Prayer! I certainly need to pray more than I do. There are things I struggle with……..my weight again, even though I go to the gym. Praying I believe can make life easier. I need to go to the gym more than I do. I expect to lose the weight…….so going to the gym 5-6 days a week would help than going only 3 days. You can’t expect more by doing less! A couple of years ago I was down to the weight I wanted, then I had a couple of surgeries. The weight went down, then back up as I could not work out like I had. Now I can, but I got out of the habit. I think we get out of the habit of doing many things, prayer is one. If I change one I should be able to change the other. More results by doing more.
I may or may not be speaking from a literal sense. I believe I am not……..as the door could be your mind, or most likely your soul.
If (or when) the antichrist knocks on your door, will you answer? Will you recognize him? He may knock (on your soul). You may answer. But……will you let him in? He is/will be deceitful, powerful, and hateful. I pray I will recognize him for who and what he is. I pray I will recognize him in the moment. I pray I will not let him in.
I know some never include God in their lives, as they either are non-believers or they blame him for our hard times. This COVID-19 could be one of those times, especially when we’ve not seen anything like this in most (any) of our lifetimes.
I was thinking about people quarantined, those that are ill and just about everyone, all of us. I haven’t heard much about people speaking of prayer or God. Maybe you’d say “that’s because I don’t discuss it, I just do it.” Or “I’ve been too busy trying to take care of my family”. Or “I can’t pray to God, I blame Him”. I am sure there is some of that.
I’ve thought about this for a couple of days now, it just seems to me many of us haven’t included God in on what we are going through, a time we may need Him the most. I may be thinking that way because I know a lot of the church masses/services aren’t being held…..due to congregation bans. Even that word seems to have a different meaning now. No, I don’t expect everyone to go on YouTube and broadcast your prayer time. I could be wrong about all this, it just seems this way to me and it’s been on my mind.
I believe there are materials, sources and resources on this planet that are solutions to problems like disease, literally everything we face. They are here for a reason, and they were planted by God for us to discover, use and consume. It wasn’t by accident, Amen to that!