LUCK vs. BLESSED
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Blessings are what happens when God meets you at your place of want or need. Luck is random, it can be based on odds that are probably not in your favor.
When we turn to God in prayer, we are not wishing for good luck. Luck is fleeting and we want something definite. When the situation is dire and you need Jesus Christ to intervene, you pray to Him.. knowing that He is a sure thing. We never have to doubt if He can do some things or if He will do the things we need done. He is dependable and we go to Him in total dependence that He will meet our need.
God makes me happy. I am happy to know that He is Father of all living beings. It is good knowing that we Have and equal opportunity God working to supply our needs, without demanding something in return.
God is a trusted counselor. When you follow Him, you can be assured that
As human beings, we need guidance and God wants to give it to us. From the day of conception, God holds the map of the full life journey of every baby. He is aware of all the things that you will experience. He could easily have shown us the map of our lives, but in His wisdom, He knew it would be too much and we could not handle it. Because of His grace, He only shows us a little bit at a time. He shines just enough light on small areas of our path so we can take the next step.
God will lead you, He will also place His junior counselors and angels along your path. You will recognize them because they will be persistent in getting your attention. The light of God will shine through His agents and you will know it is a divine messenger sent by God.
God’s desire is that we seek Him, then obediently follow His lead.
AWAKENING THE GOD SPIRIT
Your journey to inner peace and healing requires work in many areas. Everyone has a unique journey. Charting your course requires an awakening. To be spiritually awakened, you must take advantage of all the resources available to you. There are many, but from the many, you will find those that support your beliefs. Learn what you can and as you learn, what touches your spirit will support your development.
Reading is a necessary part of the journey. It improves cognitive skills that are needed in day to day tasks. Reading gives you access to information and opens the door to a wealth of knowledge. Acquiring knowledge provides you with tools of value that can enhance your meditative and prayer life. The more you arm yourself with these tools, you are preparing to walk into your peace... a process that takes time and never ends.
The Bible, Quran, Catechism, are readings that aid your mental fitness and spiritual growth. The content is what is important. Put aside your beliefs and accept the words of wisdom that is available through reading. In developing your ability to find inner peace and self-healing, the Bible is #1 required reading. The Bible contains universal truths that can lead to a life of meaning, healing and well-being. As your spirit is nurtured, your mental well-being and physical strength are developed.
When awakened, you have a benevolent relationship with God, and your awareness of GOD’s presence surrounds and enfolds you. Wrapped in His presence, there is peace.
Some things require our undivided attention, our undivided heart and spirit. When you have opposing influences in your life, you cannot pursue the ways of both and be at peace. When you set goals, you cannot pursue ten different goals and be successful. To be victorious in all your pursuits_ divided heart, thoughts, paths will only present challenges.
Matthew 6:22-24 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
When you are not focused on what is most important and desired, you are working against yourself. Your path will be filled with obstacles, and you cannot operate in good faith. The opposing goals, dreams, visions, will cause an internal battle, causing you confusion and un-rest.
Let’s talk about spirituality. What do you believe in? I believe in God, and if that is what I truly believe in, I must devote my life to one of service. I cannot go to the fortune teller, or the sage for help. I cannot listen to the psychic and place trust in what they are telling me. The God in me, would be in direct opposition, and I would not have peace. That is when you hold two masters and try to listen to both.
Let go of the unproven, and trust what has brought you to today. God holds the universe in His hands, and that is good enough for me.