Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Who is the Susie in your life....

This story was sent to me in an e.mail yesterday and it moved me....
It got me thinking about the positive opportunites I might be missing because I'm not living in the "moments" of my life as much as I should....

Personally, I have a lot of "stuff" going on right now...
So, this story was refreshing...

I have so many different things I want to do so I can do what I love everyday "create" and share it with you lovely ladies!!!
I will be back tomorrow with a minibook that I want to find a happy home for....


Come with me to a third grade classroom..... There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It's never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak to him again as long as he lives.
The boy believes his he
art is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now!
Five minutes from now I'm dead meat.'
He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that say he has been discovered.
As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy's lap.
The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!'
Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else - Susie.
She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. You've done enough, you klutz!'
Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, 'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie whispers back, 'I wet my pants once too.'
May God help us see the opportunities that are always around us to do good..
Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Each and everyone of us is going through tough times right now, but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith.
My instructions were to pick four (4) people that I wanted God to bless, and I picked you. Please pass this to at least four (4) people you want to be blessed and a copy back to me.
This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.

The Prayer:
Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. Amen.

Wishing you and your families all the best in these tough times!!!


Suz said...

Thanks so much for sharing that Dedra - very moving & really called me out on putting stuff first & not being open to God using me all the time...


ricanlaw said...

You are a beautiful person Dedra.

KJ-Starre said...

Isn't our God good....stories like that just reinforce that He really does get involved in the small daily stuff too & not only big stuff like earthquakes in India & the likes :o) Thanks for reminding me of this.

I know that sometimes it is hard to face difficult days with difficult decisions...but know this that He hears all & is onto sorting it all out. Your answers are right around the corner...I just know it.

I send that prayer up in return for you & your sweet family too.
*BIG Hugs*

Eileen said...

I've been thinking about this for a day now...wondering who's my Susie? Is it sad that I don't know? Or is it that angel on my shoulder?