Short Stories: John tires of God, and his seemingly unfulfilled promises

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This short story is about a man called John, who has searched for God, both high and low, for over fifty years, or so.

He never found him, but little did he ever realise, that so many times in his life, God though, had actually found him instead.

John was blind to his own seeing of God.

John seeks answers, but he ignores the answers he gets!

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

This well-known verse comes from the New Testament book of the Christian bible, Matthew chapter 7, verses 7 and 8.

John loved repeating this verse to himself in his mind. He wanted to hold God, or Jesus, to their promises.

“Ask and it will be given; seek and ye shall find; knock and the door will be opened,” and yet John thought to himself, “I have done all of these things, and nothing has ever happened.”

“I have asked God repeatedly for the gift of healing, nothing eventuated. I asked for truth never-endingly, I sought God continually, I have knocked at the door of heaven all of my life, as did my Dad before me, and nobody ever answers”, John thought to himself rather despondently.

“Why?”

John looked across at his bookshelves now, from where he was sitting in his study.

John had hundreds, if not thousands of books. Each one that he had bought, he had thought to himself would provide him with a part of the answer that he had always sought.

John opened up one now, at random, at a page.

Funnily enough, it was at page 62, that he opened it up at now, and this just happened to be his exact age, at that time too.


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This cover photo of a book was taken by me, the author of this article, and belongs to me, as such,

The mysterious passage that John read hit him hard with the truth!

Here is what John read there now in that book.

"Answers come when they are most sought after, but not in the way expected, unless the expected way is the right way."

"You want these healing powers in order for you to prove something to yourself, and to place you higher than others around you, giving you a sort of higher status, and you want God, so that he can show you that he wants you too. You only knock because you want to escape from your life down there."


"None of this negates what you request though."

"Healing powers are given to that part of God that can best use them most lovingly efficiently. All parts of God have access to heaven, at all times."

"The door that is closed is not your door to own, but then again, it is merely the door of your own soul's entrance to heaven, of which you have the key, because this door opens outwardly when you open it. It is not your door to try to own, because you should never strive to own anything like this. It is given to you for your exclusive use though."

"Even God will not open your door, but all other doors are also open into heaven of which God does have the key to them all, but the fact is that there is only one other door that is not yours, that is always open for you to enter heaven, as a sometimes guest, but in the end, you must finally enter permanently only through your own door."

"You can enter with me, Jesus, the son of God, when I open my door for you, and allow you to enter as a guest of mine. No other soul has the power to let you enter their door in a similar way, as which I do."

"None can know the truth except God."

This is an Irish proverb, which is relevant here, as it's leading on into my next section.

John's mind again raises doubts in his heart

John closed the book, and then he sat thinking quietly over that which he had just read to himself from it.

He must have sat contemplating this interesting passage from the book, for at least twenty minutes, or more.

Then John grabbed the book, once more again, off from amongst the many other books on his shelf.

"Let me read just that passage one more time now," he said now to himself.

John grabbed the book, the one that he was certain was the one that he had read that passage in before.

He flipped over and through all of the pages, many times over.

It annoyed him now greatly, that he could not readily find this particular passage now at all. It was only then that he remembered to himself the peculiar co-incidence of that particular page being the same age as he was now.

John always loved numbers, and he had noticed this at the time, but then he had dismissed it just as quickly again, when he had started to read this intriguing passage, that seemed to have been written directly towards himself, by the author of that book.

John turned the pages over to page 62 now. Try as hard as he might though, he could not find or locate this passage that he had read before anywhere at all on that page now. What was written there was completely different.

"Maybe it was actually another one of my huge collection of books then that I must have picked out at random", was the thought that he entertained now in his mind.

John always sought for the rational explanation.

Never would he accept the surprising truth, that this was actually God directly talking to him from the pages of this book, rewritten momentarily by God, just for him, and for his eyes only.

An Irish joke often contains more than a grain of truth in it, as does this one

John should have realised this of course, as he had read an Irish joke in his local paper, that very morning, that had been included in the column of the local Catholic priest, who often wrote up an editorial section there, in the local news section of the paper.

Paddy O'Brien was driving down the main street of his capital city. He was already in a cold sweat. Paddy had an important meeting with his banker that morning. He couldn't find a parking spot anywhere. He was due to be in this meeting in a few short minutes time.

Looking upwards into the Heavens now, he said,

"My God, my God, take pity on me, kind sir. If you find me a parking place, I will go to Mass every Sunday, regularly then, for the rest of me life."

Then he added thoughtfully, another sure-fire clincher to the deal. He knew that God would listen to him now.

"God, me old friend, and me matey. I will gladly give up me Irish Whiskey too, if you do this little thing for me right now."

Miraculously now, a parking spot suddenly instantaneously appeared right in front of Paddy, and his car.

Paddy looked up into the sky once more, as he chuckled to God, as he said, "Never you mind, old boy, I found one now, me-self."

When we try to rationalise God, or/and his actions, away like this, we often then lose sight of the real truth, and so then his door might seem closed to us then, but really we are the ones to have closed it.

Here is another Irish proverb to finish this article with:

"If you go to court, leave your soul at home."

Now this might indeed apply to Earthly courts down here on the Earth, but if you ever do end up in Heaven, you will surely then need your soul there with you too!!

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks for the quick moderation Mark, you grabbed it seconds after I submitted it, it seems!

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author avatar Marzeus von Hemelen
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Interesting.

But add some more plot.

Have John find God and wrap up all the loose ends nicely.

