When we go to God, it’s not that I need to be afraid to ask for patience, because I’m afraid that if I ask for it, God’s going to give me all these opportunities for me to be patient; that’s daily life. God gives us the grace to be patient.
We don’t go into a doctor’s office, rattle on all our ailments, and then just walk out the door. We tell the doctor what’s wrong, and then we wait and listen to what the doctor has to say, and what the doctor is going to do for us.
Luck implies it’s random happening, that there’s this fairy Lady Luck who flies around waving her wand. And that’s not true. You’re undermining and not giving credit to God, who is the one, the source of all blessings.
If we’re relying on our own strength to do the things that we need to do, then we’re giving our “us” to one another, giving ourself to someone. We need to be giving Christ to one another, so we need to be filled with Christ.
“The more that we turn ourself away from trying to satisfy our pleasures and our desires, and start seeking to love others rightly and to give ourself without counting the cost, to lay down our life, then you’ll find out who you really are. You are a gift.”
“How can I decrease so that the Lord can increase in me? So that I can go out and proclaim and to live and to love where I’m called to, and to be that light in the darkness and not be afraid.”
“Dont think of God as somebody who’s off on the sidelines trying to shout out orders on how to play the game, but as someone who’s right there with us, giving us wisdom, loving us along the way.”
“Everything you have is not yours. It has been given to you by God. And whatever we give is something that we have already received from God.”
“Prayer is an essential part in abiding in His love and firmly becoming more grafted onto the vine; to be in conversation with Him. Not just for me to say all the things that I want, but to sit back and hear what He’s asking of us.”
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