Wigs Word of God Today 3-9-2013
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God did not create us to be critical of others but to lift each up in prayer.
Let us know, let us strive to know the LORD; as certain as the dawn is his coming. He will come to us like the rain, like spring rain that waters the earth. Hosea 6:3
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 18:14
Hosea 6:1-6, Psalm 51 & Luke 18:9-14
Without water we find no life to know while in water we find pulsating a victory we pursue that is already won. Paul as many of us was/are amazed to know God truly accepted him from the depths of sin recognizing not the disgust selfishness rings in the heart of humanity. I think each and every one of us wants to live in harmony void of danger, destitute and deceits wanting God’s love just as the flowers silently crave needing His “spring rain that waters the earth.” The “know” comes in practice to turn the pages of Truth quietly and exuberantly celebrating the triumph already accomplished in the Stained Grounds of Calvary’s Hill.
Our lives accept this fact in the complexity of pain as well as exaltation. Here we find the joy of praising God in worship by prayer alone in a quiet place and together in community forgoing self-living evolving Christ’s Charity. We remain alive in Christ in havoc reaped by accident or involvement humbling ourselves before God every moment of every day. Awake with Him in prayer on your lips and pray to Him with eyes closed holding your spouse’s hand as you go to sleep.
Jesus reminds us today in this Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector that God wants us to feel justified in our proclamation of repentance from sin forgoing display of prideful judgment of others like the Pharisee a supposed man of dignity distinguished by strict observance of the traditional and written law of the Old Testament. Jesus observed hypocrites not relishing God’s love of all mankind humbly serving as a Child of God playing in the PE Fields of Life.
“The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity—greedy, dishonest, adulterous—or even like this tax collector I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income. But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.” God did not create us to be critical of others but to lift each up in prayer of respect seeking not selfish motives of dishonesty, flesh or envy rather faith, hope and love of charity. Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to honor You humbly praying for those around us as Children of God. Carolina Emmaus #2. Praying for Kairos. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has constant prayers. LORD, grant us Your strength and wisdom that we may seek to follow Your Will in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
Sinner I am O’God certainly not proud– Luke 18:9-14
The Parable of judgment
The sinner and saint
Judged by character waiting
Pharisee blurted in disdain
Convinced of righteousness won
Despising obvious Truth he undone
IN prayer he selfishly sung
His own merits in his life of fun
Humanity is not like me
Greedy and adulterous their glee
Fasting and tithing I be
Not like this tax collector breed
Off in a distance the tax collector bowed
Looking not to heaven in shame he growled
Breast a-beaten and praying aloud
Sinner I am O’God certainly not proud
Christ ended His story with a quote
Something humanity surely must note
The latter was justified by humility He wrote
Exalted not the proud who will dote
Humble yourself to know not how to gloat
Proclaim eternal love you bellow from your throat
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins March 9, 2013 @ 5:53 AM EST