Sometimes…

…the answer is no.

Admit it, as Christians, we’re just little brats when we come to Jesus with our prayers.  Jesus is feverishly taking all of our requests – wants, needs, desires, what have you – and delivering them right to God’s ear.

You know, it’s pretty humbling to know the Son of God is praying to God on my behalf.  That, in and of itself, should make me horrified with some of the things I’ve prayed for over the years.

Sometimes the answer is no.  And we storm off in a snit.  Some who have lost their belief, I think, use that as the reason they no longer believe.  They didn’t get what THEY wanted.

I probably don’t pray the way most do.  I rarely get down on my knees and make that kind of effort in prayer.  We’ve never had bedtime prayers or prayed before a meal in our house.  It never felt right, and I hope Jesus and God are okay with that.

Prayer for me, well it’s kind of an ongoing process to me.  I’ll throw something to Jesus in the form of a thought and I probably do that dozens of times a day.  If there’s something that’s completely dragging me down and I need a release, that’s when I take a significant time-out and pray deliberately.

As I’ve continued to grow in my faith – pretty drastically in the past few years – I’ve witnessed His work in enough ways to not throw as many tantrums when I don’t like the outcome His will.

I’ve come to think that God doesn’t necessarily say “no.”  It’s more like “wait.”

Are you taking the hint from God when you don’t get what you want?  Are you waiting or are you giving up?

I don’t believe God has a “plan” for us, but I believe that he knows our true potential and how we’ll use what He gave us.  We just have to be patient and have absolute faith that His intentions are truly good and blessed.

The movie God’s Not Dead really had me thinking once it was over.  I thought it was nicely done.  If you haven’t yet seen it, it’s now on Netflix streaming.

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You’ve arrived at the WRONG blog.

Yep.  Wrong blog.  Turn back now, if you know what’s good for you!

Before you continue on – you assume the risks – I contribute to these musings with one thing only one thing in mind:  No expectations, no disappointments.

I have authored blogs before.  And I wrote them under such high standards for myself they were instantly doomed to failure.  Not this time!

My brain never shuts off – so much so, I have to have DVDs playing at night so I can distract my brain from keeping me awake.  I’m always thinking of things, asking questions, formulating opinions – and they really don’t get to see the world.

If you’re looking for profound things to read – I doubt you’ll find it here.
If you’re looking for something that will blow you away with inspiration – keep moving along.
If you’re looking for the next best Supermom to follow – I leave that to the experts.

What I hope to get out of this (and I’m being completely selfish here) is some rest for my ever-active mind.  I may post a sentence, I may rant on for hundreds of words.

You’ll get to know me, my family, and my friends.  I love my job, so there’s that.  I’m a complete audiophile, so I plan on taking advantage of sharing “what’s playing” and singing praises of my next favorite song.  I tend to cover just about everything I feel with some sort of humor, so you may even laugh (I prefer a good chortle, myself).

I just ask you to please have ZERO expectation for me.  I’m a self-deprecating, self-conscious, easily embarrassed, and somewhat paranoid introvert.  You gets from me what you gets from me.

🙂

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