I got home from a somewhat local show last night around 11:30pm. I led worship and did 'special music' for a Revival at a Baptist Church down the road in little Monroe, GA. Great town, great people, great food. They took really good care of me. For those of you who don't know what a Revival is, this is not the unplanned revival that happens when the Spirit of God points out areas of your life that need work and you actually listen to Him, this is a time where the church gets together every night for a few days and a speaker speaks and singers sing, and hopefully, the Spirit does what I just mentioned He's prone to do, and hopefully we respond. :)
Anyway, I came home and Sarah was still awake, so we talked about the evening, and as we were getting ready to go to bed and started turning off the lights downstairs, she told me, "I think you need to make more money." I paused and thought about all that she could possibly mean. I'm thinking, "well, I could try to play more often, I'd hate to raise my price for no good reason, ...I feel I'm doing the best I can." So without saying anything, I just kinda stopped and looked at her, like, "I...don't know what to do with that."
Then she realized what I thought she meant. See, a couple days ago, Daniel found some money in Sarah's Bible that was given to us by a relative for both boys. He was having a blast with it, using it as a flying carpet for some of his toy men. I thought that wasn't the best idea, and he got very sad when I took it from him...so I decided to draw him one. I placed my Great Grandfather on the bill instead of Ulysses S. Grant & explained to Daniel that this was Pappy's Pappy. (All 3 of them named Daniel Nicholas Shust) ...and Sarah simply thought that I should make (draw) some more money...for Daniel to play with. ...ah Ha!
Proverbs 25:8 says, "Don't jump to conclusions-there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw" ...or in my case 'heard'. My story was a harmless thing we laughed about immediately...but how often do we find ourselves believing what we want to believe about something or someone that may not be true at all? God, help us take a baby-step toward holiness today and heed the advice in Proverbs 25:8.