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February 15, 2011

Matthew 6: 5-6 inspires me to think seriously about my prayer life, both in private and in public.

In private I'm encouraged to be honest with God, sharing with Him everything I am and feel and think, because He sees it anyway, and because it helps me incredibly to have a Father who listens to everything I say, and never rejects me.

In public I'm encouraged to be careful in my use of words, never, ever being showy or preachy, but always seeking to honestly connect with God in a way that means something for others. It means I must be humble, speaking because I must connect with God, rather than because I want to impress others with my holiness. And my words must always be easy to understand, helping not hindering others.

By: Lynne Shaw - February 15, 2011 - Public
Category: Fury Over Religious Hypocrisy
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February 15, 2011
Jesus was commited to sacrifice his own life. What did he mean by the statement, "For who ever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel will save it"?
Everytime I put my own needs, wants or dreams before God's will and plan, I'm effectively holding on to my life. I have to let go of it all, and live completely for Him. Ultimately, this may mean losing my on-earth life, because of my faith in Jesus. I do hope that day never comes, but I also hope that I will not let Him down if it does. Jesus turns our sense of freedom on its head by challenging us to see what's really, eternally important: to live for Him. Result: gaining real life.

By: Lynne Shaw - February 15, 2011 - Public
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Lynne Shaw
I`m a wife, mother of 3, and an officer in The Salvation Army.

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