God Bless all my friends here on B-net. May everyday pave a new road of Thanksgiving, to lead us to the Heart of God.
Our culture is filled with the influence of the Lord that has been in the consciousness and subconsciousness of humanity, ad infinatum.
Gods and Goddesses both Greek and Roman are infused into our culture. College campuses choose icons for their club flags or shields. We elevate regular people to star status in Hollywood. And it seems those symbols are never objected to or taken to court to be removed, because of some atheists sensibilites.
The bible states that Gods favorite angel fell , and with him also went a 1/3 of his followers. This too can be interperted as part of what was to be the inherence of the consciousness of man. It can be seen as all part of Gods plan.
But much like everything that Christs Light enlightens us to, wouldnt there also be a time of enlightenment, where mankind is lead to make another choice? To see whose power he is more influenced by?
Christ existed before the earth was form. Pagan Gods were the best mankind could understand for their time. Just as Astrology, gave mankind a story of the heavens, in myths which ultimately would become the source of guidence in charting the stars for his worldly travels. But all this still applied only to the sources on earth.
These Gods were suppose to be aspects or archtypes of humanitys nature. Humanities nature, divided by the duality of his being. Aspects each represented as a god. Parts of humanities nature, separate living as a individual god. This kept man looking outward, to placing his nature upon others, more than understanding it as part of himself.
Christ was not part of this expression. His existence could not exist there. For God can never exist where there are elements of the darker side of mans nature. Christ/God can never live where separation is ones goal.
Just think of Adam and Eve, God had trouble recognizing them, once they made their choice to separate from Him. God cant live in the duality that occupies the mind, and lives of mankind. Christ/God's nature is that of Oneness. "I and my Father are One". They are the wholeness of our being. And live within a completely different set of rule of law. Their being lives as the Goodness and wholeness of God.
That's why it takes a completely different mind-set for Christs entry into our world.
These pagan understandings will never lead one to Christs fulfillment. They belong to those whose development lives in a world separate in its duality to that of God.
They will always exist. Just as black and white will always exist. Just as the judgements we place on those colors will always exist. But they will never teach us of the Love of God, for they belong soley to the nature of mankind.
We are also told these separated angels of light, serve Gods purpose. And even that can be understood once we place them where they belong..in the job of keeping us separate from Him.
It is within OUR PURPOSE to go beyond our pagan nature (survival the part of lusting for the earth. To develop beyond our egos attempt, to make us "stars" among other men, and instead seek the One true Light of the world Christ, for our complete fulfillment!
His Light leads us to understand. My question would be, what of those who still believe they are serving Gods purpose by serving the Lord of the Pagans? Do they still need to choose Lucifers deception, once they have been awakened to the truth?
Do they still need to be held as being better than God Himself? Would they, with better understanding have another choice? Could they be a part of what our need is now, to have Christ bring home both those who loved him, but didnt follow Him; and those whose purpose was by choice, to not need Him, but now may see thier egos need, is needed no more?
In Christ's eyes, we are already perfected. If we believe He has alread died for our sins. Isnt that considered His purification of who we are?
We should never seek perfection, for that alone belongs to God. Left up to us, some will always find a fault, something we didnt get right. The fear alone of our lack of perfection, only confirms to us, we are not yet there.
It is through our good Character that we develop not into perfection, but more to the likeness of Christ.
When we can no longer give another an excuse, so as not to be rejected by them. Whose purpose it is to justify our own insecurities. When instead, we can face the other, as if we were looking at Christ, and speak the truth gently, will we begin to have the courage needed to become in His likeness.
When we are honest in all we do and say. When we fear more the sin of ommision because it dishonors God, that speaking it so as to cover our own half truths.
If Christ is the Way the Truth and the Life.. We must begin to let go of the attempt of being purfect. Because it is an illusion in the sense, no man can compare His perfection to Gods.
But all man can walk the Path that changes our character. And its that we must focus more on. Why? Because He gave us the WAY and it is IN TRUTH, That we find His Life.! God Bless all who seek His love in truth.
