Im praying for everyone in Colorado because we got from anywhere 6 - 24 inches of snow last night. im praying for all those people driving safe because all the crazies out there thinking you can drive fast in snowy weather. also all the people who are stuck at home have a safe snowy week.
"I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."
Bill Bright used to tell the story of a man who carefully saved his money until he
was finally able to travel on a beautiful cruise ship. It was all he could do just
to save enough to buy his ticket. Thinking he wouldn't have enough money to buy
meals in the ship's fine dining room, he decided to take along some cheese and
crackers for food.
For several days he sat in his cabin, watching the stewards go by with carts full
of luscious lobster, prime rib, fresh fruits and vegetables. Finally, he couldn't
stand it any longer. He reached out and grabbed one of the stewards by the arm
and begged him for a plate of food. "Please, help me. I'll go to work, I'll scrub
the deck. I'll do anything to get something to eat. My cheese and crackers are
turning stale, and I'm starving to death."
"But, sir," the steward replied, "don't you know? Your food comes with your ticket."
Many Christians live the way this passenger did on the cruise ship. They are
"cheese and crackers" believers, living off rations when they could be dining on
steak and baked potatoes. They don't allow the Holy Spirit to take control of their
lives and produce the luscious fruit of the Spirit--love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.Instead they live in spiritual poverty.
I've been a "cheese and crackers" Christian on more than one occasion. I've been
satisfied at times with the bare bones of salvation, figuring that is all I should
really expect. But my spiritual hunger finally got the best of me, and I surrendered
my life to Jesus Christ. Nothing can satisfy like Him.
Greetings all, Gators, the snow you got in the Colorado was a drop in the bucket to what we got, still over a foot on the ground here. We have had inversions for most of January and so far in Feb. AB4C, great to see your consistency on this thread and Sissy words cannot express the job you do here.