“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15 Do we truly rejoice when good things happen to people? Or are we asking God what about my miracle? Do we really feel the pain of others when they weep? Or are we quick with our suggestions and remedies when all they need is a shoulder to cry on, a silent listener. Very often we think we have the answers when there are none. Job’s friends came up with so many ridiculous reasons for which they thought He was suffering. They spoke too quickly and later had to eat their words. We don’t need to have the answers, all we need to do is be there for them.
How merciful He is, to still call me His child every time I stray.
Time and time again, I find myself in the arms of someone He wouldn’t be pleased with, someone I want to have space from but find myself drawn to.
These actions that we partake in, these sins that we partake in, they make my heart heavy with guilt.
Prayers taste sour, like my flesh knows I don’t deserve to say them, or almost as if it simply doesn’t want to.
Yet even so, he still loves me despite these things I do.
With arms open and palpable love, despite His anger, despite His sadness, He calls out to me.
‘Come back to Me. Come back.’
Maxwell Diawuoh, Request: How God feels about your ungodly relationship, and how you want to have boundaries with this person, but you realize that every time you are with them you do something you regret yet again. And how guilty you feel afterwards?
My PCP called me(I had a report of my MRI sent to her and my orthopedist) and the report says I have a high-grade partial tear of my medial patellofemoral ligament. That ligament basically is responsible for keeping the inside portion of kneecap centered… She said if I wait too long for treatment than that ligament can die off and could cause me more problems.
Between this and the roughness of my fiancé’s and I’s relationship recently; I could really use your prayers…
After all we have told you about the Gnosis, you know that the gospel must be taken as a mystery of initiation. We do not see historical reports in the Holy Language, but the very real activity of the person who works their way upward on the path.
The gospel, as one of the expressions of the universal doctrine, places the pupil before the requirement of producing what is essentially real. Understanding it in this way, we can liberate ourselves from the immersion in time, experienced by our fellow human beings, who speculatively look back in history and resort to affected sentimentality in sermons, music, and singing without any understanding whatsoever. That is why we approach these matters according to the new gnostic dimension and encourage one another along this path to the Mount of Olives, to the Garden of Gethsemane, hoping and praying that we may understand one another in spirit and in truth.
The Christian mystery of initiation is a very wonderful and strange story. It is a sequence of processes that cannot possibly be understood by a layman, because it requires deep insight into the sacred universal science. Understanding these processes is the grace that touches those who have been lifted up. Before the orange-red rose can unfold in the sunlight, the roots of the plant must force their way into the dark earth to obtain necessary food. In order to understand the things pertaining to the new, true, and original life, it is necessary to possess a corresponding state of consciousness. A person who lacks such a state has ears, but they are deaf; they have eyes, but they are blind. Nothing and no one can help them; they simply lack the sense organs required for understanding.
This is why we speak of sublunary consciousness and gnostic consciousness and, also, of two absolutely distinct types of people, showing not only spiritual and moral differences but also bodily differences. The differences between these two types are at a given point so basic, that finally the can no longer live in the same world. Each type needs a different life-field, a different respiration-field, a different vibration-field. This is why, in the history of the world, we witness from time to time a parting of the ways between the earthly human type and the human type belonging to the new field of life. The Holy Language calls it the separation of the sheep and the goats, of the righteous and the unrighteous.
That means you must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives. Don’t give it the time of day. Don’t even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life. Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!—into God’s way of doing things. Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of God. - Romans 6:14