Spiritual Food For Thought: Becoming Closer To Heaven
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, December 2, 2016
Here’s food for thought for the spiritually minded and religious:
As humans, we are often found despising change.
Honestly, we hate it, and wish it never happened.
We like awakening and knowing our socks & underwear are going to be in the same drawer, in the same dresser, in the same location as yesterday, last week, last month, and last year. There’s comfort in that thought.
And yet, we are found as faulty, frail human beings fraught with seemingly innumerable foibles, which themselves ought be the character flaws we seek to eliminate, though we more often accept them, taking in stride the grief they cause us, and others, as if that defect were not sin’s stain upon our soul.
And, it is in demonstration of that corrupt habit, seen as our reticent reluctance, that we unknowingly and subconsciously attempt to be like God, who saith, “I am the LORD, I change not.” It is not a beautiful character trait, because it is not holy, neither is it gracious, or salvific. It is self-centered, cynical, and contemptuous.
As we age, we ought to be more flexible, more willing to change, and do so more rapidly than in our youth.
And yet, we see precisely the opposite, thinking that in our unchanged experiences we have “touched the face of God” when in reality, we have come nowhere close, for Heaven is found among us in how we treat one another, not in some solitary, isolated flight cockpit, or space capsule.
We are far more than “two or three gathered in My name,” we are billions strong, walking talking, seeking Heaven here on Earth, because He is omnipresent, within us, and without us.