A: “Dude! I gotta ask you; why do you look so glum!”
B: “Uhmm! I just cannot explain it!”
A: “Just try! I mean things may be horrendously overwhelming. I dare not go ‘religious’ with you! But a long while ago, Some dude called Himself a Part of The Reason we are all here. Ever heard of Him?”
B: “I have NO time for this nonsense!”
A: “Ok! I had best shut up. Your loss…”
B: “Being always there for me, what were you going to say? But make it quick, I have a job interview to make it to…”
A: “Dude! I am up’putting you up’! And you don’t even tell me? Wha…”
B: “I did not want to disappoint you if I did not get the job…”
A: “But still…”
B: “Just finish what you were sayin’, I got to get ready!”
A: “Hmmph! Now I am really worried about you! Not sharing this! Dude have you seen me take time off, excuse myself and go into my room’ even in the middle of the ‘game’ last night?”
B: “I have wondered what was wrong! Didn’t want to ask and be disrespectful since you are putting me up! Respectfully, I must ask “Is it your bowels? Got a problem?”
A starts to shake his head and looks down. Somewhat confused.
A: “I am “led” to do that!”
A: “Easy to say, hard to explain! I just ‘know’ at those times that I need to be elsewhere and I pray.”
B: “Pray??? Dude! Now you have me trippin’!”
A: “As I said easy to state, harder to explain!”
B: “Do I have to sit down for this?”
Anything you ask in Faith you shall recieve!
Where two (you and me) are gathered in Jesus’ name, The Lord is there in our midst.
Keep searching, knocking and knowing and doors will be opened!
Inexplicable events will occur in your life when you hand it ALL to God.
On this SO very much to say!
Miracle, extraordinary and astonishing happening that is attributed to the presence and action of an ultimate or divine power.
A miracle is generally defined, according to the etymology of the word—it comes from the Greek thaumasion and the Latin miraculum—as that which causes wonder and astonishment, being extraordinary in itself and amazing or inexplicable by normal standards. Because that which is normal and usual is also considered as natural, miracles have occasionally been defined as supernatural events, but this definition presupposes a very specific conception of nature and natural laws and cannot, therefore, be generally applied. The significance of a miraculous event is frequently held to reside not in the event as such but in the reality to which it points (e.g., the presence or activity of a divine power); thus, a miracle is also called a sign—from the Greek sēmeion (biblical Hebrew ot)—signifying and indicating something beyond itself. Extraordinary and astonishing occurrences become specifically religiousphenomena when they express, reveal, or signify a religious reality, however defined.
Bro.! I told you this would take a while! Dude, let us pray and profess, proclaim and know that the job is yours, IJN Amen.
B: “What does IJN mean?”
Sheesh! Let us ‘seal’ this job for you first! Over dinner: my treat we can discuss it.
You know my needs. You know my desire for a job, for work I enjoy doing, for the next step in my career to present itself. I pray that you would guide me as I continue on this job hunting journey. May I focus first on your will for my life, putting your desires and your plan above my own wishes and wants. Open doors to new opportunities that you desire for me, and equip me with the skills, knowledge, and wisdom I need to take steps forward in this process. As I craft my resume, write cover letters, submit my applications, connect with new companies and potential employers, and go on interviews, give me the words to speak and the courage to share who I am and what I can do. Give me confidence that can only come from you, and give me humility too. I trust you, Lord– my life is in your hands. Your will be done. Thank you for being near to me every step of the way and thank you for always providing for my every need. May this all be for your glory.
In your name,
For those of you who were paying attention to our discussion 😊
More to share:
5 Bible Verses to Remind You God is Listening
• “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14)
• “I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” (Psalm 17:6)
• “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)
• “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18)
• “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
When you have a rough day at work and you just don’t understand how your co-worker or boss could have said something so rude to you, when you feel like you put your best in but you keep getting corrected, and when you did everything that you were asked but the company let you go…remember the gospel. Remember that Jesus died so that you could have life, remember that Jesus said this life would be challenging, and remember that Jesus said he would never leave you. Thank God for his presence in your life, then pray for every person that let you down or hurt you; pray that God would open their minds and their hearts to have the same gospel hope that you do and forgive them.
“Paul wanted people to see Christ more clearly, and he knew that God’s power would accomplish that. The gospel is the power to change people (see Ro 1:16), and when people see Christ more clearly, they are empowered to live and act as God intended.
We can apply Paul’s teaching in three ways. First, let us pray that God’s power may help us see the issues we encounter at work as opportunities for God to show his glory. Second, let us pray that God’s power conforms us to the image of Christ. Third, let us pray that God’s power enables us to extend his love to others. God’s transformative and creative power is upon us, and can significantly inform our work and the way we live our lives.
For various reasons, it is easy to forget to pray about the ups and downs of our work. We may focus on praying for family and friends, or on our own personal growth or needs. But we neglect the issues that arise from or at work. Yet God wants to open our eyes to see how he is able to do more than we can ask or imagine (see Eph 3:20) in every sphere of life. His power changes not only the way we see, but also how we pray. He wants us to express our thanks to him for the work that we do, as well as petition him about every concern we have. And he wants us to realize that prayer can change even our circumstances at work.”