Footprints, The Map, And Thank You God

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by KittyCare, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. KittyCare

    KittyCare New Member

    Footprints

    One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other belonged to the LORD.

    When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

    This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. "LORD, Thou saidest that once I decided to follow Thee, Thou wouldest walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footrpints. I don't understand why when I needed Thee most, Thou wouldest leave me."

    The LORD replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

    [This Message was Edited on 07/10/2006]
  2. KittyCare

    KittyCare New Member

    The Map

    A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little
    girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like.
    Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed
    the map of the country. Cutting out all the states, he gave it to
    Shelby, and said, "Go into the other room and see if you can put this
    together. This will show you our whole country today."
    After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map correctly
    fitted together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished
    so quickly. Oh," she said, "on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus.
    When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just
    came together."
  3. KittyCare

    KittyCare New Member

    Thank You God


    > FOR THE TAXES I PAY
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS
    > I AM EMPLOYED.
    >
    > FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE
    > BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.
    >
    > FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS
    > I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.
    >
    > FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS
    > I AM OUT! IN THE SUNSHINE
    >
    > FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING,
    > WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING,
    > AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME.
    > FOR THE WIFE
    > WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT,
    > BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME,
    > AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
    >
    > FOR THE HUSBAND
    > WHO IS ON THE SOFA
    > BEING A COUCH POTATO,
    > BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME
    > AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
    >
    > FOR THE TEENAGER
    > WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME,
    > NOT ON THE STREETS.

    > FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING
    >! ; I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS
    > WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH..
    >
    > FOR THE PARKING SPOT
    > I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM C! APABLE OF WALKING
    > AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION.
    >
    > FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS
    > I AM WARM.
    >
    > FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH
    > WHO SINGS OFF KEY BECAUSE IT MEANS
    > I CAN HEAR.
    >
    > FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS
    > I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.
    >
    > FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES
    > AT THE END OF THE DAY
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN
    > CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.
    >
    > FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF
    > IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.
    >
    > AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL
    > BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE
    > FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.
    >
    > Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your heart!