Posted by: Lisa | November 27, 2011

Visits From God

Today, I heard a great homily (Catholic version of a sermon) about inviting God into our lives and making room for Him.  It’s certainly true that many people don’t even bother to invite God in and don’t care.  But what about us seekers who long for some kind of connection to God? 

God has a way of showing up when we least expect Him.  On the other hand, sometimes we call and call to Him – but He never seems to answer.  In both cases, we need to be sure that we’re truly making room for Him in our lives.

Are we setting aside time to be in silence and solitude where it’s easier to hear the voice of God within us?  Do we meditate on God?  Do we pray, not just for ourselves when we want something or in petition for loved ones – but in thanksgiving and praise?

I say I’m a true believer in the power of prayer and meditation, but if I’m honest with myself, I admit I don’t always make time to commune with God.  It’s a simple thing, yet I allow life to be complicated and distracting.

My problem is that I often feel disappointed with God and life.  This keeps me from even trying to connect with Spirit.  But I want to do better!

John and I just started reading a book by Ronald Rolheiser called, The Shattered Lantern: Rediscovering a Felt Presence of God.  He talks about how even believers and followers of organized religion seem to live their lives as if God doesn’t exist because they never actually sense His presence. 

As John and I read and spend more time in prayer/meditation, I’ll be sure to share any insights on this blog.  May we all long for God and know how to entertain Him in our hearts!

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