I am going to pray to God for wisdom and insight at all times before I begin writing. I am not writing just to be comforted by my own thoughts appearing in words before my eyes, but am writing to be transformed by the Holy Spirit.
I want Jesus to come and be with those who are suffering. The people of Brazil, the people in Iraq and Syria. I want Jesus to open the eyes of the refugees flooding Europe, that these souls may see His light still does abide in so-called Christian countries.
I want a flood of goodness and mercy to arrive in our own country, and for those who are making decisions about our next President to be filled with the capability to be discerning and mindful of what their choices mean for the country.
Please, Lord, help me to become desirous of seeking first Your Kingdom, and seeking it from within. I know that there is so much more in my heart that you have planted that I have yet to reap. There is a brand new life for me, that will transform my puny soul into something more robust, and will help me touch the lives of others.
Please be with me when I am trying to sort myself out, and find myself on the verge of taking Your name in vain, cursing, or having lustful thoughts. I need your presence at all times, and welcome it when it appears.
Lord, You know how much I am a sinful man, and am not worthy of your grace, if my ability to receive it were to be measured by mere tit-for-tat or karmic worth. If I were to get what I truly deserve, it would be eternal damnation, but I fully understand that this is why you sent Jesus to our earth some two thousand years ago.
It is an amazing thing, the fact that I exist and breathe air. The fact that I am aware of my existence in such a way that I can at times feel as if I could live forever, and at other times sense the awfulness of having my consciousness snuffed out permanently, or forced to go where it doesn’t want to go.
There are beautiful things about being alive, and there are terrible things that bring great desperation.
I know that my consciousness could conceivably access so much more beyond my language and my senses, but I am limited by my physical self. The blend of limitations and freedoms is perfect for me, but might be incorrectly calibrated for someone else. In a close reading of theories of physics, it is easy to imagine dimensions higher than this one, and it is conceivable that my consciousness touches these dimensions. In these dimensions, someone who is big in personality and/or physicality here will be quite small. In our own three-dimensional world, someone who was big in the higher dimensions will usually appear as small in insignificant.
God made our 3D space + time universe this way to protect and nourish us while we are living within it. This keeps us mostly safe from malicious spirits, but if we grant them entry via our own consciousnesses, they will appear as possessors of our very souls. People who know nothing about what they are playing around with will end up terribly lost and sometimes inextricably intertwined with malicious parts of the spirit world.
Christ is truly the only way you can safely and happily navigate the process by which your soul matures, your spirit reflects on higher things, and your body decays within this world where moth and rust do corrupt. This impure world is a gift to sort things out and once and for all be clear on which side you are going to choose to be on. Christ can help you stay on the correct path of goodness, but rejecting him or ignoring him can mean that you will stray toward evil, or simply never decide once and for all.
Christ is God’s own son, God’s gift to us. Christ will take on the burden of your sins, and the more you give everything to Christ, the more you will choose Light in your actions and not Darkness. Paul is pretty clear in scripture as to which are the ways of Light, and which are the ways toward Darkness.
The temptation to get concerned with the material things of the world is very high. Also, the temptation to turn your back on others, under the guise of seeking to be a more spiritual thing. Think about what you would try to save if your house caught on fire. You would start with all of the living ones in the house. So it is with the world. Save the living first. Include those texts which seem to be living, such as the Bible, and books and art by people who were divinely inspired during deep walks with Christ.
The Holy Spirit is Life itself. The giver of life. Without the Spirit, the planet would simply be another round rock, spinning in our solar system. Is there life on other planets? Maybe, maybe not, but it’s not a question you need to concern yourself with. See how difficult it is for life to exist outside of the perfect conditions and distance of Earth from the Sun. There is a reason these conditions are the way that they are. There is a reason that it is almost impossible for us to travel to another solar system within a person’s lifetime.
The focus for seeking the Source of life should be on the inside, but the Love must flow out to other living things, namely human souls.