Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Why I Pray!
The human condition is such that sin is always in our back pocket, waiting to take advantage of us. We humans don't fully realize how controlled we are by sin. How much it owns us and pushes us into the darkness. We think we are in control of our lives by what we say, think and do. But how much of what we say, think and do is all about us? Our wants, our needs, our desires! How often do we put another person down, thinking we have the answers to that other person's life. Thinking we know how that other person should live? And often we do not even know how we ourselves should live. We often put high importance on things of this life and little importance on things of eternal life. This life is passing - quickly! Our lives could be gone today and what do we leave behind? Do we spend our days thinking of ourselves or do we spend our days thinking of our creator and redeemer? How often is God, Our Father, in our thoughts? How often do we thank Jesus, Our Redeemer, for all that he has done for us? How much time do we spend in prayer versus how much time do we spend in front of a television, smartphone, computer, etc? Pray as if your life depends upon it, for it surely does! God bless!!