Thursday, June 18, 2009

Some Assembly Required!

Have you every tried too put together something without the directions. Christmas time is a good example. All those toys for the kids and you decide you can do it without directions. I think we all do this as Christians too. We think we can do it on our own without any help. One day you are so confused and puzzled with life. We need to pull out those directions again.

Today's Gospel reading is about Jesus giving us those directions. It is written and in our souls but do we really read His Word, His directions?

He tells us in Matthew 6: 7-15,
In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

This is how you are to pray:
"Our Father who are in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from Evil.

Now the next few lines are the really tricky part and so need too pull out those directions .......
"If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive other, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions."

Now I don't know about you all, but that last verse you better pull out those tools, because the some assembly required is going to take a lot of work. It is going to take prayer, sweat, tears, dirty knees and yes we need to take out the directions, the Word Jesus.

Okay so now next time to see those words "Some Assembly Required" I hope you remember to pull out the directions, and that takes humility too!
God bless you,

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