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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WUZZY FUZZY



Back when I was a kid there was a saying you heard every once in a while from a poem called Fuzzy Wuzzy. “

The term "Fuzzy Wuzzy" originated in the 1800s. British Soldiers gave the nickname, "Fuzzy Wuzzy" to the Hadendoa warriors that were a nomadic tribe along the Red Sea in Sudan. The Hadendoa warriors wore their hair matted which gave a "fuzzy" appearance. Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem in 1890, Fuzzy Wuzzy that praised the Hadendoa warriors for their fighting skills.” From the Poet Patriot.
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Some of our political figures today suffer from Fuzzy Thinking especially those who are participating in the Republican ongoing debates.

I suspect some of the Christians today are also suffering from the same malady of fuzzy thinking when it comes to prayer.

We expect GOD to compensate for any errors in thinking on our part. Part of this fuzziness is due to so many scriptures dealing with prayer saying the same thing, differently.

Jesus said you can ask me anything and I will do it and then in Matthew 6:9 he said, this is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,"  telling us to direct our prayers to the Father.

Further the Holy Spirit would seemingly be ignored in the process for we are not admonished to direct prayers to Him.

Since the Divine Trinity is involved in answering prayer and many prayers border on the outrageous I can imagine the question arising “Wuzzy (he) fuzzy when he prayed this.”

Some use images to help them focus in prayer to whatever entity they worship even though Exodus 20:4 says "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

We have to have something in mind when we pray or else we just pray out into space.

We are told that GOD is a Spirit; this means that the Father is a spirit, the Holy Spirit is a spirit and the Son is a spirit that dwells in a resurrection body. So, what am I to envision when go to pray?

Jesus said to pray to the Father and added; John 16:23 At that time you won't need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name.”

The third member of the Trinity which is the Holy Spirit is also involved in answered prayer. Whatever is produced or created is done by the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 104: 30 Thou dost send forth Thy Spirit, they are created; And Thou dost renew the face of the ground.

The sequence is; you want something, pray to the Father, in the name of the Son and the Holy Spirit will produce it. If this is true (you judge) you understand the prayer process and as you pray you honor and respect each member of the Trinity. Our GOD is one GOD yet is manifested in three identifiable persons each with portfolio.

1Thessolonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

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This post has been linked to Michelle’s Thought Provoking Thursday

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