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And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

--Luke 11:5-13

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

--Luke 18:1-8

When we are new to Christ
Everything seems so simple
The path is obvious
And choices are easy to make
We think we are selfless
And will never make any real bad decisions
Over time, problems arise
We accept less than our best
We get stuck and get discouraged
The problems become bigger than ourselves
We find navigating life exhausting
Answers are not as easy to come by
We lose focus off of Christ
As life happens
Later we see more clearly
But the path is steeper
Our thoughts easily wander
Eventually, we realize we can do nothing ourselves
And no moral compromise is acceptable
And we learn to be even more humble
Our lives gain more momentum
And we find the will to never give up
We finally commit to being a better person
We keep releasing that all roads lead to Christ
When I was younger, I thought it was important to God what job I had
And I was in more of a rush
I did not know how much time I would have
I was afraid of missing out on life
I thought it ok to have just one weakness
Later I found out that we worry about the wrong things
I know now that God leaves little to chance or even our control
Just like in the Book of Jonah about the Prophet Jonah and the whale
God will not leave anything important dependent upon human choice
We will screw things up and life will make even simple things hard
We soon learn to more careful as we see how weak we really are
God’s goal is about drawing each of us closer to Himself
He doesn’t need us to do anything
Many times we just need to wait
I used to fear that God wanted me to do something very painful
Now I worry more about the pain I will bring upon myself by my poor choices
The secret to minimize suffering is to put our future entirely in God’s hands
Hear little evil, see little evil, and you will do little evil
Stop worrying about satisfying yourself
And seek to find fulfillment in the Holy Spirit within you
If you think your life lacks miracles
And you are not literally in hell
Miracles abound
Salvation is the beginning, not the end of our struggle
Grace is a journey and a process, not a single event
This is what I misunderstood abut the personal relationship with God that other Christians talk about
It is not that we earn salvation or need some special access to God to be saved
It explains why some Christians appear mostly good and others mostly evil
The Church is a battleground
Spending time with God is spiritual warfare
To move forward is to walk hand in hand with God

Cloudy.diamonds by Ben Huot

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