Saturday, February 9, 2008

Purpose to Believe, Passion to Conceive

Usually there is much more to a 'crisis' than any one person can see, especially the person in 'crisis' mode. On the surface, there seems to be no logic or reason. Fortunately, our prayers operate in a similar fashion in that one may never know the mountains he or she can move in the life of another person simply through a few heartfelt prayers. This blog was going to be about a crisis that occurred in my life; however, I've determined to make it about the beliefs that the event reinforced for me as a result of enduring the event and enduring extreme heartache and pain.

To begin with, I want to state that I believe in the power of prayer and believe that when we call upon the Lord and stand in expectancy, God moves in a mighty way! People meet for specific purposes; sometimes that purpose becomes clearer only when we are brought to a place in our lives where reflection and desperation, oddly enough, seem to help derive a meaning. Victor Frankl writes in his book, Man's Search for Meaning, that suffering ceases to be suffering when we begin to understand it and are able to define it. He goes on to say that we need to stop asking the question "what is this life for" and realize that we are the ones being questioned by life. In other words, life is asking us: "what are you going to do with this gift?"

Rhonda Byrne state's in her book, The Secret, the past has passed, the future is unknown, and the present is a gift (hence the use of the word PRESENT to describe where we are in life and how we are to internalize it). Along with this, The Secret has taught me to believe in a better tomorrow, to believe that life is not what I know and see but rather what I believe. In the Secret, Rhonda Brynes writes that the universe wants to know very specifically what we want from life, what we want out of life. Once we tell "it" what we want, it begins to orchestrate the "how".

Nothing is impossible to those who believe. Matthew 9:29, "according to your faith will it be done to you" confirms this. Victory is not so much a result of what we accomplish in the flesh, rather what we fathom in our hearts and master in our minds. Joel Osteen said in one of his most recent podcasts that we should wake up everyday and proclaim that "something awesome, something great is going to happen in my life today."

Be of good cheer. I wish all who read this, the freedom of knowing what it means to live well and may the path you walk with the Lord be marked with abundance in good health, joy, and finance.

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