Tag: Gods Will

Finding God

Some people talk about finding God, as if He could get lost. Anon

If you believe in God, you will never have to search for God; if you don’t believe you will never find him, but there is always the possibility that God will be revealed to you. When you know God two things will strike you as unique; Gods infinite Love and Omnipresence. Every living thing man or animal, plant or microscopic organisms is proof of God’s existence and his Love manifests in his ability to forgive us despite our constant sinning.

When someone says that he/ she is searching for God, the right interpretation is that the person is seeking peace. This is because Man has been blessed with the freedom of choice and wrong choices always trouble our conscience and disturb our peace of mind. Some may argue that illness and death are chiefly responsible for our disturbed state of mind and that we have never made a choice about these two, so why are we being punished? Your search for God is then your quest for these answers. More often than not, God answers you in the silence of your heart. Your surrendering to his will and your acceptance of the fruits of tomorrow even though it be bitter, are the test of faith that you will need to pass before you find peace and God.

When in acute pain and desperation, we often cry out Lord where are you? It is not us seeking him because he is lost, but us asking him to fetch us because we are lost. You will find God in every breath of your life, in the peacefulness of your heart, in the ecstasy of prayer and the occasional challenge of pain. Like a butterfly that eludes you when you chase it, but settles gently when you are still, God reveals himself when you stop searching for him but accept calmly that HE is within you every moment.

Remember: God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world  -C.S. Lewis

Try these:

  1. Try holding your breath for 3 mins. You will observe that it looks impossible because when you run out of oxygen the body automatically makes you grasp for breath. What is the message in it from God?
  2. If you believe in God, list out the ways in which you show your love for him. How many of these ways are ritualistic? On what occasions did you feel that God did not listen to your prayers? Write down just 3 things for which you are most grateful to God! Reflect on the gifts showered by God on you every single day. Say a prayer of thanks before going to bed.

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God’s Test

God tests His real friends more severely than the lukewarm ones. Katheryn Hulme

More often than not, we remember God when we are in trouble and our constant plea then is Oh God Why did this happen? Troubles make us realize how helpless we are, how dependent we are on God and humbles us into accepting his will. Very often, we are left perplexed when we see bad tings happening to God fearing, warm and loving people. Take the case of innocent victims of terrorist attacks, accidents, heart attacks or someone suddenly diagnosed with cancer or Alzheimer’s or numerous youngsters resorting to suicide; our hearts go out to them but the mouth painfully articulates the real feeling in our heart – Oh Go Why them?

Look at it differently. The more prestigious academic institutions have more rigorous entrance tests and selection criteria, which can be matched by just the top students. Similarly, while we all love our creator, many of us being overtly religious and ritualistic, some of us fully devoted to the almighty service, God has his own plans for each one of us. He tests us in so many ways, through challenges of inflicting pain on us or our loved ones, through the freedom of choice given to us to choose to turn away from temptation or to fall prey to it and by withholding from us many of things we crave for. For those being tested, it is not just our faith that is being put to test but also our ability to endure, and our capacity to love him even when the road ahead seems endless and pave with thorns.

It is but human to also feel jealous, that those whom we see with our jaundiced eyes as weak in faith, having fragile morals, leading carefree lives and being showered with blessings denied to us. We are tempted to questions God’s wisdom; wonder about his impartial ways and get a feeling of being under his foster care. We then let our hearts harden, our minds dulled and our actions leaden with the weight of both envy for the fortunate and grief for our own plight. If we only stopped to seek answers in his challenges rather than search for loopholes in the questions God asks of us; if we let our faith be unwavering and our love for him endless; if we accept his wisdom without question, and let our hearts answer it rather than our minds; we will see that God is putting you to the test because you have committed to him that you are his faithful, obedient and loyal follower. Ask any coach and he/ she will tell you that the toughest, most competitive and the mentally tough players are the ones who deliver when the chips are down, the ones whose presence uplifts the team and the one who strikes fear in the hearts of the opponents. You must be that player, hence you are being sought by God to stand up and be counted!

Remember: God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them” Stanley Lindquist

Try these:

  1. Out line the worst experience of your life from age 7 -15 and from 15- to date. What was the feeling you got. Who was to blame or that experience? How did that experience impact your life? Did it make you more resilient or more cynical?
  2. If God were to give you a choice between the following pains which one would you choose and why? Death of a very close loved one? or You going blind?
  3. When in pain; physical or otherwise what would be a religious text you would turn to find comfort, hope and faith in God? It doesn’t matter which religion you belong to or which texts you use; just choose the words that will give you courage. Copy it and put it in your wallet.

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