Sunday, June 24, 2007

Are You Allowing Satan To Make A Slave Out Of You?

I received this in an email today. It blessed my heart and think it will yours as well. Have a blessed Lord's Day!

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods; but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was walking back he sawGrandma's pet duck.Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head and killed it. He was shocked and grieved! In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile; only to see his sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.

After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the dishes" But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen." Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes.Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make supper. "Sally just smiled and said, "Well that's all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help" She whispered again, "Remember the duck?"So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.

After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's; he finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you.

"Thought for the day and every day thereafter--- Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... and the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.)...whatever it is...You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing. He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven. He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you. The great thing about God is that when you ask forgiveness; He not only forgives you, but He forgets. It is by God's grace and mercy that we are saved.

Go ahead and make the difference in someone's life today. Share this with a friend and always remember: God is at the window! He doesn't miss anything!!! When Jesus died on the cross; he was thinking of you!

13 comments:

jennifer said...

Pam this is a wonderful post. I love this. I never put it this way, but many times I stop and realize that all will be better once I leave it at Jesus' feet.

Thank you!

Have a healthy, wonderful, Sunday,
Jennifer

Penless Thoughts said...

Good teaching in this one!!
Susan

PortraitofPeter said...

A wonderful story so beautifully written and with such meaning that not only children but adults to - can indeed learn from.

Thank you for sharing such an important message - we need understand.

Pat said...

Funny how Satan holds us captive by our memories Christ has forgotten!!

C.A. Worcester said...

Pam,

Shalom!!! I saw you came and visited me and left 2 really nice comments. Thank you so much!

I really enjoyed this post. It really made me think. I hope to come back and read more on a regular basis.

Blessings to you and your family. (My brother's name is "Shane"...what a great name, eh?) :-)

C.A. Worcester

Lyndy said...

Wonderful post and something we all need to remember.

Ruth said...

I love it! What an excellent teaching in this story. Thanks for sharing it!!

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful reminder of Christ's love and forgiveness!

Rebecca said...

I really needed to read this today.

Baptist Girl said...

Pam, What a wonderful, wonderful post! Christians need to hear that more often. They drag around so much past sin, if they only would remember Jesus bled on the cross for that sin...It is forgven! Great post, thankyou.

Cristina

Daughter of the King said...

This was a great post...a KEEPER...
Deby

Mishel said...

What a blessing to read this today! Thanks for sharing Pam!

Jodi said...

Wonderful message in that little story!