Hello everyone, how are we doing?
Today, I will be sharing my thoughts based on a very interesting story I recently heard. Enjoy!
An American business man visited one of the Middle Eastern countries to transact business, and as he made preparations to return he received a visitor. The visitor told him that the princes of the land would like to give him a gift, hence they would like to know what kind of gift he would like. “I have enjoyed my stay here and I am set to return home. What could I possibly request as a gift?” He thought to himself. He wished that the young man would simply convey his gratitude to the princes. It was like he was saying, “thanks, but no thanks.”
“They would be sorely displeased by your refusal to accept their offer of a gift sir, please permit the princes to grace you with a gift, whatever pleases you,” the visitor insisted. Almost near exasperation, he responded and said, “I’d like a golf club.” The young man gladly took note of his request and took his leave.
A few weeks later, he returned to the U.S and had long forgotten the conversation about the gift when he was informed about a waiting guest. After introductions and salutations, the guest said to him, “I would like you to spare a few minutes to go for a drive. I’d like to take you to your gold club, the princes have your gift ready and I’d like you to take delivery.”
Wait a minute, did he just hear that they were driving to a GOLF CLUB? They took a drive and arrived at a nice mini golf course complete with a lovely golf club and water holes, the entire works. He was amazed. When he requested a golf club, he meant a golf club, the club he would swing and hit a golf ball with. Now, he had said one thing, the princes heard same thing but interpreted differently.
Now, that just takes me to the way we often read and understand God’s word. We read the letters but our minds are so small that we make the meaning much smaller than God intends for it to be. Put yourself in this American man’s shoes and revisit the scriptures that you are most endeared with, think about them again in the context of God’s omnipotence and then examine how you have received it. Are you seeing a simple golf club, where God means an entire equipped GOLF CLUB?
Oftentimes, we have limited God’s ability to our mental capacity. We are unable to see what He saw when He said what He said in the scriptures. Imagine yourself as the MidEastern Prince, with unlimited resources at your disposal. Surely a befitting gift for a friend would inspire you to think a GOLF CLUB and not just a golf club. That is how we should begin to study God’s word, in the light of His capacity, in full acknowledgment of His benevolence. Surely, our minds will be expanded to receive if only we can take the limits off.
Let your revelation of the word you carry be inspired by the understanding of who your Father is and let that burst like an illumination in your spirit as you search and appropriate the scriptures to yourself. Let that inspire faith…not just faith to own cars and houses, but faith to lead a life fit for the child of a King!
Have an amazing day.
God bless you.