John Ward

All you can take with you is that which you've given away

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

Sometimes I think of God as distant, as if he’s not there when I’m praying. As if he’s not able to be “seeked”. As if I’m not able to hear his voice.

It shows how busy I’ve become, and how undisciplined I am at listening.

Right now I’m writing a blog instead of listening. It’s the addiction of the busyness of the world; it’s the sign of the times; it’s the “temptation of Christ”, for me.

It is my burden. To sit with my best friend, and to listen.

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Anytime You Feel In Control

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

Anytime you feel in control, remember we are on a planet orbiting rapidly around the sun, another massive object full of flames and heat that provides pretty much everything for us, and at any instant, something could wrong, and while you’re sitting at home, sleeping, or at work, the sun could burn out, the earth could fall out of orbit, or the atmosphere could burst, and within seconds we’d all be dead.

And when you think you have it under control; when you think “Man, we’re really smart. We can fly to the moon and back and do so much cool stuff”, remember at any instant the skies could go dark, the air could thin, our hearts would stop, and our power would be meaningless.

That shouldn’t scare you, but it should humble you.

– John Ward

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