”Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
With all the craziness going on in our world today, it often gets me to thinking: What really matters and what is worth fighting for? Here are a few of the things I think the world could use a lot more of and so, I am going to do my part to take and make my stand on these, believing they are a part of our Divine birthright.
WISDOM – It is available all around us, but now a days, you often have to do a little work to unearth it and put it into application. We can find it in the sacred spiritual texts and many great men and women through the years have voiced bits and pieces to help us understand what is really important in the living of this thing called life. I think one of the greatest enemies of wisdom is distraction. We don’t see it, hear it or feel it, so we miss out on it’s power to raise us to a higher and better place.
TRUTH – Believe it or not, there is a truth and it does matter. We live in a world that likes to make up it’s own truth, which is often a lie, desguised as truth to try to make us feel better. Sometimes the truth hurts, but there is healing for the hurt and growth in the truth, whcih is why it is so necessary. Much of our truth flows out of the wisdom of the ages,, so pay attention, because it is all around us.
FORGIVENESS – It is a beautiful thing to be forgiven and it is a beautiful thing to share that forgivness with others. We all do things that we should not do and fail to do things we should. Our Creator forgives us and we should forgive ourselves and then pass this amazing gift on. The beautiful thing about forgiveness is that it is a gift that blesses in both directions.
PEACE – It’s hard to describe with words, but when you find yourself right in th middle of chaos, but have the calm inward assurance that everything is going to be okay – this is peace and it is an amazing thing. In this world today, we need it more than ever. The good news is: Wisdom tells us it’s there, truth helps us to claim it and forgiveness opens our heart to receive it, so that love can flow.
LOVE – God is love! Love is so much more than just a word. It is God in us and through us. We receive it, but we don’t just hold onto it, we are transformed by it and then we pass it on to others, which grows our capacity to be open to more and more, so that we can share it in even greater ways, because in the sharing – God is glorified and man is blessed…