Dear God … Thank You for being You

I’ve always loved the old folk tale about the devil going out of business, selling all his tools. There they were, all lined up, labeled and priced—fear, envy, malice, jealousy, hatred, deceit, sensuality, etc. And the most worn and highest priced one? It was a harmless-looking wedge called “discouragement.” 

When asked why it was so expensive, the devil explained it was because it was his most valuable: “I can get into a person’s heart and mind with that one when I have no success with any other tool. Very few know that tool belongs to me.” Asked if there was a heart he couldn’t get a hold of with “discouragement,” he said, “Yes. A grateful one.”

The where of prayer
November 21, 2016

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