As I write my daily blog every day, sometimes I struggle to find time and ideas to bring you.
That's when I give thanks for the internet and all the ideas and images, words and pictures - fun, profound, quirky, spiritual, superficial, challenging - that people have shared through websites and images. Sometimes when I have a bit of time I spend a few moments and 'store' stuff for later use. I've found so much that is interesting and thought provoking in my internet travels!
Today I'm bringing you one of those thoughts that, when I first read it, really made me stop and think.
Sometimes in life, we expect things to be handed to us on a plate. We want our dreams and wishes 'now'... we can't wait for our new lives, new loves, new possessions, success, riches and wealth. I could go on. You know what I'm talking about.
But this thought reminds me that actually sometimes we need to do more than just hope, dream, wish, even pray.
We need to be ready for what might lie ahead, perhaps to prepare ourselves before we can appreciate what we long for.
I love the idea of not just speaking, but being a listener as well. As a writer, I'm encouraged that thinking time might be important, even vital, before putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. As a person of faith, it's easy to pray words, but REALLY believing is a different and more challenging matter.
This raises questions in my heart and mind. When I pray, is it just words or do I really believe that God will answer my prayer? Do I speak too quickly, selfishly, and not listen to others? Do I give up too easily, did I work hard enough in this or that endeavour? Am I really living life to the fullest?
SO many questions ... and the answers are still to come.
Anyway, hope you find this helpful.
I certainly did!