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By Carmen Nassaney

3/7/2014 (2 years ago)

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God loves me and is waiting for me to call on Him.

How often do we think of God when things are going well.  Do we feel thanksgiving in our hearts when we wake up to a beautiful day.  When someone smiles at us and gives us warm greetings do we recognize God in them?  When we have a really good day at work, everything goes our way, no problems to solve, no quarrels with anxious people, we even manage to have a satisfying relaxing lunch break, do we thank God for intervening in our day and steering everything our way?  Or, do we just forget about Him because, after all, everything is just going great.  Is the Lord our savior only when we are in trouble?  We all seem to know at least one person that we hear from only when times are bad.  We answer the phone and as soon as we hear them we know they need help of some kind.  That's the only time they call.  Is that what we are doing to our relationship with God?  

  

I look forward to my quiet prayer time when I can be alone and quiet with Him.

I look forward to my quiet prayer time when I can be alone and quiet with Him.

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By Carmen Nassaney

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/7/2014 (2 years ago)

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Keywords: God, good, kind, need, prayer, faith, trust


LOS ANGELES, CA - We all suffer trials in this life.  Either sickness, difficulties at work, troubled relationships with friends, family, or our children as they grow.  As I enter these trying times attempting to do the right thing, I often find myself calling on the Lord for guidance.  I have often found myself saying  'Just give me a sign of what the right thing to do is.'  Then I watch everyone, everything for that sign that He will send me.  Sometimes it's something a total stranger says that just clicks.  Sometimes, it's a tractor trailer truck driving by with G.O.D. on the side. (At that time it was an acronym for guaranteed overnight delivery).  But, most of the time, the answer comes to me in my heart.  Then I'm saying, "Is that it Lord? Is that what I'm suppose to do?" 

As I began trusting the answers I received in my heart, I have found a regular conversation developing with my Lord.  I often found that things that were very important to me were starting to happen and I hadn't even prayed for them yet.  It seems the Lord answered my prayers even before I knew that they were indeed prayers. They were just deep desires.  I was amazed as these things began happening.  Then I began having conversation with Him.  I would give thanksgiving for things as I noticed them.  A sunny morning, birds chirping, a smile on a toddler, anything that I encountered I began to recognize, all these things come from God. 

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Slowly, I began to understand that God loves me and is waiting for me to call on Him.  He is always there, waiting, listening, loving.  It's up to me to do the same to Him.  So now, as I wake up in the morning, I begin with a good morning to my Lord.  As I go through my day, the more I keep the Lord in my thoughts and in my heart, the better the day goes.  Even if that day starts out with a cold or a sick stomach, I know that without the Lord in my heart things would be much worse. 

Jesus is now so much more than someone I call on when I'm in trouble.  He has become my friend that I enjoy sharing my days with.  I look forward to my quiet prayer time when I can be alone and quiet with Him.  Sometimes, I just sit quietly with His love in my heart.  I feel lucky for the trials that brought me to Him so that I got to know what a good friend Jesus really is.           

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