Sunday July 12, 2009 – The Envelope!

The Envelope!

Proverb’s 24:32

Goooooood Morning!…Bet Ya’ all are sooo tired,…’specially’ with all the kid’s in the ”hood” outta’ school!,..Noise, screaming,..dog’s a barkin’!…Why,.. you hear the neighbor kid’ bangin’ them ol’ trash cans doin his ”early chores..yea,..real early!

OK,..ok,..what you need is a good ol’ cup o’ joe,..so let’s get a grabbin’ that cup of fresh brew,..and ”Listen to what the Preacher” is a jawin about this week!,…Don’t you dare click off just yet!,..Pull up your sock’s and chair and ”listen!,..

Today, I be a ”preachin” about something I call the ”Envelope”…
Started way back when I was a ”little fritter”,…Me Mother, ”God Bless her soul”,..
Well, she was Irish,..need I say more?

Them ”Irish”,..they have all these tradition’s’ of sort’s,..cross themselves three time’s,..throw salt over their shoulder,..( forget the bloke standin’ behind! )..

Well, you know,..”Irish stuff!”…Anyway,..Her Mom, and her mom before her, had a ”Tradition” of sort’s,…
They kept this ”empty envelope”,..had their return address on it, addressed to ”God”…now,…what in ‘heaven’s name for?..It was their ”Mad” envelope,..break a glass,…”somma gun!”,..kid’s get ”rowdy”,…”somma gun!”,..dad break a plant mowing the lawn, or ”buzz” the rose bushes,…( he liked to see how close he could mow next to them! )…”somma gun!”,…anyway get the message?,…she would vent all her ”anger and anxiety” and seal them in an envelope,..come the end of the week,..She would put a stamp on it,..early friday, stick it in the mail and ‘pray’…”Father,..if it is in Your wishes,take my sadness and sorrow, and the ‘bad word’s’ I have spoken and ”bury” them, with my sin’s in the deepest part of the ocean”,…if the Envelope come’s back ’empty’,..I know you have sought Favor in me and have ”Forgiven my sin’s”…OK..Let’s jump real quick to a Psalm,..I feel one coming on!…

Proverb’s 24:32…”When I saw it, I considered it well, I looked on it and received instruction’s”…
It was for my benefit, as a ‘child’ that she did this,in her Loving way,..she showed me, to get angry or mad is human, and at best to try and control it, by taking all these ”bad habit’s”,..give them to ”Our Father” to help us ‘cleanse’ ourself of this sinful way,…She said this,..Go to God,..Pray for His help and guidance,…
Matthew 6:31-32..”Do not worry..Your Heavenly Father know’s that you need these thing’s”..He know’s that our weakness can be our strength, if we ask Him to help us ‘control’ our emotions,…One word said in ‘Anger’ to a child, a friend, a spouse, can be ”devastating” and perhap’s forever damage your relationship with them,..When you abuse or ‘hurt someone,..you also ”hurt” God!,..But!…

When we turn to His Word, He remind’s us that He is walking with us, and all we have to do, is ”step back” take a deep breath and hand Him our ”worries..

Scripture say’s..”Cast all your care upon Him, for He care’s for you” 1 Peter 5:7.
Do what the ”Irish” do,..seal it, send it,..forget about it!,..Your ”Envelope”,..the one with the ”Bad Thing’s” will be empty!,…….God ”read-um..Jesus bled for them, and cleansed them!…End of ”Story”…..
Jesus is the ”Word”,…”Christ believed, is Salvation received and heaven gained” On a ”soft’ note,..”Kindness is the ”oil of Love” that take’s the ‘friction out of life”…

Yea, I hear ya ”yelling” to end my ”ratchet jawin”,..Ok, I’m done,..gotta get a re-fill anyway!…
Last thing,..keep your ‘Heart’ open, ”Angel’s” walk among us for sure!,..
Sherrie ( my angel ) and I ”Pray for all of you”,..especially for our ”Troop’s” in harm’s way, and the ”Chaplain’s” who are on the ”Line” ministering to them…

To the mom’s and wife’s here,..keep up your ‘Faith” time is getting close for their safe return!
Till next week,..May God keep you close to His Heart!…
Pastor / Chaplain Frank and Sherrie