Needing and Wanting and God’s Will

Needing and Wanting and God’s Will

Having now Lived on the Spiritual Basis for a time the power of prayer in our lives and others is evident. So, the question isn’t whether prayer works/changes things but why it appears curiously inconsistent, why some prayers are answered while others are seemingly unheard.

We need to be crystal clear on this point: All prayers are answered and answered in the affirmative, but never at the expense of others or if it will ultimately place us in a position to be harmed. Prayer provides what we need, seen and unseen to grow spiritually, not necessarily what we want or think we need in the moment.

When you are new to Living on the Spiritual Basis prayers often take the form of outlining, we lay out the terms and conditions how we think the request for help should be handled, believing we know what’s best for all concerned at the time. Having made the decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God it is clear why prayers of this type do not return the expected results, nevertheless God does answer these prayers in the affirmative, providing what we need though we often cannot see it with our still fear limited consciousness.

We must keep in the forefront of our mind this unassailable truth: God wants us, all of us, to be happy, joyous, and free, this life an extension of, not separate from Divine Love. So, pray expecting to receive for it is promised that all of creation is at our beck and call if we but ask, wholeheartedly. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). By trusting in A Power Greater Than Ourselves to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, standing ready to follow; though perhaps trembling, the spiritual path and necessary action(s) arrayed before us, our lives transform wonderfully in ways we never imagined. When we pray from the (our) heart, The Heart (God) listens providing what we need, in good and often marvelous ways for all concerned, for all are connected in Spirit, no one beyond the pale or outside the redeeming light and love of the Miraculous. This truth sets us free, finally and forever.

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Published by Vincent Lee Jones

Silk sheets or city streets, Park Avenue or park bench, addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives. My name is Vincent Lee Jones and I have been in recovery since September 1985. My professional career began when I was nearly 20 years in recovery and was asked to work pro bono with at risk students at Huntington Beach High School. At the time I had developed a reputation within the at large recovery community as an effective communicator and was known to some of the faculty. After the death of two students from prescription drugs I was asked to start working with at risk students, which I did for nearly 5 years. Word of mouth lead to offers of compensated freelance Facilitator and Director positions with numerous local treatment facilities in the ensuing years. As a retired Building Contractor/Designer, working in conjunction with a treatment facility, I created a construction program utilizing a workforce comprised almost exclusively of people new or returning to recovery, helping them to not only learn a trade and start making a living but since many of them had relapsed numerous times, to begin truly building a foundation with real aftercare to live free of active addiction. This program changed many lives. In my 30+ years in recovery I have worked with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, teenagers to the retired, famous to infamous, prosperous to those living hand to mouth, adamant atheists to those embracing strong Religious beliefs; suffering from all manner of intoxicant and behavior-based addictions as well as those who love and care about them, both as a member in recovery Fellowships and as a treatment professional. I can be contacted at 714-366-1725. I write and publish daily a recovery based nondenominational spiritually based blog at with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.

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