Good afternoon, Jesus. Thank You for this day. Thank You for all of the blessings that You continuously rain down on me, my family, and my friends. Thank You! Thank You for showing us who we are, and what we are capable of. Thank You! Thank You for helping me work through all the “things” that I believe You are leading me to work through, to better understand who I am. Thank You! I have dedicated this day to You, and I have asked You to give me the words to those that I meet today, and I believe You have and will continue to do so. I thank You for reminding me to ask for my daily bread and to not be anxious or worried about what will happen tomorrow. Thank You, Jesus. Praise You, Lord! Bless You, Lord Jesus. I ask that everything that happens the rest of this day is glorifying to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
I’ve taken a couple of weeks off from writing, but the info coming in has continued. I’ve been given a lot to process; I’m continuing with the small group I’m attending that is working through THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND by Joyce Meyer, also doing a couples study on MERE CHRISTIANITY by C.S. Lewis, finished JESUS by Deepak Chopra, reading through SOUL CRAVINGS by Erwin Raphael McManus, watching videos from Alan Watts, among others, including listening to the audiobook of BEHOLD A PALE HORSE by William Cooper. I share all of this with you so that maybe you can get a better understanding of where I’m coming from in this post. Before I go any further, I am reminding you that I speak from no authority, this is an online journal that I have made public in hopes that it will help someone, even if it’s just one person, to know that they are not alone. Whether my thoughts are the same as yours, similar to yours, or you’ve just had feelings that the things you’re thinking go against much of what you’ve been taught so they must be coming from your adversary, satan, the father of lies, I hope you will start asking some of the questions that I’ve started asking; do I believe what I believe because I’ve been programmed to believe or have I asked the questions that will help me to be better understand what it is that I believe? I think that what I am learning is that we as humans put limits on who we think God is, or who He can be. I’m learning that it doesn’t necessarily matter what you choose to call God, whether you use the word God like I do to understand who I’m speaking of, or if it’s a higher power, the universe, etc. This higher power, the universe, my God, is love and everything that has been created by Him, is for us! It has been created to remind us of who we are, and who we are to Him! He loves us! He wants us to remember, but we’ve been given the free will to not remember as well. This ability to not remember allows us to experience everything that we could want to experience on this earth. The sweet just isn’t as sweet without the bitter, how do we know what happiness is without experiencing sadness? How do we know what true love is without experiencing loss or the grief which is a byproduct of loss? As I’m reading through Mere Christianity I was alerted that some of the things that I was being led to fell under the label of Pantheism. I am thankful that I didn’t continue reading Mere Christianity until I had a few weeks to work through some of the things that I had been led to. C.S. Lewis states that there is the belief of a God that transcends good and evil which falls under the label of Pantheism and then he continues to describe the contrary which he states is the Christian belief. My question is, if we’re not supposed to judge others, why are we so good at it? I’ll exclude you because maybe you’ve already learned this lesson and I’ll say, why have I been so good at judging? I mean to say that I was good at judging, if you were to bring someone in front of me and I thought based on what I knew or had been told about their life I could give you a pretty good idea of where they ended up or would end up after death, I’m embarrassed to say this, but unfortunately I didn’t have only one conversation like this over my lifetime. All of this to say that I had a hard time when C.S. Lewis said, it’s either this or that. Why can’t it be a combination of both? Maybe he’ll go into that as I read more, but this is where I’m at right now. It’s either that God is the universe and if the universe ceases to exist, He ceases to exist, or He’s the Creator, He painted a painting and therefore He can’t be part of the painting? Why do we put limits on who God is or who God can be? God is God, right? That means He can do whatever He wants to, to accomplish His plan. And while we have been given free will to judge God, we are welcome to do so and be even more amazed when we close our eyes for good and no longer seek what this earth has to offer, get off the cycle and become one, just as Jesus and God are one, according to the Gospel of John. Spread love, not judgment, melt the walls of the kingdom of satan, expose him for the father of lies he is, and step back and watch the battle of all battles be won! -A humble warrior in God’s army
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed by Your Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, Amen. -The Lord’s prayer