Ask, Is There A Better Way? – March 28, 2020


Ask, Is There A Better Way?

The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. Deuteronomy 28:8

Almost anybody can spot the problem, discuss the problem, and complain about the problem. But a solution-oriented person looks for ways to solve the problem. Murray Spangler was such a person. As a department store cleaner, he decided that the only way to overcome the boredom of his job, which consisted of sweeping floors, was to find a more innovative way to do it. Plus, he had the added incentive of being allergic to the dust he was sweeping every day. Then a thought came to him: ‘Instead of sweeping up the dust, maybe there is a way to suck it up.’ Where do such creative thoughts come from? God, our Creator. And since you are His offspring, He will share His ideas with you. Spangler’s questions led him to invent a crude but workable vacuum cleaner. He then sought out an old friend in the leather business to finance the manufacturing of his invention. The man’s name was H.W. Hoover. Not only did Hoover vacuum cleaners become very popular, but ‘hoovering’ became for at least one generation synonymous with sweeping floors. Built into every obstacle is an opportunity; every question, an answer; every problem, a solution. So don’t be afraid to question methods, systems, and equipment and ask, ‘Is there a better way?’ The world has been enriched by people who dared to ask that question. And you can be such a person, for God promises to bless ‘all to which you set your hand’.

Heavenly Father, help me find “a better way”. In Jesus’ Name, Amen


  1. Very inspiring! Thank you Tim for your way of sharing God’s message is mind changing! You have been given a great gift and with it Grace to share.

  2. Is there a better way for FRIENDSHIP? What is the BEST way for FRIENDSHIP? Jesus said: “When you KNOW WHAT IT DO AND YOU DO IT, you will be my FRIEND. Yesterday during my walk outdoors, the Spirit Of Truth within me said: The gospel of the kingdom is FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD. Care-encourage-love-listen-forgive one another as God cares-encourages-loves-listen-forgives you is the best path for friendship with God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, spouse, children, friends.

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