Planning and Limiting

For years and years people pray.
Hoping in faith maybe just some day.
That their pleading will melt the heart of God.
And finally, He'll discharge His angels and nod.

In times of droughts, they ask for rain.
They cry out loud in excruciating pain.
They wonder why things don't change.
And all their prayers, unanswered in vain.

And then in times like these, people petition for jobs.
In such an economy, what are the odds?
And then in contempt they look to the skies.
With disappointed hearts, they ask their whys.

For years and decades they pray for the same thing.
For children, freedom from bondage and probably their wedding ring.
And wonder how hard-hearted He is, that old man who is sitting.
When nothing materializes and nothing good seems to be happening.

Have you ever paused to think?
Maybe this isn't the cup you're meant to drink.
Have you been praying for all the wrong things? 
Praying to toil for a yield, when manna He wants to directly bring!

Is God protecting you from yourself and your own thinking?
Watch your words, your prayers. What have you been professing?
Are you being so specific dictating terms and plans to Him?
Praying for the ability to afford a membership at some gym!

You probably won't get that job or even showers of rain.
But He has something more written in your name.
You probably won't have to slog it out at the gym.
But He'll give you time to focus elsewhere and still be slim.

It's not always the route you choose.
And yet you languish in anxiety and confuse.
Trust Him; His plan is way better.
He knows your heart and every desire.

He knows what you really need and what will actually make you happy.
He wants to make you the golfer and you've been crying to be a caddie.
You've probably stopped dreaming and just want dal-roti-sabzi.
But He wants to fill your plate with desserts, choicest cuts and candy.

Why so specific? Why so rigid?
Don't give Him absolute deadlines and digits.
He wants you to step out of that comfort zone.
And when you're in deep waters, let Him be your backbone.

Of course, you could have undergone years of training.
All the moves, excelled in and learned swimming.
But there are those who learn when they're pushed into waters.
And quite seriously, many of them graduate with honours.

Don't focus on a final goal or destination.
Constantly rearranging alternatives and calculations.
Don't pray for a specific amount, a job or money.
Instead pray for prosperity.

Don't ask for a baby girl or a house or a car or even something like an A.C.
Ask Him to fulfill the innermost desires of your heart that will truly make you happy.
Surrender to His will and follow His voice.
Don't ask where He's taking you; disregard the noise.

He has a plan for you; It's always good.
But, the outcome is dependent on your choice, as it should.
Remember, we have the gift of free will.
So He has to sit back until you choose, and be still!

There are many turns He offers and many alternate reroutings.
Sometimes you listen and take the highway; sometimes you enter dreaded lanes and need some adjusting.
It's never a single destination. He has so many choices for you and plans.
It's what you choose eventually and if you take His hand.

You probably have been too scared of dreaming.
Tiny grains of sugar, you've been seeking.
He's got a platter full of desserts with your name and for you it's waiting.
You've been praying for specifics like a smidgen of sugar and Him you're limiting.

He knows your every wish and your deepest desire.
He knows what will truly set your heart on fire.
He knows better what will make you happy.
He is after all, your mind-reading daddy!
-RUELHA 
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19 Comments

  1. “The Trump Disinfectant Biblical Effect”

    Dangerous Indeed As Folks Who
    Follow Despicable Leaders Will
    Often Die For Whatever the Despicable

    Leader Says

    As True After
    Trump Pursued
    Treating Covid 19
    With Bleach Some

    Ignorant Fools Who Take
    His Every Word As Gospel Truth did it too

    And This Is the Problem of Holding Books

    And Words to the Sky to Worship A 3 Letter Word God So
    Small and Often as Ignorant as What Trump Brought too

    Studying the Bible for Nearly 6 Decades as i have been
    Doing Now as Hobby of Studying Everything Else that
    Comes into my Purview too Intensely of Course Effortless
    in Ease as i do Now i couldn’t Find A Gospel Online Immediately

    For the One They Used in Church online yesterday As i copy and paste for
    The Record as Such to See How Old Teachings Apply to Events of

    Today It’s Probably Good that Online Resources Used An Alternate

    Verse For This is The One Foretold in Church Where The Deacon

    Providing Homily Had to Give a Disclaimer NO YOU CANNOT DO WHAT THE

    VERSE SAYS YOU WILL DO IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN THE DUDE JESUS

    AS SUCH AS the Verse

    Specifically Says

    In Mark 16:15 Thru 18

    15 Jesus said to his disciples: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.

    16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.

    17 These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons,
    they will speak new languages.

    18 They will pick up serpents with their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

    Vatican 2 As Led By The Catholic Church Has Updated Mark 16:16 to Clarify

    That Muslims In the Middle East And Hindus In India, Etc., Who Do Not Profess

    The Name of Jesus As the One Way to Heaven Still Get to Go As Long As

    They Find And Use the Spirit of Love Within that is No Different

    Than What the Catholic Church By Way of that Vatican 2

    Counsel Believes is the Essence of the Name

    Jesus so Yes in this Way the Name ‘Jesus’

    Is An effective ‘Sugar Pill’ For Some

    Who Brings them to the

    Real Science

    Assessed Wonder
    Drug of Healing Love Within
    To Give And Share Caring Freely

    With All Others With Least Harm Best

    For All of Nature Now God Real All Love too

    Yet How Imperfect And Fallacious the Original

    Writings are As When You Drink Poison You May

    Die And When You Handle Poisonous Snakes You May

    Die too No Matter What A Person Believes now On the Other

    Hand the Nocebo Effect is As Real As the Placebo Effect Sugar

    Pill As that Applies to Positive Believing Loving Supportive Prayers

    As Opposed to Negative Thoughts Associated With Emotions in Voodoo
    Way For Real Now too Best We Will Do Is Intensely With Positive Emotions

    Associated With Positive Words In Greatest Intent Focus Effortlessly With

    Ease the Greatest Outcomes in Life to Be Ride the Wave Stay Balancing

    Now Best We Can And Will Love the DarK The Best We Can And Will

    As LiGHT For the Best Life Possible in Love Now Yes Loving

    All that is

    As Every

    Breath

    of Life Becomes

    Essence of God Love Now

    Yet to Blindly Follow Words

    of Past in Ignorance is to also

    Potentially Die The Bible is Far From

    Perfect in Fact Parts of it Are As Dangerous

    As Trump’s Jest About Injecting Bleach to

    Cure Covid-19 Thing is We Will Never Know

    If A Psychopathic Leaning Individual Did it with

    Jest or Just Intent to Harm yet it’s true Mark 16:18

    Is Just Pure Ignorance Not Even Suitable For ‘General Audiences’

    Online Without Adult Supervision As Such By Educated Deacons In Church

    Sadly This is what Leads Folks to Believe They Don’t Have to Worry About

    Getting A Vaccination or Staying Masked in a Deadly Pandemic Credit

    Mark 16:18

    For Innumerable

    Deaths Caused By

    The Same Kind of

    Trump And Other

    Ignorance

    That

    Kills

    Innocent

    Minions Who

    Follow Despicable Leaders

    Still Shall Anyone Refute these

    Words Shall Anyone Even Answer

    Shall Anyone Even Listen Who Knows, Feels, Senses

    Perhaps i might Save one Life today FOR REAL with SMiLes of

    Course Every Day i Do this i risk losing Another Friend or Acquaintance

    Rather Lose them Alive than See them Dead Just God Damn Dead over Ignorance…

    And the Reason We Have New Testaments Still Writing Like Reducing 613

    Torah

    Commandments

    Down to Two Love

    God And Love

    One

    Another

    Same Yet Never

    Ever Leave the Part

    Out About Consuming

    Others and the Rest of Nature With

    Least Harm Countless Innumerable

    Ghost Authors Combined to Bring

    The New Testament to Print

    Whoever the

    Ghost Author

    Who Wrote Mark 16:18

    Is Literally Murdered Innumerable

    People Who Followed That Instruction Written as is….

    At Least Some Folks Provide Disclaimers In Church

    To Protect the Ignorant From What they See in ‘Black and White’

    in Front of their Face

    So i Write

    A New

    Bible

    With Zero Shame

    The Old one(s) Sorely Needs Revision more inDeed

    Yes And on Top of that John 14:12 Says ‘Go Fred’
    Just Do it Now no Ifs Ands or Cigarette Butts oF Old

    And Of Course in this Case ‘Fred’ is Just A Metaphor for Anyone Else too..

    SMiLes Dear Rue Looking Forward to Your Next Thesis on Love So Easy They Still Come..:)

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  2. Prayer and faith walk hand in hand.
    A prayer without faith is merely empty words.
    But faith without prayer is empty trust.
    We hold Daddy’s hand and chatter, and he loves to hear our voices, because he is our Father.
    And our Lord taught us to speak to him,
    And to say to him, “Thy will be done.”
    We are not the lords whom God must obey.
    He is the Lord; we are his people.
    But Jesus says we can ask anything in his name.
    So we ask.
    And we trust that what God provides, if it is not what we requested, will be even better. J.

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    1. Thank you for pointing that out Brother Matt. It is such an important point. We change by association! ….not by our strength or desire, but we learn to choose good through Him! Splendid! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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