I understand a little your state of mind even if I never had a job like yours. I just want to give you a hug and God bless you.
I’m back after many weeks of rebloging only.
You see, lately I’m so very tired that I’m not able to write.
But I’m writing about that I’m not able to write. 🙂 !
You know what I mean. I’m not able to write something meaningful.
I’m stuck on my job.
And I’m trying to figure out how to get unstuck without quitting.
As you know from my previous posts I’m working as a caregiver for this elderly Lady. She is 97 y.o. healthy, but she have dementia.
I quit this job last year, but I come back few months ago and I promised myself and her Family that I’m not going to quit again.
How foolish of me.
I probably forget that I’m only human.
So here I’m totally burned out, hoping to find the way out.
The Lady and her Family they all know that I’m not doing…
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The question then arises, “What sort of evidence would prove the efficacy of prayer?” The thing we pray for may happen, but how can you ever know it was not going to happen anyway? Even if the thing were indisputably miraculous it would not follow that the miracle had occurred because of your prayers. The answer surely is that a compulsive empirical proof such as we have in the sciences can never be attained.
Some things are proved by the unbroken uniformity of our experience. The law of gravitation is established by the fact that, in our experience, all bodies without exception obey it. Now even if all the things that people prayed for happened, which they do not, this would not prove what Christians mean by the efficacy of prayer. For prayer is a request. The essence of request, as distinct from compulsion, is that it may or may not be granted. And if an infinitely wise Being listens to the requests of finite and foolish creatures, of course, He will sometimes grant and sometimes refuse them. Invariable “success” in prayer would not prove the Christian doctrine at all. It would prove something much more like magic—a power in certain human beings to control, or compel, the course of nature.
The World’s Night. Copyright © 1952, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. “Screwtape Proposes a Toast” copyright © 1959 by Helen Joy Lewis. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
I love You, my Lord, my Jesus, lately, I have not felt Your Holy Spirit in my heart and even knowing how much You love me, I find myself alone. That Joy You have given me so often is like a small spark buried deep that is almost invisible. I know Your Spirit is my friend, my Comforter but, I am lonely and there is a reason why.
I have been so busy these last weeks that I gave myself less time with You, to Worship You and read Your Word. Father God, in the sweet name of my Savior Jesus, help me reconnect with Your sweet Spirit. I cannot function in this troubled word without you but, tonight I will rest knowing You heard me and all is well with my soul.
Come near to God and He will come near to you.
Wash your hands you sinners and purify your heart you doubleminded.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me.
“I will repay you for the years that the locusts have eaten…” Joel 2:25(NIV)
The faithfulness of the Lord is everlasting. He loves to perfect every good things concerning His children. When He heals, He also makes whole; when He restores, He help to recover all and when He increases, He makes sure that nothing was lost.
I am a living testimony to the goodness of the Lord and His willingness to give a great life to those who put their trust in Him. At the appointed and fullness of time, He always fulfills His promises. Those who waits upon Him are never disappointed nor put to shame.
The Bible said that we have an adversary in the devil. “who walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” 1Peter 5:8. The devil is never tiring of patrolling the earth and causing mayhem. But thanks to God our Father who did not leave us unprotected nor helpless at the mercy of the wicked one. “We are His people and the sheep of His pasture” Psalm 100: 3. As a caring and loving Father, God protects and defends His own. He makes our enemies His own enemy and fights off our adversaries, forms a hedge around His children and protects them from evil.
The Lord will not allow any widespread affliction and calamity to overwhelm anyone who loves Him. But in the times when adversity and challenges does come to a believer, it is only but for a moment and for a purpose. So, when we face adversity as a Christian, we should learn from it, build our capacity through it and increase our spiritual strength and be able and ready to help others from that experience.(Luke 22:32)
No matter the number of afflictions of the righteous person, God delivers him from them all. Those who do face pain and suffering in Christ Jesus only does so for a while after which the God of all grace will “perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10
It is in this regard that I write to share this testimony of gratitude to the Almighty God. I am grateful to God because I see a light at the end of the dark tunnel of my adversity. The restoration has already started and I am beginning to count my blessings.
I was doing the examinations to become a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s of Nigeria but had to stop when I got involved in a ghastly road accident. I stayed many months in different hospitals, had surgeries and still was confined to bed for a very long time. As I was fighting for my life and survival, I forgot everything about the exams.
Recently, God touched the hearts of some of my friends and colleagues who offered to sponsor me to go back and complete the Institute’s examinations. I did, and have since passed the qualifying exams to the glory of God. This November, I was invited and have successfully attended the induction and investiture ceremony of the institute. Indeed it was a miracle to have achieved this and I give the Almighty God the glory. Thanks to Him who heals our wounds, restores health to us and removes every of our shame and reproach. I also believe that this is just the beginning for me to “pursue, overtake, and recover all” everything the devil has stolen or deprived me off are on the process of being recovered and restored back to me a hundred fold
Did we pretend to be angry about one thing when we knew, or could have known, that our anger had a different and much less presentable cause? Did we pretend to be “hurt” in our sensitive and tender feelings…when envy, ungratified vanity, or thwarted self-will was our real trouble? Such tactics often succeed. The other parties give in. They give in not because they don’t know what is really wrong with us but because they have long known it only too well…It needs surgery which they know we will never face. And so we win; by cheating. But the unfairness is very deeply felt. Indeed what is commonly called “sensitiveness” is the most powerful engine of domestic tyranny, sometimes a lifelong tyranny.
This world will offer many things that will give you a moment of pleasure and a lifetime of pain. The enemy of your soul rules this earth for a while, but greater is My Spirit in you than he who rules the world. Stay close to Me and be equipped with My Word because the enemy will tempt you and try to make you believe that I am not enough for you. He will offer a counterfeit to everything I have created in an attempt to steal your heart. I created love, and he offers lust. I created a way for you to have a real relationship with Me through My Son Jesus, and he offers an artificial religion that leaves My children feeling far from Me. I created truth and he is the father of lies. I am your defender, and he is your accuser. I am your protector, and he is your persecutor. If you seek after Me to find purpose and pleasure, you will not only be more than satisfied, you will be safe and secure under My wing.
I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless. – Ecclesiastes 2: