Kill the Spider!

In a certain church, there was a man who always ended his prayers with, “And, Lord, clean the cobwebs out of my life!  Clean the cobwebs out of my life!”

One of the members of the church became weary of hearing this same insincere request week after week, because he saw no change in the petitioner’s life.  So, the next time he heard the man pray, “Lord, clean the cobwebs out of my life!” he interrupted with, “And while you’re at it, Lord, kill the spider!”

It’s one thing to offer the Lord a passionate prayer of confession, and quite something else to live an obedient life after we say “Amen.”

– Warren W. Wiersbe

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  1. Ahh…I like. When I was about 14 or so, one of my very first sermons was “Lessons from the Animals.” One of my points was that we should be like spiders and “cling” to God 🙂