Answered Prayer: What God Expects From Us

When our prayers don’t get answered we start to question a lot of things. But the story of the Canaanite woman from the New Testament teaches us that there is only one thing that God expects from us.

When I struggle with my faith, and it seems like my prayers aren’t being answered, I often start to wonder what is causing the problem. Could it be that I’m not good enough? Should I have spent more time reading my Bible? Going to church? On my knees? But when I look at the story of the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15:21-28 I see that there is only one answer.

When we read the story we see that she came to Jesus and cried out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.” (Matthew 15:22) But Jesus completely ignored her. It seemed that no matter what happened, no matter what Jesus did, she was determined to see her daughter healed.

It finally got to the point that the disciples begged Jesus to send her away. Jesus finally said to her that He had been sent to the lost sheep of Israel, and that, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.” (Matthew 15:26)

If you think about it, that’s a pretty rude thing to say, and it is definitely not politically correct. Had Jesus done this in our day and age the news media would have had a field day. I can see the headline now: Jewish Rabbi Calls Women Dogs!But nothing that Jesus said was going to stop her. She looked at Jesus and replied, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” When Jesus answered her, He said something that He only says twice in the Gospels; he told her that her faith was great. Continue reading

Are Miracles All Around Us?

Miracles are all around us in daily life, if you choose to seek them out. However, in order to find them you have to look first at what it is that you are doing every moment of every day, all the time: the manifestation process.

Are miracles the norm in your life? If not, let’s look at that for a moment.

We have to look first at what it is that we are doing every moment of every day, all the time: we are manifesting.

That’s right. We are creating our world all around us, all the time. You may think this is crazy talk, but just read up on some of the quantum physicist’s writings the last twenty years and you’ll discover that there is a ton of evidence that says that with our consciousness, our minds, and the power we have within us, we bring what is floating around in the Universe as potential, and focus it into becoming reality each moment.

If you haven’t seen the move, “What the BLEEP Do We Know?” yet, well, you’re missing out on the greatest power imaginable — the power to create that you have, right now.

Even if you don’t believe this idea, you have to at least admit that we are creating our lives through our reactions and responses to what shows up in our lives. If we can start with that premise, than we can go somewhere together today.

So what are miracles, and why aren’t you seeing more of them each day?The best definition I can come up with for the word “miracle” comes from the dictionary: A person, thing or event that inspires admiring awe. Continue reading