Heavenly Questions http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4088010
By Melodious Monk When I finished high school, I was given a new Bible. The front cover had a picture of a young man, about my age, with three questions; What##039;s the purpose of life? Does God care about me? And Does anything last? These are eternal questions, the type we ponder whether we are aware of them or not, whether we consider ourselves religious or not. [ 166 more words. ]
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October 23 Echoes of Eternity
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.
By streams of living water, I lead you, My child. Thirsty and faint, you will find refreshment here. I am that water which gives new life, renewed vigor and fresh beauty to your soul. The waters of comfort are here. The cleansing of sin is here. Do not fear to see and recognize My uses of material water to convey the blessing of living water. Stoop down, and drink, and live.
Answers or Faith http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4087977
Answers or Faith
By Renaissance Girl #quot;Faith offers the promise that everything will ultimately be renewed in God. This hardly means that we will, or must, receive an answer from God for every question in our lives.#quot; —Notker Wolf, Faith Can Give Us Wings I find this meditation challenging. Challenging, I suppose, because I want answers to every question in my life. I suppose the embarrassing truth is that I often treat God as a vending machine for my questions. [ 100 more words. ]
By Renaissance Girl
“Faith offers the promise that everything will ultimately be renewed in God. This hardly means that we will, or must, receive an answer from God for every question in our lives.” —Notker Wolf, Faith Can Give Us Wings
I find this meditation challenging. Challenging, I suppose, because I want answers to every question in my life. I suppose the embarrassing truth is that I often treat God as a vending machine for my questions. I want to be able to insert a question and push the right buttons and get an answer. But where does that leave faith?
What need would there be for faith, if every question I asked had an immediate answer? It’s a risky and lively way of life that Jesus beckons us towards.
Maybe sometimes it is about asking the questions, and then continuing to move forward. Perhaps the answer comes as a gentle re-direct on the way, and not a sedentary note of explanation as I sit waiting to be sure that the way I am headed is safe.
#quot;Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.#quot; GK Chesterton
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October 22 Echoes of Eternity
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?
Expect good and not evil at My hand, My child. Would you give your children that which would hurt or harm them? How much more is My love and mercy toward you! Expect good—that is the
faith that moves mountains. That is the faith that unlocks closed doors. That is the faith that overcomes the world. Simple? Yes, My child, for your life turns on such simple truth. You either look to Me with expectant faith, or you look with accusing thoughts. You bring your needs, knowing from all your past experiences that My help does not fail. And in your asking, you choose whom you shall believe: the accuser or the Faithful One. It’s that simple. Expect good and not evil at My hand.
October 21 Echoes o Eternity
Forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
My child, today is a gift of My love. Your very life is a gift of My love for you. I want you to live as a child of love. I want you to reflect that love in your relations with others. Since I am the source and Giver of life, there is no shortage of supply. Only if you interpose your self-driven life in these relationships will the flow of My life be impeded. Make the day brighter around you by denying your
darkness and letting My light shine through you. Today is a gift of My love. Live as a child of My love.