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Monday, January 7, 2013, 12:36 PM
[My Heart My Soul My God
Our Government asks us every election, what kind of people do we want to be?
And for the next few years, the values the earth believed is of importance, becomes the political agenda of the time.
As individuals, we also ask a similar question? What is the purpose of my life?
Governments choice of values, can never reflect the values of the whole. Therefore it becomes easy for us to see, they are the values chosen by men, and can be bias, and even at times, against the values given us by God. Yet they are done, with all good intentions, as they progress ,(not aways in the right direction, towards God) but towards what the world believes are the needs of men.
What we have done, is to allow government to do our work for us. To love ones neighbor, now doesnt need to include our neighbor next door. Nor our parents, or our workers, or our fellow man. We can ignore them, not even know their names, but we are forgiven, because we can vote, in the way we wish to treat them!
No longer does love thy neighbor, need to be applied from an inner perspective. Or as something that requires a change of character by the individual. And because we have lost that purpose, we can see its results on any politica partisan blog. The government in time of our choosing which values we want written into law. Uses the very tactics no man would, had he truly be a man of value! No man who claims to love his neighbor would stir up such hate, to than say, its all for our common good?
Somehow we allow ourselves to show the worst part of ourselves, to then say we want the best for our people? And as these same politicans write laws, to abandon HATE SPEACH, they use the very thing, they want us not to do!
What I have come to realizs is, that "winning" an election means is that the winning party in power can now enforce the values they want enforced, down the throat of the losing side!
And this is done in the name of loving ones neighbor!
Government does do some good. But because it has the right to enforcement, it can never do in TRUTH the work GOD asks. The difference between the good done on earth, and the good expected by GOD from men to reach Heaven, is never on His part an enforcement of power. The good that is GODS, is given to each man, as his good character. It asks each man to live in truth, the mind and heart of God. Not out of fear, for Christ said, "be not afraid", nor does God urge man by threat of rule of law, but He urges MAN by the good conscious he has given him, so that he may learn Gods LOVE!
Christs GOOD, cant be a paritisan issue, for that is the duality of man. And that is indeed our biggest clue! God never seeks to separate us, because it is in HIM that we find ourselves whole..
The all GOOD, is a state of mind, and when we can see from that state, than the TRUTH is indeed SELF EVIDENT! And can be seen as the same, by all!
Christ never asked for His Kingdom to be built on the earth. If He wanted to be President, He could have established Himself, President of Israel. Israel, like Christ's Conscienceness, is a state of mind, as well as a place on earth. He wanted His people to reach His state of Mind where there is Peace..
And thats the difference between governments and GOD. No matter how much those on earth want it to express His Kingdom, the earth will always be a place where men will have dual values, that will always be at odds, of one man or another.
Christs Character, is alive in certain values and principles, that only men who commit to them, will reach His state of Mind. And they have little to do, with protection of the earth, but all to do with the Soul that unites us to His Heaven.
When He told us we must love our neighbor, did He tell us to bring it before the Roman Government, so as to put it into law?
When He spoke of love, did He see (love) as a VALUE? And that when we say we love our neighbor, could He have meant, value him, as we value ourselves?
How do we today show we value another? Do we make use of Christs WORD? Do we know our words intentions? Do they respect others as we respect ourselves? Do we project thankfulness, for all we have in every word we speak?
Should we seek to bring His GOOD WORD to a pagan, who seems to be happy in what he believes? Or should we bring it to a pagan, by our good example, more than our words? Wouldnt the best way to bring Christ into the world, is to live His values, and keep His principles...which validate Him in our every word.
But in how we live them? How do we apply His word into our lives?
We must use His words ..when He said He was TRUTH. Do we speak the truth or do we cover the truth, for fear of being rejected? Do we speak the truth to our family, our friends, our lovers? Or do we hide the truth, so that we look better in the eyes of men?
Love is TRUTH, for without TRUTH, no TRUST can exist. And without TRUST..Love will never be the ROCK UPON WHICH A FOUNDATION BUILT BY GOD CAN EXIST.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 9:40 AM
[My Heart My Soul My God
Odd that today, of all days, I had the need to speak of suffering? Maybe its because so many things happened as of late, we had to bear. Maybe its because Newtowns pain, still needs more days of Christs healing. Maybe our suffering, is our time to assess JOY?
There is a joy that comes , when one realizes a connection to suffering. Through suffering, man has a chance to broaden his humanity. Its not misery loves company, where some people take pleasure in sharing their pain with others, its just the reverse. When a person bares his own cross, by not seeking sympathy from others, he then has the chance to gain a reward from that suffering. He can find in... that, his humanity. He may see others whose suffering is even greater than his. Its when man can get out of his own selfish obsession of self, that a true change can happen. The joy of gratitude, for all he finally realizes he has, can enter his being. He can become grateful, for that which the suffering has caused him to understand. For in our weakness, we find our greatest strength...the Christ who has suffered all things, will be our constant example. Through Christ/God we can learn all we need to know. We can suffer in His example..and today..we can BE JOYFUL that we can rise out of every hardship..for He overcame death itself!
REJOICE! HE IS THE HOPE AND THE JOY OF THE WORLD!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 8:57 AM
[My Heart My Soul My God
His Light is Always with US. We however seem to always see it better, when we have been impacted by something very dark.
The past few years has proven our politics is ugly, and for the most part untruthful in how it gets presented to us. We have been falling over a financial cliff, and what really hurts is that so many of our people have suffered because of it.
Yet the other day, something so dark, so devestating, so biblically horrifing, impacted our collective soul. Christs birth, was also surrounded by the darkness created by the lack of love, and jealous hatred of a man called Herod. Whose fear of someone greater in Heavens plan, would make him do the unthinkable, call for the slaughter of innocents!
This week we witnessed it again, by the hand of a very ill young man. Darkness lays over the land, as the joy that usually surrounds this season , has weighed heavy on our hearts.
He is always with us, in the GOODNESS that lives in each mans Soul. We as men whose lives are always looking down, seem to only see His Light, when acts of darkness make us look up! But His light shines on us daily. His love is in every tear we shed for our neighbor. He isnt in our politics, thats only a job choice of a man. He is more in the neighbor who from across the sea in Austrailia, sends us a tribute of compassion, for our loss.
Today I remembered who we are. Today I remembered that most of the time, we are basking in His Light..just as a healthy body doesnt notice its stasis, until the day it doesnt feel good.
Christ is most evident, by the goodness expressed when we choose to do good. Christ is with us when we choose to love others more than self. Christ is most with us, when we remember all that is GOOD is of GOD. That without Him, mans good character comes and goes..
When we choose to BE WITH HIM, IN HIS WORD...That means we must "keep His Word" if we say we believe. That means we must change what is ill in our character, to what is His plan for our GOOD. The closer we are to GODS WILL IN OUR BEING, the faster the illusion of darkness melts into the Glory of HIS LIGHT. Its when all doubts , fears, and lack of understanding of who we were meant to be, gets corrected and absorbed, into His Light.
We dont realize His Life is always with us. We are too busy with living what we see as our daily life. It's when the darkness of loss, the void of unhappiness or when we become sensitive enough to feel a lack, that we have the opportunity to turn to Him.
He is always there, it is our separation from Him, it is our darkness, it is never His.He has already made the pathway through deaths darkness. It is His Path alone, that has provided us THE WAY out of all our sins, out of all our darknesses, into HIS LIGHT.
GOD blesses US Always. With every breath we take.. MAY WE FIND JOY AGAIN.. IN THE GLORIOUS BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST! And may we see Him in US, as our greatest gift!
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 12:24 PM
[My Heart My Soul My God
"As soon as children are reawakened (which happens immediately after their death), they are taken to heaven and given to female angels who had loved children tenderly during their physical lives and had loved God as well. Since in this world they had loved all children with a kind of maternal tenderness, they accept these new ones as their own, and the children love them as their mothers..."Emanuel Swedenborg
What a comforting thought, as well as the picture of how Christ paved our way, into life eternal.
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 9:02 AM
[My Heart My Soul My God
Maybe its because I had such a deep belief in Christs Love, that I never felt His love for us, was out of Pity.His love is His TRUTH. His love is what makes us strong. Its what gives us confidence. When we accept our weakness, in any area, we then know He is our strength.Thats why we pray. We pray because we know He has a solution for us. And that all we ever need, lives within Him. He has told us, that He will always give us what we need...not always what WE WANT. And I have always believed, what I got was for me to grow deeper in my understanding of Him. IF we look outward for others to heal our lack, we will never find the fulfilment He has planed as His purpose in us. If we our problem to Him, and do all we can to help ourselves, we can trust, He will bring our problems to His fulfillment.
I believe pity is not truly Gods love. I believe His Love comes to us in HIS TRUTH. God lacks nothing. The difference between God and man, is just that! Christ was aware of where His fulfillment lived. He taught His disciples to believe in Gods abundance. It was the story of the loaves and the fishes. When we no longer believe more in what we LACK, we will find we had what we needed all along. When we fear the lack of money, we are placing more belief in our fear, than in He who fulfills us. Will he give us money? Maybe not, but He will give us the inspiration that will heal our lack, so that we will be fulfilled..and that understanding, will never be a temporaty solution.
When we believe others are supposed to heal our lack, we are lacking in the direction of where our fulfillment comes. I never would want to be loved out of pity. I always wanted to be love for who I was IN HIM. I wanted my life to reflect His character within me. I never felt sorry for Christ, how could I? His strength of character was so great, it could suffer for all mans sins!
When I am motivated to give, its never out of a sense of pity, but out of my sense of gratitude, for all I have been given. I give because He has fulfilled me, in that He has removed MY LACK, and replaced it with His peaceful presence.
I am moved to give, because He has filled my cup, and it overflows with His grace. When I was weak, He gave me His strength to draw from. I ask nothing from another, because I believe He has given me all I will ever need. And that His purpose in me, was to develop in His strength, so that others would seek Him as their Rock. A place to stand firmly on, in order to truly help others.
I believe He has given every man his own design. Every man is equal, but not every outcome of man is the same. We have been given what we need to grow closer to Him. It is our choice to accept our purpose in Him, or not? If we choose not to seek His purpose in ourselves, than we may be looking forever to others, to satisfy our needs.
I seek Him first, within my own capabilities, and I have always been blessed by His wisdom, inspirations and solutions. Look first to the Kingdom of God, within. Leave the judgement you have regarding others having more than you, to your misdirected understanding of LACK. For the word of God is good and true. And we must live His word, and seek to be WITH HIM, in our right-use-ness. We must recognize He is the source of all ABUNDANCE.
Pity is indeed sorrowful, and as CS Lewis has stated.
"Pity is meant to be a spur that drives joy to help misery. But it can be used the wrong way round. It can be used for a kind of blackmailing. Those who choose misery can hold joy up to ransom, by pity." ~ The Great Divorce
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