One small spark
One next to another
Burning away what must past
What will grow back
Breathed on to this fire
The breath that heals
That comes and brings
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We have all done it, placed a call and gotten no answer or gone to visit a friend and they are not home. If we are lucky, the answering service picked up and we could leave a message or we had some paper and a pen to leave a note.
Or how about raising your hand in class or waiting for that break in conversation to ask a question to gain clarification. Those times when you hope to catch on or keep up, while holding your question for the moment when you finally get the chance to ask.
So, how do we feel when our call is not returned, our note not acknowledged, or our question left hanging in the air?
We feel slighted, ignored, uninformed and lost.
This is often how we feel when our prayers go unanswered. However, I can assure you, that unlike with people, God heard you. The angels heard you too. And all of heaven knows about your needs.
However, what we feel is important may not be. Further, we may think it is an urgent need but in reality it is not. Or we may feel that we can’t go on without some bit of information but we can and we must.
God knows what we need before we do; as do the angels. They see the bigger picture. They know what is best. This fact may be difficult to grasp or to acknowledge; especially during trying times in our life. Yet, it is the truth we need to put before us and cling to.
… for your Father knows what you need before you ask. Matthew 6:8
We do not need to plead or explain our prayers, for they are already known. What wonderful news. We can ask, thus releasing God’s power, knowing that our true needs will be met.
If you are one to go and grab your Bible off the shelf, please note that just after this verse is what is known as “The Lords’ Prayer”. Jesus gave this to us so we would always have a prayer to say.
All of this made me think of this Garth Brooks song; written by Brooks, Pat Alger, and Larry Bastian.
This is a link to the song recording with lyrics. The chorus is the part I like best in this song.
Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs
That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care
Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers
I want to make sure that the angels are offered an opportunity to add today:
Dear ones we hear you. We always hear you. We are with you to whisper to you. We are granted to be with you. We are near.
We see the larger, bigger picture and we want to assist you with the next thing that you need to have or to do.
We want to gently lead and assist you.
Reach out, reach out we are here, we are hear
Reach in, reach in we are there, we are near
With all loving assurance we are always here
We are attending and standing by you
We are near
We see your sorrow and your cheer
We are near
All love loves all love
That is real
That is love
That is real
I love when the angels get poetic. Thank you angels for your love and assurance today and every day; it is comforting to know that you are here, you are near ready to minister to us on God’s behalf.
Thanking God for unanswered prayers,
My favorite form of exercise is walking. I like it because it doesn’t require any special equipment or training. I live in a neighborhood that lends itself well to walking. The roads are wide with enough hills to make it challenging, yet plenty of flat stretches to keep me from wearing my knees out. In addition, I live where the river and the bay come together; making for some fantastic scenery along my walks.
While walking I can let my mind wander and ponder. I get into a meditative place of quiet and thoughtfulness as I walk. I most often talk to God and find that walking keeps my mind in such a state that I can pray and walk at the same time without missing the beautiful scenery.
There is so much to pray about. I lift up friends and family members; I lift up cares and concerns; I lift up events that seem so very large. I know that my prayers release God’s love and power in the world.
The angels will often come and speak to me. They give me words of hope and peace.
Come speak to us now dear angels:
The physical body is in need of air and sunshine. It thrives on movement. The body wants and needs to move. Movement of the body keeps it young and strong. Movement of the body frees the mind to think clearer and better. A pace and a cadence are formed allowing you to be open and in tune with us.
As you move about and allow this time to open a space for spiritual things to manifest in your adventures. The light and shadows that fall upon your face that illuminate the love of God.
Dear ones what simple ways to allow a time and a space to be open and accepting of the love which wants to come to you.
Treasure these times of movement and flow; as you walk upon the earth.
Dear ones movement of the body during prayer releases the power and energy that is in you to join with others. It manifests the thoughts of your prayers out into the universe. The counting of the beads, the swaying of the body, the dancing of the soul all force open the channels of energy and love. So move when you pray and release the love!
Love, love, love that heals, that manifests; that spreads and enfolds. Flood the world with love.
A word so that you will know… you this is for you…You have spent time pondering and wondering if the love of the angels and God are for real. They are real. They are alive. As alive as the trees, alive and breathing for you. Dear one you have stumbled and fell. You have bruised up your body and your life. It is time for healing. Take this time to heal those physical and spiritual wounds. You are in a place right now where you can take the time to make sure you are healed. Yet, there is one that is very close to you that needs a hand from you. You have held back from offering to help them. They have asked you three times and you have said no three times. It is time for you to say yes to them and offer to help them. You have thought you were not the right person and that you didn’t want to get burnt one more time. Take that risk. And no matter what give to them without expecting anything in return.
A trinket, a ticket and a train; three things that recently came to mind. Know it and use it. These images will serve you well as you take them and find the clues they hold. Come back and rerun another day. You will see exactly how all of the pieces of your puzzle fit together. Yes, you will see it very clearly in a few days.
Someone is nervous to the point that there body is shaking. They are actually chilled to the bone. Know that there is so much at stake and you don’t want to make a mistake. Know that our love has already gone ahead. This is a path for you to walk today. This is the one. This is so clear. Stop questioning and second doubting. Move forward now!
Thank you angels for your words of love and wisdom today. I have to go do some dancing prayer now.
Love and Angels
I have been silent… I have intentionally been absent from blogging because there didn’t seem to be a way to join the conversation. I, along with a nation, yeah the world, was hurting. From that place of pain, I felt inadequate to offer anything but prayer. Therefore, that is what I did. I spent a lot of time in prayer.
I also spent time praying about and focusing on what I can do to make the world a better place.
Even now, weeks after what happened, I find it challenging to write anything of any significance. I have asked myself repeatedly what can my voice add.
My voice may not add much, yet, God did not ask me to tell you something monumental, he only asked that I come and tell you that this horrible event, and ones like it, is not an act of God. We must remember that there is evil in the world. This was one of those times; a troubled mind caught in the grip of evil. This is a sad truth. These events remind us of those truths.
However, they more importantly, illuminate the love and care of God and his holy angels. We see this in the love in the heart of one teacher to shield her young students with her body. This is just one example of the human heart’s capacity to love. There was great love that rang out and sang out, even to those that perished.
Please know that in the midst of the chaos many angels came to comfort and cherish those who were dying.
The angels were there. Yes, they were there.
Ultimately, love was there to bring so much to so many.
We have all cried so many tears. It is difficult to find words, for they seem so trite. Yet, at this time, it is important to pray for healing for those who survived. They remain, and for them (for us all) to carry on, it is going to take many miracles of love. May the peace of God find its way into their (all) hearts every day.
With love and pray,