Apparently things are up to God

So I have been praying for my future wife and family for a long time now. However, i am still single (no wife, no family). Okay, that’s cool, but sometimes often I get impatient with God and basically think to myself: “God, hello? I’ve been praying for a long time for my wife, but still no wife–what gives?”.
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Then I think, “Well, God is my loving Father, so he must be hearing my prayers and answering them. The fact that I am not married yet, nor close to it (as in girlfriend), must mean God wants me to be single right now for reasons I cannot fathom.” So today in adoration, I was praying before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and thought: “Maybe finding my wife and attracting her to myself is up to me to figure out and accomplish, and God isn’t going to intervene.” Immediately after which I realized at a basic level how foolish that was, and came back to the truth that No, indeed, my life, including finding my future wife, is up to God about 10,000 times more than they are up to me. Hello, Devin: “For in him we live, and move, and have our being” (somewhere in Acts).
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So since things are up to God more than me, I feel happy. I know I have to do “my part”, which is hard enough for me, small though that part is. Then I have to trust God to do the rest, answering my prayers in his own time, in the fullness of time!

Could this be, the land of the free

Matt Redman, a Christian musician, says these words at the beginning of one of his renditions of “Did you feel the mountains tremble”, one of my favorite Christian songs. I intepret this question he poses “Could this be the land of the free?” as speaking to God about the United States, and asking them if we can become truly free: free from sin and living in Christ. He continues:
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“Let salvation’s waves crash on these shores again–and the tide of your great love, come rushing in!”
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Being the most powerful nation on the planet is a tremendous gift. To whom much has been given, much will be required, which I believe applies both individually and as a country. We have the opportunity to become a powerful force for good in the world–even more so than we already sometimes are. May God help us!