Daily Prayer For 07/18......( No Strings Attached )............

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by PrayerWarrior316, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member


    Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
    Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
    Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
    PROVERBS 6:3-5

    A young woman moved away from home and settled in an apartment in a large metropolitan area. Her parents came out to visit her, and they took pleasure in buying things for her new apartment. Before they left, they stopped in to see her landlord and paid him three months' rent in advance. This was all done out of love for their daughter, but they wouldn't let their girl hear the end of it. Whenever a disagreement arose, they reminded her of all they had done for her. Finally, in desperation, the young woman sent them a check for the rent and for the items her parents had purchased for her. She included a note saying, "Please don't misunderstand, but I want you to take this back. A gift is no good with strings attached to it."

    When we look at the "gifts" the world has to offer, we need to be aware of the strings that are attached. There is always some catch. With the gifts of God, however, there are never strings attached. All God's gifts come from the greatest love the world has ever known.

    Dear Heavenly Father, See that we give and take freely, Father, never placing anyone in bondage by our actions, nor being cast into bondage ourselves. Allow us to use the wisdom needed to stay clear of those who would buy our devotion, we pray. Amen and Amen.

    Blessings to all, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_20v.gif' border=0></a>