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PostSubject: Follow the Directions   Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:13 pm

If I decide to cook a gumbo this afternoon, should I leave out the roux? If I was on a road trip to somewhere I had never been, would I need a map? Could I mail a letter without using a stamp? If I chose to erect a swing set, would instructions be necessary? In each of these cases, I would run into problems if I chose to not follow directions.....dontcha think?

Following directions is a requirement for every day life. We would all have serious problems if we simply relied upon our own understanding or common sense, which I have been told I am without. Thank God for directions! In our spiritual lives, we are also equipped with a detailed set of directions or instructions, which comes in the form of The Holy Bible. It truly provides us with everything we need to know in order to live a meaningful life here on earth and tells us specifically how to get to heaven. At any given moment, I can pick up my Bible and be told immediately how to forgive...how to show brotherly love...to deal with anger...to live eternally...to fast...to build faith...to recognize a true friend...or even how to have a successful marriage! Our Bible gives us the answer to EVERYTHING. It even tells us about tattoos, dinosaurs and Halloween. Where else could we ever find such a complete and total set of instructuions?

Psalm 119 clearly reminds us of the importance of following the directions of the Lord. In fact, it is the longest chapter in the entire Bible....176 verses to be exact! This psalm is very important, inspirational and an excellent reminder of how we should strive to become when living a Godly lifestyle. The psalmist implores the Lord to help him walk in His ways....to help him keep His truths...to seek Him wholeheartedly. This psalmist asks the Lord to be with him while he reads, absorbs and lives by His principles, something we all need to do.

Lord, let me be more like this psalmist today. Let me grow in your ways, walk in your light and love like you do. Let me forgive with a quickness, put the needs of others before that of myself and continue to grow in faith!

Let me follow the directions!


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PostSubject: Re: Follow the Directions   Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:24 pm

Great message. Another thing great about the Bible is that each time you read it, you will find something new each time. It is God's perfect Word and Love letter to us.

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PostSubject: Re: Follow the Directions   Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:36 pm

You are so right about that Lora. It is impossible to open up my Bible without reading, seeing, feelingor observing something new. A constant suprise, a never ending journey, and the most incredible love letter ever imagined!
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PostSubject: Re: Follow the Directions   Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:04 am

I like that...love letter...awesome. I used to rely on my own understanding until I realized I don't understand anything :roll:

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PostSubject: Re: Follow the Directions   Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:09 am

@worshipfreely wrote:
I like that...love letter...awesome. I used to rely on my own understanding until I realized I don't understand anything :roll:

Nice observation worshipfreely!

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