God is Great

God has been really great to me lately!  My faith in him is only getting stronger.  As my pastor says, there is nothing you can do but believe.  It can be hard at times, but He’s there and He provides.

Sometimes God will allow bad things to happen to you but he’ll never let more bad things happen then you can handle.  God knows that we all have pain thresholds and he won’t let that threshold be crossed.

We may not feel that God is great when bad things happen to us, but God is great.  God does not pile up bad things on us, and he knows that there are times when we can’t handle any more bad things.

God comes through for us when we need him the most.  God knows what we truly need, and He always makes sure that we get them.  The best way to get things from God is to come to him with our needs.

God always loves us, and God is great.  It’s easy to feel Gods love if you want to feel it.  God never fails us when we need him the most.  Even when things aren’t great for us, God is building us up for great things.

The Best Way To Pray

The best way to pray is down on your knees.   That doesn’t mean it’s the only way to pray or that it doesn’t mean anything to God if it’s not on your knees but it does help and there are times when it’s best.  Biblical characters got down on their knees and prayed to God.  If it worked for them it’ll work for us too.  Such characters included Elijah, Daniel, Stephan, and Paul.

Earlier in the week I had a situation with my cat.  She needed to go to the vet but I had no money to take her.  I got down on my knees because it was a very serious matter to me.  I wanted to humble myself before God with my request so I got down on my knees.  Three days later she actually got to go to the vet and everything is fine now.

I still pray sitting down before every night but there are times when I’ll want to pray down on my knees too.  Would God have still answered my prayers if I didn’t get down on my knees?  He still may have, but God gives to those who humble themselves.  I really wanted to cry out to God so I cried to him on my knees.

For the most dynamic prayer time with God and the most dynamic results get down on your knees and pray.  Don’t forget to be humble as well.  It’s best to come to God broken and in despair.  God knows that those who are broken and in distress need him the most.

Christians and late bloomers

God has different plans for us all.  His plans for people come to fruition at different times in their lives.  It’s not a bad or good thing, it’s just how things are.  God has some people be early bloomers and some people be late bloomers.

I happen to be a late bloomer.  In fact, I still haven’t even fully bloomed yet.  It can be very hard being a late bloomer.  It’s difficult not to ask questions like when will things get better? Why is God letting me suffering so long? Is my future going to be ok?  Sometimes rough patches feel like they’ve lasted forever and are never going to end.

God cares about everybody, and he cares about late bloomers too.  God blesses all of his followers, but some of them get their blessings later in life.  During the wait for things to fall into place God is always there.  God has always been there with me in my waiting, and I know that he’s not going to leave me.

Late bloomers are not lazy, dumb, stupid, selfish, they’re just on the longer road in life.  We’re all God’s people no matter when we bloom in life.  We will all bloom in this life, we just have to keep the faith and believe that we will.

Let go of the past but learn from it

My last post was about letting go of the past.  In this post I will discuss letting go of the past but learning from it.

The past is the past, and nothing can be done to change it.  There are things we all wish we could do over, but that won’t happen no matter how hard we wish.  Nothing can be done about the past, but rehashing or dwelling on the past is only going to get in the way of the future.

Things happen because God allows them to happen.  Things may happen that we don’t like, but they’re still a part of God’s plan for us.  The only thing that we can do is to learn from the past and become smarter and wiser because of the things we’ve been through.

As I wrote in a previous blog, I have made some financial mistakes in my past.  I can’t dwell on that or live in remorse and regret forever.  What I can do is learn to be financially smarter and wiser with my money.  I can also use my past to teach others as well so that they can also learn from my mistakes.

Once again I will end this post with a Bible quote:

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”