Old Johnny One Note

There was once an old mountain man who lived way up in the hills named old Johnny one note. He got his name from the fact that he only knew how to play one note on his fiddle. All day long Johnny would screech out that same note, nearly driving his wife crazy.

One day though, his wife went to town and heard a symphony playing in the park. She rushed home and said Johnny, there’s a fellow at the park with a fiddle like yours and he’s making all kinds of good music. Why don’t you go talk him and see if you can’t learn something from him. Johnny looked at her and said, “Don’t be silly woman. That man’s still hunting for his note and I done found mine.”

Some of us as Christians are like old Johnny. We’re doing the same thing we’ve always done, the same way we’ve always done it, just because that’s the way we’ve always done it. If we want to ever do great things for God we have to continually look for better ways to serve Him. Is anyone getting spiritual help from your life? If the answer is no, you may want to examine your routines and see if they really are the best way to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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