My very wise sister, Anne, sent this quote to me last week. We have been discussing prayer at length in my church and bible study so I thought it would be fitting to share it with everyone else too..
"God rules the world in constant consultation with those who pray, God determinations are wrought in dialogue with those who call for help, God is free to rule unbounded by the humanly inferred laws of finite nature and free to rule in spontaneous dialogue with us. Prayer, thus is unfathomable Powerful, yet it also places an enormous obligation upon us to pray constantly for the needs of the world. Also remember there is no way to put God to the test, and that's exactly what you are doing when you design a study to see if God's answers prayers. In terms of free will, I believe God gives us free will to choose salvation or not, God does know the outcomes however he does not allow Godself to intervene for the sake of free will. God is omnipotent and all powerful. So in actuality Christianity is not a contradiction but rather an invitation to the Kingdom of God after death, and prayer is how request God to react in this sinful world. Amen!"
-Goetz, Christian Century
Monday, November 22, 2010
In the past, I have been known to inmitate two things well. A snail named Fred and a man named Carlton. Believe it or not, I can actually do "the carlton". Today I saw this video and it reminded me how much I 1. love the fresh prince show, 2. how much I love new dance crazes...they are so ridiculous and 3. how much this song gets stuck in my head ALL THE TIME.