“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” (1 John 3:1)
We are each spiritual beings having a human experience. So often in our thinking we have that reversed. We think we are first and foremost human, physical bodies trying desperately to connect with some form of spiritual truth. When we realize that we are first spiritual beings our connection to God becomes not only more easily understood, but lived.
God loves us so much, cares for us so much, wants relationship with us so much, and God wants us to understand who we are. As children of God this beautiful spirit of truth and grace and unconditional love is the very core and essence of who we are. That is first, all else is built from that place.
So from being spiritual beings God has given us our humanness, our thinking minds and our ability for discernment. God has given us wonderful human experiences that can make our time on this planet the fulfillment of God’s kingdom here on earth.
But, as humans, we often experience physical things that can be overwhelming. Our bodies hurt, our hearts break, we go through dark places that seem endless and with seemingly no a passageway out. Psalm 23 says, “Though I walk through the darkest valley.” Whatever that valley may be for you, whatever that burden you carry, know that when you trust in the ever present Spirit in, around, and through you at every moment, that you are guided back into the light. Sometimes that journey seems slower than we would like, but stopping to give thanksgiving to Spirit that you are not alone and that you are being guided to the realization and recognition of God’s Perfect Light, will help you in moving forward. You have not failed, you can never fail. God is there. When we have moments of feeling separate from Spirit we mustn’t be down on ourselves, but approach that moment as yet another opportunity to return our awareness to God’s loving embrace. I know I often have thousands of opportunities to return my awareness to God each and every day. Thousands of beautiful opportunities to meet God again and to continue onward.
After sorrow and pain there is always resurrection. Our natural place is in the Light of Spirit’s Truth. Know that in your humanness you are a spiritual being and your human experience will always lead you back to that “Spirit/God” place at your very core. Decide today that you will make the decision to accept the truth of who you really are in spirit.
We are each children of God. Know this for yourself, and know this for others. This is indeed how we can experience the kingdom of heaven right here on earth.
Affirmation: “I am forever standing in the presence of God on Holy Ground.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.
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