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Spiritual Life: Continue to make requests to God

PUBLISHED: 17:26 27 September 2017

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Who would not be moved by what we have seen and heard happening around us in the past few weeks?

Images of earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorism, ethnic cleansing have been brought to us with immediacy and in striking detail.

What can we do besides being passive, hand-wringing onlookers at devastation, destruction and despair?

As people of faith, we are inherently agents of change. The presence of the spirit of God within us transforms us as individuals and is supposed to flow from our innermost beings (as) springs and rivers of living water, transforming our environment and the lives of everyone with whom we come into contact.

As spiritual change agents, we have a number of tools at our disposal to effect change in our homes, workplaces, schools, businesses and communities.

We are able to bless others; we give of our time, talents and treasures generously; we see opportunities where others see impossibilities; we have few regrets as we are always reaching forward to what lies ahead and we refuse to be paralysed by our imperfections because we are reliant on God’s grace.

We are all vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters yet the Bible instructs us to not fret or have anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by praying and petitioning (definite requests), with thanksgiving, we should continue to make our requests known to God. And God’s peace, which passes understanding will guard our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.


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