The Best Advice I Know
Dr. Jim Denison
A friend recently sent me some good advice from kids:
Never trust a dog to watch your food (Patrick, age 10).
When your dad is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?” don’t answer him (Michael, 14).
Never tell your mom her diet’s not working (Michael, 14).
Stay away from prunes (Randy, 9).
When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair (Taylia, 11).
Never allow your three-year-old brother in the same room as your school assignment (Traci, 14).
Don’t sneeze in front of mom when you’re eating crackers (Mitchell, 12).
Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac (Andrew, 9).
If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse (Naomi, 15). Never try to baptize a cat (Eileen, 8).
Don’t pick on your sister when she’s holding a baseball bat (Joel, 10).
Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time (Kyoyo, 9).
This morning I am going to give you the greatest single piece of advice I have ever received. This advice will explain why you are here, and what your life’s most fulfilling purpose is. It will tell you how to find God, every day; how to defeat your enemies and opponents in life; how to respond to discouragement and frustration, and how to experience the power of God in your life and soul.