Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Wanting to try a new method of raising needed funds for his church, a pastor bought several boxes of new bibles in bulk for his congregation to sell. Most of his members who volunteered asked for 10 bibles but one particular member asked for a whole box. The pastor, realizing that the project included door-to-door sales, hesitated in giving him this amount because the member in question had a marked stuttering problem. Nevertheless, he took a leap of faith and released the box to him. To his amazement, this man sold the entire box of bibles in just two days. When he asked him how he accomplished this extraordinary feat, the member took out the little piece of paper where he had written his prepared script. It was just a few words, but it took him forever to read it. Here’s what it said: “Would you like to buy this bible for ten dollars, or would you prefer that I read you my favorite chapter?” There was no way the folks who answered the door were going to wait all day for this fellow to read them a chapter, so they quickly bought his bibles.
This man may have had a dramatic speech impediment but he certainly wasn’t lacking in faith and wisdom. Perhaps he remembered the promise in James 1:5 which reads: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
If you are facing a situation today which has puzzled you and you know not how to approach it, ask God to help you. He has no favorites and He will give you all the knowledge or wisdom you will need in order for you to proceed and succeed. If He helped the stuttering man in our story, He will help you too.
Memory verse for the week: (Isaiah 41:10) “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”