The choice is yours

There is so much dis-ease, or lack of ease, with the 21st century Western way of thinking. It is about getting more and more.  This is why people suffer from depression and heart problems and high blood pressure and chronic pain and bankruptcy.  They are filling in their holes with the wrong things.  They are unhappy, so they eat more, or buy more things.

I think there is a lot to be learned by the fact that Jesus often says to people that their faith has healed them.  He didn’t heal them.  They were seeking healing.  They asked for help.  Something about the seeking and asking worked.  Jesus tells us “Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you.” All of these require action on your part.  It isn’t passive.  You have to make the first step.

In the story of the prodigal son, he started to return to his father.  When his father saw him, far off, his father ran to greet him.  But he still had to start on the journey to return.  So you have an impact on your situation.  You don’t have to wait to be rescued.

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About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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One Response to The choice is yours

  1. Jay Colby says:

    Great post very inspiring

    Like

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