when questions are answers: connecting emptying restoring

 

connect

empty

restore

praying

fasting

giving

 

“Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal.

Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.” – Andrew Murray

kind of looking outside the box
we tend to put God in…

kind of turning that box upside down
and shaking things up a bit…

not being satisfied with how things have been
how things are…
but seeing beyond to how things can be

reaching out…for the thing(s) we can’t see

trusting without the use of our senses

connecting…

letting go…of what we can see

touch
taste
smell
hear

emptying…

giving…of ourselves

to those who need it
maybe even if the one in need is us

…stewardship of our words – how we talk to and about ourselves
…stewardship of our time – how often do we take care of ourselves physically and emotionally and spiritually and mentally
…stewardship of our resources – time, talents, gifts, abilities, finances

returning to the basics of our faith

restoring…

maybe the question is
not where
but how

not what
but why not

not why
but how much

not when…
but always.

always.

connect empty restore

grace is the answer…

 

 

 

 

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