God needs praising.
I know this sounds weird from someone who has one foot in and one foot out when it comes to Christianity.
Actually it’s not God I have beef with but Christianity.
Most see them as one in the same.
But I always like to be clear that you can have one without the other, especially when it comes to what you define God as.
Something I felt throughout my jaded teachings in church.
An understanding I needed clarity on that I found in “Conversations with God.”
Thank you Nombali Ntuli for the recommended read.
It is with God that All things are possible.
Growing with understanding of what God really is, I feel, is a personal growth that you can share with others.
But it shouldn’t be gospel.
Although, I believe church is necessary.
The endless metaphors – open to a variety of interpretation – that become doctrine, are sprinkled throughout the Bible.
Hence the various churches we have.
Variety is good.
It’s good because Tony says it’s good.
Tony likes Conor.
I don’t like Conor.
Maybe it’s because I don’t know his story.
I know Tony’s story though.
So Conor is good people then.
It hit me this morning how acknowledging the existence of a source, the original source of everything, gives you power.
I call it God.
Some call it Energy.
Some call it the Universe.
It’s All this and so much more.
That continued acknowledgment of this All and how you are a physical extension of the non-physical, which is bigger than you.
Since it exists in everything that exists.
Sometimes we carry these “crosses” on our shoulders, believing we are in this alone.
In this “adulting” thing or period of challenge or discomfort alone.
This misconception makes this life experience we are having a tough experience, for some.
But I’m sure you don’t fall in that category.
The unlimited strength that comes from praising and being in a state of genuine gratitude of God, reignites your enthusiasm.
The flavor of life becomes lost if all you do is just ploughing along, day in and day out, “zombifies” you.
You become linear.
Because you “have” to do it and not because you love to do it.
You need to wake up for the love and not for the obligation.
Things are done half-heartedly when you have to do them, but people go above and beyond when people do what they love.
It’s a fire and brimstone journey going for what you love.
You need to keep going though.
You need to go through it.
For you to be born anew.
Something your old self needs to die for.
Like that other guy did on the cross?
He did it.
Died for what he believed in.
A life of purpose.
I think we need of that in our lives.
A life of purpose, as opposed to a life of routine.
Purpose is life.
Routine is death.
PS: Compliments of the New Season