[CF Devotionals] 2019-01-16 - Reminders

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After a long week, it was time to pull myself together and meet my friend for a cup of tea and conversation. It had been several months since we last saw each other, and I was looking forward to it. Arriving in the rather small and narrow café reminding me generally of Vincent’s, The Night Café, I ordered my chai tea latte and found a table for two along the front wall, and waited. Nearby was a man named George. He came in just ahead of me, at the back and as he began his order the young man behind the counter said, “How are you today, George? Nice to see you.” After receiving his order, he then slowly moved to the brown leather sofa to one side of the front entrance, perhaps also awaiting a friend. After fifteen minutes of waiting and sipping tea, I wondered if I’d got my times crossed. Suddenly, my phone vibrated with a text message, "You’re going to hate me, I just woke up, I am so sorry"

After seeing this, I immediately felt quite sad that my friend was compelled to apologize for being tired. Then, for a bit, we chatted by way of text, and rescheduled getting together for next week. While we talked, we both realized that we have neglected to count on each other in times of needing prayer, and a chance to elaborate on those needs and even joys with one another. Talking more often can reduce the chances of feeling so much like we’ve somehow let the other down.

Have you ever felt like you let the Father down? Or even that he let you down? The lines of communication are always open with him. All we must do is seek him, talk to him, and trust him to do what he said he would do. If we are not sure of the details, the good news is that he gave us his word as a guide to figure it out, with his wisdom. He gives his forgiveness, when we ask - and is just as happy to do so, as I was with my tired friend.

“But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.” (Psalm 130:4 NIV)

“ …To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ “(Acts 26:18 NIV)

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7 NIV)

“ In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:14 NIV)

“Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20 NIV)

All scripture references from KJV (King James Version) unless otherwise noted


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