Monday, November 28, 2011

thanks God..I'm good...


It's so easy to go through the motions of life without hearing the underlying language that is being communicated.

Every once in awhile I'll buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot gets big enough for my one dollar investment.
But suddenly I thought to myself while circling the numbers, what the heck am I doing?

Basically I'm telling God.
God..thanks for being there for me every day of my life and making sure I have what I need.
But..I'd rather just have the money in my account and not have to come on to you...don't take it personally..

Is there another way to play?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really?! You won't win that lottery unless G-d wants you to.

So as long as we always know it's all from Him, what's the big deal?

Plenty people make easy money. It doesn't mean that they don't know Who is giving it to them.

November 28, 2011 7:35 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

let's face it...why do people want to win the jackpot?
Because they want to live stress free...
which means that their current situation is stressing them out...
which means that they're not truly trusting that god has some kind of plan for them..
and that plan might just well be..the relationship that the needing god every day..and feeling that gratitude when it all somehow works out at the end..

November 28, 2011 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so...basically you're saying that struggling financially is the only reality conducive to a solid relationship with G-d?

November 28, 2011 11:47 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

I'm saying..winning a $300 million jackpot is a surefire way to ruin that relationship...
It's telling god...I want to be set for life..

November 29, 2011 12:29 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

The snake's punishment was that he'd never have to worry about food again. The dirt will be his sustenance.

The irony is that since stress is artificial it can be manufactured when you have 300 million dollars as well and God knows that too.
But the illusion is there...when buying the ticket...ahhh here's my escape..

November 29, 2011 10:46 AM  
Blogger Yedid Nefesh said...

I want to win the jackpot because it will help me get through school!
Maybe shud try it, but i dont believe God is with me on this

November 30, 2011 1:09 AM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Actually having a lot of money affords one the "luxury" to spend a lot of time doing chessed and learning.

So, you could be saying please H'Ashem, allow me to spend my days helping others instead of spending it front of a computer .screen

December 02, 2011 7:50 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

But thats you asking God to allow you to change the script of your life.....

December 02, 2011 10:50 AM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Not change it, just make it easier...

December 07, 2011 9:13 AM  
Anonymous DoTL said...

It might be easier but it's still not your script.

December 09, 2011 11:33 AM  

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