Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Penitent (Psalm 23:4-6)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “penitent.”  One of the most memorable scenes in the Indiana Jones trilogy was towards the end of part three.  Indiana had to go through a series of trials to reach the coveted Holy Grail.  There were a set of clues that helped him through each of the obstacles.  And at one point, one of the clues was "only the penitent man shall pass."  Of course, Indiana aces the obstacle and reaches his destination.  However, just in case you have not seen the movie, I will not spoil the ending for you.  And, although that is a funny portrayal of the word, we as Christians should strive to be as much like Christ as possible and approach him in the same manner.  This means that we need to have a contrite heart, shunning all sin and reaching out to God.

Who can climb Mount God? Who can scale the holy north-face? Only the clean-handed, only the pure-hearted; Men who won’t cheat, women who won’t seduce. God is at their side; with God’s help they make it. This, Jacob, is what happens to God-seekers, God-questers. ~Ps. 23:4-6

My question is: how do you see and listen to God on a continual basis?  Taking the time to really understand your relationship as it pertains to spiritual things is important because God wants to be a part of every decision that you make.  When you do stuff right, rejoice! When you do stuff wrong, go to God with a penitent heart.  My prayer is that you learn to seek God and experience him in both the little and big parts of your life.

Praying for you,


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