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The Decision to Put God First in Your Life (2 of 3)
Series: Decisions That Will Change Your Life for the Good
January 22, 2006
1. A PRIORITY TO GUIDE US
a) Our Plans
b) Our Possessions
c) Our Priorities
2. A PASSION TO GRIP US
a) A Godly Passion
b) A Greater Passion
3. A PROMISE TO GLADDEN US
a) Eternal Wealth
b) Earthly Wants
Someone has said that we choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. That is so true because the choices we make in life determine whether in the future we will reap joy or sorrow. Life is made up of choices and decisions. Some create little ripples that hardly alter the landscape of our life. But on the other hand, some of the decisions we make are like huge waves that have the power to change and shape the shoreline of our future.
The name Disney is a household name. There is Disneyland, Disneyworld, the Disney Channel and on and on the list goes. It all began with the vision of Walt Disney, a vision that only Walt Disney himself could see. When the project was still in the planning stages, Walt took his friend, TV host Art Linkletter, for a ride out to Orange County.
Linkletter recalls: "We went and went and went and went and went, down through the orange groves. And finally we came to the place where it was going to be, and I couldn't believe my eyes--because it was so far from downtown Los Angeles. And it was so small-the communities in those days were so straggly. And I thought, "My gosh, to put up a bunch of merry-go-rounds out in the middle of a cow pasture is ridiculous!"
As they walked around the property, Walt described in glowing detail the various lands of his park: Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, and more. Then Disney advised Linkletter to buy property around the park and sell it to developers. "You'll make a fortune," said Disney. But Art Linkletter failed to grasp Walt Disney's vision. He said thanks but no thanks. Looking back on that de ...
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