May the God of hope fill you

May the God of hope fill you
Overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

When that day comes

When that day comes

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Divine self discovery

Divine self discovery

Divine self discovery is the discovery of your inner lighted spiritual pathway realizing God is light directing your footsteps along the way.

Beauty of nature

Follow God's Light That Is Within You

As a child, after making many and vigorous attempts to walk unaided, at last succeeds, after numerous falls, in accomplishing this, so you must enter the way of power by first attempting to stand alone.

Break away from the tyranny of custom, tradition, conventionality, and the opinions of others, until you succeed in walking lonely and erect among honorable people. Rely upon your own inner judgment; be true to your own conscience; follow the Light that is within you; all outward lights are so many bright bulbs without lighting their own path in the darkness.

There will be those who will tell you that you are foolish; that your judgment is faulty; that your conscience is all wrong, and that the Light within you is darkness; but do not listen to the outside white noise. If what they say is true the sooner you, as a searcher for wisdom, find it out the better, and you can only make the discovery by bringing your powers to the test.

Therefore, pursue your course bravely. Your inner Light is your own, and to follow it is to be honorable; to follow the bright blinding Light of another is to be a slave. You will have many falls, will suffer many wounds, will endure many buffetings for a time, but press on in faith, believing that sure and certain victory lies ahead.

Search for a rock, a principle, and having found it cling to it; get it under your feet and stand erect upon it, until at last, immovably fixed upon it, you succeed in defying the fury of the waves and storms of selfishness.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

God breathe his own Spirit into Us

God breathe his own Spirit into Us

The Bible is the story of the contact of the personal God with humanity.

God breathe his own Spirit into Us

Tell me what that is upon which you most frequently and intensely think, that to which, in your silent hours, your soul most naturally turns, and I will tell you to what place of pain or peace you are traveling, and whether you are growing into the likeness of the divine or the flesh.

We are at least safe in saying that inspiration is the Spirit of God informing the life, the work, and the word of men. It is not confined to documents. A holy deed is as truly inspired as a holy gospel or epistle. One element is indispensable. Inspiration must involve personality both in the inspirer and the inspired.

Nothing impersonal can inspire or be inspired. A document is not inspired in its letters and words, but in the imparted personality of him who writes it. This element must be central to any truthful conception of inspiration, and to this we shall devote the remainder of the discussion.

It goes without saying that the element of divine personality—the direct, sharply-defined, emphasized energy of the personal God—pervades Scripture. Scripture treats history, not as a natural evolution of physical and psychological laws, but as the development of a divine purpose.

It is the story of the contact of the personal God with humanity. Its dominant idea is God's effort to make man godlike. In secular history religion is incidental. In Biblical history it is central. Scripture history illustrates God's dealing with man in selection, in guidance, in pardon and punishment, in spiritual education, in national triumph, disaster, and humiliation, in redemption and restoration.

The Bible is full of God's yearning and striving to breathe his own Spirit into the thought, the feeling, the activity, the literary product, the social and domestic life, the national ideals, and the jurisprudence of the race. It is not the working of an abstract " power not ourselves which makes for righteousness" that this history portrays.

Excerpt from Biblical inspiration and Christ / by Marvin R. Vincent. Vincent, Marvin Richardson

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