The temple is our bodies…
1Peter 2:15 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message–which is also what they were destined for.
Teens and children from 6-13 in class yesterday begin to talk about the riot in Baltimore. The discussion came up due to one young mans description of anger and frustration. We discussed the fruit of the spirit to compare the difference between flesh and spiritual characteristics. The amazing thing is these kids expressed sorrow for the young man who lost his life, while at the same time explaining the actions of the people looting and violating the businesses to be wrong.
While we know that Jesus loves and forgives us all its a need to address anger, hate, violence, frustration, and the hole scripture of Galatians 5:19, which identifies the callus and stony heart of humans that need transforming to save our children and families.
Without the knowledge of sacrificing error characteristics and feelings putting them on the alter for Gods consuming power to cleanse we suffer losing the spiritual advantages we have been given in life. The sacrifice of a stone is in its process. Stones are hard and in order for them to show forth their true beauty they must go through intense fire and pressure treatment. Without the fire and stress the diamond would remain as it was found, hiding it’s true value. But God has not lost sight of us. He’s always waiting for us to realize the nature of our value. As Peter says, we are stones being transformed into Holy temples. At the appointed time as Solomon prayed and the Glory of God entered the building Solomon built, which was the Church of the Old Testament. So will God arise and all His glory move filling our lives, as living epistles of God, as Jesus exclaimed I and my Father are One! Amen
Wise men win souls!
Acts 5:34-35, 38 There is very little certain in life; but change is one aspect of life that is inevitable. And the fear that change can cause is chaotic and something that causes us to shy away from the change. Even changes that we welcome can make our lives feel uncertain and strange for a while. And being creatures of habit it is hard to welcome change into our lives. And when the change is one that leads us to give up negative behaviors or relationships that are harming us, we still cling to them, needing the ‘safety’ of the familiar rather than the fear of the unknown that the change brings. It can feel like a grieving process, as we move forward in releasing those negative emotions, habits and people from our lives. The period of transition can be described as moving from one room in a house to another, having to close one door behind us while we step into a corridor, before opening the door to the new and wonderful room that await us. Many of us put off the good that is waiting to come into our lives or block it because of fear that transition brings.
Remember that God, the Heavens and the Angels, want us to have the very best of everything in life. The best relationships, the best living situation, and the best love. Allow yourself to release the negative from your life, allowing it to fade away and die. Choose to live the beautiful life that God has for us! God is calling us forward into the wonderful life that he has for us! Listen for his call! Do you hear it? Will you answer it?
Meditation for Day Seven
Allow yourself to relax for a few moments with the circular breathing you have been practicing over the past few days. Enjoy the almost instant relaxation that comes to your muscles, heart and mind. Allow yourself to calm your thoughts. If thoughts persist, concentrate on them for a moment, then let them drift away. Now, feel the gentle rain of God’s love as it falls over your body. Feel it as a golden shower of gentle spring rain. It feels so good! It feels so warm and comforting! Know that this feeling of comfort is yours at any time you need it. Just call out with your heart and it will be yours! Now, allow your heart to welcome in the new that God is sending your way. Allow yourself to feel safe and secure knowing that this change is for your highest good!
Enjoy the knowledge that is fading away and new that is coming into your life. Relax in the feeling of the rain of God’s love on your body as you visualize the new situation coming into your life. Thank God for his blessings and let yourself relax into his love.
Quote for Day Seven
“Everyone has a purpose; you can identify with your purpose when you feel passionate about what you are doing, as well as those you are sharing your purpose with!”
Written by: Kim Warner
Published with: Inner Faith Wealth Builders !Evangelism
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