Gary Zimak is the founder of Following The Truth Ministries (http://www.followingthetruth.com), a lay apostolate created to assist Catholics in learning more about their Faith. He is a regular guest on EWTN Radios Son Rise Morning Show, Ave Maria Radios Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo and appears frequently on several other Catholic radio programs. In addition to writing for CatholicLane. Mr. Zimak hosts a daily program on BlogTalkRadio and posts frequently on his blog, Facebook and Twitter. He is a member of Catholics United For The Faith and the Knights of Columbus and resides in New Jersey.
However, for many of us, this somewhat imperfect form of prayer lays the initial foundation of our relationship with God.
God wants us to learn something from the experience
Often it is not in our best interest to have an intention granted at a particular point in time.
We can also obtain a deeper understanding by looking at Sacred Scripture. In Mark 8:22-25, Jesus heals a blind man. However, the interesting thing about this miracle is that the mans sight is not healed instantly.
I believe that one of the most important factors in accepting Gods timing is to look at how He patiently He treats us.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding (Proverbs 3:5, KJV).
Pray unceasingly during Advent Ping.
Oh Lord, give me the grace of patience.
So often I have asked the Lord for help with something, and the answer was negative. Years later, I learned why He would not allow me to have what I wanted, whether that was marriage to a particular man, a certain job, a career path, whatever. Then I was glad, and I rejoiced and thanked Him. I should have had enough faith to rejoice and thank Him at the time He refused, rather than waiting until He showed me His reasons. His will should be enough.
Of course, when something we perceive as a problem takes place, it’s sometimes difficult to know if this was His will or our own or Satan’s, or if we’re doing something to obstruct His will, or what.
Well, Salvation, you done gone and did it again. Just the article I needed.
It’s almost scary.
I’m saving this article because this really applies to me now more than you could ever know.