Devotion for the Bible in Unity
|The Story of the farmer, the Donkey and the well!
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old, that the well needed to be covered anyway and that it just wasn’t worth retrieving the donkey. So he invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.
They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quietened down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.
The message behind this story; the worst of circumstances can be overcome when we learn to put our trust in God. Life is gonna dump dirt on ya…God says “Keep shaking it off; it may have been meant for your demise but I oversee everything and nothing escapes My Eyes!
God says we are head not the tail! As we approach all of life’s hardships we must constantly remember our place that somehow someway now matter how bad things seem we can RISE ABOVE !
The word of God is a well of wisdom. The word of God is lifting us and we may stand upon it. His word is our help! Use it, step out upon it and draw it up to you, the living water!
- Isaiah 49:15
- “You are worthy, our LORD and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being” (Revelation 4:11).
- “I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies” (2 Samuel 22:4).
- “Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken, My love for you will never leave you” Is 54:10.
Heavenly Father we thank you and praise you that you allow all things that happen to us for the overall good of our Soul’s growth and purity. If suffering is necessary in our situation we ask that you provide us the wisdom to be accepting of your cup and to drink heartily unto eternal blessings and favor in your sight! Glad is he who would accept a cup of gal from the Lord rather than a cup of ale from the wicked! Father grant us peace, serenity, understanding and tenacity to face every storm and every adversary. In Jesus Precious Name AMEN!
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