CONSIDERING ALL POSSIBLE RESOURCES
- CONSIDERING ALL POSSIBLE RESOURCES
By Robert H. Schuller
Aug 4, 2006
"Tough-Minded Faith for Tender-Hearted People"
Mountain-moving faith is like a magic formula. These are vital
ingredients that make the recipe outstanding. Leave out a single
spiritual chemical, and you diminish the positive results
One major ingredient in the walk of faith is humility. Big-thinking
people have an amazing capacity for humility. They are humble enough
to listen to advice from anybody who makes sense.
A chief executive of one of America's top corporations was approached
by a janitor who said, "Sir, I've noticed you seem a little on edge
"Well, John," the executive replied, "if I am, it's because I'm
carrying an enormous load. Under the circumstances, I think I have a
right to be anxious."
As he turned his back to unlock his door, he heard the janitor say,
"But sir, if you believed in the God I believe in -- you'd be on top
of the circumstances, not under them."
Stopped short by this sentence, but too proud to turn around and
acknowledge it, he walked into his office. He put his head in his
hands and prayed: "God, are You out there? Or are You here? Have I
been missing You all this time?" Then he called the janitor in and
asked him what church he went to. The next Sunday the janitor took
the executive as his guest to church. And he became a believer!
Faith is willing to accept help from all sources. What pride and
prejudice might be holding you back from developing professionally,
personally, or spiritually?
Be humble enough to take help from anybody. You'll be surprised what
God will open up for you!
"In [Christ] are hidden all the treasures
of wisdom and knowledge." (Col. 2:3)
"Heavenly Father, you sent us your Son that we might be freed from the
tyranny of sin and death. Increase my faith in the power of your saving
word and give me freedom to love and serve others with generosity and
mercy as you have loved me."