Monday, June 6, 2011
Thought for the day 6th of June 2011
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
Origins of humans
I do not know what concept you have about human origins, but I believe we were created by God and did not come by process of evolution or any other way. I am absolutely sure that there is an intelligent mind that has put His creative energy to make us. He breathed His breath into the first being and the humanity came into existence. So, if you were upset because you thought that your forefathers were monkeys, I have good news for you: they were not. God is your true Creator and He can be your father. He loves you and wants you to be like him in nature, thinking and behavior.
We are spiritual beings
When He breathed in His breath into first humans they became spiritual beings. We being descendants of them are spiritual beings too. As spiritual beings we need spiritual experiences and spiritual food to feed ourselves. The Word of God is our food and most of spiritual experiences come when we pray and meditate on the Word of God. That helps you to stay in touch with your Creator on a daily basis and be sensitive to spiritual world surrounding you. You do not have to be afraid of it for Lord your God is your protection. Trust Him, pray to Him and thank Him every day.
Obstacles for spiritual life development
What separates you from living a spiritual life and pushes you to sinful human level? The answer is in the question. It is a sin. Sin is anything that is alien to God, but might be very pleasant to human beings. I know that I might sound a little old fashioned here, but sin still exists and tries to make unlike God by perverting our thoughts and spiritual nature. It is very effectively done when we concentrate only on material things. Then we fall asleep to spiritual reality and forget what our purpose in life is.
In this way we become gods out of ourselves and deny our Creator. We also become slaves to our earthly desires and passions. What is the outcome of it? Instead of being happy we become miserable for we disconnect ourselves from the source of happiness which is in God. If this has happened to you, you should go back to God and reestablish your connection. I believe that Jesus is that path that leads you to God. So, ask Him to forgive you and you will be forgiven.
Develop relationship with your Creator
Then develop your relationship with Him. Pray to Him, read His word and trust Him in all situations that arise in your life. You are a spiritual being. Be connected to your spiritual source – eternal God. Being in union with him you will experience joy beyond human comprehension. Then your human life will gain new meaning. You will understand that this life is only a preparation for the life to come. That life will be something that you will not be able to imagine in your wildest dreams. So, be always reminded of your true identity – you are a spiritual being.
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