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Friday, August 17, 2012

Embrace Your Spirituality and Live Free...

GOD is Spirit  (John 4:24) and He created us in the form of His image. Your successes are via His abilities in you.
Reference:   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+4&version=NIV


GOD is Spirit and He created us in the form of His image. That is correct.  GOD did not create humans in the image of other forms such as fish, reptiles and plant life; but into the image of the Creator of the earth, Himself: GOD. 

Our physical bodies reside on earth until we return to the spirit form to await the judgment that has been predestined for man and woman from the beginning due to Adam and Eve’s disobedience. Apostle John wrote this about the final judgment: Then I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from His presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15 NIV

 Christians are expected to study their bibles and readily acknowledge the existence of GOD as Spirit.  The Word of GOD is studied by Christians to find out the truth about who we are spiritually as well as physically while we await the judgment.  Regardless of what many people from many cultures and religions may believe, there can be only one truth. As you study the Word of GOD it is easier to acknowledge this:  GOD is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."  John 4:24 NIV  After you begin to submit your physical and spiritual self to an acceptance of GOD as your Creator and Father, it is much easier to reside in this present world of daily spiritual battles for your soul.   It is easier to identify with your spiritual self, the more time that you study your bible and meditate on the Word of GOD.  Your spirit will begin to commune with GOD’S Spirit via the Holy Spirit.  Now keep in mind that you are made in His image and that is powerful!

Are you having  problems mentally and physically? If you are Christian, you don't have to accept negativity. I have learned with age that we are so much more than we give ourselves credit for being.  However, there is one thing that does not change for anyone.  It is this: “we are born naked and after we die, we are naked again because our souls and spirits leave these physical bodies and go back to the spiritual form that GOD created originally.  No matter what substance that you are and I mean this literally, you are still a spiritual being and your spirituality is totally intertwined with GOD.  

Your spiritual self is the part of you that desires total fulfillment and it is the part of you that always seems to search for truthfulness all of your life.  Your spiritual self is the part of you that feels like it is missing that something that you never seem to find. Your spiritual self is the part of you that you feed with other things to compensate the lack within you, a relationship with your Creator: GOD.

...Compensation is never enough.  Many of us try to fill the void with things that are negative for us.  This is why there are alcoholics, drug addicts, gamblers, thieves, murders, etc., etc., etc.  Compensation is in force and we try repeatedly;  again, and again, to fill our spiritual voids with something that will never compensate what our spirits are truly seeking. You don't have to compensate if you live as GOD desires. JESUS Prayed for Himself and for the world. Reference:  http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2017&version=NIV
   
The truth is this: we can never be fulfilled with anything detrimental to our bodies and spirits.  Other than a relationship with GOD our Creator, the result of compensation with such things as gambling, drugs, sex, alcohol, etc., etc., is negativity and an unfulfilled feeling to us and our families, and friends, which many times result in death, jail, homelessness etc.  When we place GOD forefront we can control our negative behavior with the gift of the Holy Spirit who is our Spiritual Guide and Counselor.  JESUS told His disciples, “…the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you.” John 14:26 NIV

The truth of the matter IS you will never be able to feed your spiritual self with anything physical adequately.  It is a spiritual void.  You can only fill spiritual with spiritual and actually the only way you will be able to cope naturally in these physical bodies is with a relationship with GOD and His gift of the Holy Spirit.  As you study the Word of GOD it is easier to acknowledge this:  GOD is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."  John 4:24 NIV

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Embrace Your Spirituality: Remove Negative Habits & Addictions: Live Free...


Embrace Your Spirituality: Remove Negative Habits & Addictions: Live Free...



Building self-esteem is essential for confidence and success as a believer and Christian, and it all begins with you. Of all the thoughts and mental judgments you make in life, none are as important as the ones you continue to make and portray to others about yourself.  With some measure of self-worth, life can be extremely successful, without it, your life is on the other end of the spectrum and may be enormously painful.  This book was written to help you visualize who you are in GOD, the greatest Spirit in the Universe and how that relationship can dramatically change how you feel about yourself and others. You will learn how to recognize the importance of learning self-acceptance and how acceptance of JESUS CHRIST and the Holy Spirit is important to nurturing your sense of self. You were created in the image of the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and ending of everything that was ever made, once you acknowledge that and begin to believe it and confess it, “The Sky is the Limit” and I mean that literally.  Your self-worth and ideas of what is most important in life will change and you will be a success in everything affecting you personally and professionally.  Your focus will change to the eternal future with your immortal spiritual self instead of the fake life that you are living in a mortal body that is destined to death and decay.  Eternal life with GOD, JESUS CHRIST and the Holy Spirit will become forefront in your thoughts and your sense of self-worth will become your major focus, not negative, self-destructive, addictive behavior and actions that will lead to your ultimate immortal demise in a place where no spirit should have to live eternally.  Remember, you are spiritual as well physical.  “So GOD created humans in His image.  In the image of GOD He created them. He created them male and female.” Genesis 1:27 GWT You were formed in the [1]image of GOD. 





[1] Genesis 1 - http://gwt.scripturetext.com/genesis/1.htm


How You Will Benefit From This Book:

  •   Learn How to Create Positive Self-Expectations

  •   Start Setting Goals of What You Want from Life

  •   Develop Self-Talk Affirmations to Build Self-Esteem

  •   Identify Who You are to Become More Positive Using GOD’S Words

  •  Learn How to [1]Meditate and [2]Pray Effectively

What Is Covered In This Book:

  •    Knowing Who You are in GOD/JESUS CHRIST with the Holy Spirit

  •    Putting Yourself at Ease by Meditating in GOD’S Words

  •    Believing in Yourself and Your Abilities

  •    Removing Distorted Thinking with Meditative Affirmations

  •    Thinking Positive Thoughts and Making Positive Comments Daily

  •    Developing Internal Self-Esteem via the Holy Spirit

  •    Wiping out Worry with Positive Thinking via GOD’S Words and Prayer
  •    Confessing Your Deliverance until You are Living it!

  •    Projecting Self-Confidence in Your Personal and Professional Life

  •    Praising and Thanking GOD for Your Results Daily


     Christian Meditation is a form of prayer in which a structured attempt is made to get in touch with and deliberately reflect upon the revelations of GOD. The word meditation comes from the Latin word meditārī, which has a range of meanings including to reflect on, to study and to practice. Christian meditation is the process of deliberately focusing on specific thoughts (such as a bible passage) and reflecting on their meaning in the context of the love of GOD.


     Christian meditation aims to heighten the personal relationship based on the love of GOD that marks Christian communion. It is the middle level in a broad three-stage characterization of prayer: it involves more reflection than first level vocal prayer, but is more structured than the multiple layers of contemplation in Christianity.


     In Aspects of Christian meditation, the Holy See warned of potential incompatibilities in mixing Christian and non-Christian styles of meditation. In 2003, in A Christian reflection on the New Age the Vatican announced that "the Church avoids any concept that is close to those of the New Age".


    Prayer is a form of religious practice that seeks to activate a volitional rapport to a deity through deliberate practice. Prayer may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creed, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and worship/praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing sins or to express one's thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit or for the sake of others.


     Most major religions involve prayer in one way or another. Some ritualize the act of prayer, requiring a strict sequence of actions or placing a restriction on who is permitted to pray, while others teach that prayer may be practiced spontaneously by anyone at any time. Scientific studies regarding the use of prayer have mostly concentrated on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people. The efficacy of petition in prayer for physical healing to a deity has been evaluated in numerous studies, with contradictory results. There has been some criticism of the way the studies were conducted.





[1] Meditation - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_meditation
[2] Prayer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer



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