What Should I Do?
Delving into the spiritual ramifications of the choices we make takes us through a journey toward self-discovery. How we recover from mistakes usually cautions us on how to make future decisions with thoughts like, “Oh no, I will never do that again.” or “I tried that once, and look where it got me.” Every person was inborn with the breath of our Creator. No human being living today just appeared out of nowhere, but all were fertilized by a man and born of a woman giving us our physical (natural) characteristics. We all were made in the image of our Supreme Progenitor and given our divine (supernatural) characteristics.
It is these supernatural characteristics that we shall discuss today. Simply put, in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Apostle Paul prayed, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Whether you believe it or not, Jesus is coming. In fact, the prophesies in the Bible have come true, one by one, over the lifespan of humanity on earth. For those with ears to hear, let them hear; for those with eyes to see, let them testify.
Here we pause to examine our spiritual, or supernatural, being: But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14; Read 1 Corinthians 2:6-16). It is not by human logic that this blog is written. Be open to allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in this conversation.
As a spirit-being, man comes to realize that there is an effect to every action he commits, whether positive or negative. Science has expounded on Isaac Newton’s Third Law (of motion): Action and Reaction—that for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion explain the relationship between a physical object and the forces acting upon it. Understanding these laws provides us with the basis of modern physics. In fact, these brilliant thinkers, Newton and Kepler, were able to explain why planets move around the sun in elliptical or oval-shaped orbits rather than in perfect circles.
Now, if man can “figure out” how God made the planets move along orbits invisible to the human eye, cannot man also deduce that every thought, word, or action he makes also comes with an equal or opposite result?
Your thoughts, words, and actions are spiritual forces (unseen), but which have clear repercussions (results) that affect your life. “Throw a stone against a wall, it bounces back to you.” “The good you do, you do for yourself; the evil you do, you do for yourself.” Adages like these can be found in almost every culture on earth, and can be encapsulated in this simple phrase: You reap what you sow. So let’s take the blinders off and spiritually discern, or clearly see, that:
1. We are created in the image of God. We have a divine nature that instantly tells us when our thoughts, words, or actions are positive or negative (right or wrong).
2. Our divine nature realizes why things are going on in our lives, good or bad, and how these circumstances came into being. The negative “why” is what we often deny and mostly ignore because of the pain or guilt or shame that comes with it.
3. Our divine nature wants communion or desires to have a close relationship with our Creator. Opening our heart to allow God’s Spirit to steer our lives means that we must surrender (or give up) all that we understand in our human “logic” and allow Someone Else to “take the wheel” and drive us safely home. Most of us have a problem with giving up control over our lives and can never submit to anything or to anyone, even the Holy Spirit.
4. Our divine nature searches to be in contact with its Creator, the God of peace, to give our souls and bodies rest—peace, joy, abundance, beauty: “I must find God; He is calling me.” Our carnal nature fights against that divine connection for it knows it will lose control over being the driver of our life; this is also where the force of evil thrives—in the flesh of men (Read Galatians 5:19-23).
Briefly, these are four of our spiritual, or supernatural, characteristics.
Knowing that forces of good (godly) and evil (ungodly) are always acting upon the human body, soul, and spirit, we must take careful consideration when making choices for our lives.
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