What’s It Like to be….For God?

Gosh…..does anyone know the answer to this question?  It’s a mystical endeavor, right?  One that requires faith, if we are to see that which He has given us as the unique gift of the cross we bear in our living endeavors on earth.

I believe that which He has given us as we live our lives on Earth, are gifts.  Each one of us receives the gift of His truth for us.  This gift is the individual cross we bear on earth as well as our opportunity to transform it into His true light for us.

When we rise in faith to seek Him, He helps us see ourselves and our lives as we exist in our earthly flesh and when we choose to take up this cross to Him, we receive His true light for us.

1 Corinthians 3:1-5  Foundations For Living

1  And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.

2  I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it.  Indeed, even now, you are not yet able.

3  For you are still fleshly.  For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?

4  For when one says, “I am of Paul,”  and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not mere men?

5  What then is Apollos?  And what then is Paul?  Servants through whom you believed, even as the LORD gave opportunity to each one.

6  I planted,  Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.

7.  So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.

8.  Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his labor.

So, if we are for God, in our earthly living, how can we say we’re for God, but go against the commandments He’s given us to live by in His Holy book?

If there is a place in His Holy book, where our individual earthly living contradicts the gift of His message to us for our lives on earth, then we must pray to Him for what to do to help us receive His light within ourselves.

The cross He’s given us to bear is the gift to receive Him, by choosing to take up our cross to Him to reconcile our earthly living and move into His true light for us.

There are so many places  in God’s Holy Book where we can ask ourselves whether we are “for God” or not.  His Holy book stares us straight in the eye with this truth as we read it.  God’s Holy book is the measuring stick.  By reading it, we know by what measure we choose our own personal will to live our lives, or if we are following His will for us.  It is as simple as that.

He offers us mercy if we pray to be forgiven, for not taking our crosses up to Him.

But if we have courage and choose faith to bring the crosses we bear to Him,  He forgives us when we repent and He gives us instruction on how to be “for Him.”  In this way, we learn and receive the blessing of His will for us, and receive the gift of His light when we let go of the gift of the cross He gave us to bear!

1 Corinthians 5:7  Immorality Rebuked

7  Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened.  For Christ our Passover has also been sacrificed.

I love this picture. To me, the two tone delicate looking wild flowers symbolize our human frailty.  They also have strong stems, which makes me think of courage, and us choosing faith to give the crosses we bear to Him.  As we make the choice to remove the old leaven, we “see” the color of the new light He gives us. And we also “see” by the cloudy sky that this is not an easy task, but one God blesses us with compassion and forgiveness, when we lift up in faith and try.

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