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DAY 37 SOUL FAST – TOLERANCE

DAY 37 SOUL FAST – TOLERANCE

Wow, everyday of this 40 Day Soul Fast I get exactly the word that I need. Tolerance is not about me condoning bad behavior, lifestyles I don’t necessarily agree with or things I think are wrong. It’s about me accepting each person’s God given right to choose what is right or wrong for themselves, believe what they want to believe and decide their own individual destiny. Everyone must choose their own path and I’ve got to be alright with that. It is not my job to fix people, only God can do that, and only if person allows Him to. My job as a human being is to love  and accept other human beings right where they are.

 

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DAY 6 SOUL FAST – CONNECTING

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The worst state that I’ve ever been in, is when, by choice, I was disconnected with God. When I turned and walked away from him choosing rather to run on self will and do what I wanted to do. After all I was grown.  Mother Teresa once said,

The biggest problem facing the world today is not people dying in the streets of Calcutta, and not inflation, but spiritual deprivation…this feeling of emptiness associated with feeling separate from God, and from all our sisters and brothers on planet earth

My choices left a huge, gaping hole in my soul that nothing in this world could fix. No amount of partying, shopping, working or material things could replace God’s presence in my life. I equate it to running away from a loving home, realizing your mistake, but refusing to go home because of pride and needing to be right. What I found was that just as any loving parent. God was only a phone call (prayer) away.

I thank God every day that I’m not there anymore; however, I’m not where I want to be in my relationship with God. Today’s reading is on CONNECTING or reconnecting with God; allowing Him to work out all the things in my life that are separating me from having that level of depth and intimacy that I desire. Now comes the real questions that I must ask myself. Am I willing to pick up my cross and follow Him? Do I have the courage to face myself and examine my life from the inside out? Am I willing to eliminate the junk in my life? Am I willing to deal with my issues in a proactive way? Do I have the CAPACITY to encounter God on a daily basis and hold up my end of the relationship? Much of the relationship has been lopsided. He’s always given more than He’s gotten from me. However, what He’s given me has been based on my capacity to receive. So what I intuitively know is that He has much more to give of Himself to me if I will only enlarge my capacity to receive it.

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2014 in 40 DAY SOUL FAST

 

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DAY 3 – ALIGNMENT

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I’ve been feeling disconnected, out of sorts with myself and being at a distant that I’m uncomfortable with from God. I’m going into my 3rd semester in my return back to college full time. It’s taken everything in me to keep up with my studies. This semester this commitment has translated into 3 days of school and another 3 days in lab, late hours doing homework and early morning rising getting my son off to school. It’s been brutal. Honestly, I’ve not been spending the time that I should with God and as a result I’m out of alignment with Him. Therefore, I’ve been operating from a reactive rather than proactive state of being.

Today’s reading brought that to my attention. It’s no wonder I’m feeling spiritually funky. Tomorrow, I’ll get up an hour early so that I can get I can get myself spiritually centered and my head on straight…aligning my thoughts with God’s.

 

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2014 in 40 DAY SOUL FAST

 

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