A Rare Gift
Today, it must be said, that few people
receive the rare gift freely offered them.
Fewer still use their gift to see this World,
and their own lives through
The Eternal Lens of God’s Perspective.
The gift was given so we might
live in the Full Light of God.
live in the Full Light of God.
A Rare Person
It is a rare person, with even rarer insight, that can rise above himself. One that can rise above his pride, his ego, his selfishness, his greed and his lust. One that can let go of all his preconceived prejudices, and all the peer pressure (that shaped many of his prejudices in the first place). One that can successfully discipline his own mind, and his own soul to step away from his own herd instinct mentality. One that can judiciously seek to Grasp the Vision of God. One that can See All of the World, and All of its ingeniously designed interrelated elements singularly from God’s Perspective.
“The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.
But if thine eye be evil,
Thy whole body
Shall be full of darkness.
If therefore the light
That is in thee be darkness,
How great is that darkness!”
Only the rare person who can truly see, is the one who can truly believe.
A Rare Opportunity
Of course, Every one of us has a long laundry list of our own shortcomings.
Yet ….. we have an opportunity of a lifetime–to grow above and beyond our own failings, our own mistakes, and our own lame excuses for not knowing God’s solid reliable Play confidence building answers to such questions as:
- Who am I?
- Where do I come from?
- Where I am Going?
- How am I going to get there? And,
- Why am I here in the first place?
These questions should be Kindergarten 101, but most college graduates, university professors, and space scientists, cannot confidently answer, even these most basic of questions.
Check out the challenge given to University Professors, who do not understand their world, yet still claim to be reliable experts. This is programmed ignorance. Foolishness at the highest levels of Education. Theses Professors who even a basic a ability to comprehend and to answer one simple question. You can see it in their eyes, the lights are on but nobody is home:
A Rare Ability
We can choose to overcome our own condemnation. It is not too difficult, not beyond our reach. It requires that rare gift of humility, of becoming a man, learning how to be made into Image of His Maker.
The Path is simple: 1)Stop Loving Darkness. 2) Start Loving Light. 3) Stop doing evil and wrong deeds. 4) Understand right deeds, and do good works, that honor your Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Yourself, and most of all God.
“And this is the condemnation,
that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” ~John 3:19-21
A Rare Test
Now is our chance to test ourselves. To test and compare our perspective and our insight to God’s Perspective. Are we walking in agreement with God, walking in God’s wisdom: or Are we walking in our own deception, and in man’s foolishness?
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
~2 Corinthians 13:5
A Rare Invitation
Hopefully, some questions raised here, will provoke a few people to stop and take an internal inventory of what they have, or who they have guiding their life. God has offered us His Wisdom, His Grace, His Patience, His Goodness, His Kindness, Even His Forgiveness, to lead us and guide us, so that we might become His Children of Light and Truth. So that we can be restored in relationship to Him, and to one another. So that We will be able to stand up against the Darkness, and lead ourselves and our loved ones out of the lies & snares, the traps & pits, and the wicked spider web of this world, that would seek to cling to us, and fatally imprison us in its dark lair.
May God use some of the questions here to help us redine our lives from His Perspective with the goal of Gaining God’s Insight on the Central Themes that are near and dear to Him and could be as dear to us if we fully comprehended God’s Perspective.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
The Challenge of
To become a Vessel of God’s Righteousness, Holiness, Grace, and Truth—A Vessel of Honor.
To let your light shine. To Let your voice be heard. To shake your world out of its apathy, compromise, corruption, dissipation, delusion, and self destruction.
“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth [clay]; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these,
he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for
the master’s use,
and prepared unto
every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
~2 Timothy 2:19-26
Now is the The Time
So let us avoid foolish questions, we have entertained in the past.
Let us begin to address Life’s Real Burning Questions. Our time here is short, and we need real answers to live by, for we shall be asked even these following questions, and we must have answers, that we can rely upon — that are trustworthy unto eternity. Without them we remain ignorant by our own choice.
We must have answers, that we have investigated personally, that we have internalized, that give us deep confidence in our own understanding, not the understanding of someone else. We must have our own testimony. We must be our own living witness. We are called to stand before God and Men and give our legal witness to the Truth of What WE KNOW.
May we be able to do so with excellence.