Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Passwords

When I was a youth we had a club house that we constructed on our property.  Lucky for us we lived on a very large piece of land on the edge of the city which allowed us lots of space to play and build forts and the like.  Of course when you have a clubhouse or fort you have to have a secret password to make sure others could not get in.  In reality there was no way we could have kept anyone out - but as kids we had very active imaginations. 


Zoom forward to the 2000's and nowadays everyone you know has a password - not to get into their forts or club houses  - but to do everyday things like read mail, access bank accounts, log on to computers at work, at home, at the library - in fact we have so many passwords it is almost  impossible to keep track of all of them.  It would be easy if we could get by with one password but that is impossible as everyone who sets up our accounts has different protocols.  Does your password need a capital letter or a lower case letter or perhaps a number or even a "special" character?  Impossible you say and I would have to agree.


Thank God we do not need a password to speak to Him! When we approach God in prayer we do not need to know any special words or phrases - we do not need a "logon" or password.  All that is needed is a heart that comes to Jesus with pregnant faith - knowing that He will listen to us and answer us in His time according to His will.  Psalm 46:10 tell us "be still and know that I am God.."  This Lent - talk with God and when you don't think He is talking back remember that verse from Psalms.


Deacon Dale 



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