Did I say the right words to him? Did I treat her respectfully? Did I truly forgive them for how they treated me? Did I show enough love in that situation? When I’m praying, at times these questions dominate my thinking. Then Christ says, No, no, no! That’s not how it is. That’s not how it works. You are in me and I am in you. My yoke is easy and my burden is light. Through the Holy Spirit you are living your life in me. Trust me. He reminds me that my primary purpose in prayer is to deepen my relationship with him, my Savior, not focus on my own less-than-perfect performance as a Christian. Jesus says, love God and love your neighbor, and I’m here to help you do that. You’re already forgiven for not being perfect. Relax, come along beside me and watch me do the work. Listen carefully, is he saying that to you too?
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham