Out and down to the woods. I’m confident and so I open the stride and look straight ahead. Suddenly my feet go straight into the mud and I’m up to my knees, I keep squelching forward but it is just as bad. I decide that I cut the run short because I am covered in mud.
Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in themiry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched.
Many people when they start to go wrong in life simply do not turn away from their sin. I remember getting in trouble with money when I was young, my answer was to get more on credit cards – it doesn’t work as you just get further into debt. Sin is the same, many people when they start to sin, just carry on sinning. What is required is a complete turn around. The problem is, or this is how I perceived this before I was saved – I didn’t realise I was sinning until the Lord highlighted my sin.
And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
Jesus is on the cross and there are soldiers casting lots for his cloths. Could we use this as an analogy of are we strong in our faith worshipping Jesus or are we bothered about the small things in our faith that matter, or I should say don’t matter to Jesus. If we have to have God to highlight our sin, then perhaps it figures that we have to have God to tell us what is important in our faith at this time.
The picture shows my prayer space outside. What is important is that I pray, not what it looks like or whether it looks like a typical prayer space. Prayer is what matters at this time.
Lord, give us a clear answer when we call. Open our minds and tell us what is important to you. Give us direction, save us from this quagmire of sin and help all those who are suffering in any way. In Jesus name, Amen.