Nothing irritated my mechanic husband more than people who brought him a ‘basket’ job. That is to say, they worked on it themselves and brought it to the shop in pieces. That’s why this sign amused me.
Sewing rates – standard-$20.00 an hour, if you watch – $25.00 an hour, if you help – $30.00 an hour, if you worked on it first – $40.00 an hour but If you tell me how to do it – $50.00 an hour
Now picture God working on your behalf. The sign would look something like this.
Standard Life rates “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37, NIV)
If you watch- “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. (Matthew 26:41-NIV)
If you help – the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. (Isaiah 58:9, NIV)
If you worked on it first- Even if you go and fight courageously in battle, God will overthrow you before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to overthrow.” (2 Chronicles 25:8, NIV)
If you tell God how to do it- You are on your own friend!
Prayer- Lord help us keep our grubby little hands off your works. Remind us to listen to you. And obey you, in Christ. Amen (From Deuteronomy 5:27, NIV)