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Daily Devotional – January 31

BUSY, BUSY!

Once upon a time a man took a job as a woodcutter.  He worked very hard in his eagerness to prove his worth.

The first day, the he felled eighteen trees.

He earned much praise from his employer. 

Exceedingly motivated by the praise, the woodcutter tried even harder the next day, but he only produced fifteen trees.

Exasperated he tried even harder, producing only ten.

“I must be losing my strength”, the woodcutter thought, and went to his employer to apologize.

 “I do not understand.” He told his employer downcast.

“When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” asked his employer.

“Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been too busy cutting trees.”

Author: Unknown

How many of us are so busy about the Father’s business that we neglect the very thing that prepares us for it?

2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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January 31, 2007 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

3 Comments »

  1. Excellent illustration. Time is never wasted, sharpening the axe.

    Blessings,

    shirley Buxton
    http://www.writenow.wordpress.com

    Comment by Shirley | January 31, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi Jack, Very sobering thought for busy people.

    Comment by helenl | January 31, 2007 | Reply

  3. So true. We must take time to study and prepare, and we also cannot neglect prayer for then, we’re relying on our own strength.

    Comment by writeathome | January 31, 2007 | Reply


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