The heart of a romantic is more one engaged in the love of love. Christ is not that. Christs love is not that of a romantic heart. It truly can’t be found in Shelly or Keats. Or for that matter, in most of the poetry of the Romantic Era. A time when flowery verse, and modest gestures spoke of love.
Nor can His Heart be likened to one of sorrow or sympathy, for that was left for His Mother to express.
The Heart of Christ is more the Heart of a Lover whose arms are like wings that provide comfort and strength. Because His wings are solid in TRUTH.
When you are held in His Truth, Love is its effect.
Not a whimpering love or the cooing of a dove. But more the power of wings that soar like a Phoenix, not as a myth, but in His expression of TRUTH.
He doesn’t whisper sweet nothings in your ear, so that you to feel loved. His love strengthens you, while it feels sweet. It comforts you, while you feel protected in its strength. For His strength is His WORD. His WORD is His BOND, because no lie can live, where He IS.
Christ has been seen as a myth to some. As a religion to others. As a threat to many. And what threatens people is, that He is not a myth, nor a religion..but rather a SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE. A CONVERSION IN THOUGHT. A POSSESSION OF CHARACTER. He becomes visible, in you, only in truth. This is the true difference between the romantic (WHO LOVES TO LOVE) and the reality of His being(COMPLELTE TRUTH, EXPRESSED IN LOVE)
Without His truth in you, your love will always be more a hope or a dream, a wish or a whisper. With His TRUTH living within you…His love becomes your ROCK.
I am writing this, for my sake. I dont know if anyone will read it, or will understand what they are reading. Its more for my understanding and expression, as is all that I write and feel. I usually write because I am filled with love for Christ/God. And to express that for me, is how I see my purpose in Him. Today I am writing as a healing of a wound. A wound I would have never felt, would end up with a lack of feeling.
My husband passed this past April 15th. After fighting a long battle for which he didnt want to give up his life. He suffered more than I believe he should have, due in part, because of iron will, to live. I dont think in the end, he had ever considered what was meant by " the quality of life"? Because he was willing to continue, even when his quality of life, rendered him worse than helpless.
I am grateful that he's no longer in pain. For we both shared in the torture of him wanting to come home, without the ability to do so. For me it was torture, because we had always said we would perfer to pass at home. I realize now it was only me, who felt that way. He was willing to do whatever it took, to keep himself alive, even if those measures, to me, seemed at times, inhuman.
So after 50 years with the same man, I would have thought there would be much to remember. What I found was, this man who I loved, loved his body more. And what I think has happened to me is, that I realize much of our life together was filled with his illnesses. Illnesses that may have made him believe, more in his doctors being god, than in his GOD? After all, he too was a body worker. So it must be even harder to believe in God at the helm, more than in the doctors we all in a way believe are gods!
What I realized is, that no matter how great the doctor, they cant give you your last breath. Only God can do that for you. And that no matter how hard you fight for life, if it is your time to go, it would be easier for all concerned , if your loved one could " let go and let God".
If not for my love of Christ, at this time, I believe I would feel much differently than I do. What would I have felt now, had I not been alive in Christ? What would I feel, had not Christ lived within my being, filling me with all the love one could need? Would I have felt differently regarding this man, who took up so much of my love, life and time? I can only suppose I would have felt differently, had Christ not been here, to fill what would have been felt as a gapping hole, a terrible void.
But all I can say is, that I no longer feel pain. I am at peace, and am eternally grateful, to Christ/God, who has removed my personal pain, and instead replaced it with the strength of His Love.
Today I sincerely pray for a man of God, who has enriched so many with his own love of God, yet had no power over the mental illness his child suffered from.
I believe, there is purpose to ever life, and as our government deliberates over the use of guns. Another example has been given us, by what has happened to this high profile family. That of Rick Warren and his wife.
Maybe its time to stop being concerned about what we cant control, and begin to look to what we can. All we can do is become better people ourselves. We cant control the world, or what we percieve as its injustices. We cant cure those whose mental state is beyond our control, but we can accept with love and compassion an illness that usually is kept quite or shunned by those families who have a member bareing that burden.
There is no greater hell, than feeling separate from the stability of Christ/God.
