GOD! Stop this crazy thing! Hasn’t 2020 been fun? The world is turned upside down by this Corona Virus. I hear so many times, “The WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME” and …. What will the future be like?
I’m a cartoon nut, really, I love cartoons, especially the old ones. Do you remember The Jetsons? Talk about the future! Wild gadgets like you push a button and dinner is served, and we all chuckled about all phone calls were on big a video screen… Now we make international video calls on our Mobile phones, and serve fresh brewed coffee from our Keurig, Nespresso, or some other pod Coffee makers at the push of a button. But, I want to know what happened to Flying cars? I was certain this would be a reality by now!
And, who can forget the dog walking track? George is walking Astro
when a cat suddenly jumps on the track and Astro instinctively begins to chase.
George is caught in a rapid cycle and begins calling out to Jane. “HELP! JANE … STOP THIS CRAZY THING!!!? I don’t know about you, but for me, the news feeds are like poor George Jetson’s automatic dog walker, an ever rotating cycle non stop endless questions, ﬁngers pointing, heads talking, medical community scrambling, experts and amateurs alike speculating, journalists scooping (truth or ﬁction be damned), politicians pontiﬁcating, conspiracy theorists investigating, and globalists salivating with visions of changing the world.
Is there any escape from all this madness? Like poor George on the dog walker, caught in an endless spin … I also want to scream …
GOD!!! HELP! STOP THIS CRAZY THING!
There is a PRAYER and whether you are religious or not, no doubt you have heard it quoted somewhere. I’m even guessing most can quote it verbatim or at least a portion of it, you’ve heard from church, mass, or at a wedding.
It’s called “The Lord’s Prayer” Our Father, who art in heaven. Hallowed by thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, for ever.
AMEN In view of the world around us, for me, this prayer quite simply provides answers. It is Jesus telling us, “HERE, Pray this and see what can happen for you.”
Now, If you have spent any time around me, you know that I speak often that the Word of God, the Bible is alive with promises. Promises that God says He will do for you. I am living proof, these promises can be fulﬁlled in the context of daily life. So many times God has opened doors that changed everything in a moment of time.
Let’s go through this together and I will show you…
“Our Father who is in Heaven, Holy is your name”
Father God, you are the most perfect father we can imagine. Your name and reputation are spotless, a picture of complete perfection. God, You are that one with authority to get the job done. Your name is on the contract as the guarantee.
“Your Kingdom Come and Your will be done on earth as it is done in Heaven.”
A better way to understand the KINGDOM of GOD is seeing it as God’s way of being, and doing all things right. So Lord, we need your kingdom because ours isn’t working. We need your will on earth, which is no sickness, no sorrow, pain, or death. We need this in place of our messed up world. “Give us this day our daily bread.”
We ask for your provision, and for those who are struggling now because of job loss, business closing, and sudden change of circumstance, Father God we ask for your divine intervention.
Now, for those who now are saying God may do this for someone else, but He does not do it for me, Let me to show you some wonderful truth. In St. Luke’s account of Jesus giving “the Lord’s Prayer,” Jesus shares this wonderful illustration of God’s perfect love and absolute willingness to give good things to those who seek Him.
This Jesus speaking to the crowd, “So I say to you… Ask and it will be given to you; Seek and you will ﬁnd; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives, and those who seek will ﬁnds, and whoever knocks, the door will be opened. So, you fathers out there, If your son asks for bread would you give him a stone? Or if he asks for a ﬁsh, will you give him a snake instead? Well then, If you fathers know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him?”
“And forgive us our trespasses and sins, as we forgive those who have crossed the line in our lives.”
Lord God, forgive us for all the times we dismissed you from our lives, when we simply ignored you and went our own way. Now, we face deep need, Forgive us and we will also forgive those who have wronged us. “Lead us not into temptation” Let me say that, God does not tempt us, but if we listen, He will Lead us away from the temptations that would harm us and put us in more serious situations. Father God, Give us wisdom to avoid things that may look good but in the end are consequences.
“And deliver us from evil and the Evil One” Actually, I pray this every day! Praying this is like paving the road ahead. I’m a pro active Christian, I’d rather pray for good road than be stuck on a bad one. I pray this To sharpen my wits, open my eyes, and for wisdom to avoid bad situations, bad advice, and poor choices.
Friends, There is the EVIL ONE behind all evil.
It’s the enemy of our soul who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Mighty God … Deliver us from the Evil One.
“For Yours is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory forever!”
Your superior way of being and doing right greater than anything we can comprehend, perfection, justice, and righteousness. When the Evil One promotes death, You promise life that’s even more than we can imagine. You tell us to ask, seek, knock and the door will be opened. We thank you now for the way through this situation. You know the truth and your truth will set us free. We thank you for the answers to the many questions. Now, heal the sick and can make all things new.
We Thank you for hearing our prayer.
AMEN, Let it be so.
So, right now, if you’re like George Jetson on a runaway dog walker and feel like screaming, “GOD, STOP THIS CRAZY THING!”
GOD! Stop this crazy thing!
I encourage you, please, start with this prayer. Let it set in motion your new life… one even better than what we leave behind. Just ask, seek, knock and see these promises of God begin start to work.
The treadmill will slow down and you’ll walk on SOLID Ground with a bright new future appearing ahead of you.
Oh, one last thing … God? About that ﬂying car?
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