So last week I was getting ready to give Saul what for because you said Philip wasn’t going to do it.
And you keep telling me I won’t have to.
I don’t get it.
Philip is doing other things and I need to do other things to?
What do you mean like listening?
Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is the divine power known as the Great Power.”They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.
Did you say magic?
Can he conjure up some treats for me?
Yes, I’ll listen.
But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
So does that mean that God’s power is greater than a sorcerer’s power?
I get it now.
I need to ask God for treats.
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
Peter and John!
I bet they’d give me some fish if I went fishing with them.
I am too listening.
When Peter and John arrived they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them, they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. Then Peter and John placed their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
Do you think it would work if I placed my paws on them?
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostle’s hands, he offered them money and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
Peter answered, “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!”
What about treats?
Okay, I’m listening.
Peter continued, “You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.
Okay. Never mind the treats.
I’m praying now.
Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.
Hey Peter, will you pray for me too?
And then give me some fish?
When they had testified and proclaimed the word of the Lord, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel to many Samaritan villages.
Did I learn something in this story?
Yeah. Don’t offer money for what you can get with prayer.
God might send treats and fish for free.
August 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm
That’s a great lesson, Bongo. I continue my purrayers and share whatever I might get with you 😀
August 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm
Thanks Little Binky. If we both keep praying we should get lots of fish and treats.
August 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm
Exactly, Bongo! So now you know what you have to do… [fish on the way! 😉 ]
August 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm
Marina, you’re awesome! And I’ll keep praying until the fish arrive.
Mumsy's Little Chancy Man
August 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm
Another great story sweet Bongo and you pray and believe…don’t give up those treats will come. Hugs and nose kisses
August 10, 2014 at 7:08 pm
Thanks Chancy. I’m still praying hard for those treats.
August 11, 2014 at 7:18 am
Wonderful story Bongo! Prayer is the best things to do for us to get what we need. Money shouldn’t be any solutions for our problems…. You’re the one of the best doggies to teach us it! 🙂
August 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm
Thanks Kevin. It’s a good thing prayer works because I don’t have any money anyway. I might be able to get some things with treats – but I don’t want to give any of my treats away.
August 11, 2014 at 8:12 am
Bongo, maybe you should pray for smoked fish. They’re easier to send through the mail. 😉
August 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm
FleaByte, that’s a great idea. Especially since Arizona isn’t known for its fish.
Cathy C. Bennett
August 11, 2014 at 10:33 am
You should receive enough fish to feed 5000, so make sure you give us all a call…
August 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm
Cathy, if all that fish comes my way I’ll for sure be having a big party and inviting everyone. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.