If your not challenged in life by something your never going to amount to anything. Expect to not be enough, but strive to be more than enough. follow truth not gossip.
Give and it will be given unto you.
You are not just the sum of your life’s experience. There is a part of you that is completely out of your grasp, this is the spiritual world within. When this is manifest in your life it is for others to see and touch, not for you to get a big head over. No it is not for ego, if it were it wouldn’t be spiritual at all.
I have a question! How do I know when I am spiritual? If I say that I am a spiritual being, does that make it so? If I attend classes and sessions, or seminars. Does that make me spiritual? Maybe if I attended church all my life, or even went to school or seminary and became a minister or priest. Now am I spiritual? I have met many a person that perceives themselves as spiritual, but after becoming quite familiar with them found them to be in most cases though lovely people. Somehow though it didn’t make them spiritual. There seems a problem with all person’s that give themselves a tag of spiritual. It just does not seem to be in fact true. Perhaps I am biased, every person I have ever met that was a spiritual being, didn’t seem to know it, or for that matter even care. Being spiritual is more who they were, not what they did. Every one of them were thought of and spoken of by others as being truly spiritual yet they had no care about all that. After much considering it has occurred to me that spiritual beings are born spiritual, meaning that at some time in their life there was a berthing of life within them which grew all on its own until there was an obvious outward expression. This is what others have seen and make comment about this person being spiritual. There is never an agenda, they are never self-absorbed, and they do not try to recreate themselves in others. With spiritual beings, I find them to be unassuming, always willing to help, but only when asked or truly needed. If they speak of spirituality it is only because when asked a question they have no other reference to draw on, because this is who they are, not something they put on or do.
If we would be whatever spiritual is then perhaps we need a rebirth.
Walking with Jesus. I have both read and heard this from many sources over the years, but after some inquiry the revelation is this appears to be for the most part lip service to a mental ascent. Mostly to allow us to be embraced by those we are trying to impress. This is all well and good if the scope of you relationships, both with man and God are superficial. On the other hand relationship with God at least is to be one not walking with him, but being found in him. Thus there is to where that I can go that God is not my covering. Literally my covering. May you be found in God, not just walking with all the noisy magpies who have nothing to offer you or God.
There is a passage in the bible, which states ” pick up your cross and follow me”.
Have we ever considered exactly what that statement actually means?
I think that many have pinned it on like a badge of honor, parading it around as kind of a religious phallic symbol. Others have looked upon it as an adventure wherein they go about slaying dragons and demons. In part the second may be true to some extent, if we keep in mind that the demons are our own nature.
To begin with the emblem we embrace is a symbol. It is also a tool, still used by some when cooking a complete animal over fire such as a sheep or goal. The Romans in bible times used it as a very cruel form of execution. In other works it an instrument or symbol of death. Not just the one referred to as Jesus, don,t forget there were three men on that hill.
Pick up your cross and follow me, actually is an invitation to die a cruel hideous death, in the end beating the cross does not exude anything glorious on this earth. Unless you found the slow death of your fleshly appetite, or seeing your self ascending humanity pierced, and struggling until it is dead.
Somehow we have managed to make following god into a community orgy of false religious thinking, in order to not see the true path to relationship with god.
The bottom line is ” He must increase and I must decrease “.
Did you know that God will give you promises? Not just for you and you spouse but also for your children. In my life I asked God for just that a promise over my children a promise over my children. They were very young then, but Got did give me promised over each of my children. Now that they are growing older, thirties or older that is. I have witnessed answers to many of those promises. I don’t think all my kids know exactly what God said to me. I do believe however that each of them now have their own promises from God and for their children. You say of me now in your heart this Guy is a nut. Well maybe You just have never reached into God enough to receive a promise or even here God speak. I have, and You should. No one is excluded from receiving from God. So That means that I am not special. But I do want to know what God is saying more than anything else in life.