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I Don’t Have to Know It

“Certainly praying takes some admissions, that is, recognition of your state as a man. But this admission does not lead to shame, to a feeling of worthlessness or despair, but rather to the discovery that you are a man and God is God.

To pray is to walk in the full light of God. At that moment, conversion occurs, the restoration of the true relationship.

This conversion brings with it the relaxation which lets you breathe again and puts you at rest in the embrace of a forgiving God. The experience results in a calm and simple joy. For then you can say: ‘I don’t know the answer and I can’t do this thing, but I don’t have to know it, and I don’t have to be able to do it.'”

-Henri Nouwen

businessman sitting on pier

From the Day

‘When You found me, I was so blind. My sin was before me, I was swallowed by pride. But out of the darkness You brought me to Your light. You showed me new mercy and opened up my eyes.

From the day You saved my soul, ’til the very moment when I come home…I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow…from the day You saved my soul.’

This song makes me feel like singing! God is good.

Have a great day everyone.

A Shield

2 Samuel 22
29 Our LORD and God, you are my lamp.
       You turn darkness to light.
30 You help me defeat armies and capture cities.
31 Your way is perfect, LORD, and your word is correct.
       You are a shield for those who run to you for help.

That last sentence is exactly how I experience God’s love sometimes. It really is a shield against all of the messy stuff that we encounter in our lives. A shield against evil and all of the things, big and small, that come between us and peace.

I’m glad that shield is there…not sure how I would make it sometimes if it wasn’t 🙂 Now, to remember to keep running toward it and not away from it like I have done so many times in the past. The more faith, the better as far as I’m concerned!

Have a good day everyone.