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Friday, May 19, 2017

Hair-Not the Musical. Not the soft stuff on top.

"Hair" was a popular musical back in the 70's.

It was groundbreaking with great music.

But this is not about that.

When our kids were young we used to pray with all three of them at bedtime.

They were all in the same room.

We were asking them to pray in particular giving thanks for something.

Our eldest son said he would give thanks for his hair.

We said why?

The answer: "Because some people don't have any"

Well this is not about Hair literally.

There are people in our lives who sometimes we wish would "get out of our hair".


Well Roland Brown wrote a wonderful little instruction for those of us who struggle with this.

Here it is.


1. See the sin in yourself.
Criticism. Faultfinding.Hardness.

Any wrong or un-Christian attitudes.

Confess.  Repent.  Ask for forgiveness.

2. List all their good points.

       See these when you think of them.

3. Don't ask for them to be changed.

       (inevitably we will ask them to be changed into what we want them to be.)

4. Set them free.      Don't bind their sin - or our feelings- or our judgements
                                 or our condemnations on to them.

5. Presume they too love Jesus.
     We have no right think otherwise.

      Pray three times a day:

         a.  Pray in love.

         b. Shoot flash prayers up to God for them.

         c. See them loving and responding to Jesus

6. Thank Jesus for them.

Do this for eight weeks and one of three things will happen:

    1. You will change.

    2. They will change

    3.  The situation will change.

There you have it.

A proposition to practice Christian love.

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