GETTING THE POTATOES!
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Thank you, my friend, for taking time to read this Nugget of
Truth. I send to you what the Lord puts
upon my heart. It is always interesting
to me what I am going to hear from Him. This time is was about potatoes! Well, what does potatoes have to do with a
Nuggets of Truth?
The story continues. I
decided I wanted to make a potato salad but when I went to the pantry -- no
potatoes. So I got into my car and off
I went to the grocery store to get
some potatoes. There were my potatoes in the produce section! Only they were not really mine, they belonged
to the grocery store. I put them in my
cart and went to the cash register to buy them.
Then they became mine.
Well, in the way my mind sometimes work, this incident made me
think of the word “get” which came
from a recent devotion time with the Lord and a Scripture He laid upon my
heart. The potato story just came!
What are you working “to GET?” Money, new home, more pay, new things, new
wardrobe, children through school and all their needs, good health, respect,
self-esteem, achievement, love and the list goes on. What is demanding your time?
Dear friends, I have learned the best thing in life “to get” is a personal relationship
with God through His son Jesus Christ and the knowledge of the power of His
Holy Spirit. You see, Jesus bought us with a price, by His precious blood, in
exchange for our sinful nature and ways. If we believe and trust Jesus, we can
have the Holy Spirit living within and all the promises of The Word of God,
which I call The Manual of Life, becomes available to us. Scripture has all the answers and promises by
which we are to live. Isn’t it a
blessing to know the purchase price has already been paid and blessings are now
ours to “get.”
The price of that purchase never diminishes and never changes. We
may seek to get “things” in life,
but only through Jesus and His Word do we get
true peace, joy and love and an abundant life that He promises.
We choose to have what we want and what we get is from our choices; not only those we made in the past but
the choices we make today and in the future. Many have not relinquished those
bad choices of the past to the Savior who can cleanse us from them and set us
“Get wisdom, Get understanding: forget it not;
neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake
her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee”
From the Amplified: Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get
understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget
and do not turn back from the words of my mouth Forsake
not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she
will guard you.
The word Get
from the Hebrew means: acquire, buy, formed, gain acquisition, possess,
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to
all men liberally, and upbraideth not ; and it shall be given him”
(James 1:5). All we have to do is ask!
Whether you realize it or not, your Bible is your most priceless
and treasured possession. What are you
gaining from It? What are you losing by
not seeking its Truth and putting it into your heart daily?
What do you want to GET from life?
If it lines up with Scripture, it will be yours. If it does not, your seeking will be in vain
and you will suffer loss.
is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7).
May you remember this great little word “get.” My desire for you
to choose LIFE and live in its abundance until the day the Lord takes you home
or He comes again, which could be any day!
Thank you again for spending this time with me.