindy. Have a great day.

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    1. Miss Mary, the Lord has thrown a few bricks at me as well!

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  3. Congratulations to Debbie on the win.
    Connie Royals

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  4. Oh my word....God knew I needed this, especially this morning! God is so good! Thank you, my friend! I can't wait to dive into this book.

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  5. Oh...and thank Mr. Marty for picking my name!!! LOL!!!

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  6. Great story and post as usual! How exciting for the winner too! Congrats!

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  7. I am so happy that Debbie won the give away! So sweet! Thank you for sharing the story about the brick. Why do we allow ourselves to become so distracted with life? But it happens. Thank you for the reminder.

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  8. Sometimes the Lord has used a brick to get my attention for sure. Of course I do not have a Jag! LOL!

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  9. That story really touched my heart Cindy! How many times do we need a brick thrown at us so that we slow down and pay attention? Congrats to the winner!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Oh! What a great story! No wonder you tucked it away in your book--God knew He wanted to bless your readers down the road. No bricks needed to glean that lesson! I bet you have a million little ditties like that stashed about. Glad you're sharing the goods with us!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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    1. Kathy, I've got so many little ditties here and there till I need to keep a book on my ditties! LOL!

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  11. Hi Cindy! I've never heard of that story before, I love it! I always wonder if I'll hear the call of God, and maybe all that time I'm wondering, he's lofting bricks in my path! I wouldn't doubt it :)
    Congrats to Deb! She is a blog-friend of mine, and very deserving. Good job picking to you hubby!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. Made my day!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy