Through these actions it is observed that Daniel didn’t rush into his prayer, he took his time, “Daniel’s prayer-petition for divine mercy and favor was no empty formulaic prayer. His prayer was genuine, as evidenced by grief as if from the edge of the grave” (McLain 274). Daniel begins his prayer by addressing God being personal, powerful, and great: “He acknowledges God’s greatness because it will take a great God to accomplish what Daniel is about to request. He appeals to God’s personality because it will take a personal God to listen to the confession of multiple offenses and to react with mercy and grace” (McLain 277). Daniel ends his prayer with “Lord, listen!
The reminder is that they are incredibly blessed, but spiritually. D. This is to remind us that we are blessed in ways that the world around us will never understand. E. As Christians, we need to understand what the Lord has done for us! F. Notice the words “In Christ” or “In Him” as we study. 2.
You see this is the amazing part of God’s plan that we are not enemies but we join together with Christ as new people. Verse five states the mystery had been hidden. No one ever knew anything about it until Paul. The prophets in the Old Testament knew many things but didn’t know this. You see this news was ground-breaking that even angles were amazes.
It is about man’s life is a continuous seeking of god and finding him by sharing and love with other men. His teachings reveals that the deepest level of communication is not a communication but communion. By linking the happiness to pray he describes it as a the only men in the world happy are the ones who know how to pray. He described that holiness can be achieved when one lives life in its fullness in conscious union with the living god. He considered spiritual life as a goodness of god in his life and must enter into an intimate relationship with him since the fulfillment of his destiny can only be found in him.
Young Elie Wiesel spent his time studying the Talmud and dreamt to one-day study the Cabala. Throughout the novel we learn about his experience as a young Jewish boy fighting between life and death everyday as a victim of the Holocaust. During his time in the concentration camp, where he is incarcerated with his father, he witnesses things that he had never experienced before, both emotionally and mentally. In this novel, Wiesel along with many other Jewish people lose their faith in God and Wiesel realizes that when people are faced with protecting their own mortality, they abandon their morals and values. Night shows us what the Holocaust did not only to the Jewish people, but also to humanity.
In the novel, Eliezar also questioned his faith several times but always turned back to putting his trust in God because he knew what was right. When I go through similar conflicts I always try to turn back to who brought me this far and try to reassure my faith just as Eliezar
5. The Confessions is the story of Augustine 's return to God, so it is appropriate that story should begin with Augustine 's tribute of praise to the God he loves. In making a confession of praise, Augustine says, God is as close to him as his own life and experiences, always working for Augustine 's good, even when Augustine is unable or unwilling to recognize that truth. Throughout his youth when he lived a dissipated life of sin, and drifted away from the Church, it may have looked like God was hidden; however he was very much present within the lives of those interacting with Augustine on a daily basis. Many people who helped God be present in Augustine’s life include his mother, St. Monica, his friends, Alypius, Nebridius, Ponticianus, Victorinus and Simplicanus, as well as St. Ambrose.
A Light bulb flashed in my mind. I just randomly opened the Bible two times, and God showed me two Bible verses that helped and encouraged me spiritually. I was so desperate-- I wanted to overcome the fear and depression. God gave me Romans 8:28 and Isaiah 41:10. In Romans 8:28 it said, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” In Isaiah 41:10 it said “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I could feel God’s voice-- soft and pleasant.
Pentecost The Holy Spirit started to guide and influence the church at pentecost, and it continues to guide to this day. The Holy Spirit guides the apostles to preach the good news. The Church would be lost without the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In Church history there are many instances where the Holy Spirit guides people to make the right decision. Many people decide to set aside the Holy Spirit in there lives.
He sought out opportunities to grow and strengthen his faith. His family encouraged him to maintain a religious education. He went far past expectations into the study, even defying his father in order to do so. When asked why he prayed, he responded, “Why do I pray? Strange question.
As I see it Wiesel is trying to say that when he remembers what has happened to him so far, he feels hopless. But because he remembers, he must not feel hopeless. Memory is power and it will save humanity and in this case the Jews. In the book Wiesel shares his memory of many people warning the Jews about the coming of the Nazis, which the Jews didn 't believe in and act upon. These mistakes of neglection caused them to loose their loved ones.
Faith is such an important part of life. It is the drive, the motive to live, to breathe, to feel. When faith is lost, so is the reason to exist; life is lost in oblivion. Faith is a truly powerful weapon and as the story of Eliezer 's life during the Holocaust is played out through this book, a first-hand perspective is gained of what someone can do to cause questioning of faith and how people respond, whether by strengthening faith or losing it entirely. Eliezer is hit with every hard trial imaginable within a year of his life and eventually withers and hardens into this completely new person than the boy he was when he first stepped into that cattle car expelling him from Sighet, his home, and life.
… Because in his great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death…” (Wiesel, 67). Elie acknowledges that he no longer wants to believe in God because he concluded that God is the reason that the Jews are in the circumstance they are in. This is another reason individuals might think Elie is showing lack of spiritual stamina during the Holocaust because Elie begins to consider why he should believe in God when He has created such terrible things throughout the world. On the other hand, Wiesel explains, “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this God in
Why did I breathe?” (Wiesel 34). Based on this indication, it is obvious that the writer believes in the need for every individual to pray to God constantly and trust in Him at all times. Eliezer believes that praying to God faithfully should be at the core of everyone’s existence. By showing his unconditional love for God, who is all-powerful and kind, Eliezer is of the opinion that his life would be meaningless if he did not have faith in this divine being. Nonetheless, his deep-rooted faith is challenged following the occurrence of the Holocaust.