Green Aeroplane

Which wing is most important?

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Sticking on the wings

Which wing shall we stick on first, the Bible wing or the Prayer wing? Maybe a little of both. Two stubby wings are better than one and keep the plane balanced. Another thing we musn't overlook is the wheels. If they aren't pumped up and greased we can't take off . Let's check first to see if we are in the plane, and how we got there.

When we first heard of Christ, someone opened the Bible and told us what the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, sent from God His father, had done for us.

He died to pay the penalty, or sentence, on our sins. He was buried and rose again from the dead to offer us forgiveness and a new, full life. He said if we believe this we cross the bridge from spiritual death to spiritual life (John 5:24). Our part was to talk to God and say that we were truly sorry for all the wrong things we had done, called sin, (Romans 3:23), and to accept the Lord Jesus into our life as Lord and Saviour. We also thanked Him for what He did for us. Jesus came into our lives as he promised. (Revelation 3:20.)If we have done this then we can be sure we are on the plane. Now where to from here?

What we did that day was listen to or read the Bible, and talk, or pray, to God. That is the first step in becoming a Christian, and it is the pattern for continuing to grow in our new life as a Christian. The growth of our wings had started. Little stubs appeared on our green areoplane. To make them grow longer and stronger we need to read the Bible every day and pray every day

'But,'I hear you say, 'I dont know how to do that. 'The Bible is a hard book to read and I don't know what to say to God. And why do I need to?"

While I get the next blog ready, open your Bible and read 2 Timothy 3:16 and Daniel 6:10-11. If you don't have a Bible, borrow or buy one. Get a version that you can understand and with print that is easy to read. There are many to choose from. A paperback version will do. It is easy to carry and doesn't cost much. Then come back and we will talk some more.

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