Friday, September 24, 2010
GOD PRAYER FAITH AND LIFE
Ultimately, answers to prayers are what God thinks is good for you. But there's a big question there: Will you like what God is going to give you? -- There's a huge pull from opposite sides to that question. From the optimists and the pessimists. We all struggle with that. Don't we sometimes wish that God were simple to understand? Don't we sometimes wish too that we had no hearts to feel and no minds to think? But that isn't so. Because God meant our lives to be a journey of faith - in mind, heart, in deeds. And FAITH will always be the story of our lives. Because no matter how you look at it, faith is behind everything that is about courage, strength, hope, trust, believing, and true living.
There is so much happening in the world that tries to shake us from our faith. Things which wrest us from the truth of our existence. That we are meant for greatness, hope, joy, peace, goodwill, health, success, abundance. But all these good things and more rest on the foundation of faith. Faith in a God who is greater than all of life, creation, of all the land and time. And that same God is the same one who loves us beyond measure. Is that hard to believe -- the Divine One loving us mere tiny mortals who are so flawed selfish and foolish? But He does! That's the awesome truth about it. And out of that love we are saved - protected - healed - guided - provided for. He cares for us so much that He won't even allow anyone or anything to hurt or harm us... even from or by our own hands and small silly minds. Oh yes how we can do things to hurt ourselves.
I know for certain God answers prayers. But He answers them His way, in His time, in His divine wisdom. You can be sure though that it will all be for our good individually or collectively. That then is what and why we should contemplatively exhaust our energies and thoughts in trying to understand Him. By whatever name He is called by different cultures, race, color, or creed... He is the same God of love. And how He loves all peoples of the world! He does!
There is so much more to be said but I shall not venture out further than my thoughts now. Will leave the rest to those who speak better on the subject.
God bless, everyone.
Just some thoughts on an overcast morning such as this... but thoughts which leave behind a nice warm feel-good feeling :-) Ah I don't think I will be getting much reader views on this post Lols! -- might be considered 'preachy'. But no matter. The picture was forward to me by a good friend and its power immediately sat my thoughts in motion lols! Do tell, do you have a memorable God-experience in your life? Has it changed anything i.e. perception, understanding, insight, etc.?