Saturday, September 22, 2007


This morning I began reading "Others" by Chick Yuill for my Godly thought.

a Jesus thought...
Those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. (Matthew 15:18)

a Godly thought...
Don't think of the book of Jonah as a historical record of something that happened to one man in a distant age in a far-off country; read it, rather, as the divine revelation of what God is saying to his people in every age and in every culture. (p4 Yuill)

a leading thought...
Any individual who has had a profound influence on others possessed three common attributes: vision, discipline and passion. (p68 Covey)

a Dave thought...
When William Booth was asked what word he wanted to send around the world on a telegram, he chose OTHERS. This six letter word was a very clever choice as he made a statement on who we should be focusing our attention on. The greatest commandment is to Love God the second is to Love others. So William chose the second best thing. If he had chosen the word GOD or LOVE
would it have done the job?
Anyway maybe the troops back then were God focused already and William was reminding them on who they were here to serve. So sure we need to Love God and He should be our motivation but our attention is others. The problem arises if one of these actions becomes too obsessive as we must always strive to Love God but not that alone as it is in loving others that confirms our first love.

Just a thought.

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