It’s that time of the year where tax items start popping up in the mail.  Then, when January arrives boy oh boy do the items really start to appear in the mail!  Anymore you almost need a secretary and accountant living with you to keep it all straight.  What got me started thinking about Social Security is that I got a letter in the mail reminding me to check my account.  Check to see if taxes had been held out, the deductions were correct, and other stuff.  Of course, I checked on line.  Sometimes my internet is a little slow, which means it takes me a little bit to get on line.  I wait patiently!  (Sure you believe that.)  Finally, the page appears suddenly before my eyes.  While I was drumming my fingers, the ole mind began to wonder.  What if I had a connection problem with Jesus?  Where would I be then? What if like Social Security, I had to work my way to Heaven.  Sorry to say, I’d never make it.  I don’t do enough for the Lord as it is.  Praise God, the gift of salvation became free when Jesus died on the cross.  Those were some things that made me search my soul.  Jesus is not the one that moves away.  I am the one that moves away and looses connection.  He is always there waiting for me to connect with Him, connecting immediately! No wait, no busy signal, no dead battery, no waiting on the mail, and no out of service area.  Jesus is there with His arms open waiting for me to come home.  Thank you, Lord, you are always willing to take me back.

I began to check my account, so to speak, with the Lord.  My personal security account with the Lord is there.  What I found is that I don’t use the social security account enough!  I don’t pray enough, read my Bible enough, or share His love enough.  Jesus freely gave His life for my sins.  All He asks in return is to make Him number one in my heart, listen to Him, obey, and be patient.  After all, it is not my time, which I want it to be in my time, but in God’s time.  His timing is perfect, even though I tend to think I know best.  Leave it alone and let God.  His shoulders are so much bigger than mine.  I don’t know why I think I have to carry the burden.  Give it to God and don’t take it back.  The best way I can give it to Him is to be prayed up, which you never can do, read my Bible, and my account will once again become full.  What a forgiving God I serve! You know, I am so thankful that I don’t have to depend on a social security account with my Lord and Savior. I’m afraid my account would be in the red.  Thank you, Lord, for loving me enough to keep my account full.  I just need to deposit enough on my end.  God Bless. Amen

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 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.

Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”

John 14:23 | NIV |

Romans 15:4 - For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

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