Psalm 91:14 "If you'll hold on to me for dear life," says God, "I'll get you out of any trouble." I really like that. No matter what comes my way, if I am just holding on to my God, then I will make it through. If I am just with him, all will be o.k. You know something? Hanging out with someone is not all that difficult.
Religion demands that we work towards pleasing God or that we appease him. We have to attend Sunday meetings; we have to pay our tithes and offerings; we have to pray; we have to read the Bible; we have to, we have to, we have to... The list is very long. "If you'll hold on to me for dear life," is a completely different principal. Think about it. There are some relationships that we have from afar. For example, my relationship with the I.R.S. (Internal Revenue Service) is one from a distance. I fill out forms for them, keep certain records, and pay what I owe them. I have a relationship with them, but it is one of obligation. A relationship forced on me by my government. Now look at my relationship with my friends. I simply can be with them. No expectations, no requirements, no forms, and no payments due.
Holding on to God requires only one thing; that we hold on. The Bible says "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Where is the religion in that? Where are the rules? The criminal hanging next to Jesus had no time for baptism, tithes, sinners prayers, prayer, fasting, good deeds, or loving God. He simply reached out and held on for dear life.
We are here in Kenya holding on to God for dear life, and because in order to hold on to someone for dear life means you have to be close, some of God's desires and character seem to be rubbing off. I look at the scriptures that have been preserved through the ages for us, and I see a God who cares for the fatherless. I see a Father who wants all of his children (Which is all of mankind not just a select few) to know him as Father.
When I asked, "What can I do?" He responded with the idea of setting up a home for orphaned or rejected girls here in Kenya. When I asked him how I could teach his word and introduce him to as many people as possible, he responded with the instructions to not just believe but to live my faith.
Psalm 91:14 "If you'll hold on to me for dear life," says God, "I'll get you out of any trouble."
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