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Framed!

Ever hear the saying, "I've been framed"? This saying means someone set another person up to take the blame for something they didn't do. Nobody would like that to happen to them. Yet, so many Christians are having it happen every day in their lives; they frame themselves.

In Hosea 5:4 it says "They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the Lord." These people framed their doings not to turn unto the Lord. Christians everyday are framing their lives to leave God out. They become more and more independent and less and less call upon the Lord to help them through their lives. This is a mistake that will cost them dearly; for when the Lord calls they will not answer. Verse 5 says that the pride of Israel will testify to their faces. "I" is the center of pride. When we become independent from God we are making the statement, "I want to run my life. God, you stay out." So we put up sound- proof walls around us, frame in a nice little world for ourselves that keeps God out.

Luke 14:16-20 "Then said He unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come: for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come."

These were bidden by the Lord to come but they all began to make excuses; one said I've bought a piece of ground I've got to go and see it. Another said I bought oxen. Another said I've married a wife. What Could your excuse be . I've got a new job? A girl friend? Or that doesn't fit into my plans for the future. We need to build our lives around the Lord of our lives. There is no reason to miss when He calls.

James 4:8 says to draw nigh to God and He will to you. We need to be close enough to hear His every desire for our lives. Are you framing God in your life or are you trying to frame Him out? Are you including Him or excluding Him?  Martin Spearman - Elder

I would like to share this song with you that was written by one of the teen-agers in our congregation.

TALK TO THE SHEPHERD

Rachel Huff - 14

I know a shepherd who loves His sheep

He knows their thoughts and all of their needs

He has a listening ear when they speak

Talk to the shepherd He cares

chorus:

Talk to the shepherd when you're confused

Talk to the shepherd He'll know what to do

When you are lonely and when you're feeling blue

Talk to the shepherd He cares

I know a shepherd who knows my thoughts

He is my friend, but I call Him God

When I am lonely or I need to talk

I talk to my shepherd He cares

(chorus)

Sometimes life gets crazy, sometimes you can't sleep

Talk to the shepherd; don't count the sheep

He knows what He's doing and He is our peace

Talk to the shepherd He cares

(chorus)



Hey YOUth! If you have scriptures or an experience that you would like to share, please write to us; we'd love to hear from you!


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