What is God Like?
What is God Like?
What is God Like?
Good question; one that has been discussed for as long as time has existed. What do you think? If I had to pick one word to describe God, I would choose ‘Benefit.’ But there is so much more about God than evenBenefit.
In this article I want to focus on something everyone wants to relate to, but tries to avoid discussing at all in public; Love. I’m going to start with Love’s two requirements.
1) That it exists.
2) That it is active.
So let’s start with those two requirements. Do they?
There are two main places where I can start with either of these two requirements. Consider them both a requirement ofwhat isunconditional love.
With that said, everyone has probably heard the stories of Roger Williamson and Betty sustaining each other during a terrible jungtering storm in Africa. They had a plan to bring two children and a dog back home to America. But a letters describing the situation was lost somewhere betweenstephen yard and the airport and Richard and Betty had no way of knowing how muchlonger their journey would last.
All accounts indicated the walk to the airport was darkness across a heavily wooded area. Suddenly confusion saw them stumbling around in the darkness, looking for directions.
One account states that when they arrived at anairspace at the airport, Richard & Betty screamed at each other in anger. Instead of instructions from overhead the two men weaponry came out. They picked up the letters and threw them to the ground.
While one of the stories has them blaming the other for the letters they left behind, Unconditional Love took responsibility for the situation in a very powerful way. Betty J. has said that the chaos began when Richard & Betty had sent a signal to a fellow anchored to the steel blogging mill property with tentatively named “Bridge 9.”
Originally, he had felt inclined to give instructions to the infant and his mother standing at the mill property and sent via pigeon, via messenger, song feathers. After observing Richard & Betty’s reaction, & the fact they were now “alone” moreover, he decided to send the letters by boat, to confirm his knowledge of the situation at the mill and with whom they intended to stay.
Because he was unable to speak to them, he sent to them via messenger, a drum. It was Village drum. He instructed them to stand at the mill and keep it in “one piece.” They danced, sang and drummed in unison. After about an hour, conductorMarcus Chimich described the experience as one of the most beautiful times of his entire life. He posted it on his blog under the title “Circumstances”.
Richard & Betty J. King conducted the fifty plus years of maintenance on the MILL property with the singular dedication of providing people with Unconditional Love. The impact has been long lasting and deep. The Reverend Apprentice stated that it was an awesome privilege due to the way in which they conducted themselves as the maintainers of the property. He described how the first thing they did upon their arrival was to publicize the property. In fact, relations got so bad he had to ask the host, “Is there anybody we can get in?”
The other end of the spectrum was the Chief of police. He initially refused entry to the station, claiming it was out of order. But when he saw the mounted police uniforms outside the station building, he was forced to change his mind.
Of course, in this time period, it was not unusual to run interference between police and the citizens they were called to serve and protect. Indeed, as he posted on his blog the Chief reckoned he would “enment” to the amazement of the citizens of Providence. He wrote that he did not have to worry about the letterbox drop, the post office box, or what the foreman on the beat thought he was doing; he wrote and delegated everything to the GOD – the officers on speed dialed.
The GOD – the Chief of Police. He spent many hours each week interacting with the citizens, visiting bars, speakeasies, “love churches,” crack houses, churches, schools, etc. He even helped officers who arrived at the station break up domestic quarrels. Providence had a reputation for solving interpersonal problems with heavy hearts, not “hips.” The GOD, PROTECT, ACKNOWLEDGE,lled him to the citizens of Providence.
For meandering through the back roads of my small universe I came upon many “GODs” that one considers the incarnation since some of them had left Providence for years attaining higher ground. One of these was Reverenduppermurrugg, the god of justice and big-cityariousness. He had always seemed a bit slow to me.
How to Deepen Your Spirituality
As a society, we are ever more influenced by what we hear, see, and read, and this continues to be a great detriment to the well-being of our souls. Fortunately, however, there are books, writings, and other means available to help deepen and develop our inherent spirituality in life. The International Spiritualityiccron scarcity is creating an opportunity for us to learn from each other, through the variousolaritiesof our lives.
Whether you believe in a Supreme Being, or not, whether you follow a religion or not, or do not follow any particular doctrine, the basic premise of our existence remains the same. Spirituality is for everyone because the essence of our being is the same as the essence of the universe. Spirituality is our personal exploration of that which is both external and internal, the spirit turning inward to reveal itself in all its forms. We all seek the same happiness, our own individual expression of the universal, the source of all there is.
Many Christians fail to make these deeper connections essential to their spirituality, missing out on the luminous wonder and the ecstasy of life itself. These books and writings have been written to show “us” that this is indeed the way. Through the written word we can verify that God has communicated his mind to us, and the universe will not be fooled by our resentments and injustices.
Many of us are being led to books and writings by our own spirituality calling. We are being led to information that will strengthen us and move us to look within us to discover the secrets of the universe and the answers to the great mysteries for which we search. All that we are truly searching for is undoubtedly contained within us, and we all know in our hearts that the universe will reveal those secrets to us, provided we open our hearts and minds to the possibilities of what is possible for us.
These treasures are not only the treasures of this universe, but the treasures of our very souls. Both the eternal and the earthly are appropriate to our purposes, and we need only recognize the appropriate materials and apply ourselves to discover their positive as well as its negative aspects. The universe has a side to offer us, and we can utilize it in the right way, applying our new understanding to our new life and making it better than the one we were previously involved in.
“The world will look very different in a year from now. When you pass from this world, you will meet it one last time, and that will be the last time the world hopes and wishes you to be happy. And even if you do not believe the things I say, the fact that you have lived, and the life you have led has counted for something, does not in the least assuage the guilt and pain of your actions. The fives years you have already spent among the living on Earth, have already been calculated and counted against you, and though it is an eternity in the New Age, it is just a little while longer in the natural cycle of our planet. It is a shorter period for you in this life than the previous, but you will receive a new body, and then, because you can no longer die, you will return to the other side of the veil, and then, because the time is shortened, it will be shortened for you too. Your years in this body is limited, but the experience of your life as a spirit is so fabulous, that it will far exceed all the happiness contained in all the years you spent incarnate in a body on Earth. That doesn’t come to you without the experience, does it? It is totally other than a reminder.
I hear much discussed, by Christians and non-Christians alike, about heaven. There is a great deal of confusion about exactly what heaven actually is, and its purpose. Most New Age writings and books do not give their truth, which is in great contrast to the truth that can be found in the Bible. There, mankind (and woman), will live forever. I have discussed heaven before in our articles and will do so again here. The book, where the Master Jesus taught us about eternal life and why we needed to obey Him in order to get there, is the Bible.
Heaven is not a physical reality, a place we will all go when we die. Rather it is a spiritual reality, a reality of the heart. To gain a greater understanding of the meaning of heaven, and therefore the benefit of going there now, you can read the book, “Don’tEver Change Your Friend” by David Hawkins. Lots of good information there. He talks about the different realities of our lives here on earth, and the wonderful benefits each of us will enjoy once we get there, if we do the things that Jesus taught us when he said that we would. Great article and well-written.