have you considered prayer

anonymous asked:

Have you ever considered Bokuto and Kuroo showing off their matching boxers (bro-xers as they call them) to their partners though?

omg this is good yes this is now on my list of things to start, the semester ends tomorrow so I’ll finally have time to draw :’)

a quick question to you anon, or anyone who want to answer:
bokuaka is otp but I ship kuroo with literally EVERYONE so who would you want to see him with in this situation? I haven’t drawn kuroken in a while so I’m leaning towards that

anonymous asked:

I hope you don't mind me asking, but I'm not a Christian and I don't understand why people consider vague answers from God to be real responses to their prayers. Couldn't any result of prayer seem like God is saying "not now" or "no" or giving a vague answer? Aren't those things that would happen anyway even if God wasn't there?

You have to consider that when God answers prayer, it’s not always confirmation that He is or isn’t going to do what we ask. I think oftentimes, answer to prayer is just Him talking to us in the here-and-now, if we’re willing to listen. I’ve prayed many many times something to the effect of “God, I am so tired and so frustrated and I’m hurting and I don’t know what to do. Please help me God.”  and I hear Him say “My daughter, my precious daughter. I love you. Trust me. Be still and know that I am God.” Which sounds pretty vague right? He doesn’t directly confirm that He’s going to help me, but when you know God and you actively seek Him, you can read between the lines and understand that “I love you. Trust me. Be still and know that I am God.” is Him saying He’s not going to keep me tired and frustrated and hurting for much longer. Malachi 3:3 says “He will sit as a refiner of silver.” Here is a short little story about what that means. I strongly encourage everyone to read it.

I’m not even going to entertain the idea of “if God wasn’t there.” Everything that happens doesn’t just happen anyway. Even the bad things that happen, Romans 8:28 says “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” I suppose if you pray for something tangible, like a house/car/job/significant other/children/etc…, it could seem like anything and everything is “not right now” or “no” or even “yes”. The key is to set God’s voice apart from the rest of the world. To do that, you need to be in the Word, praying, and loving, and trusting God. If you, and anyone else reading this, are not a Christian, or are a new believer, and you want to learn the who/what/when/where/why’s and how's of it all, I encourage you to talk to a pastor and/or someone you know and trust who is a Christian to help you start. I’m not saying you have to become a believer, but if you would like to educate yourself, reading the Bible and having fellowship with other Christians would be a good first step.

I hope this resolves your questions, and if you have follow up questions or other questions, please feel free to ask! I hope you have a blessed day :-)

MY ASSIGNED READING FOR TOMORROW’S CLASS IS BOOK 9 OF THE ODYSSEY

ie the scene in which Odysseus comes across Polyphemus, who is a shepherd by day and a carniverous cyclops by night, who traps them in his cave because he’s a douche and also likes tasty human snacks, and so Odysseus tells Polyphemus that his name is ‘nobody’ then stabs Polyphemus in the eye and Polyphemus starts shouting “NOBODY IS HURTING ME TO DEATH” and all the other giants nearby hear him and they’re like “dude, if you’re being attacked by nobody, then it’s probably Zeus. Have you considered prayer?”

and then Odysseus and his men tie themselves to the undersides of Polyphemus’ sheep and when he opens his cave door to let his sheep graze, all the men escape

except then Odysseus is like “shit, I’m too awesome to have this fucking hilarious jape go uncredited, MY NAME IS ODYSSEUS” and then Polyphemus is like “yo Poseidon, you know how you’re my father despite our hideous biological differences? Can you maybe go and make life difficult for Odysseus because firstly he blinded me horribly and secondly he made my sheep uncomfortable” and Poseidon is like “no problem son, this makes up for all those back-dated child support payments” and then he starts chucking rocks at Odysseus’ ship and they barely escape

~hubris~