Limited Expectations

Some years ago, I attended a convention where, during the devotion, a true story was told about a famous golfer who had been commissioned by a Middle Eastern Shah to come over and teach him how to putt.  Of course, all expenses were covered and a large amount of money paid to him for this endeavor.  Afterwards, before returning back to the United States, the Shah asked the golfer what he would like to have as a gift and he replied nothing since he had already been paid.  The Shah then told him it would be an insult to be refused and once again asked what he would like.

Reluctantly, the golfer told him he loved golf clubs.  Several months had passed since the golfer’s return and from time to time he would think about golf clubs and envision sterling silver ones, or diamond-encrusted ones, etc.  Then one day he came home to find a certified letter from the Shah with a deed to a large Golf Club in a nearby state.  He was shocked and had never in a million years dreamed of a Golf Club!

As I was studying and praying this morning.  I realized just how limiting our prayers can be at times when we are outlining them,  and I thought about Isaiah 55:8-9 where it reads, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.   As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”








2 thoughts on “Limited Expectations

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    1. The story was told to about 400 women at a PEO convention during the devotional. Am sure this lady would have not told this story if it hadn’t been thoroughly checked out. My other sources are the Holy Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and my own prayers being answered.


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