Ancient Wood Cutter Parable
Steve, a woodcutter, worked for a company for five years but never got a raise in his wages. The company hired Chris and within a year he got a raise. This caused resentment in Steve and he went to his boss to talk about it.
The boss said, "You are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting five years ago. We are a result-oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up." Steve went back, started chopping harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn't able to cut more trees. He went back
to his boss and told him his dilemma.
The boss told Steve to go talk to Chris, "Maybe there
is something Chris knows that you and l don't." Steve asked Chris how he managed to cut more trees. Chris answered, "After every tree l cut, l take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" This question hit home like a bullet and Steve got his answer.
So My Dear friends When did you sharpen your prayer time last ?
When did you sharpen your Bible study last ?
When did you Sharpen your General Knowledge last ?
When did you Sharpen your Christian Knowledge last ?
You use these things when you keep in touch your friends and neighbors and relatives....
So Keep your axe sharp in all areas of life.