((Guest writer this morning.
This devotion was written by my good friend Pat Lofton.))

An avid duck hunter took a pessimistic friend, who was never
impressed by anything, duck hunting to “show off” his new dog,
which he had found could actually walk on water!

He shot a duck that fell into a large body of water!
He commanded his dog to go for the duck, which the dog did by
just walking across the water to retrieve the duck.
This happened over and over again.

After a while the dog owner looked at his friend and asked,
“What do you think of my new dog?”

To which the negative friend responded, “Can’t swim, can he?”

Rom 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Negative people can see holes in every good program---
problems in all churches---faults in all public leaders---
and failure in every noble cause.

In the Bible, we find that it was the negative folks who kept Israel
from the promise land for 40 long years (Numbers 13, 14).

If we give in to the negative crowd there will be failure in every
area of life!

You know, it is easy to be an optimist if you believe the Bible!
Webster defines optimism as “an inclination to anticipate the
best possible outcome of actions or events.”

And the Bible says, “We know that all things work for the
good of those who love the Lord”
(Romans 8:28).

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce