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Length of Days - Search for Freedom

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Our Monday morning prayer was not sent out on Monday, because Monday felt like a second Sunday. So now we get to experience a Second Monday on Tuesday. I think God’s forgiveness is like that. He doesn’t give us a chance to redo the previous day. We get a second chance to do differently on the next day. We know that God has laws and many of us rebel against the very word - laws. If the law or rule were, “Thou shall not jump out of a twenty-story window,” we would obey that law because we would understand the consequences of going against the rule. God has given us many rules for our own good that in this present world, we do not understand. Our reaction to those mysteries is often, If I don’t agree, or I don’t see why, or I don’t understand, I don’t see any reason to obey. And that is the very crux of the matter. We are talented adults in the areas of scientific investigation and reason but small children in the realm of the spiritual. And, truth be told, we are infants in the world of science and reason as well. We just don’t have the Spiritual wisdom to know it. Following God’s laws, His rules, His word, His Son, are the keys to Life and Life abundantly lived. The novel I am currently writing is based on a scripture passage pertinent to today’s prayer. Notice, it does not say, “If you agree with my laws, please keep them.”

Proverbs 3: 1-2 My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands, for length of days and long life and peace they will add to you.

“Our father God, holy, holy, holy is your name and the name of your son, Jesus. I pray that I can step out of my own way and live within your love as it is and will be in Heaven. I pray that you will bury your laws in my heart this very day, oh Father. I give my understanding over to you, for that is the first step of wisdom for me. I prayer to be able to step into your light and be bathed with your love, washing away childish rebellion and taking on the image of your glory. Forgive me when I have tried to fight you for authority over my life. That is one battle I would never want to win. To you I give all honor and praise and glory, Father. In the name of your precious son, Jesus, I pray. Amen.”

“Copyright 2009 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.
“God gives us stories that testify to his love. Let me tell you mine.”

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