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Stop Praying for A Solution

January 27, 2018

Maybe you should stop praying for a solution,” says a character on Netflix’s Glitch, season 1, episode 6.

Dr. Gene Leckrone was the Senior Pastor at our church when I was a child. He had a treasury of memorable lines he liked to repeat, many of them original. Packed in there was this gem: “Don’t become so heavenly minded that you’re of no earthly value.”

After saying, “Maybe you should stop praying for a solution,” the Glitch character paused for a beat and then concluded, “and try being one.”

Jesus put it this way: “Let the light of God’s love shine through you to all people, so that they see the positive difference you’re making, and bring glory to God.” (Matthew 5:16)

Sometimes God’s answer to our prayers is a call to action.

Again, from the very secular show tv Glitch, “Maybe you should stop praying for a solution and try being one.”

Let’s “try being one” today.


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  1. Daniel Douglas permalink

    I agree, Joe! This reminds me of the fable that Aesop told about Hercules and the Wagoner:

    “A Waggoner was once driving a heavy load along a very muddy way.

    At last he came to a part of the road where the wheels sank half-way into the mire, and the more the horses pulled, the deeper sank the wheels.

    So the Waggoner threw down his whip, and knelt down and prayed to Hercules the Strong.

    ‘O Hercules, help me in this my hour of distress,’ quoth he.

    But Hercules appeared to him, and said:

    ‘Tut, man, don’t sprawl there. Get up and put your shoulder to the wheel.’

    Moral of Aesop’s Fable:

    ‘The gods help them that help themselves'”

    Jeanette and I miss you a lot! I hope that you are doing well!


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