|Paiul before King Agrippa|
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King Agrippa just missed it by an inch.
Call it, “A day late and a dollar short,” All of which speak of coming up short of success and failing.
The younger brother said he could do that, and we just laughed at him.
A few days later we goaded him into showing us his skills on a bike. Here he came down the street, he got up on the bar and put his foot on the seat but as he stood up the bicycle went one way and he the other. The street was paved but sharp rocks penetrated the street surface and this brother hit the pavement hard with his knees and hands.
As he was writhing in extreme pain he ran home with both hands and knees tore up. We removed what was left his brothers bike and carried it home for him. About three weeks later he was healing fine with soon to be scars galore. But he, "Almost" did it.
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This world operates on "Almosts." People look back and say "I almost" and then list many things they failed to succeed at.
There are some almosts that we are better off with such as; I almost married the wrong person or I almost committed a crime.
When it comes to our service for the Lord let it NOT be said, "I was almost faithful to Him" but rather let it be said "I was altogether committed to Him".
There is another almost to consider and that is; The servant who was given a bag of money to invest. He came to the master and said; “I was afraid. I went and hid your money in the ground. Here is the one bag of money you gave me.”
We must never fear to almost do things for the Lord. To try and then come short is no disgrace.
The sad thing is to take what the Lord has given you and do nothing with it. That is like hiding your light under a bushel when we are commanded to so let our light shine.
The key to success is to use what you have for the Lord. He tells us that; Everyone who uses what they have will get more. . Don't miss this song!
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