Something short but sweet that I was thinking about this morning, and I wanted to share. I was thinking about prayer. What are the things we pray about most? When we go to pray, what are our go to’s? I mean besides the intro- thank you for this day or thank you for this food and bless it to our bodies, etc. I mean, really getting into prayer. So often when we pray, we ask for things, whether that be materialistic or for strength or courage or patience. Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that and its totally and completely okay to ask God for those things (within reason of course!) But I always forget to thank Him. I tend to run to God in times of need... Times when im looking for something, when im feeling lost or frusterated or worried. I need to work on going to God in times when my prayers have been answered, or just to thank Him for all that I have been given. I am insanely blessed with so much, and God deserves all of the glory.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
For any of you who have been checking my blog waiting for a new post, please forgive me! Gosh, the past month has simply flown by, as do all of the other weeks and months and even years. I have been thinking about that lately. About time, and about change… and about faith. Those three things are so huge… in my life at least. They all kind of tie together don’t they? They are all a constant for me. Time certainly doesn’t slow down, things never stop changing and my faith remains unshaken. I think the only thing about my faith that changes is that it just gets stronger. It gets stronger because of the changes I go though over time, some of which challenge me in my faith, some of which inspire me to have more faith, some of which I have to have more faith than I think I have. The great thing is that I don’t ever have to depend on myself or do anything alone. I have faith, but I find the faith and courage and strength that I don’t have myself, in an incredible God. I realize that this is something that a lot of people find difficult to understand. The one thing people don't get about me. How I can have faith in such a cruel world? How can I have faith in something I cant see? Something that I cant necessarily “prove” at the drop of a hat? I guess I don’t really have much more of an answer than to say- how could I not have faith? I wouldn't be ME without my faith. Without it, I'd be nothing. I can say with confidence that I would be a very different person, probably not in a good way. My faith makes me who I am. It is the core of my being. The reason why I breathe. It gets me through every day, every hour and every minute. I’m not who I am without Him. And I can prove it, to a certain extent, but blind faith is hard to define. Guess thats what faith is all about right? Trusting and believing in something you cannot see and trusting that there is more to this life than what meets the eye, something beyond whats here on earth.
Its nuts, all you gotta do is seek, and I can PROMISE you will find what I have. Don't give up, and don't keep ignoring that little voice/instinct/conscience/whatever you want to call it. You don't have much to lose, and in my eyes, its worth a try.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks recieves; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8