Thursday, January 9, 2014

If You Build It, HE Will Come

Grandpa Francis wrote this prayer about following GOD's way:

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, give us renewed power to overcome all our faults. Give us a renewed spirit of good will toward our fellow men. Give us a firmer faith in there, and in all the promises of THY HOLY WORD. Help us to follow those lines of action which bring peace, honor, and prosperity. And by the guidance of THY HOLY SPIRIT, guide us ever in the way that goeth upward, through JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.

Then below, he leaves a clue:

Field Of Dreams
If you make it. They will come.
" " build it. " " "

Obviously Grandpa is referring to the classic line from the Kevin Costner movie: "If you build it, he will come." The "he" referred to Costner's character's father, but it's no stretch to see Grandad was trying to make a point about OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.

And the Bible makes the same point in James 4:7-8: "Submit yourselves, then, to GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to GOD and HE will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded."

If you build your relationship with GOD, HE will come, indeed.

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