Monthly Archives: September 2012
Humble us Lord, because there are times when we think that we are equal to You. There are times when we think that we can control the outcomes of this life and those around us. Sometimes, we are foolish enough to think that things won’t change, that those we love will always be there and so we waste time away from those that we should be sharing our lives with. Humble us, when we believe that our sins are less sinful than the sins of others. Sometimes, life seems hopeless and it feels like our lives are just spinning out of control, out of our control. And it is out of our control. See, we can try to control our lives and play God but at the end of the day we will all make mistakes and we’re going to need You to take away the heaviness of the guilt of our mistakes. So if we’re not the one writing the story of this life and we place our lives in the hands of the Creator, the one who made us, the one who has a plan for each and everyone of us…then and only then is when something special happens, it’s when our lives become a story worth sharing.
Your grace and truth sets us free from all that went wrong since the beginning of time. Your forgiveness take our emotional baggage away. It carries away the baggage of our regrets and our disappointments. But when others hurt us, then just how many times are we supposed to forgive them? You tell us to forgive more than we can count. But our anger and our pride hits us in the face as the world tells us that it’s okay…that it’s okay to hold a grudge…that it’s okay to be angry, until our last breath, at those who have wronged us. Whatever we don’t allow here on earth will not be allowed for us in heaven. So if we don’t forgive those who have hurt us then how can we expect You to forgive us in heaven? Show us God. Show us how to love those that are so hard to love. Teach us how to reach those that we don’t want to reach. Impossible is not part of Your vocabulary so let it not be a part of ours. As long as we can breathe then we can still be Your light here on earth that points others to the never ending love and grace of Jesus Christ. Love can cover a multitude of wrongs. So let’s love more like the one who first loved us.
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love” will cover a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8
Heavenly Father, You sent Your only Son to this World, not to condemn this world or to condemn people for their mistakes…You sent Your son to save them. Let this place be as Your kingdom is in heaven. No matter how old or young we are, as long as each of us still has breath in our lungs, then we still have much work to do for the Kingdom of God. If we can still speak words, then we can still minister His love to all people. If we can still move, then we can reflect His grace in every step that we take in this life. If we still sin and ask for His forgiveness and mercy, then we can surely forgive others and be merciful. Because we are loved by the Almighty Creator as a creation in His image then we too can love all people as He loves us. Yes, we are different in many ways from one another but Christ died for all of us so that we can see just what real love is. See, we can argue about doctrine but we cannot refute the commonality of God’s people and His relationship with us. So to God be all the glory in our actions, words, and thoughts. Amen.
Lord God Almighty, You are, You Were and You will always be Yahweh, Jehovah…the One who gives and takes away. Thank You for the gift of this life, and this thing called time. Father, we want the problems in our lives to fade away, some of us are just burnt out with the pressures of life, and it’s so easy to look away from seeing You in our lives. Yet, even when we feel that there is no one there to hold us through the fears and pains. You are, You Were and You will always be there for us through every doubt, every fear, and every road that we take. You see our tears. You hear our cries. We’re sorry for our doubts in You and in ourselves. Help us to see each other as You see us. A perfect creation in Your image, a child of God, someone worth dying for. You live, You love and You are always with us through the good and especially the bad times. Help us see that…