There was a young man who wanted to build house on a plot of land he purchased. One day he was walking his property thinking about the house he would build, when an older gentleman in a red shirt and overalls walked up to him. The older man handed him a small leather book, he said this book has all the instructions to build the house you want. The young man took the book and thanked the older gentleman and they parted ways.
The young man read through the book he agreed with all the directions except one. The directions called for the entire house to be elevated 5 FT off the ground. The young man said to himself I don’t want my house five feet off the ground! I’ll just build a normal concrete slab. Six months pass by and a beautiful three story five bedroom home now stands where there was once an empty field. The young man and his family were moving in when the older gentleman in the red shirt and overalls appeared again. He said nice house but you forgot to do one thing. The young man interrupted yeah I know I made a few alterations. I wanted my house on a slab, not elevated five feet. Walking away the older gentleman said you are going to regret that and left.
A few days later it began to rain and the water began to rise. The young man rushed his family out of the house and got to higher ground. A few days pass and the rain stopped and waters receded. The family returned home to a destroyed house everything on the first floor was destroyed. The older gentleman with the red shirt and overalls appeared again. He said to the young man you didn’t elevate the house! There is an underground river that runs through this area and it floods every time it rains! Now you have to completely tear down you house because the town code states that any damaged structure must be completely torn down and rebuilt from scratch.
Family. When God tells us to do something we can do it His way or ours. It can save us a lot of time and heartache if we obey God the first time He tells us to do something. We will waste energy and time obeying God the second or third time around.
“If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.” (Deuteronomy 28:1 NLT)
Much Love & God Bless
Music to Listen to: Ron kenoly – I Bow My Knee