It is becoming obvious to me that most people in religious circles today, don’t understand the concept of philosophy has nothing to do with relationship. Know this, that all Religions are a philosophy. A relationship is built over time and very personal.
I was recently asked if I thought that all Humans were spiritual beings. For some reason I snapped an answer back, NO!
Now some days later I am considering the question again. First it isn’t important what I think. Secondly I can speak for only myself, not for others.
I am not by nature a spiritual being, I need to first define this status. Which I believe I have done in my blog “Spiritual”. My quick answer was In my opinion correct. We are not all spiritual beings. I was not even aware of this concept for many years. I was only aware of one thing that being if I am going to have any inkling of how to communicate with or even be communicated to by God, I must first be in spirit, then in truth. Sorry I really don’t know how to tell you to do this. Remember I am talking about me here. I did not initiate my first contact with my life breather, but after that first connection, I understood that I was now able to “hear” ? “feel” ? Understand something? This was obviously not me, I am grateful for the new awareness though, even though I didn’t truly understand it.
So then are we spiritual beings? You decide! I don’t care what we call it as long as my love for my God never leaves me.
I think we would do well not to make God small enough so that we can understand him, but maybe try to expand in our inner person in order to make room for the God-given understanding we can receive from him.
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I want to preface these words with a statement. ( We are only given this moment.) There is no promise we have the next moment, day week or Year. Only one moment at a time.
Now back to the title. I envision for this moment we are in a meeting room discussing spiritual maters. What ever that means. Now I ask the question. Why are you here? The answers that I receive are as many and as varied as the number of people sitting in this room. Is there a correct answer? Not to me! For me though there is a correct answer, as there is with each one of us. I won’t suppose to know each answer, but I will say this one thing. The answer will reveal to each of us what our motivation, hopes and desires are. Study these and you may find the answer to some of your own questions. Such as does God speak to us today? Why don’t I understand what this means? I am thwarted at every turn in my search for spiritual awareness, Is there something I am doing wrong. Test the heart, know the spirit, let the Soul find its true place of rest. You shall be known by your fruit.
Oh! this test works in any environment.
Question: Do you have a cross hanging from some part of you body? How about a Tatoo of a cross on you body some where. How many crosses do you have in your home or on your car, bike or boat ect. What does this symbolize for you? What does it mean.
Did it occurs to you that a cross is an implement of death. It was used for torture and execution throughout history which you can study for yourself. It is used today as a method of attaching steep and goats for the purpose of cooking in south America and other nations around the world.
I was during the Roman period considered one of the cruelest forms of torture and execution possible.
Now back to the Question. Is the cross a symbol you really want to hang on a building or your body. If so what are you saying to all who see?
Don’t get me wrong, Christ told his followers to pick up there own cross and follow him. What do you think he was saying? That this walk is a piece of cake with tons of benefits? I submit to you that this was an invitation to experience your own crucifixion. Pain suffering and death. Perhaps some of us were a little to quick to jump on the band wagon. This symbol is not an advertisement gimmick .
It is a path to death of your life.
With the hope of resurrection! When you think about the misuse of the cross by every religion associated with it and the people they have duped into believing there is some special nice experience, obviously haven’t actually looked at the process of Christ being nailed to the cross.
Think! for yourself and only follow the God who beckons you.
Have you ever been outside at night in the pitch black night with clear sky’s? I get to do that periodically , I just marvel at the immensity of it all it goes on for ever. So many stars and planets than it boggles the imagination to consider how this happened. According to the big bang theory by an accident in the cosmos. I have read, that God spans the universe in the palm of his hand, another mind boggling statement . I find it takes one hell of a lot more faith to believe the big bang theory, that it does to think that there is a creator, and the plus side of that is that when the shit hits the fan in our world I trust that God is still on the throne, I don’t always understand but I do always trust.
It has been said that righteousness exalts a Nation. I say it also exalts a person. Not in there own eyes, but in the eyes of those who observe. Our nation was once considered a righteous nation, but someone didn’t read the rest. The way of the wicked shall perish in there way. Wickedness starts as a cancer and the process is identical. So it is with us in our walking in God.
Righteousness, simply means to be rightly related to each other and all things around us. If we could ever get there what a person we would be, or Nation.
Because one is the baddest on the block today doesn’t negate the fact that if unrighteousness is running rampant in the leadership that the consequences are nullified. WE will pay a price.
Being rightly related begins first with us and God. If the foundations of our faith are rooted in untruth and corruption then we don’t have a chance of finding the relationship we are looking for whether that is with another person, another nation, or with God.
It seems time for those who want to be rightly related, to search out all things whether the be of God or man. For God is truth!
Make sure our foundations will stand in the storms ahead.
Remember the Kingdom of God is not on this earth, but it is righteousness, peace, and Joy.
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.