Category Archives: Spirituality

Reading is SO fundamental.

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.

On Intuition

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

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.

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Rest Assured

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.

No Need to Be Afraid

Whom Shall I fear

When God is for you, it doesn’t matter who is against you.

As a Man Thinketh – James Allen

Man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.

Man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself that transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills.

Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul.

Remind & Repeat

Rick Warren suggests that when the odds are stacked against you that you pray a certain way that is different from the way you normally pray.

He gives us a model based on 2 Chronicles 20.

1. Remind yourself who God is. Before you talk to God about the problem and focus on it, remind yourself that God is bigger than the problem you are facing.

2. Remind yourself of what he has done in the past. Think of the times when God has helped you and the miracles he’s already done in your life.

3. Ask God for help now. How about a repeat performance, Lord? Do it again!

This prayer is built around three questions: Are you not? Did you not? Will you not?

“Are you not God?” Yes, you are in charge, and you’re big enough to handle it.
“Did you not help us in the past?” Yes, you did help us in the past.
“Will you not do it again?” Yes, you will do it again!

That’s the way you need to pray when you’re overwhelmed. No matter what the situation is, remind yourself first who God is, what he’s done, and then ask him to do it again. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to talk about your problem.

Daily Hope 5.23.2013

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Forward Thinking

I look forward to the first day of each month.  I think of them as new beginnings.  Each new month brings with its own opportunities to explore, new people to encounter, new situations that will arise, and more.  Whatever areas where I fell short last month then I look to the new month to adjust my habits, my thinking, and my productivity.

“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” ― Steve Maraboli