Saturday, May 16, 2009

A whispered Prayer and A Timely reply

A while back, I remembered a devotional thought I had read, it came as a random thought but what I remembered most about the story is the guy washing toilets. I can't pinpoint the exact time when I had read the story, but I remember saying , it would be nice to read it again. 

Well, this morning as I was breezing through my emails, I see, "Washing Toilets". I said, with the excited quivering in my spirit, I read this before and low and behold when I clicked on the link it was the same story. 

Why am I telling you this? Because, God is timely! a quiet thought within,was heard by God; The Holy Spirit.  Months had passed and today was the day He gave me the story again. God is timely in all that He does for us. I hope my sharing this with you, this morning, you will see He is timely for you as well.

Be blessed my friends. 

Washing Toilets
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman

..."those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled' (Dan 5:19).

Paul desired a career in the building industry. Early in his career, he was working with a large ministry to help direct several of their construction projects. As the projects were completed, Paul was asked to stay on for future projects. To keep him busy he was given a number of jobs - one of which was cleaning toilets. He recalls getting down on his knees each day and complaining to the Lord, "Lord, I'm a college graduate!" Discouraged, Paul told the Lord, "I will not leave here until You promote me. Please give me contentment with my circumstance."Paul felt totally forgotten by God. A few months later, Paul received a phone call from a man in the Midwest who owned five successful businesses who wanted to interview Paul for a job. This came as a total surprise to Paul. As he drove to the interview, he told the Lord, "I only want your will in my life, nothing else. I am content to remain obscure for the rest of my life if I have You. You must override my lack of experience for me to get this job."

The owner of the company asked Paul a surprising question: "If I asked you to clean a toilet, what would you do?" Paul sat there, stunned. He wanted to burst out laughing. Paul assured him that he would simply pick up a sponge and start cleaning. Amazingly, Paul was hired even though other candidates were more qualified. After several months of success Paul asked his boss why he hired him. His boss replied, "Paul, I still have a large stack of applications from people who wanted this job. Do you remember the first question I asked you in the interview? I asked each one the same question. You were the only one who said he would clean the toilet. Paul, I am a wealthy man, but I grew up dirt poor. I clean my own toilets at home. I can't have people running my businesses who are too proud to clean a toilet." Sometimes God places us in situations to see if we will be faithful in those before He is willing to promote us to greater things.

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