“You will wrestle…”
And so it has been
it was apparently not a request
and yet perhaps
it was the kindest command I ever received.
“You will wrestle…”
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I really like this a lot, nicely done!
Thank you very much.
Deciding to talk to God on a regular basis is a big commitment. The prospect/possibility of it scared the heck out of me for a long time. Still does, actually. Is faith given or acquired? I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, and still I don’t know.
Huh… talking to God… that’s what came to mind first? Interesting…
I thought of what’s-his-face… Jacob?… wresting with the angel in the Old Testament. Not exactly a command, but still.
“what’s-his-face”… that’s hilarious. Now every time I hear the name Jacob this is what I am going to think of immediately.
You’ve never heard that before? I employ it much more than I would like. It’s right up there up there with thingamajig and whatcha-ma-call-it. For an almost-graduate in English, I’m not always that articulate!
Oh I’ve heard it– just never to describe him before. Priceless.
What do you think? Is faith given or acquired?
Given, definitely given.
Why is deciding to talk to God on a regular basis a big commitment?
It’s scary, like you said yourself. It was like, as long as I denied that I believe that whole Christianity thing, I could go ahead and live my life however I wanted. But once I talked to him, I was in it. All or nothing, kind of thing. He exists, so I have to talk to him. That’s scary as shit.
But I have faith that he’s good. Even if life sucks, I know he has a bigger perspective than me.
Interesting. Talking to him and being in it… that really is an interesting way of describing things. I’ll have to think on it.
I can understand God scaring the shit out of you though. That is something I am very familiar with.
God catches all off guard in the simplest ways! Bravo!
I suppose He does. Death is simple. Hurricanes are simple. Sudden poverty is simple. A lot of things we experience are very simple and catch us off guard.