172. Don’t Bother Me

“You know,” Stan began, “bumper stickers and tee-shirts can stimulate a lot of thought.”

“Good and bad,” I responded.

“On the way here this morning,” Stan continued, “I saw a fellow in a tee-shirt that fits that.”

“What did it say?”

“I Know Everything So Don’t Bother Me.”

“It actually said that?” I responded.  “Who would wear such a shirt?”

Stan responded, “Oh, how I wanted to take him on, but there is a time to speak and there is a time to be quiet.”

“It was a time not to speak.  It was a time to listen.”

“Listen?” I asked.

“Yes,” Stan replied.  “I paused and listened to the Holy Spirit’s reminder that I once was at the same point of not wanting to be bothered because I thought I knew all I needed to know.’

Continuing, he said, “Only through the grace of God did He open me to begin to see how very little I knew of what is truly important.”

“It was a process that began.  And it is a process that continues as I am open to getting what I think I know out of the way so God can lead me on the path towards knowing Him.”

“Two points, here,” Stan said.  “First, knowing God is what eternal life is all about.  Second, as I open my heart to what God wants me to know, he will remove all of the mush I think I know!”

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Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts.  Proverbs 21:2.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, that you want me to know you and what is truly important.  You know all about my tendency to think I know a whole lot more than I do.  I give all of that to you and ask you to remove it.  Fill me with all you want me to be filled with so I will be only who and what you intend for your purposes.  Thank you that I can and do bring all of these prayers before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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