Sunday, January 29, 2012

Doing Our Part

Greetings Pups,

I have lived my life knowing that God is all powerful. Not thinking, knowing. And I also know that I have nothing to do with it.

If no one in the world believed in God, He would still be just as powerful as He has always been. He doesn't need our faith, but He does want it. He requires it from us in order to bless us. It's all He asks. It's not a lot, but it is a lot.

God could easily give us everything for which we ask, but He doesn't do that. First, because it may not be what is best for us, and, second, because He wants to see just how much we really believe in Him, how faithful we truly are. Actually, I believe that faith is like forgiveness. It's not for anyone but ourselves. We are the ones rewarded for it.

To put this in its simplest terms, God does not get His power from our faith. We get His power from our faith. I think I came up with that quote, so you can quote me on that.

Love and full moons,

Becky the Writer

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thanks, No Thanks

Greeting Pups,

I'm sitting on my couch, looking out my big picture window. The sun is shining, but it can't fool me. I know that if I step outside my skin will freeze with the falling temperatures. And yet there is barely any snow on the ground.

Winter seems to be slacking this season, at least where I live. We haven't had much snow, despite the occasional cold temperatures. I can't complain, though. I'm not one who is a huge fan of lack of warmth. Still, many people are not like me.

I have heard gripe after gripe about the fact that we haven't been snowed in yet and no one has had to wear two coats and a sweater set just to get the mail. And though I can't remember clearly, I don't think they got much of a white Christmas either. But I wonder what would have happened if they did get all these things.

Let me guess. My money is on more complaining! No one ever seems to be happy anymore at all about anything. No one is grateful. I'm not saying you can't want for your life to be better or even for more things. But if we can't appreciate what we do have, why should God bless us with more? It's like making dinner for someone who you know won't eat it.

So as the new year begins I have two non-resolutions. I would call them resolutions but that seems to be the kiss of death. Number one: I will be even more grateful for what I have and have more faith as I believe for the things I don't have yet but want. Number two: I will write this blog more often. It's just been too long.

Love and full moons,

Becky the Writer