Path to Grace

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We all have a purpose because God loves us enough to give us each a purpose. Sometimes it may be difficult to understand what that purpose is and we may struggle to find the meaning of what our life is. It is not because God wants to see us struggle but rather because we are consumed with earthly desires and problems – so much so that it blinds us spiritually.

We should allow ourselves to be guided spiritually through Gods desire for us but sometimes our hearts and minds are so noisy that we can’t hear God. He knows what is best for us, so it is up to us to be willing to listen to God. Often times when we don’t listen to God and something goes wrong, we don’t have the confidence to understand that everything happens for a reason. We feel put upon as if everything wrong that could happen is happening to you. During this time, instead of turning to God we turn away from God.

blog2Speaking from personal experience I didn’t always listen to God, like I do now. Times were not always easy because I would constantly doubt myself, in turn doubting God. It is like a horrible cycle that can only be broken when you completely follow Gods Will. In today’s society it is easy to ignore Him and simply say the idea of following Gods Will is out of fashion.

Can you imagine? Standing in front of God and saying the reason that you won’t listen to Him or follow His way, is because He is “out of fashion”. It’s not the hip and cool thing to follow God because He doesn’t fit into our modern society. That is something I can’t quite wrap my mind around simply because of how much God loves us. He created us out of love, sent down His Son out of Love and continues to guide us because of His unending love for us.

blogWe blindly follow stars because of their status, we constantly listen to music because we like it. Why can’t we follow God? Why can’t we listen to Him? We can’t let the draw of this world overcome our spiritual desire to draw close to God. When we do that, then we risk eternally damning our souls and being cut off from God. He never asks of us more than we can handle – we just have to be willing to listen and actually follow His commands. Think of how easy it is to listen to a star go on about their favorite charity, then it makes you want to donate to their cause. If we could give God that much room in our heart, then think of all the wonderful things that we can accomplish.

Dear God,

Open my heart to the wonders of your word,

Allow me to listen to the teachings you have set forth.

Help me to open my heart and ears to your unending love,

And envelop me with your grace and love.

Amen

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