In the days of the circuit riders a minister was out riding one afternoon and came upon a man out working in his field.
“Fine day isn’t it?” the minister called out.
“Its fine for you,” the man replied, “All you have to do is ride around on that horse thinking about God all day long, while I have to sweat here in this field and then walk home afterward. I don’t think its right you should have things so easy while I have to work so hard.”
“On the contrary,” the minister answered, “thinking about God is one of the most difficult things you can do. And to prove it, I’ll give you this horse if you can think about God and nothing else for one minute.”
“You’re on,” said the man and immediately he sat down in silence. Thirty seconds later he looked up at the minister, and said, “Does that include the saddle?”
There are times when we have a hard time keeping our focus on God. Too often we allow material things to distract us, and become preoccupied with the things of this world. Paul said, “For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things” (Phil. 3:18-19). How are you doing with your focus on God?
Think About It!
Have A Great Day!