I doubt that most will accept my challenge posted in Sharing! just days ago, but in the slim possibility that you may have embarked on this path. I would suggest that you have possibly encountered some trouble, possibly leading you to one of two, or perhaps three outcomes. The first could be that you have found that it is almost impossible for you to articulate about your relationship without the use of religious vernacular. Which might have caused you to question whose relationship is this after all. Or perhaps you have come away with the realization that you don’t have a relationship to discuss at all. Neither of these are horrible discoveries in their selves, as long as it spurs us to action. Then there is the outside chance that you came away with the greatest love story off all, and if anyone was listening were either mesmerized and enthralled or couldn’t find a way to shut you up. If you among the last then your my heart. Just as you are Gods Heart. What you have is THE TREASURE of All TREASURES. AS the hart pants after the water brook so does my heart pant after you my God.
I would like to challenge you, with a task which I have found to be very reveling as well as liberating. Here then is the challenge.
Resolve to talk to others about your relationship with God. The only hitch is, that you don’t use any Bible references. You also must refrain from using any reference to your religious affiliation . No writings of others. To put it another way you must use your own references and expression as the way to tell others of you relationship with the person of God.
No matter what your religion it all comes down to this. What truly is you relationship with your God.
I hope this little exercise will start a revolution in you life as it has in mine, and you will continue to spread the truth. Which of course will set you free.
We have heard it said, that truth is relative. This idea first began circulating in college philosophy class discussions. It became one of the great iconoclastic statements of the time. The arguments were first presented in terms which cast doubt upon the New Testament statement, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” This is typical of intellectual reasoning in that it has a tendency to see no more that one dimension in life. The premise of relativity in the single dimension sense is correct. Truth is relative. We’ve heard this before. It all boils down to this: truth is how we each perceive it. However there are other dimensions in life that we need to take into account. One of these dimensions is that of which those with heightened spiritual senses are very aware. In the spiritual world, truth is a constant. It is very much the same as the truth/law of gravity. It is a fact that the law of gravity is immutable. We can defy it for a moment, but ultimately, what goes up must eventually come down, as seen in the fact that our satellites eventually returning to earth. We can juggle words in any fashion that we like, the meaning will eventually correct itself, because truth will always be truth. It is a marvelous thing, our mind, and we should use it to decipher truth always, with understanding, and not with dogma. After all, truth is always relatively relevant, when spoken from the heart.
I read a post recently, a family member was writing about how failure seemed to be his lot in life. Well he is only eighteen years old so we know that will change and something new will take its place.
I would like to address the concept of failure, which most commonly is described as falling short of accomplishing a goal.
It is in my experience, something quite different, though it feels much the same at first thought. I have discovered however that failure is actually a disguise, cleverly placed in such a way to give us a choice. We can either go on to something new, or we can step up and find that is actually a rung in a ladder which will lead us to a new plane of life and experience. Truth be told if I go on to something new I will come full circle and find failure once again hiding in the path to success.
Perception is very important in our walk, we usually need to slow down and carefully consider my plight, it is there I will learn to embrace what ever comes my way with open arms there by gaining new levels of experience and understanding.
This said I say now there are no failures, Only opportunities in life so chin up we will discover soon what new thing is in store for us.
When a person stands at the edge of the great chasm of life and death they are truly abandoned, it is here that one must do nothing but rest in the arms of the one in whom they trust. No options as one can not save themselves, it is left to the hands of those sent to surround you with love, and healing power. If we are not pushed over then we’re caught up and carried away to piece.
It is amazing how many things that were so important to us, seem to just not matter at all after we have a brush with death.
It is precious how that which is truly important is all that matters. Love for Life, for Family and for Friends. and appreciation for the gifted angels that took part in your rescue. That would be all the spiritual energy sent to surround me as well as the huge staff of personal who work feverishly around the clock to ensure that you survive.
Observation or some religious activity reminds me of a very familiar story of my youth.
That Story is the Man from La Mancha. Don Quixote. If you’re at all familiar with the story, you will no doubt recognize similarities in certain parties of the religious devotes as well as some government minded groups seemingly on the news constantly declaring, the attack of a great monster that will consume our country and all it stands for. We see both these groups as well as individuals mounting their trusty horses and riding off to flail away at the windmills on the hill not for a minute understanding that it is a historic place, and is not a giant invader from outer space. As with Don Quixote they are without their senses, quite insane, but to be forgiven for their inability to grasp that the windmill is merely an allusion and they are brandishing their swords and spears only to continually flail away at an enemy that isn’t moved at all by their silly gestures.
Might it be suggested that neither is defending our country, but simply beating the wind.
I can’t speak to the politicians, but to those of the Spiritual persuasion, Might I suggest that your desire for the Kingdom of God though real is not and never has been of this world. Perhaps our attention could be better placed on securing our anchor so to speak in the waters of the Kingdom of God and build there and stop wasting time trying to keep afloat a sinking ship. This world has its own Gods, shall we leave these misguided efforts to them and seek our place with God.