A man bought a new radio,
took it home and placed it on the bench.
He tuned it to WMS Nashville
and then proceeded to pull off all the knobs.
He had tuned in to all he wanted to hear,
so the knobs were superfluous.
With the New Year approaching very quickly, I think that man has a lesson for us. His mind was closed to anything other than what he heard from WMS Nashville. We might think him silly, but how often do we close our minds and refuse to change our ways?
As we all commence a new year, may we each face it with OPENNESS.
May our desire be to continue to learn; to continue to grow; to be open to new ideas without compromising our ethical beliefs and standards; to continue to develop more loving and caring characteristics; to be better citizens in our community.
As we Christians commence a new year of service for the King of kings, may we face it with OPENNESS: openness to WHATEVER He asks of us; openness to be used by Him WHEREVER and in WHATEVER capacity HE chooses. May we be OPEN to His leading and direction at all times, keeping our focus only on Him and His will.
Someone has said:
Openness is essentially the willingness to grow, with a distaste for ruts.
Remember: the only difference between a rut and a grave is in their dimensions
A good motto for 2011
Therefore , my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowingthat your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58