Thoughts That Disturb?
Posted 28 November 2017 - 03:49 AM
Thoughts that disturb and trouble us seldom come from God. It is generally best to put them away, and throw ourself, with increased trust in Him and mistrust of self, at His feet. And never forget, amid whatever may befall you, -- dryness, coldness, desolation, and disappointment, consciousness of many faults, and of great weakness, and want of faith, -- that where love is, there God is sure to be. He never yet has suffered any soul to fall wholly from Him which, amid all it's frailties and falls, clings to Him in love.
by H.L. Sydney Lear, Joy and Strength.
Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:25 AM
by Henri J.M. Nouwen, Called to Life, Called to Love
When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Pray then in this way:. Our Father in Heaven...
Our minds are always active. We analyze, reflect, daydream or dream.
There is not a moment during the day or night when we are not thinking. You might say our thinking is "unceasing." Sometimes we wish that we could stop thinking for awhile; that would save us from many worries, guilt feelings and fears. Our ability to think is our greatest gift, but it is also the source of our greatest pain. Do we have to become victims of unceasing thoughts? No, we can convert our unceasing thinking into unceasing prayer by making our inner monologue into a continuing dialogue with God, who is the source of all love.
Let's break out of our isolation and realize that Someone who dwells in the center of our beings wants to listen with love to all that occupies and preoccupies our minds.
O Holy Spirit, convert my never-ending flow of thoughts into prayer.
Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:26 PM
Our thoughts - I try to have a continual thankfulness in my thoughts and then confusion and errant thoughts don`t have much time to lodge.
Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:33 PM
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