Contemplating the oneness of Truth while guided by the Voice of Truth produces the evolution or maturation of the soul, spirit and mind, so reality can begin to reflect Truth's immutable, divine attributes, which manifest the highest good for all. This blog reflects an ever-deepening understanding of the Truth a soul gains as its mind is renewed by Truth's pure Light.
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January 16, 2010 at 4:02 am
Wow I really enjoyed listening to your words on how to approach God as a bride. How good it is to listen live instead of always having to read.
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January 19, 2010 at 4:53 am
Thanks for lesson 2, Rachel. Very useful tools for learning how to grow in a relationship with God. Forming a healthy relationship of any kind poses so many challenges, and this is the most important one there is!
I know what you mean about feeling afraid. I have had that nervous/scared sort of feeling so many times along this journey. I’ve recently started reading Eric Ludy’s _Wrestling Prayer_. Reading that along with learning to be disciplined and diligent in giving lengthy, quality time just for me alone with God has presented me with so many challenges. And, while the promise of His mighty work in my life is exciting, especially since I have already been so blessed by the work He has done in my life over the past few months, it’s also very scary. Besides wondering about what challenges I will face, it’s also somehow about sharing what is happening with those around me and wondering what their reaction will be…
So much to ponder and look forward to! Thanks again for your guidance and your help along the journey. It’s an amazing one.
January 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm
Ruth – you are in my prayers daily as you go through these videos. Thank you for sharing your journey along the way. And I can tell you that you have nothing to fear. You are safe in His hands. We hear others stories, but our journey is our own. If we seek God with all our heart and make it our passion to be His Bride – His love will fill our lives and though you go through the refining fire as all that is not of Him is burned away – you are always in His hands. There is heat, but there is love. And each experience you are thankful for because it draws you closer to Him. I will be praying for boldness and courage and above all to be sensitive to and trust the Holy Spirit’s lead. Sometimes I think we feel pressured, when we need to trust Him and know He will lead us when to speak and what to say – and when we do it comes from a place of love and truth.
Luke 12:32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
January 20, 2010 at 5:31 am
Thank you, Rachel! This means so much to me. “There is heat, but there is love.” Yes, I definitely know this from experience, and it’s wonderful! I am so greatful that it is my Lord’s “good pleasure” to perform this work in me! Thanks again for all your prayers and encouragement!!
January 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Ruth – it is wonderful to be sharing this journey with you. 🙂
January 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm
This video was helpful and I had two comments:
–I appreciate your comments on listening. It is very much an art; to be silent and not make constant requests to God.
–Your bride analogy was spot on. My OT readings in Leviticus have included the seemingly endless list of rules emphasizing the best offerings be given to God. It blends well with your message–that God wants our best time so that we can grow spiritually and become a better servant.
I am in my second week of your suggested technique and am happy that you have directed me to this a more structured approach.
January 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Slamdunk – thanks for the feedback! I’m so glad you find it helpful. I’m praying for you as you go through it.
January 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm
I’ve had this sitting in my e-mail ever since you posted it, and finally had a quiet moment to watch it. Wow! Praise God for the insights He’s given you. I really needed this now, as I’ve been feeling a little–don’t know the word–like I’m just doing kind of a dead work . . . am I really hearing from Him . . . all that stuff. I’m sure you understand.
What you have to say reminds me of keeping that first love at the forefront. Thank you so much.
I’m going to ask one of our techie-types if these videos can be downloaded to make it easier to play them for our church (that’s usually 10-15 adults). Would you be okay with that? I know they’d be a blessing.
January 21, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Cindy – I’m so glad it was an encouragement to you – that blesses me. I’m working on another video today- so you’ve been a good encouragement to me in that 🙂 and absolutely share it.
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