A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART 35

ATLAS FOR LIFE

Read your Bible, pray every day and you grow…  grow…  GROW!!!

I see me gettin’ blessed while reading my atlas… er… I mean my Bible.

 We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.  – Oswald Chambers

When some folks read fine print, they have to take their glasses off. I’ve always found that to be a bit amusing because when I read fine print, I have to look through that bi-focal for all I’m worth – there I am, head tilted back and squinting… and most of the time I still can’t read it!

We enjoy traveling and find it to be very relaxing, especially if we have a serious case of Cabin Fever. Yes, that Atlas gets a lot of use and he studies it as if there will be a test later. Well, in a way I suppose there will be – once we’re out on the road!

We as Christians have an “atlas” of sorts as well – our Bibles.

Our very good friend, Harold McKay used to say, “Pray and read your Bible if you want to know how to live.” He was right! Jesus is our example and nobody showed more love and compassion for people than He did. When we are in constant contact with Him through prayer and Bible study, there is no doubt that we will be learning how to take the better roads as we drive along through life.

 I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.  – William Penn

Learn to pray and read your Bible every day. Pray for others instead of criticizing them. Be helpful instead of judging a person’s circumstances. God knows the whole story about them, you don’t need to know it. Just help them where they are. More listening and less talking would be great. God will put you on Compassion Street from time to time. If you pass that test, you’ll be led to drive down Love Your Neighbor as Yourself Avenue.

Just keep driving… keep that “atlas” handy.   😉

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