Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday, 4th Week: Looking for the Signs…

Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” – John 4:23-54

To love someone is to think of that person and we raise our minds to remember the One who loves us most. We establish a loving, familiar God, who holds us in the palm of His gentle hand. It is the practice of the presence of God becoming a habitual state of the soul, an openness to the Divine One who surrounds us in our busy lives.

In moments of suffering, it is difficult to see God in our life. We may ask ourselves, “Where is God?” and “Why me?” We overshadow our situations and feelings. We let go and look at our worries. However, we are not alone, Jesus is struggling with us. Nothing goes unnoticed by Him or His Father. Through Jesus’ spirit who is in all of us, we can hope for peace. We must allow ourselves to become vulnerable and trusting of God to see beyond our troubles.

The goal of prayer is not thoughts about God, but a living, breathing encounter with God. It is freely expressing what has deeply moved us and conveying our genuine need for Him. Through our encounters, relationships and daily interactions, we must look for the signs to allow us to find His presence. It can be a phone call, smile or reassuring embrace…God is everywhere. By seeing with our eyes and ears along with an open heart, there becomes a simplification and familiarity with God. In its simplicity, it brings together life and prayer in one unending conversation.

Lord, I am listening…speak to me.

reflected by Tam Lontok

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