Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Keep On Keeping On

It is a spiritual law that no loss is without meaning in all of creation.
Because creativity is a spiritual issue, injuries to that creativity are spiritual wounds. [A]n artist’s anguished prayers are always answered by the Great Creator. Even as we sob, “I can’t go on,” we are going on, and we are going on with spiritual assistance. Julia Cameron Walking in This World Page 244
Walking in the Wind
All of human life is a life of creativity. Each new day brings a new creation; each morning when we get out of bed we will be presented with new challenges for which we must find creative answers.
Sometimes life is extremely difficult and we may indeed cry out, “I can’t go on.” Whether we are facing an illness, a new marriage, or the loss of a loved one; whether we have had our manuscript turned down by a publisher, received a D for the school assignment we worked so hard on, or came in last in the swim meet, the disappointment and loss may be so overwhelming that we don’t think we will be able to try to do it again.
These wounds are more than physical, mental, or emotional—they are wounds to your soul and spirit and, as such, require prayers to be uttered for spiritual strength to be given you so that you can continue on with your life’s calling and challenges.
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion, says St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians.
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.…Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Eph: 6 New Living Translation.
Keep on keeping on with God at your side; as it says in another translation of the words of St. Paul, “Stand firm therefore and, having done all, stand.”
©Judith Lawrence  

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