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Thank You, Lord!

There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It’s never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they’ll never speak to him again as long as he lives.

The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, “Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I’m dead meat.”

He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.

As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy’s lap.

The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, “Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!”

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else… Susie.

She tries to help, but they tell her to get out.

You’ve done enough, you klutz!”

Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?”

Susie whispers back, “I wet my pants once too.”

May God help us see the opportunities that are always around us to do good.

Steps for Growing in Your Faith in Christ

S
Study God’s Word Every Day.
Studying God’s Word shows Christians how to be obedient to God as
you read it, remember it, and relate it to life.

T
Take Time to Pray Daily.
Spending time in prayer will provide for your needs, produce a
change in your perspective, and preserve and protect you through every
situation.

E
Experience the Joy of Worship.
We experience the joy of worship when we prepare our hearts to
encounter God, praise God for who He is, and present ourselves for His
service.

P
Participate with Other Christians.
Fellowship with other Christians is important because it provides
believers encouragement, exhortation, and empowerment to live the
Christian life.

S
Share Your Faith with Others.
When we share our faith with others, God’s love is spread, lives are
changed, and the lost saved.

Let’s review those “STEPS”

S:Study God’s Word Every Day.
T:Take Time to Pray Daily.
E:Experience the Joy of Worship.
P:Participate with Other Christians.
S:Share Your Faith with Others.

Five simple and easy to remember things to do to grow your faith.