So today I ask Gods help in surrounding Rick Warrens family with the Grace he has given so many others, yet was denied his son. And I pray that we as a people care more for those who are carring that burden, while we acknowledge ..there by the Grace of God go I.
I was taken out of that state by Gods hand, at a time when I had lost all faith. I know now, my purpose in Him was better served by Him allowing me this experience. I know it had nothing to do with me but all to do with Gods purpose for me. I am, and forever eternally grateful for my salvation by His Him. And because I have felt the horror of mental separation from God, I can ask others to be compassionate to those in whose shoes you would not wish to walk, by constantly Thanking God, for your own purpose in Him.
What does it mean to live in Christs likeness? In the broadest terms it means we are to love one another, as Christ has loved. We all know that at times can be hard enough, especially when those we are supposed to love, ignore our outreach of love, or are even worse dont even see it. We were made to love one another. But liking one another at times, can even be the harder job.
Many of todays Christians have been co -opted by the word "service", as if that is all that is expected of us , to do Gods work. We can be overwhelmed by all that is needed to heal the earth. And as I see it, if Christ couldnt get all those on earth, on board with His principles of love and life, while He was walking on it, who are we to believe we can do more ourselves?
But just as I said that , I heard His words,"You can do all this and more". But can we? Is it our job to heal the earth, or to look to the likeness in us, that will lead us to Heaven? After all, wasnt that His purpose for coming to the earth?
I believe it is the latter. I believe my purpose is not to want to embrace the world with love, but to be the kind of person who would be able to learn to love those around me. And more than that, to forge my being into the likeness of the Beloved.
One love requires an outward view, the other and inward one. I have always believed the true path to Christ was where He said His Kingdom lives..within us. Where He said, He has written on our hearts and on our minds.. And what would a genuine response to our heart and mind be, if not a listening to God who wants us to become His Word, through our inner character.
How else can we truly love God, if not devoting ourselves to living in His good character? If not to use our good conscience? Not as a tool to shrink us in blame or make us feel lesser than who we are. But to learn to become responsible in how we live in His truth. Living a life in complete TRUTH, is even harder than living a life of Love. Thats why Christ gave us the second rule to follow, He was well aware that to love God with all your heart, mind and soul, requires complete truth!
But we have many who have done so. The only choice we have is to make our life one of service to His Truth or to the outward looking service to others. One will serve God, by learning to accept those who may not ever be quite acceptable. Or to give oneselve completely to learning how to let GOD teach us, how we are to become, in order to fully be devoted to Him ...as the focus of all we need and or want...Him as our Beloved.
As someone who has lived far too long, with those whom I loved having illness always playing a role in my life, I believe I can say...that illness can either draw one closer to God, or call us away.
Prayer for those we love, is of course a way of keeping the person whose ill, in our thoughts and good will for their hopeful recovery. But for those who are the care takers, a person who is in constant need of attention because of thier ills,can take us away from our God, in the constant need of the other.
Today, I choose to keep my thoughts on Christ/God. Today as another crisis has been presented to me, I choose to focus more on Him, than on the illness which seems to constantly draw me to attend to it. Knowing full well, there is nothing I can do, to heal or help. Knowing full well , that all the care is being given the person who is in need of His healing. And that this time is better spent on keeping my thoughts on the only person who can truly give anyone their daily life!
So today, I will give all my thoughts to Christ. I will seek His counsel, rather than rush to a place where all I will see, is a bed and my loved one in it. Instead, I will look to my God, as those around him are doing what they are trained to do. To help God heal his body. I will write these words, rather than focus on what I can not do, to help him regain his strength. And as those in whose charge it is to care for his well being while he again needs tests taken to determine what it is that is expressing itself, in his constant need for suffering..I will seek Christs mercy, for him. I will ask that whatever it is, that my loved one needs to learn during this time, he can learn with less pain and physical suffering. I will seek Christs help to understand that God doesnt give us suffering, it is our separation from him, that does. And with this understanding, I will pray today, that my loved one , lean on Christ for all he needs to understand. So that his illnesses will no longer be needed for him to grow greater in his understanding of Gods purpose in him.
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