Finally made it back today, Monday, a day in the early Fall, to write again. Writing is an expression of thanks. Been doing some traveling, thinking, and reawakening. No hibernating on my calendar for the Holidays either. It’s harvest time for all seeking blessings…dare to simply say it is so. I look at my two hands; I see His hands and I’m so grateful! Everything about you has value — to nurture or to mature from.
This morning I was inspired by one of my favorite verses on perseverance: So I tell you, continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, whoever continues to ask will receive. Whoever continues to look will find. And whoever continues to knock will have the door opened for them. – Luke 11: 9-10 ERV
There are two important underpinnings to this verse: One is, believe that it’s true. Never give up, no matter how big, impossible, improbable, and no matter how many “no’s” you’re handed in the process. You’re not too old, you’re not too young… you’ll see why. If you believe in what you’re requesting with your whole heart, this scripture (I’m confident) applies to everyone and I mean everyone. If that disrupts your “common sense,” then I suggest you start believing in miracles. Item two: Careful what you wish/pray for. The more selfishly we ask, the more we suffer through the bounty. The more selflessly we ask, we find ourselves better prepared for the challenges that may come with the blessing — if any come at all. Further, the better position for our hearts to embrace the greatness (both positive and physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually testing) in receipt of our reward.
There were times I realized that, in God’s mercy, He made me wait and took His time to help me understand both the sweet and formidable fruits that would accompany my grand petition. Sometimes I needed to grow some muscles, insights, humility, creativity, wisdom, or something I was lacking to ride the maverick that could otherwise bury me in the sand. My original request became more refined and for sure aligned with His will for my life. I pray to stay on His tracks and not follow my own, because without his help, I’m toast.