If we can strive to understand the omnipresence of Love and realize that Love fills all space throughout, we can know that power blesses all who reach out to God. By clinging to God, we also know that light dispels all darkness and that light appears as we are looking for it and receptive of it. Being open and flexible and releasing human outlining, we are guided and the outcome always blesses us.
Romans 8:31 reads “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
This morning, while at my desk studying and praying, I began pondering the sayings of “looking through rose-colored glasses,” or being a “Pollyanna” and looking for the best in others. Then I asked myself “What is so wrong about any of those sayings?” I do know when I am looking for the Christ in someone, I am never disappointed just as when I am looking for a negative trait, I will find that as well. It is always our choice on what we are seeing.
Genesis 1:26 reads “Then said God, ‘Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.'” I also know in the Bible it says that God is Love and Truth so that must mean man is made in that image and likeness. When I remember that, I know that I come from Love and don’t have to look for it, but I attract it and it comes into my experience. I have found Love is always the answer!
Recently, I have been asked from two different people where I am getting my information for my blog. The Holy Bible, verses from Hymns and answers to my own prayers are my sources. For me, this blog is written to express feelings and revelations I have received from my own study and prayer work. This is certainly not written to preach or teach but if one person can relate and be helped in any way, it is worth it to me. The pictures are made by my husband.
Growing up, I believed one must be good in order for God to love him when actually, God can only love since He is Love! Being Good to me has come to mean being grateful for all the Good God has bestowed upon me. Romans 8:38-39 reads, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
This morning upon awakening after a restless night, I found myself trying to “figure out” why I tossed and turned in my sleep. As I thought along these lines for a few minutes, it dawned on me that I was casting my nets on the wrong side and immediately Philippians 4:7 came to thought which reads “Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”
When I practice putting God first in my life, all things come together and I need never attempt to understand error, which is anything ungodlike.
This morning as I was glancing through the news on the computer, I came across a photo of an elderly actor and his daughter-in-law on stage as he was being honored. What struck me in the face was her inappropriate dress, especially when all the abuse messages are posted everywhere. Proudly, I judged this was sending mixed messages to men. After spending a few minutes further on this, I was led to call a very good friend for her thoughts and she had thought the same as I.
Still dissatisfied we both knew there was something that had barbed our thoughts that needed praying about. Then I remembered in my younger day, there were many times I had worn skimpy bikinis and other revealing clothing. It was apparent that I needed to forgive myself for earlier misjudgments and know that was never, ever a part of my pure self, just as issues are coming to the forefront to be addressed and healed. God’s man is pure and perfect in Spirit and we are continuing to receive His grace.
Hebrews 4:16 reads, “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” There is never a “too early” nor a “too late” time to feel God’s Love.
Today as I ponder loving God, I am lead to a sentence in a book where the author says, ” I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.” What a powerful idea! Isaiah 30:20-21 states, “Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'”
Often, those teachers are those we love the least, but then I think about that priceless pearl that begins as an irritant. Once again, I realize lessons become blessings when understood.