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Harvest Daily with Greg Laurie - Mar. 20, 2006

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Monday, March 20, 2006

 

The Third Conversion

But as you abound in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us — see that you abound in this grace also. —2 Corinthians 8:7

The story is told of Sam Houston, hero of Texas history who gave his life to the Lord in the later years of life and asked to be baptized.  He was taken down to a little country stream and the pastor said, “General Houston, you should take your glasses off, because I am going to immerse you in water.”  There also were some papers in General Houston’s pocket, so he took those out as well.

Then, just as he was getting ready to go into the water, the pastor noticed that General Houston still had his wallet in his pants.  He said, “Well, General, you might want to take that wallet out of your pants.  It is going to get wet.”

Houston responded, “If there is any part of me that needs baptizing, it is my wallet.”  So Houston was baptized, wallet and all.

Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over... For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38).

You might say, “Well if I had a million dollars, then I would give more to the Lord.”  But that is not necessarily true.  It’s all relative.  Maybe you feel that you can’t afford to give.  But in reality, you can’t afford not to.  It is a joy.  It is a privilege.  And it is an opportunity.

Copyright © 2006 by Harvest Ministries.  All rights reserved.  Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New King James Version, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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