The Body of Christ

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Matthew 18:19-20

“Again, (amen,) I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

God clearly wants us to be in communal relationships and not just on a personal salvation project. While Jesus did want His followers to pray in solitude at times (“When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.” Matthew 6:6) He also made it clear to His followers in today’s scripture verse that He wanted them to gather together to pray as well…and when they did…He would be truly present and that God would answer their prayers. God’s answer, however, might not be exactly what we want. We must remember that God sees the BIG picture. God is not Santa Claus or a genie ready to grant our every whim and wish. It seems to me that God wants nothing more than for each of us to become our true self…to be whole…the person we were created to be. God wants us to know Love, be transformed by Love, and to transmit that Love on to others. While we sometimes don’t understand why God doesn’t answer our prayers the way we want…Jesus says we must be like “children”…trusting that God has our best interests at heart…and is giving us exactly what we need.

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Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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