Have you heard the story of the chef who was teaching his assistant to cook a frog? Referring to a live frog the chef said, "Now, son, if you drop him right into boiling water, he'll jump out. But if you put him in cool water and slowly turn up the heat, he'll never know what hit him. This may describe some of us ...our inner anguish is intense; we feel "out of sorts" with God, but don't know how it happened. "Suddenly we feel like were in the fire," we cry. "How did we get so far from Him when we thought everything was going so well?" Sometimes that's the problem – everything was going well. Little by little we became successful; accumulated riches; engaged in more pleasures, and learned how to pay the price for success. But God got lost in the shuffle. God's Word warns us that we are most tempted to fall away, not in times of need, but in times of plenty. Satan can slowly turn up the "heat" of worldly values and material greed until God becomes only a name. The Lord warns, "
"When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
Tuck this scripture in our spirit everyday and heed it's warning so we can be sure, when we think that we are immersed in "the good life," were not in the boiling pot instead...
BE HUMBLE ALWAYS AND GIVE THANKS TO GOD IN EVERYTHING