Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lent Day 16: Life hacker

Lifehacker is a cool website. Learn anything from keeping a home inventory to patching drywall to hiding electronic cords to doing computer hacks. It makes everything we need to know sound simple and doable.

Sometimes we wish there was a for life questions. What if we could just punch in a website and have the future solved or the past resolved, with all its messy relationships, failures, and "If only..."s?

God goes one better. The cross covers the past, present, and future, but teaches us from our mistakes. The selective amnesia of being forgiven means we can learn and grow, do better next time, love more, and serve with heart. Our scriptural instruction manual may give principles for most situations, rather than hard-and-fast rules.

But isn't living more fun - as well as more scary and more adventurous! - with so much freedom to experience life, holding the hand of God?

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*The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

*Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death. Psalm 68:19-20 NIV

*Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 1 Peter 1:2-4 NIV

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