Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's not bounty, but it's still a quicker picker upper.

When you are down to nothing, God is always up to something. I can't explain it but the days when I just feel like hiding under a pile of dirt, something or someone comes along and brightens my day. Now it ain't too rare that I get the blues, but with me being somewhat human, and not totally immortal, I do get them.

One of my instructors who is just as bubbly as I am came into the office with a sullen face. She had the look as if something was heavy on her mind. I feel that when people want to tell me what is bothering them, then they have the right to do so at their on time. I don't try to pressure it out of them. But this one particular instructor just didn't seem her joyful, spiritual self. I said to her, "You wanna talk about it?" She sighed, "No." And then wanted to know how did I know something was wrong. I could see it on her face.

So she said, "Well tell me something positive, fast." The very first thing I could think of that came out of my mouth was, "And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose." And she continued by saying, "Romans 8:38." She smiled. I smiled. She said that she really needed that and I didn't know how much I had helped her. I didn't ask her what the problem was or anything. Good ole' Bible to the rescue.

I paused for a moment after she left and reflected on how our pastor had wanted the church to learn this scripture at one time. I didn't know I would be using it to help someone from whatever their down point was. It's truly amazing how one little word or one smile can lift up someones day, but when you are down, upset, angry, sad.....the Bible is still the quicker picker upper. Dust it off, you'll be amazed what you find in there.

Lovingly yours,


  1. I want to know the Bible better then I do, but I'm intimidated.

    I go to church on Sunday and never pick up the Bible any other day.

    I keep it in my car so that I dont forget it on Sunday....

  2. I really got to get back in Church. I am really robbing my kids by not having them grow up in Church. I was raised in Church so my faith is instilled in me, but I have to remember that is the reason I have faith! Thanks for reminding me.

  3. Amen, Amen and Amen!!! Man I just needed to read that scripture today, Thank You Queen Bee

    Ms. Wanda