Loud and Clear

Have you heard about the man who begged God for years to allow him to win the lottery? Every day he got down on his knees and shouted to heaven, “Please let today be the day I win!” After a year of no response, he went to his teacher to ask what he was doing wrong. His teacher asked him, “Did you buy a ticket?”  It’s a great place to be when you recognize the existence of the Creator and learn how to humbly ask for help.  But the secret to getting your prayers answered is this,”God translates our prayers based on our actions.” (Karen Berg, Simple Light)

 

Today, do an act of random kindness (especially for someone you don’t like.) Resist the temptation to judge people.  Go out of your way to help a coworker.  Cross the street to help a stranded stranger.  Listen closely to someone you normally drown out.  Grab hold of the infinite gifts to help people that the Light throws at you every moment of the day, and open them with gratitude.  Every positive action, every restriction, every conscious effort to emulate the attributes of the Light will ensure that your prayers are heard, loud and clear.”

 

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After receiving this last week I immediately thought of the parable of the man in a flood situation.  I’m sure we’ve all heard the story:
A man is in a flash flood and his neighbor stops and offers a ride to safety.
The man declines, saying God will provide

 

A short time later, with the flood waters rising, a boater stops and again offers a ride.
The man declines, saying God will provide

 

Now, the man is on his roof and he sees a helicopter hovering above him.  The pilot begs him to take the rope he has hung out.

 

Again, the man declines, saying God will provide.  When the flood waters came over the roof and caught the man by surprise, he drowned.

 

Upon reaching Heaven, the man looked at God and said:
God, why did you not save me? I believed in you with all my heart. Why did you let me drown?” God replied, “I sent you a pick-up truck, a boat and a helicopter and you refused all of them. What else could I possibly do for you?”

 

In other words, God provides but we MUST still do some of the work.  God provides for those who do the work.  If we don’t put some effort into what we want, then HE may think:
Well, this person must NOT really want that.  HE answers us but only by watching our actions.  So the next time you’re wanting something, the next time you ask for a gift, make sure to show HIM that you REALLY want what you are asking for.

 

What is stated in the second paragraph is just as important.  If God/The Divine/Source sees you acting kindly, helping someone who needs you, not being judgmental, if you are full of light, full of faith, full of spirit, that is your opportunity to spread some of your light, some of your faith to others who are lacking.  When you do this:
God will smile down on you.
God will spread HIS gifts in abundance to you.

 

You remember the adage:
You have to give to get.

 

If you have gifts that were bestowed on you and you don’t share them then you may very well be seen as someone who doesn’t want more.  You can’t take it with you, so if you have abundance you should share what you have.  I will leave with you the last passage of the above message:

Every positive action, every restriction, every conscious effort to emulate the attributes of the Light will ensure that your prayers are heard, loud and clear.

 

Ruminate on that and if you are not living the message, it isn’t too late to change.  It is NEVER too late to change.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Loud and Clear

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