If we could but have the faith in love more than doubt,
If we could but have the faith in love more than fear,
more than pain, more than worry or fret,
then we would have enough faith the size of a mustard seed.
These are the mountains Jesus describes.
Everywhere I turn I find people unwilling to take responsibility for themselves, their actions or the outcome of their actions. Instead of facing our part in the situation, one turns to distraction or medication. What that makes is a very unsatisfied restless nation. What happened to good old fashioned hard work, perseverance and pride in a job well done? Greed, entitlement and indulgence seem to be the popular past time. We have become very good at lying to ourselves and others as to why a certain thing was incomplete, half-done or ignored all together. Why? Our hearts have become so hardened and bitter that a reasonable amount of real faith is unfathomable. How do we find a real desire and belief in what is good, decent and naturally at the heart of all that is created? The only way I have found is to constantly make it the focus of my life. No matter what obstacle or challenge that seems insurmountable, I still call on my God, though it seems He is far away. Even though I have been so busy being busy and have neglected to spend quality time with Him, I still say, H-e-l-p.
Last night I had such a lesson. There is a situation in my family that I felt I had prayed for solutions and got results. And yet this ugly lion keeps raising it's ugly head. Is this a test of my endurance? How much more Lord? I know my issues are not the worst and there are plenty of you out there that ask the same question in the stillness of the night. I haven't known what to do with this situation. I have prayed and had answers, and thought I had a solution. But it was a tiny solution and I realized I must diligently chip away this rock until it is disintegrated. I think I took out a good chunk last night, but only time will tell.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ,
Please help us have the tenacity to persevere
for the good
for the best life for our family
Help us to believe that it is possible
to overcome anything
and that whatever comes our way
we will overcome.
Let us not listen to doubters
that tell us that you are not there.
YOU ARE HERE!
And with just a whisper you can remove
that which has held us back.
What is in a tiny seed?
All that is what it is to become.
The universe is packed inside a tiny husk.
We are but another seed with all we need to
become what we were meant to become.
Though complacency surrounds us
we will not surrender to it
but strive to passionately identify
with our greater self.
Love enfolds us
surrounds us comforts us
Come overtake me, love
Fill my world with your perfection
Balance and bring into harmony
my loved ones and I
to a place where the sun shines
the breezes blow and there is
shade to rest in.
I praise your Holy Name.