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Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:23 pm
by Arus
A question has been asked - how do you find your way to an invisible Papa, in the midst of your pain?

Anyone?

Personally, my "go to" place to find Papa is in nature. When I really need him badly, and can't seem to find Him, I go to my local nature reserve. I walk and walk and walk, then I find a bench far away from any other people, and just sit. He always, always finds me.

Re: Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:45 pm
by Doggie
Seek and you will find.
Going into nature and stopping to let God find you is a great way, sometimes not possible or practical.
For me I sometimes just have to stop and ask God to open my eyes and my heart to see Him in the beauty around me.

Stop and know that I am God.

Re: Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:18 pm
by Arus
Doggie wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Going into nature and stopping to let God find you is a great way, sometimes not possible or practical.
That's why I said "personally" :)

Re: Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:01 pm
by Doggie
Sorry, didn't mean to come across as saying you were wrong. I go into mountains myself. Jesus pulled away from the crowds to go into nature so I would say your example is really good.

Re: Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:45 am
by Arus
No sorry needed :)

Re: Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:52 pm
by Jewelia
Peni and Doggie, I am with you...nature is where Papa God and I really connect. I am so blessed to be living an hour away from the Canadian Rockies. In the song, Our God Reigns, there is a line that begins...How lovely are the mountains of the feet of Him...which is taken from Isaiah 52:7. Seeing the beauty and majesty of these mountains portray God's awesomeness in a very tangible way.

Re: Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:43 pm
by Arus
Okay, we are all in agreement about nature. But then, what does a person do if they are not in a position to escape into nature?

Re: Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:14 pm
by Doggie
As Jesus tells Mack in the book, He finds us. When we look for God He reveals himself to us. I think so often we feel we have to do the work and follow certain procedures, instead of just allowing God to be God.

Re: Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:19 pm
by Judy
People in prison connect with Papa. You just need to close yourself off from the noise and activity of the world to feel His presence.

Re: Finding your way to Papa

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:32 pm
by Arus
Doggie wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:14 pm
we feel we have to do the work and follow certain procedures, instead of just allowing God to be God.
Spot on! I totally agree!
Judy wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:19 pm
You just need to close yourself off from the noise and activity of the world to feel His presence.
Agreed!

Thank you both.