Thursday, September 6, 2012

God is Within

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (1 Corinthians 3:16)
A friend of mine brought this passage to my attention, I felt there was such importance to this that it couldn't go unnoticed. So I thought okay.. God is within me... but as simple as it sounds I felt I was missing something. Then a few days later, I kept bugging my friend about missing something. I recalled the how the bible says God made man in his image, that connected with the verse above lead me to believe that Our spirits are what God made in his image and our bodies are truly just a vessel. God is within our spirit its God's gift to us and thus he's always part of us.
"I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.' (Psalm 82:6)
The significance of this is truly great! Knowing this leads us to understanding why sin is wrong. It disconnects us from God and truly ourselves. Sin is when we put more worth of things of the world than things of God. It's sad that most people do truly live of the world, they put the most value in objects, and things of flesh. I'd like to share part of a conversation I had after I had this realization.
Friend: Do you think maybe you feel any different about that?
ME:actually I feel more confident about who I am about God, and well really at the moment I feel so blessed but not just for me but for people in general.
Friend: Do you know where heaven is now?
ME: the kingdom of heaven is within.
Friend: Do you know where your home is now?
ME: Where ever I happen to be, cause its within me.
Friend: Why?
ME: Cause God is within me, and so the kingdom of heaven
Friend: Yes, because that is where your father is, and where the father is, is where your home is, and your life.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Seek Help Only From the Best!

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:"(Philippians 2:5)
Recently brought to my attention by a friend was, "Why do people go to psychiatrists or counselors instead of Jesus?" This is being an interesting thought led me to decide to write about it and also why instead of these people of the world, you "should" turn to Christ.
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly..." (Psalms 1:1)
I'm well aware of how life can take its toll on us all, and sometimes everything seems to be going so wrong you just need help. So seeing a psychiatrist, sounds like a pretty good deal.. but your wrong! You'd know this to be true if you only had more faith in Christ our Lord! If you find yourself in the very desperate state of considering seeing a psychiatrist/counselor, please instead turn your gaze "fully" to Jesus. Because truly, how could any psychiatrist compare to Jesus!
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”(Romans 3:23/26)
To begin with how much do these worldly psychiatrist care about you? They won't even see you if your purse isn't big enough! Then when you do put out the cash, you tell them your problems and they do what? Prescribe you drugs... I know someone, who has a drug addiction, and he of course went to rehab and then came back, and goes for meetings and see's a psychiatrist. However, these are means of the world and needless to say he falls back into his addiction.. his "doctor" even prescribes him drugs!! What kind of fool fixes a drug problem with more drugs! This shows exactly how much they care about you.. Okay for arguments sake, let's say some of these psychiatrist/ counselors actually give some good advice. It's only a duct-tape sort of fix! (meaning to say its temporary) If you look to Jesus you get a life time worth of happiness! I can almost hear people shouting, "but Skye! Jesus wasn't enough to help me! I had real problems!" It's heart breaking to even think that people might believe that Jesus isn't good enough that, so they have to put more value in a shrink. If your one of these people who believe that Christ wasn't enough you just haven't put enough faith in Jesus! If you only would, you wouldn't need to look towards these psychiatrists/ counselors and instead you could bask in the good that is God.
"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6/7)
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)
"Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
So my friends, when your lives become hard and don't seem to be getting any better.. Lean on Christ, for there is no one better. Ahem!