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Holy Exhalation (5 of 9)
J. Gerald Harris
"Will God ever ask you to do something you are not able to do? The answer is yes - all the time! It must be that way, for God's glory and kingdom. If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory; if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God gets the glory. He wants to reveal Himself to a watching world." 11 - Henry T. Blackaby
Last year Fremantle Media began production of an all-new version of the old television game show, "Let's Make a Deal." Martha Jean and I were on the antiquated version of the show in 1967. Monty Hall was the host and master of ceremonies. The programs were taped in the Burbank, California. While on a trip to California, my wife and I went to the network studios to try to get on the audience participation show where great prizes were often awarded to lucky contestants.
Amazingly, we were chosen out of hundreds of potential candidates to be contestants on the show. Furthermore, we won a Maytag washer and dryer, $200 and a year's supply of Borax detergent and qualified to participate in the final event for the grand prize. The curtain was opened and there was the prize-a beautiful, bright, shiny, red Pontiac Firebird convertible-the perfect car for a Baptist preacher!
We got a set of keys out of three possible choices. Monty Hall said, "You can keep your washer and dryer and $200, and give me back the keys or you can give up the prizes you have already won and try your keys to see if they will open the door to the new car. One of the sets of keys fits the red convertible. If the key you've chosen opens the door to the car, you've won our grand prize for today's show."
What would you have done? My whole life passed before my eyes in a split second. I could see myself driving that car to the associational pastors' conference and parking between two old "clunkers" owned by some of the other preachers. I could see mysel ...
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