Often times we seem to get confused between what our job is and what our purpose is. People let what they do define who they are. In the process, they think that what they do is why they exist in the first place.
I can’t help but wonder what God feels when He looks at the world. What did He feel when Eve bit into the apple? The Heart that sends Itself to die must be a broken one.
"If I have learned anything about this deeply moving spiritual discipline, it is that does fasting work? is not the right question to begin with. Fasting is both difficult and difficult to understand. In my experience, it rarely ‘works’; by that I mean, it rarely causes anything big to happen right away and it usually causes something totally different than what I was expecting and hoping for."
I used to pray to God to take me by my 35th birthday, because who in their right mind would want to live past that, right?! As I got closer to that target date birthday, I kindly asked God MANY times for an extension on my original prayer. It wasn’t so much that I was afraid of death at that point, I just hadn’t accomplished many of the things I really wanted to...