It doesn’t matter how you ask an officer of the law for something; he is bound by the laws of his country and can only protect and serve within the law.
The same is true of God, when you pray to him do you know what your asking before you ask?
God’s existence and presence can and will be revealed to all one glorious day. Maybe that day is the same day for all people or maybe that day is one special day for each individual at death. This could explain why so many people are so obsessed with death; they want to see God and find out the rest of the story, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge yet. God is omnipresent and can do with that prophecy as he wishes and as best fits his plan.
Which brings me to the point; prayer.
Everyone tries it. It doesn’t matter who, what or where, we all at some point ‘look to heaven’ and pray for mercy from an unseen God.
God loves to show up. And he will. But how pretentious is it to pray believing that we know who God is, what he can or can’t do, and expect him to provide what basically amounts to wish fulfillment? Is God like a ‘genie in a bottle’ to you; a slave chained to your wishes you store in a clever little cage at night?
There is a better way. Put God to the test, he will show up.
Pray like God’s son outlined in Matthew 5;
1 – Believe like a child (needing only your true needs met)
2 – Give God his due credit and glory before you ask anything of him; is he king of the universe or not?
3 – Pray for what God wants above your needs; are you truly his friend or is your idea of God more like Santa?
So if you’ve prayed and asked God to show his power in your life and been disappointed, are you sure that it was possible for him to grant your request? I guarantee one way or another you got an answer. God doesn’t show up like a spiteful parent to yell no and laugh in your face; study his story to know his character, in this way you will know what God wishes for you, then you can begin to pray for something he could actually provide without bowing to you.
The Bible is not a spell book to use for your own personal bidding. It’s God’s legacy, his story. And his story is not finished, he needs you to be a part of it if his kingdom is going to come in full to all. Not just to some in spirit.
You are a part of it one way or another. Are you just proverbial ‘dust in the wind’ or will you be counted ‘on that bright shore’?
Love SLR’s post on food. ALSO, those that have received the love and abundance that God gives, are commissioned to share it. If they hoard it and say, “No you didn’t work for this so you can’t have any. It’s mine!” They are two faced, faithless and property of evil. They are not supporting and nurturing God’s created life.
The only way to truly move absolutely “silently” through ones space so as to go completely unnoticed is to do so in blindness. So much so that if and when you do come into contact with an item your only indication would be the nuclear radiation emitted from its substance according to it’s respective Half-Life. (Feel it)
If my ears were any more sensitive, I could even hear said radiation instead of just feeling it.
I wrote this a long time ago, under inspiration and it was left in draft rather than publish. It is vague at best and rather pointless. I’m not really sure what it means it is pointing to. The symbolism is very deep, muddy water. Maybe it’s of some use or enlightenment to someone, now or in the future. The title isn’t a mis-que. Four instead of for is the only thing I really understand the point of. It’s pointing to the four corners of the earth.
Here it is…
They know that all the blank spaces in your genes aren’t called ‘deserts’ because there’s nothing there.
Just like they know that the deserts of this reality hold infinitely dense and complex lines of questioning.
Mainly…why do they exist?
Or rather, what, if rearranged back to pangea days could they shape up to be? Or have been…if the pieces weren’t all souped, mixed, minced, pounded, folded, froze, bashed, dashed, tossed, ground and rolled into a gratuitously beautiful mash parade of elements. Then drained, dried, parched, scorched, beaten, blasted, pounded, trampled and reformed into a tropical resort where the only worry is the absence of cool, clean, fresh, pure = water. Hmmmm, care for a swim… Dive in.
Interesting. Maybe there was some ancient event that wiped our planet and our genes. Oh, but to just find an original copy of the code that utilized all that amazing potential locked in our genes.
I wonder…What would be the chances of finding a more complete structure?
Ok, I really mean that we get up and all look around expectantly for heroes… and we find them. But not in the ways we imagine. Our expectation out of the gate, is to see these laws that hold us broken.
It’s in everyone.
The reality is much less noble and valiant.
We are, at best, an army of ants, working as a unit usually in some patch or fever of activity towards an agenda.
Whose agenda do you work toward?
The Insanity of Sin by Paul Tripp – Sin
“No, you will live for you, and whether you know it or not, everyday will be a hot personal pursuit of your private definition of pleasure. You will have you at the center of your will. You will be your own king, seeking the control over people and circumstances that is necessary to ensure that you will, in fact, get the things that you have set your heart on.”