May this New Year bring more people to Christ.
May His Love influence our thoughts and actions.
May we allow our character to reflect more of His.
May we look to be more like Him, than want others to look at us.
May Christ heal all wounds, touch all hearts, and speak His truth to those who are listening.
May our culture be more concerned with His presence within us, than what show on TV best represents our values.
May one virtue emerge in your heart, that transforms your being into His best reflection. May all who expect Him to return to earth, realize its our imitation of His Being, that will be that return!
God Bless Us All, and may all we need to grow more in Christ, be there for us to embrace.
May this New Year bring more people to Christ.
Merry Christmas to All
As the birth of Christ is celebrated around the world; the words of my favorite hymn fills the air with angels voices.
Christmas for me, is every day. He is in my mind with every grateful moment I experience. Be it from a moments release from pain. Or a gift of trust being fulfilled by someone you least expected it to come from. Gratitude, is the beauty of ones heart.
So as these days we have determined to celebrate His birth, we must think about the words of the song "Oh Holy Night." Until Christ, the masses had not yet felt their worth. They had not yet experienced how much they could love.
Moses gave socieity, the rules in which to live. Christ gave the world the example of what Love in Truth, really means. He is our example. His Love can convert mans selfish nature, into its highest being, a man whose character expresses his godly nature. So this year , let us follow Him in earnest. Let us allow our Soul, to be what fufills our worth. Let us allow the goodness that lives within, be the beacon we need to shine upon all in whom we met. Not so we shine brighter than He, but that His being becomes visible to those who seek to know Him.
God Bless! And may all you dream come in blessings to you. And may your fulfilment in Him, serve for the betterment of all mankind!
May God Bless you with His worth.... a truly grateful, soulfilled heart!
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.
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