Weekday devotionals for Christians

Glad You Did or Wish You Had?

Mat 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

Mat 13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

I am scheduled for pre-op today at 8:30 am.  This is the first time that I have ever gone in for surgery.  I know that it is minor surgery, but I still feel very anxious about it.  I was preaching at a nursing home on Friday morning to several retired people.  All of them remember WWII and can tell stories about it that will blow your mind.  One guy was in the search team that searched Hitler’s bunker.  Another guy landed on Omaha beach.  Many ladies told stories that their husbands told them.  One guy went 14 days without food because the german army cut off their supply lines.  It brought tears to my eyes and an overwhelming sense of gratitude to my heart for the many sacrifices that those elderly folks have made for my country and for my freedom.  They remind me a lot of my grand-parents.  I can’t help but think of my grandfathers when I listen to them.  I love spending time with those wonderful people!  Back to the devotional…I feel kind of like a wimp telling those wonderful people about my little out-patient surgery.  They were kind to me and were supportive…God Bless Them!  Those wonderfully aged people have had more hard times in the first half of their life than my life combined!

I am going to get ready for my surgery on Tuesday morning.  This thought came to me, spiritually, how willing am I to let God operate or “cut” on me?  This surgery will cost me a lot now, but hopefully it will benefit me for the rest of my life!  Spiritual surgery is the same. It will always cost you something, but you will benefit from it for the rest of your life.  The real question is are you willing to pay in the short term to have long term results?  The choice is easy to make and tough to live, but you will look back and say I am glad that I did, rather than I wish I had.

February 13, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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