Monday, January 13, 2014

Starting Right

Grandfather Francis once offered this invocation:

Oh GOD, author of eternal light, lead us in our worshiping this day; that our lips may praise THEE, our lives may bless THEE, our meditations may glorify THEE; through JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD...

A lot of times, we get off to a bad start in our days, our weeks, and all too often, our lives. It's not always our fault, but when it is, GOD offers a way out. 1 John 1:9 (NIV) says, "If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."

Mind you, we still have to repent, as we see just a few verses earlier in 1 John 1:6, "If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth." So there's no free ride, but be glad that GOD knows were't not perfect.

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