Maturing Spiritually

As I pray this morning for more grace, wisdom, compassion, discernment and clarity, it dawns on me that a few years back, I would have been praying for material things that even if I received them, the happiness would be short-lived.  This prayer helps me in my everyday life which has become more joyous even while having challenges.  Spiritual growth does not need to be painful, which actually means giving up human will and ego and growing into appreciation for all the Good we already have.

Psalm 5:2-3 states “Listen to my cry for help, my  King and my God, for to you I pray.  In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”    To me, that means praying and then releasing that request and then expecting only Good.

Instant Image by Donna Virgil Holden
“When you stand before the mirror, you do not have to wait to see your counterpart appear, or glass elucidate.

Nor does God wait for you to reach a slow perfection.  Existing now, at one with Him, you are instantly reflection.”

We are now made in the image and likeness of that perfect God!

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Doubt

There are times I feel as if my prayers are effective and then, there are times when they seem “hit and miss”.  As I still my thoughts and soften my heart, right then and right there I realize that is when they are working because I know without a doubt it is God and not me.  The doubts I entertain are never, ever about God but my worthiness or receptivity.  Humility and gratitude fill my heart as I lay my earthly all on the altar.  I also know I am worthy and the precious child of God as we all are.

Psalm 5:3 reads “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning  I lay my requests before you  and  wait in expectation.”

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Prayer

This morning as I awoke early and began to pray, I realized that the words would not flow nor was I even sure I had the right words.  Then humbly I knew that I could just ask God to know my heart and I needn’t worry about “getting it right”.    Then I opened my Bible to Psalm 5:3 and it states, “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”  There is neither a right or wrong way to commune with God!

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