Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our Part/His Part

It really is very simple.  Perhaps mine is an over-simplification.  We can love because God first loved us.  Our part is to pray, that is to say, to have a continual conversation with Him, and to show Him a grateful heart for all He has given us and for all He has not given us. His part is to provide peace for our souls and protection.  Yes, bad things do happen to good people.  Yes, good comes to the unjust as well as to the just.  We have to remember our part and God's part in the big picture.  God is the Creator and Judge.  He owns it all and He will judge all accordingly.  It's about ownership and boundaries.  If we don't own the problem, it isn't ours.  There really are invisible boundaries we should not cross and, likewise, others will do well not to cross over where they should not cross. 

For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank of angels -- everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.  Colossians 1:16 The Message
Rick Warren said "it's not about us." 
It's about God.  It's about love.  It's about time and how we use it.

It's About Time

It's about time to know a love Heaven sent
It's about time to turn over a new leaf
It's about time to let go of the grief
It's about time to really truly live
It's about time for you to forgive
It's about time for you to repent
It's all about time
and the time is now.
What are you waiting for?
Time waits for no one.

written by: Nan Forehand October 25, 2005

Matthew 6:14-15

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.


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