Fallible Commitment Is Perfect With God

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Fallible Commitment Is Perfect With God

I frequently write for Provoketive Magazine, an on-line publication designed to engage authors and readers in conversation.  Here is an excerpt from my most recent post.  I encourage you to read it, then leave a comment.

Because there is at least one sin that trips us up on a regular basis, we tend to think God is disappointed in us.  I know at times when I’ve been giving into a particular sin on a regular basis, I’ve thought of starting the day by praying, “God, I might as well say ‘I’m sorry’ now, because chances are I’m going to do it again today.”

“What a loser,” we think.  “What a winner,” says God, for from His or Her perspective, every time we pray shows faith, no matter what we think of ourselves.  We wouldn’t bother to pray at all if we didn’t believe it just might make a difference, that God might be listening and care.

That doesn’t make any sense to me, but I’m glad it makes sense to God.


About the Author:

I never have found a box that fits me, so I follow Jesus into the wild. My husband, Bud, and I are two life-long hippies, parents of four grown children, and live in Bartlett, TN, with six cats, two dogs, and no TV. We are voracious readers and have loaded bookshelves in every room in the house except the kitchen and bathrooms. As a wordsmith, I write in long-hand everyday and use a computer by necessity. I am part of an eclectic group of Jesus-followers called Outlaw Preachers and have a passion for prison ministry. I am also an advocate for middle-aged and senior women, and anyone who suffers from depression. My musical tastes include Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joni Mitchell, old scratchy-record blues, and the great classical sacred choral works. One other thing: dark chocolate and garlic are major food groups, but not together.

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