A short excerpt on faith and the good of not knowing clearly…

I’ve been reading bits and pieces of Dallas Willard’s book titled Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship With God. The title caught my interest right away, and reading it has been good but slow. His writing is rich with insights and biblical references requiring more time. But here was an interesting passage that resonated with me. Isn’t it true that when I embarked on new life adventures I only had vague ideas? Thank goodness I did. If I had known the full scope of what was required or had to endure, I would’ve gracefully bowed out before I even started.

I hope his words resonate with you and give you courage!

“Did you really know what was happening when you entered the university or military training, got married or brought a child into the world? In some vague sense you did, perhaps, but you also had very little idea of what it meant in the long run. Had you appreciated all that it meant at the time, you probably would not have had the courage to proceed. Then you would have missed out on much good that has come to you through those events.” p. 113

“In faith also we come very slowly to appreciate what is happening to us.” p. 113

– Dallas Willard

I didn’t know it’d be this scary. But I am safe!

“Often God does not give us what we ask for, but I believe that he will always answer, always respond to us in some way. Some people say that God silence is an answer {when our prayer request is denied}. But I think that if we know how to listen, God will normally tell us something when he does not give us our requests. We will hear it and grow through it if we have learned to recognize and acknowledge his voice.” p. 105

Photo Challenge: Basically two colors

Here is my entry for Cee’s fun foto challenge! Thanks for hosting this interesting photo topic.

https://ceenphotography.com/fun-foto-challenge/

Finding pictures with just 2 colors was harder than expected. But in scrolling through and identifying those pics, I can see how vivid the content turns out when there’s less colors vying for attention. I’m definitely going to stay mindful to this when taking pictures from now on.