We hold a treasure,
not made of gold,
in earthen vessels
one treasure only,
the Lord, the Christ,
in earthen vessels...
A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said, I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat. Is the man of the house home? they asked. No, she said. He's out Then we cannot come in, they replied. In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. Go tell them I am home and invite them in, he said.The woman went out and invited the men in. We do not go into a house together, they replied. Why is that? she wanted to know. One of the old men explained:
His name is Wealth, he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, He is Success, and I am Love. Then he added, Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home." The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. How nice!" he said. Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth! His wife disagreed. My dear, why don't we invite Success?
Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love! Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice, said the husband to his wife. Go out and invite Love to be our guest. The woman went out and asked the three old men, Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest. Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: I only invited Love, why are you coming in? The old men replied together: If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!
A few days ago I said I was starting a club. The club is for people that consider themselves to be blessed with an OVER abundance of wealth; wealth that has nothing to do with money. There were a few people that said they’d like to join my club. I was hoping for many more and I’m sure there really are many of us that have more blessings than sorrows if we really took the time to think about it. So if you qualify and want to share that abundance, please just add a GOLDEN NUGGET to your blog each day. The GOLDEN NUGGET of course is something that you’ve been blessed with. Nuggets of gold could be a SMILE, a HUG, a beautiful sunset, or even a furry friends kisses. Anything that you would put in your TREASURE BOX to store away for a rainy day.
As usual I’ll be away from my computer for a couple of days and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Have a great weekend everyone!
TODAY’S GOLDEN NUGGET
It is Friday and I have a weekend off to go to my little place in the woods. This is my retreat away from everyday life and I find that being out in the woods is a perfect place to renew and refresh myself for another work week
Count your blessings.
Once you realize how valuable you are
and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return,
the sun will break out,
the music will play,
and you will finally be able to move forward
with the life that God intended for you
with grace, strength, courage, and confidence