How does one tell,show,convince, or believe in the concept Spiritual Reality?
This subject has been weighing on my mind for quite awhile now, and the only answer that I have to reply with is—- I don’t!!!
This may sound weird and controversial, but I believe that this is how I truly believe that God wants me to proceed in my journey. My belief in the “indwelling of God’s Spirit” in me, and to just “live that Spirit” and to “just be” .
Let me clear the mud in what I am saying. My journey has come from a lot of different things and from different perspectives and my personality. I am one of kind! but that might not be good!ha,ha. But God thinks that it is, you see we are all different, in our unique ways that God made us. We think and act in different ways. I do not know how anybody processes things so that they understand something, the only thing that I can do is to have my “testimony of God”. I am not sure that God wants us to have that responsibility of knowing on how to actually reach someone or “save” someone.
The concept that Jesus uses in Matthew of the seed falling to the ground is a good example of what I am talking about. My understanding of this parable is that”Us”(I will elaborate on this in a second),falls to the ground, to different kinds of dirt or rock, and acts accordingly. I first am a seed, which is easy to understand, if I am planted I will grow into something bigger and better. Secondly, I will produce offspring! Multiply!! Thirdly, the condition that I surround this seed in, my environment is the key to the growth of the seed. My rationalization of this is that I have to be in deep fertilizer! Not rocky soil,not shallow fertilizer, but deep fertilizer that keep me grounded in the soil.
When you talk about starting to plant with seeds, did you know that their is usually something that is overlooked of that planting? Every seed has to DIE before it can reproduce!!!!!
We must completely die to being a seed!!!!! We cannot be a seed no more. we cannot be that shell of seed, we cannot be that small or useless seed. We have to die,be buried, and rise again in a different realm of life! Re-read my last line, does this sound familiar? Isn’t this the exact same thing the Jesus did!
When I said “US” in the fifth paragraph, this statement might be confusing to some. This Us is Jesus and You and me that He took with Him to the Cross and Died for us,with us,and was all about us. Our humanity was killed! Jesus humanity was killed. His and our humanity is dead, but there is still that process and memory that we have journeyed through our lives that we can Thank God for! But we have to realize that we are now in the New Kingdom. We are not of this World! Jesus words to Pilate are the crux of our living! John 18:36- Jesus answered,”my kingship is not of this world;if my kingship were of this world,my servants would fight,that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world.
John 18:37- Pilate said to him,”so you are a king” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world,to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” RSV
I am to bear witness to the truth. period. Amen and Amen