Originally Posted by TBear
I'm not what you would really consider religious and I never preach. But I heard this story once and thought I would throw it out here. I hope I got it right.
A man fishing at sea was in trouble when his boat sank and he was in the middle of the ocean wondering if this was the end. He looked up and said "God will you save me". He was never really religious but decided this one time to have faith.
After a short time a boat came by and offered help. "Thats ok" the man said "I'm waiting for God to save me".
After several hours another boat came again offering help and again the man refused for the same reason.
Finally a third boat happened upon the scene offering help, and again the man said no he was waiting for God to save him.
A couple hours later the man drowned.
The man found himself in heaven and immediately approached God, "I had faith and you didn't save me!"
God looked at him and said "What do you mean, I tried to save you three times."
Moral of the story Larry, HELP YOURSELF.