Sunday, April 28, 2013

He will make your paths straight...

Last sunday I heard a beautiful testimony from a father(dad) at the church.
It was an anecdote that touched my heart because I have observed a lot of well meaning believer parents mess up seriously.
Apparently one day his son came up to them and asked them permission to play footballs on a sunday (It was practise session scheduled only on sunday).That seriously put them in a delimna because the son loved the game.
If they said yes,it would mean that he would be putting the game before the Lord and if he said no he would hate the church.
So the couple mentioned to the boy about the importance of putting the Lord first in every aspect of their life and asked him to participate in praying about it.
Once prayed for, the parents told the boy that he could play football on a sunday but his parents would not be able to watch him play on most sundays and he would have to attend the church on sunday evenings to keep himself fed.
He agreed and did just that.
Two years down the line the son has lost interest in football and is fully involved in the Lord.
I am beginning to understand in steps what the Lord means by
(Proverbs 3:6 )
'in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.'
I don't even know when I got converted from loving this verse from the bible more than the other one which says '.....He will give you the desires of your heart.'


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