Sunday, July 28, 2013

Miracle Don't Just Happen

Gospel: Luke 11:1-13

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished,
one of his disciples said to him,
“Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”
He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Father, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread
and forgive us our sins
for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,
and do not subject us to the final test.”

And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend
to whom he goes at midnight and says,
‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey
and I have nothing to offer him,’
and he says in reply from within,
‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked
and my children and I are already in bed.
I cannot get up to give you anything.’
I tell you,
if he does not get up to give the visitor the loaves
because of their friendship,
he will get up to give him whatever he needs
because of his persistence.

“And I tell you, ask and you will receive;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
What father among you would hand his son a snake
when he asks for a fish?
Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will the Father in heaven
give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”


Dear <insert your name>,

I love it when you tell Me your dreams. Your dream for your loveones and your dream for yourself. I also love when you come to me asking Me to help you, to guide you and to give your needs. I love the thought that you trust and rely on Me on everything. I love hearing your prayers.

But sometimes, it makes me sad when you stop talking to Me and it seems that you already have these hesitations telling Me about such matters. And I asked you one time why is that so. And you tell Me you are too shy to talk to Me and to ask for My help because you have offended Me. Believe Me, you're getting Me wrong.

My child, I am not like that. I created you out of love. And that love will never fade and nothing will ever cause it to fade. Not even your shortcomings. My love for you is eternal. When you fall into temptation, I don't look at you with anger, I look at you with love. And because I love you that much, it's My happiness providing and answering your needs.

I don't care how bad you were, because I can see in your heart a dream you once told Me - to become a better child. And that's more important to me. And I am more than willing to help you with that dream.

So remove the thought of hesitation out of your mind. Ask something from Me, and I'll give it to you. Seek and I'll show it to you. Knock and I'll open the door for you. That's how much I love you.

Loves you unconditionally,

P.S. You know what? Miracles don't just happen. They're the result of persistent prayers. Now you know why I want us to talk everyday.

"Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened."
-Jesus Christ

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