Thursday, July 08, 2004

And another thing...

A husband and wife were at a party chatting with some friends when the subject of marriage counseling came up.

"Oh, we'll never need that. My husband and I have a great relationship," the wife explained.

"He was a communications major in college and I majored in theater arts."

"He communicates real well and I just act like I'm listening."

Go ahead and smile, it'll do you good.

Too many times people treat each other badly, in a misguided attempt to exercise control over the other. Perhaps the ultimate is the "last word syndrome." Counselors will tell of people who left their offices trying to get in the very last word. Reminds me of the "did not", "did too" of childhood.

That's supposed to die out as you mature. But now, it doesn't have to. You can have the last word, even if you are dead. Or can you?

A California man has come up with a new device that will allow people to record digital video messages which may be viewed by visitors to their gravesite. The playback would either be via remote control through infrared or sonic triggers, or with the use of a swipe card affixed to the device. That way a person could let people know what they wanted to say but couldn't, or they could add something else as in "and another thing I always wanted to tell you was..."

Uh huh.

Proverbs 16:1 (Msg)

Mortals make elaborate plans,

but God has the last word.

Whatever you've done here with the time God has given you is what will really be remembered as what mattered.

Have you loved God with everything you've got?

Have you loved your neighbor as much and as well as you've loved yourself?

Have you lived up to what Jesus has done for you by seeking to obey His principles for life?

Those acts, multiplied over a lifetime, far surpass any recording you could do. And those you minister to will pass that love along. Folks, that message will be heard in all the right places.

Start living for eternity today.



This devotional is written by David Wilson, pastor of New Hope Baptist church in Valparaiso, FL. If you find you have received this via a forward and would like to receive it regularly, or find you no longer wish to receive it, drop me an email at and I'll make the change to the list. If you'd like to know more about New Hope, visit our website at . May God bless you.

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