Four Short Reflections by Les Hollon

 

 

 

 

Four Short Reflections by Les Hollon

• If you want to make God laugh tell Him your plans. But if you want to position yourself to see what God is showing you, then you have to look ahead and loosely make plans in light of what you see. Then trust God to guide you every step along the way, including every required course correction. And remember that generosity is the best vantage point by which to see what God is wanting to show you.

• Know that His best for your life is more than you could imagine on your own. The Apostle Paul knew this. He had written this truth to the Corinthians, No mind has conceived, No ear has heard, No eye had seen, what God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Cor. 2:9).

• I thought up this story. But it is easy for me to imagine it happening. A wise Grandmother wrote a $100 check and placed it at Psalm 117, the middle chapter of the Bible. With the check she wrote a note explaining that once discovered this check would be renewable and doubled every semester. She hoped her grandson would discover it his first semester. She gave it to her grandson with the instructions to read his Bible in order to benefit from God’s biblical wisdom during his college studies. The check went uncashed. During the last semester of his senior year, the grandson needed some money and emailed his grandmother saying that he was reading his Bible, but that he needed $100. She wrote back and told him to read his Bible beginning at the middle chapter, and that God would show him a $100. In desperation he did and discovered the $100. But he also saw the note and quickly calculated that he had forfeited $25,500 simply because he did not open the gift that had been given him. So, he called his grandmother. Confessed. Lamented. She said, “Well honey let’s get together to see where we go from here.”

• Sue Duncan lived a rigorous life growing up on a dairy farm, and handled many hardships in her life including 3 marriages. With a mischievous smile, she told me a story she had heard of a miserly husband. He wanted his wife to put all of his money in his casket. She agreed. Upon his death and before the funeral, she worked with a banker to assess her husband’s worth. She promptly wrote her husband a check and placed it in his casket!