Like, why was God seemingly abscent?

Why come to the conclusion of God being God, when the life used to come to that conclusion seemed like it contained no such God?

And so on and on.

Good work, keep on writing good!

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Interesting comments Marzeus von Hemelen.

Of course, what's good for the goose is not always good for the gander.

We all write in our own unique ways. That's why I like this site.

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2015 (#)

The point of the story from my point of view was that God was there all of the time in John's life, obvious to all those around him, and John even knew this in his own heart, but his doubting mind always acted up to make him deny the obvious.

I am a lot like John myself, that's why I wrote a story like this.

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author avatar Marzeus von Hemelen
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Who is God to you?

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Who is God to you?

Good question, I have searched for the answer both inwardly and outwardly, for all of my life.

Outwardly, I have started from the idea/assumption that God is nothing, he or it doesn't exist. I look for my proof from that point onwards. Inwardly, I have started from the basis that God is everything, and I try to work backwards from there, working out how life would work, if this was indeed the case.

Is there anything wrong with this approach?

I don’t know, but this is how I would answer my own question.

God is love goes the old cliché, but unless you are that love, which is achieved by your jumping down from the power chase, going on in your mind, to your heart of love, you will never know either God, or your real self.

Your real self lives within God, and he within you. There is no difference, if there is no God, there is no real you, and you know in your heart you are real, and so why not God, accept both, and your life will fire itself up with the energy of ever-powering love.

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author avatar Marzeus von Hemelen
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Thank you. Good answer.

So you're saying I'm God.

I'm flattered but that's a great responsibility. No says I, let life run itself, and I'll just be the God of my own little circle in life.

cheers m8

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author avatar spirited
2nd Dec 2015 (#)

I am not actually saying your God as such, it is more you are a part of God, made of the same stuff, included within his oneness.

You cannot be excluded from being a part or a party of it all I think, that's why if we are real, and if we do not appear to be all that is, this must be only true holographically. Each part contains potentially all of God within itself, but only God is God, the sum of all of his infinite parts and the old saying that the sum of the parts is greater than God, might just be true, maybe that's why he created the parts, compartmentalised within himself, so to speak.

that's my take on it all.

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Outwardly, I have tried things like hypnosis, past life regression, time-line therapy, re-birthing, and a host of other things.

All have been interesting, and have thrown up some surprising experiences for me.

Inwardly, I have tried meditation, prayer, and various visualisation, dream techniques etc etc.

Also all very interesting.

As to God, he seems to come and go.

The peak experience of having him permanently always there with me, has been hard to maintain for me.

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author avatar Marzeus von Hemelen
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Did your past life regression really work? I've been fascinated by it but have never fully went back to a past life. Must be lovely.

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Yes, my regression session went for around five hours.

I relived every detail of a past life I had in 3123 BC. I even sweated and felt the pain of the rocks I was lifting.

It all seemed a very real experience at the time. Different from just watching a TV show, or having a dream.

It seems to be re-happening for you all right in the moment of the recall. You seem to be totally back there in all respects of that.

The experiences were total, with nothing seemingly hazy, or missing from them.

Amazingly real, the experience changed my life forever from that point onwards.

Before I was not sure, after that I knew there was more there than can presently be explained.

A past life, maybe, but there could be other explanations.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Dec 2015 (#)

I have hit roadblocks in my life few times when every door looked to be closed shut but then I got a toehold on a small opening. I remember such with gratitude but few think of God only at that time and then conveniently forget that it was not a stroke of luck but some higher intervention.

Yes, we are divine too with direct link to the ultimate but one has to have an awareness to experience the connection.

Thanks Spirited for a thought provoking piece - siva

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2015 (#)

thanks for your sharing siva.

Perhaps such a small opening, or foothold is always available for us in some way or another.

"I am always with you until the end of time," said Jesus, referring to himself as one here with his father God.

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author avatar Retired
1st Dec 2015 (#)

This thought that one can find their own way, by thmselves, is what you seem to be demonstrating as wrong. We are always guided, whether we believe it or not.

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Yes, thanks Christopher. I do not believe we are ever doing it all alone. Our connection to all else, our being part of oneness precludes this from being able to take place. We can try to go it alone, but only if we block out all else, our real self, and God included.

The very fact that I am a part of you, and then also that we are both a part of God, says to me, and to you, I think, that we must help each other.

Oneness exists infinitely so, and no part of oneness is ever isolated away from it at any one time.

Time does not exist per see, but within time, we can set up a sort of holding cell, where we place ourselves in isolation, and only by returning to the now, do we escape this prison of our own making. Something in the past holds out attention sometimes and brings this about, or and it could be a fear of the future that brings this about too. Such fear isolates or tries to do so. Love is always connective in all ways.

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author avatar Carol Roach
2nd Dec 2015 (#)

I really enjoyed that Irish joke, so he found his own spot did he, hmmm

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author avatar spirited
2nd Dec 2015 (#)

I liked it too Carol, it's got a certain subtlety to it that we can all relate too I think.

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author avatar Kingwell
5th Dec 2015 (#)

I don't think we are ever alone. There have been a few occasions when I recognized the source but I wonder how often have I missed it completely. Blessings.

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author avatar spirited
6th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks Kingwell, to be alone would be scary for me.

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author avatar Retired
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Interesting story...I would have liked more development though...the ending seemed a little abrupt.

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author avatar spirited
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks Mary, I just tell them how they happened. Life is abrupt sometimes.

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