Reading is SO fundamental! No, I didn’t just come to this realization; in case you were wondering. It’s just that sometimes the simplest things are so profound. Anyway, the reason that I say this is because over the past year I’ve been on a JOURNEY! of sorts – to say the least. One day, I’ll have to write about it in more detail. But, for now here’s something that I want to share.
When you genuinely seek to know the truth, it’s amazing how God leads you to certain doors (in this case certain books and other reading material!) to help you unlock those mysteries that you’ve been trying to figure out; whether it be truth about yourself, your culture, your spirituality, etc. So read folks, read for pleasure, for growth, for development, for wisdom, for intellect, for it all.
– yours in continuous pursuit of bliss.
The best aspect of life is the process of evolving in the pursuit of knowledge.
Some quotes I came across that sum up intuition pretty nicely.
Intuition is a spiritual faculty, and does not explain, but simply points the way. – Florence Scovel Shinn
Intuition is a subliminal sense Spirit endowed us with to maneuver safely throughout the maze that is real life. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
Intuition is the gentle nudge or push from the Holy Spirit leading, guiding, and steering you into the direction that you need to follow to reap the most optimal benefits with the least negative consequences. – Me
His goal is not to make you happy. His goal is to make you his. His goal is not to get you what you want; it is to get you what you need. – Max Lucado
When I first read this quote, I was so moved by it and I am still. God wants us to belong to him. How amazing is that! In doing so, we experience joy and peace. God wants to grow us up, challenge our way of thinking and behaving, to become less selfish and more selfless and grow more in Christ. Of course it’s not easy but in the long run it’s worth it.
God is at work in you enabling you both to will and work for his good pleasure.
It’s good to know that I’m not striving to do my best on my own. It’s good to know that God is advocating on my behalf, that he’s on the sidelines cheering me on, giving me words of encouragement for me to keep pushing, keep fighting, and to keep going.
When God is for you, it doesn’t matter who is against you.