Thursday, February 9

The power of personal observation

This is not me preaching at you about going to church or anything like that.  This is just my realization the things and since this is my blog I can voice it here...

Humans are funny creatures.  You have heard the sayings; "Humans are creatures of habit" or "Mind over matter"? Well, let's look at our lives, when we go to work day in and day out then something changes that routine we feel a little uncomfortable.  It because we are out of our regular routine, out daily habits but then most of us shake the uncomfortable feeling quickly.

Think about the times that we may have been asked to do something that we have never done, attempted or even thought of doing.  In the beginning we think "There's no way I can do this!"  Then we try either because ours jobs depend on it or someone important is depending on us to get it done.  We do it, it maybe hard at first but, in the end we've done it and as it turns out it really wasn't as hard as we thought.  It was just our mind telling us that we couldn't do it because we hadn't before...whatever 'it' maybe.

It's like not being about to get going without your morning coffee or juice or exercise...we just don't feel right until we can get back to what we are used to -- starting our routine again.

Well, whether you believe in God or not, no matter how religious you are or not, prayer works.  Prayer works because in order to break a habit we first must decide to break that habit.  If we never make that decision then we just continue in our habit because it's easy.  Payer helps us embed the idea of breaking a habit or starting new better habit (like not smoking or loosing weight) to the point where the decision is make in our minds.  The more you pray the more your mind steers you toward what you need to do. You see, praying isn't just speaking to God and J.C. to ask for something you are also telling yourself, you mind to prepare you for this new habit.  Once you mind is on board most things are possible.

It is important to pray and pray often. It is important to put those good words out there and not just mere thoughts in back of your mind of the good you should be doing.  Prayer allows you to put those words in the air for your conscience and unconscious to hear and know at the same time so you can break those bad habits.  The more you pray, the more you think about changing those habits.

The best part of prayer is that they will never fall on deaf ears, someone will always be listing.