The Beginning of a New Month
Can you believe it? April is already here! I don’t know how it is where you live, but here in South Central Missouri, spring is starting to bloom all around us. The forsythias and the daffodils have already done their song and dance and other flowers are getting ready to take their place in brightening our world.
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This Month’s Affirmation
Every month I have been adding a new affirmation to my life. My goal is to have a different affirmation every month that leads to my ultimate goal for the year of a complete lifestyle makeover. So far, in January my affirmation was “I am organized and productive.” February was “I am Energetic, Fit, Strong, and Healthy. March was “I first seek to understand then to be understood”. Because we celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection in April, this month, my new affirmation is “I am a Spiritual Being on a Physical Journey”. This month, to help me better improve my relationship with my God, I will be studying other women of the Bible and their relationships with their creator as well as those around them.
What it mean to be a Spiritual Being on a Physical Journey
So what do I mean by being a spiritual being on a physical journey? Well, the first thing that I think of when I think of this is the verse in the Bible where it says that this life (on this earth)is but a vapor. Literally it means that it is just a puff of are, a quick breath compared to eternity. Think about it. Everything that we experience here on this earth whether it be five minutes or a century is less than one quick exhale of breath, barely something to think about. To put it more in perspective, can you remember a specific breath that you took yesterday. I can sort of think of one that I took yesterday. It was during exercise and I was a bit out of breath, but it didn’t seem very significant in relation to my life overall or toward even the whole day yesterday. It was really nothing.
Eternity on the other hand is never ending. My physical body is going to die one day, but my spirit is going to exist forever. I intend to live forever with Christ. How about you? If you knew that you were going to live forever, do you know where you will spend eternity?
God Sees The End From The Beginning
The term for the idea that God is everywhere all the time is omnipresent. It presents the idea that God knows what was going to happen to mankind from the beginning of time.
One thing I hear all the time is that if God is a just God, why did he make evil in this world. God didn’t make evil people, but he offered people the ability to agree with or to disregard what God has said was right. The fact that evil exists is a result of human kind disregarding what God said.
God knew that humans would disregard his word, even before God created humans. That is why God created on the third day herb bearing seed. those herbs had medicinal properties that offered people relief from the diseases that would occur after human disobedience.
More importantly, because once we disregard God’s authority, we forfeit right standing with him, we are ever separated from him. he knew that people would not even have the ability on their own to agree with and follow through with every best decision that God had for them so he sent his son not as a reigning king, but as a baby to the most ordinary of couples.
God Sees Our Deepest Thoughts
God knows everything. He is omniscience. He knows our motives and every thought we think. We cannot fool him like we can fool others about who we are. We may even be able to fool ourselves from time to time, but we will never fool God.
God Is All Powerful, He is the Final Judge
In the end God holds all the marbles. He allows us not to choose him, but in the end, if we do not choose him, we will face his wrath. He is our judge, we think otherwise to our peril.
God is All Loving
A number of years ago, I was thinking about the fact that God is our judge and I asked him (in prayer) why a just God would allow evil to happen. The answer came immediately and brought tears to my eyes. He is a just God, but he is also a loving one. The Bible says that he is patient and slow to anger. In addition, he wants us to share in this loving experience. He expects us to develop this characteristic that we can only get from him. As we grow closer to him and are obedient to him in this love, we become more like him.
Where are you in your walk with your creator? Do you doubt his existence? Look to nature and it will whisper his truth. Are you angry with him? Tell him about your anger and he will explain himself. Are you confused about what God wants you to do next? Ask him giving as much detail as possible your situation and he will give you an answer. Did someone hurt you? He wants to comfort you. Are you facing illness or injury? He wants to heal you. Whatever your need, he is everywhere you are. He knows the answer to your problem. He is powerful enough to meet your need. Most importantly, he loves you and wants the best for you.
Cygnet Brown has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener
She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. Click here for more information about Cygnet Brown and her books.