Monday, August 29, 2016


 Years ago a certain Mr. Darby, a wealthy insurance broker, was caught up with gold fever and headed out to Colorado.  He did some prospecting and discovered a very rich vein of gold in the Rockies. He returned to his home on the East Coast and convinced all his friends to invest their money in a mining venture.  They formed a corporation, bought a great deal of equipment, and mined this very wealthy vein of gold ore in Colorado.

 About the time that corporation paid off all its debts, the vein of gold ran out.  The investors kept digging until they ran themselves into debt again. Finally, one day,  a discouraged Mr Darby ordered an end to the excavation.  He closed the mine, went into Denver, and sold the mine and equipment to a junk dealer for a few hundred dollars.  

Mr Darby headed home.
 The junk dealer hired a geologist to study the mine and the area.  The geologist came back with a report:  “If you dig three feet past the point where Mr Darby quit, you’ll find the same vein of gold.”.  The junk dealer became the wealthiest mine owner in the state of Colorado.  Just three more feet!.  

I wonder how many times we too, stop three feet short of victory?
 Maybe you been praying for someone in your family for many years and there seems no change.  You are questioning whether your prayers are having any effect.  You know it is God’s will for men and women to be saved.  You know that He has promised that if we ask anything according to His will He will grant it.  But the long delayed response is causing you moments of doubt.

Don’t be discouraged, don’t be dismayed, don’t be disheartened.  God has said it so it is as good as done so keep persisting.

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