Thankful Thursdays

For prayer and surrender.

It may seem like God is not listening because we are not seeing results fast enough. And so at times, praying may not satisfy us. Does that happen to you? Could it be that we’re praying for what we need or want, and that’s it? What if we prayed for what we need or want and then say “not my will but Yours be done”? Not easy, I know. Because it takes patience to wait on Him, and it takes courage to let go. Patience I don’t always want to have, and courage I can’t always muster, so yeah, it’s difficult to surrender, period. Yet, I have found this to be the very act that fortifies my faith and calms my restlessness. When I just throw my hands up in the air and say, “Okay, Lord, whatever, You do your thing,” then inner peace takes over. It’s pretty cool.

Guys, I say, pray. Pray like heck. And hand it over to Him. There is tremendous power in prayer and there is immense strength in surrender. For the patience and courage to do both, today and always, I am thankful.

I dedicate today’s post to the folks in the path of hurricane Florence. Let’s pray for them. May God protect them and help them.

What are you thankful for today?

Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.

“Take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done”
-Luke 22:42

“Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly.”
– St. Ignatius Loyola

“What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?

The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God

And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move

That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”

Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.”
-Hafez


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