Spreading Good News (Part 227 – When Your Hut’s On Fire)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS!!

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TODAY’S QUOTE

AN AFRICAN PROVERB SAYS:  SAVE MONEY, AND MONEY WILL SAVE YOU.

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TODAY’S BLOG

My cousin, Patricia Eddings, sent me this piece a few days ago.  It’s so powerful and practical that I’m going to post it once or twice a month.  I hope you agree that it’s really worth it.

When Your Hut’s On Fire

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island.  He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him.  Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky.  He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost.  He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger.  He cried out, “God! How could you do this to me?”

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island!  It had come to rescue him!  “How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers.  “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

The moral of this story:  It’s easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering.

Remember this the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground.  It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.

P.S. You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who feels as if their hut is on fire today.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

 

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 227 – When Your Hut’s On Fire)

  1. Robert says:

    Great site! We can never have too much encouragement and positive words on the internet. Thanks for the effort you put into this. You seem to have a wise spirit.

    • Thanks for the comment, Robert! I really appreciate it!! Hope you’ll visit often!! Please tell your family, friends, and followers about it and help me in “Spreading Good News”!

  2. Lena says:

    I loved that. Sometimes we don’t see God’s hands working, but I truly believe He is always working on my behalf. I know I’m highly favored…many huts have burst into flames on me and yet I continue to rise from the ashes. God is awesome.

    Great piece. I really like it.

    • Glad you loved it, too! Your comment supports my decision to post it at least once a month. Every day lots of people’s huts are on fire; maybe one or two of them will read that post and be encouraged. God works in mysterious ways!!

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