Today as I am praying at my desk, I am wondering why the world insist on making this day of destruction an idol rather than focusing on what is needed to rectify this problem of violence. Everywhere you see and hear where people were at the exact time of the bombing and speculation of each and every detail. Is this really the solution or should we search our own hearts and reject all malice and bitterness with God’s Love for His magnificent creation? Once again, where is our focus?
2 Corinthians 10:4 states “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
As I looked up the definition of probation, it read “tested and tried”. Someone recently told me it meant “released to a higher authority”. When I think about that definition, I am reminded that every challenge we have is a question that will always have an answer. Then, when the answer is revealed, progression follows. This is all spiritual growth.
I Corinthians 13:10, 12 states “when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” No problem we may face is so daunting that it is not an opportunity for growth as human will, ego, fear and outlining is released. We are always further along in our journey after the experience. Only Good is going on always and sometime this may take a little longer for us to see this.
Someone recently pointed out to me that the definition of “Pilgrim” meant a traveler to a Holy Place. This is what our ancestors were doing years ago when they came over for religious freedom and settled America. Have we forgotten America is a Holy Place? Think about what those people endured in traveling here ; then I think about Psalm 29:11 which states “The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.” That is true right here, right now and my prayer will be to know this!
There are times it seems that I ask God to “fix” a human situation when, in fact, He never sees anything that need to be “fixed”. Instead of seeing God more manlike, I need to see man more Godlike. Resurrection is actually the disappearance of the false in the ever-presence of God. As I begin with God and ask to see His presence everywhere, the false just simply falls away. God is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Good and when I pray along those lines, my view becomes more Spiritual and Loving.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 states “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” This is seeing through God’s eyes.
My daily prayer is to love more completely, realizing that means everyone! Even being humanly justified to not love someone steals my joy. Love is always the answer! It is more comforting to love; vastly more pleasurable, and a great deal more satisfying.
Philippians 4:13 states “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” This is the only way I can love all.