A motorist drove into the service station one day and asked for ten gallons of gas. Immediately three attendants sprang into action. One began wipe the windshield, another checked the air in his tires, and the third gave his attention to the water in the radiator and checked the oil. When they were through the motorist paid for ten gallons of gas and drove off.
A few minutes later, however, he returned with a worried look on his face and asked, “Did any of you put the gas in my car?” The three looked at one another…then meekly admitted that nobody had!
This same thing often happens to us in life. In the rush of life we become preoccupied with doing the superficial things … the things … the things that “glitter” but which are not absolutely essential. Then we often overlook the main purpose for which we were created–to know, to love and serve God in this life and to be happy with Him in the next.
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. (Phil 3:8-10)
“Thoughts For Today To Brighten Your Day”
From: Glenn, Mercedes & Lauren Hitchcock