A farmer sent his accounting Border Collie, Seepeeay, off to gather in his eight sheep while he tended to other chores.
On returning to the sheep pen, the farmer was astonished to find he now had 10 sheep in his pen instead of eight.
He asked Seepeeay to explain.
“Well, Woof!,” he barked. “You asked me to round them up!”
And then there’s the story of Barry, an accountant who was having trouble sleeping at night, so he went to a doctor.
“Have you tried counting sheep?” the doctor asked.
“That’s the problem, Doctor,” Barry said. “I make a mistake, and then have to spend the next six hours trying to find it!”
Have you guessed? It’s almost “Tax Day!”
My (Dawn’s) husband and I visited our friendly accountant-financial adviser. We took all of our paperwork, and everything was going so well until Dave asked Bob, “Um, what’s this?” And he showed my husband our written figure for the year’s Cox Cable bill. It was $10,000 off!
My poor husband. He was, incidentally, suffering from jet lag; but he was so embarrassed by such a silly error.
Now, Dave is a benevolent friend, so he gracefully smiled and corrected the figure. And then I had the thought…
“I’m so glad that when I stand to give account for my life before God, He will look at me through the eyes of grace, because of what Jesus did on my behalf.”
All of the sins in my “account ledger” will never be held against me. (Colossians 2:14-15; Romans 8:1). Yes, I will be judged for my works (2 Corinthians 5:10), and rewarded for how I brought glory to God, brought souls to Christ, and handled the things entrusted to me ~ but the “errors” in the account are already cared for. Hallelujah!
As I’ve been noting some recent meetings in a church in Little Rock that have broken out into a movement of God, I’ve reviewed some of the “principles of revival” that I learned back in the 1970s while with a revival ministry. One of the principles that revolutionized my thinking was simple ~ I am a steward of the Most High God.
Being a steward means that I Continue reading