Friday, September 30, 2011

Psalm 19 Divine Intelligence

HeartImage via WikipediaThere is an underlying intelligence in all things that is evidenced by the constant change in the world. Nothing stays the same. That is because of this Divine energy that moves us forward through the process of evolution. It is the source of all life. From every beat of our heart, to the seed that becomes a plant, this life force creates life. We can choose to cooperate with that force or we can attempt to fight it, for God has given us freewill. But there are consequences of resisting. This force moves us towards the greatest good at all times.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Psalm 78 Revelation

Military tentsImage via WikipediaWhile study and spiritual practices are an important part of the journey, there comes a time at which these helpful tools have a limited capacity to help us move forward. Knowing God is a process of transformation for us not a destination. We must never be attached to the ideas or practices so that we miss that God is constantly revealing new and more profound aspects of God’s self to us.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Psalm 98 Breakthrough

Breakthrough Iron GateImage via WikipediaSpiritual growth is not a straight upward climb. At first we have times of major forward progress. Then we reach a plateau stage, where things roll along smoothly. After this phase of development, we typically have some sort of major upheaval in which our faith is tested. If we pass these tests with harmlessness, we begin the cycle again. The shift from upheaval to major advancement is called a breakthrough.