It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chapter 2, Page 17, Book 09

A funny story tells about an old lady who was living in the village.
She had never owned nor even been in a car before. One day, she was returning home from the market carrying a big heavy basket on her head, when a rich man riding his car passed by. Kindly, he offered to drive the lady to her home. She thanked him and got into the car with her basket.

On the way, the man glanced at the lady in the mirror, still holding her basket over her head. Astonished, he asked her to lay the basket down in the car and rest. The old lady naively replied, "Oh my son, your car is carrying me; this is enough, I should not burden it carrying my basket too!" What an innocently funny response!

We sometimes do the same with God. Everyday, God carries us during the day. Still, we insist on carrying our heavy baskets of worries and fear of the future, for family, kids, spouses, money, jobs, etc... We are carried by Almighty Hands, watched over by Sleepless Eyes and God plans our future. Let us then relax and lay down everything in God's Hands. The old lady, if she agreed to lay down the basket, would have to carry it again when she returned home. But the beautiful thing about God is that once we cast our heavy basket in His Hands we do not need to think about it anymore

GOOD MORNING !


I’m still learning to let all those burdens go and relax and not worry, but I am getting better at it. It seems life goes by so fast. If I had any regrets in my life it would be that I regret the many hours I spent worrying. They were a waste of time for sure. It is much better to let the Lord take care of things. He does a much better job than I could ever do.

It is Terrific Tuesday today. They keep telling me this is the best day of the week. I’ve yet to find out what is so special about it. Every day is really a terrific day if we make it one.

So have a Super TERRIFIC Day everyone!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I'VE DREAMED MANY DREAMS
Author Unknown
I've dreamed many dreams that never came true
I've seen them vanish at dawn
But I've realized enough of my dreams, thank god,
To make me want to dream on
I've prayed many prayers when no answer came
Though I waited patient and long
But answers have come to enough of my prayers
To make me want to keep praying on
I've trusted many a friend that failed
And left me to weep alone
But I've found enough of my friends true blue
To make me keep trusting on
I've sown many seed that fell by the way
For the birds to feed upon
But I've held enough golden sheaves in my hands
To make me keep sowing on
I've drained the cup of disappointment and pain
And gone many days without song
But I've sipped enough nectar from the roses of life
To make me want to live on

‘On Ya’-ma

What you achieve through the journey of life
is not as important as who you become

Author Unknown




9 comments:

Kath said...

I loved the story and both poems.This was a realy lovely post today and I am learning not to worry so much.It's hard but I am trying like yourself.God Is Good.Have a Terrific Tuesday LOL!!Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Hollie said...

I loved the story about the lady with the basket. You're so right...if we'd just give all our worries to God & just have faith. But it's just so hard to do that...... God is an AWESOME GOD!

Pat said...

Lovely poems and the advice
is right on the mark. I, for one,
need to learn to "Let go and let God". So often we take our worries
to him, lay them at HIS feet, but
when we leave His presence, we pick
them back up. Have a great day! Pat

Pat said...

Lovely poems and the advice
is right on the mark. I, for one,
need to learn to "Let go and let God". So often we take our worries
to him, lay them at HIS feet, but
when we leave His presence, we pick
them back up. Have a great day! Pat

Pat said...

Lovely poems and the advice
is right on the mark. I, for one,
need to learn to "Let go and let God". So often we take our worries
to him, lay them at HIS feet, but
when we leave His presence, we pick
them back up. Have a great day! Pat

Kelly said...

Good mornin to you. :) I love to come here and read your inspirational writings. It really is uplifting. Between you and Dad (Ray) I feel pretty good this morning. Thanks! :) Hugs, Kelly

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

wonderful post..and so true.
I have spent too much time worrying myself, a hard habit to break.

Sandra said...

I needed this today.... no sense for me to be worrying about things I can do nothing about.... I keep forgeting :)
Sandra

Carlene Noggle said...

That story is so true...i think we all still try to carry those worrisome loads instead of giving them to the Lord.
love yba,
carlene