In Biblical times, oil was poured over the head of a sheep to keep out mites that would lay eggs and the sheep would beat it’s head against something hard to attempt to get peace. Haven’t we felt the same way when peace seems unreachable? Psalms 23:5 states “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil”. The oil we receive from asking God and accepting it is inspiration to see the reality of our true being. There can never be imperfection in perfection and if we are made in the image and likeness of God as the first chapter of Genesis says, we are spiritually perfect. We need to start from perfection rather than look for perfection. God is perfect!
As we work to stay in gratitude and humility, our heart can hear God more clearly than when we are buried in pride and fear. Today I choose gratitude and humility!
For years, many questions about the story of Adam and Eve flooded my thoughts, such as “Why did God create them as adults? Why didn’t God ever wake Adam from his deep sleep when he took the rib from Adam to make Eve? Why did He make Eve that way?” As I studied more, it was revealed that we were created in the first chapter of Genesis where it reads, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” It goes on to read “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” Man is Spiritual, not material.
The second chapter of Genesis tells about Adam and Eve, which are material beings, not Spiritual and that is where problems lie. As I turn to God with every question, the Spiritual answer is the reality while the material is relative and limiting and fleeting. Everything begins in thought. If we are made in His image and likeness, it is talking about Spirit, not our physical body.
Today, I will cease trying to figure things about humanly, because they will never, ever make sense. I will pray to see what God is seeing.