In one of their books, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen retell an ancient story. There was a thief in ancient times who stole a magnificent coat. It was made of the finest of materials and had buttons of silver and gold. He eventually sold the coat and a friend in the society of thieves asked him what he got for it. "A hundred pieces of silver," was the reply. His friend was astonished. "You mean you only got 100 pieces of silver for that magnificent coat!" "Is there a number higher than a hundred?" asked the thief.

 

How often are we limited by the low expectations of our own conception? We aren't aware of how much we might accomplish. We aren't confident of how much God can accomplish. We all need to learn to count higher.

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Michael Shannon, Preaching July/August 2003