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The Donut Left in the Box

Monday, June 4, 2007  5:10 a.m.

Dear Diary,

God knows our every thought, as well as our every need, and even our secret wants. What shows God’s intimacy with us is not His great big blessings, but His little secret joys He gives us. As I was preparing to sing a solo at Keenagers in church, I saw in the box of donuts, my favorite donut. It looked so good, but I couldn’t take it because I can’t eat before I sing. So, I just secretly longed for it. After I was finished singing, I went over to the box of donuts, which had been ravished by now, excepting to find nothing left. But much to my delight, there was one donut left, and believe it or not, it was that donut I secretly longed for. God saved it just for me. I am convinced of that. God delights to give His children their secret joys. I call it the blessings of the little things. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Even if it’s as small as a donut left in the box.

Thought for Today: “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:11).

Secret Agents

Monday, April 15, 2002  5:30 a.m.

Dear Diary,

We never know why God allows certain things to happen.  Then later, when we look back, we see that it was a blessing in disguise.  Sometimes it is hard to thank God for things which seem evil.  But it is then that we must remind ourselves that, “This is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (I Thess. 5:18), not someone else, but you.  Corrie ten Boom, who was put into a concentration camp for helping Jews escape persecution, could not give thanks for the fleas.  Her sister, Betsy, told her that she needs to give thanks in all things.  But Corrie refused to thank God for the fleas.  But then she realized that it was those very fleas that kept the soldiers out of the barracks so she and her sister could have Bible Studies and prayer meetings with the other women.  I guess you could say that the fleas were God’s secret agents.

Thought for Today:  In difficult times we must put our trust in God and realize that this is God’s will concerning you.