Push for life!: Push for life! PowerPoint Presentation: A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. PowerPoint Presentation: The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. So, this the man did, day after day. PowerPoint Presentation: For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of his might. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. PowerPoint Presentation: Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind: "You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn't moved." PowerPoint Presentation: Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. PowerPoint Presentation: Satan said, "Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough." PowerPoint Presentation: That's what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord. PowerPoint Presentation: "Lord," he said, “I have laboured long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimetre. What is wrong? Why am I failing?” PowerPoint Presentation: The Lord responded compassionately, "My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done.” PowerPoint Presentation: “Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But, is that really so?” PowerPoint Presentation: Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have .” “Look at yourself. Your arms are strong And muscled, your back sinewy and brown; your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. PowerPoint Presentation: Now I, my friend, will move the rock.” “True, you haven't moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. That you have done. PowerPoint Presentation: At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when usually what God wants is just a simple obedience and faith in Him. PowerPoint Presentation: By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves mountains. PowerPoint Presentation: When everything seems to go wrong ... just P.U.S.H.! PowerPoint Presentation: When the job gets you down ... just P.U.S.H.! PowerPoint Presentation: When people don't react the way you think they should ... just P.U.S.H! PowerPoint Presentation: When your money is "gone" and the bills are due ... just P.U.S.H! PowerPoint Presentation: When people just don't understand you .... just P.U.S.H. PowerPoint Presentation: P = Pray U = Until S = Something H = Happens PowerPoint Presentation: Pass this on to all the loved ones and friends who may need it; they may get it just in time. Truly, great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget!