Thank You, Jesus, for this day! Thank You for the many blessings You’ve provided for us, and all the ways that You continue to provide for us. Please continue to make us more aware that we have everything we need all of the time if only we can have eyes to see and realize that what we resist in our lives continues to persist in our lives. Thank You, Jesus. Holy Spirit, I ask that You use me to pray for the needs of those I know and of those that I don’t know, You know all, You see all, and You know what each of us needs at any given moment. I plead the blood of Jesus over my life, my family, my friends, my co-workers, and over each and every one of Your people. I ask for Your continued protection, Your hedge of protection that You place around each and every one of us. I ask that You continue to remove and destroy the enemy from within and from all around us, Lord. I ask that You provide each and every one of us with Your peace, a peace that surpasses any kind of worldly understanding. I ask that You show me the truth, that You give me Your Spirit, Your wisdom, Your understanding. I ask all of these things in Your mighty, holy, and precious Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
What is truth? The world would have me believe that what I can prove logically, with evidence, is the truth. Is that the only way I can know the truth? What about a fictional novel, can there be any truth in a fictional novel? The Bible, if it can be proven historically accurate, is that the only thing that would make it true? Can truth be present in an allegory? I’m continuing to read Friendship With God by Neale Donald Walsch and something was shared regarding our creative abilities, and how thinking is a slower form of creation than being. Is that true? Can it be tested? Do I want to think about who it is that I want to be or do I just start being who it is that I want to be? Based on this book, I believe that we have the opportunity to experience anything and everything that we want to while we’re here on earth. The purpose of our experience is to determine who we actually are, by determining who we are not. The Bible can help us throughout our lives. By better knowing the stories in the Bible, we can be aware that we get to choose who we want to be in any particular story based on the results they achieve, the fruit that they bear. The questions I’m learning to ask to be more conscious of my decisions in this life are; Is this who I am? And, is this how love personified would treat another? By asking these questions I can steer my life in the direction of love, love seems to win every time throughout the Bible, as far as I can tell. Is this who I want to be? If the answer is “no,” it’s time to become the person I do want to be, by being like the person I want to be. I believe this is one of the most freeing thoughts about life here on earth, I believe this to be true in my life, so far. I’m excited to see where this journey leads me here on earth. I feel like I’m unlearning and re-learning so much, in what feels like a short period of time. And while I have experienced more freedom than ever before, I’ve only just begun to be open to the understanding and realization that not only do I not know everything, most people know a lot and still do not know everything. The things I thought I knew were based on the illusion of this life that we were taught is reality, so if this is all an illusion, it’s time for me to learn how the illusion works so that I am no longer a prisoner of my mind, of my guilt, of my regrets. It’s time to learn the lesson I was supposed to that could have prevented the guilt or regret, forgive myself, and move on. This is what I am in the process of doing, learning the lesson, forgiving myself, and moving on. This process certainly isn’t easy. I’d rather be hard on myself than forgive myself. It’s easier for me to be harder on myself than it is to address what I need to change about myself, forgive myself and finally be who I want to be by understanding who I am not. This could just be ramblings from someone who is out of his mind, or this could open one’s mind to the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth, the Kingdom of Heaven within each and every one of us, and the beginning stages of learning what it means to be truly free in Christ Jesus. I hope and pray that if you happen to stumble across this post, you realize nothing in this life happens by accident or by coincidence and that if you’re not already open to the Holy Spirit by the time you read this, you will now be open to Him. Once you’ve experienced freedom, I hope and pray that you will share with others in whatever way you can. That you would share with them whichever way the Spirit moves you, how they can also experience the freedom that doesn’t come from anywhere except for knowing Jesus and having a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Together we will return others to themselves to experience the true freedom that only Christ offers us. -A humble warrior in God’s army
“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.’ Then Pilate said to him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world- to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.’ Pilate said to him, ‘What is truth?'” John 18:36-38 ESV
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy 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