Friday, January 25, 2013

You Are What You Say

I have been away for a while, and it is nice to see that I have people follow me... or maybe they were there to begin with...

So the reason I've been away is I've been focusing on my fiction. This place is really for expressing my thoughts and ideas (so many thoughts have come and gone since the last post), but I feel I would like to get back to talking to y'all, in case I can impart anything of value.

I've been thinking a lot lately of what I think and what I say. In the bible, and I don't know where this is located, but God expresses his thoughts "let your no mean no and your yes mean yes." Let's camp out on that.

Contradiction. Hypocrisy. Those are not good for the mind and possibly the soul. I haven't hashed this out yet, and I don't claim to be an expert (please feel free to comment with your own understanding), but when we say something, it triggers something in ourselves to make that statement true.

When we say things like, "I have bad luck" or "I'm not good with the opposite sex" or any "I can't do that" statements (there are many), we create a reality in where we actually have those negative implications.

If you focus on debt, you'll always have it. If you focus on the debt being paid, it will eventually disappear (focus on Jesus's sacrifice). I know this sounds very "the Secret" but I really think there is something to it.

In my experience, I have noticed that when I decide that I'm going to DO something or that I can DO something, I can. It may take some time or a couple of tries, but it always works out, typically.

When we say something negative about ourselves, we are so convinced about the outcome, we don't even try or we don't try again.

This is also true when we focus on our own sins instead of Jesus or the things we should be doing. When we think about porn, theft, murder etc., we can't help but do it.

No matter your belief system, you are shackled to what you think and what you say. When you speak the words, they become reality. When you think the images, they become reality (this is depending on all your present circumstances).

I think it is why God detests lying, because He sees us as we really are: full of potential for good. Often times we look at ourselves and wallow in our past mistakes and can't help but do them again and again because we feel we are "addicted" or "just that way."

God doesn't like contradiction or hypocrisy or sarcasm or lying because they impede our lives. They make things difficult, and often we can not accept the gifts that He wants to give us because our minds are set to the negative and we can't see the positive.

Maintain your faith in God and also in yourself. You ARE His creation and you can do anything. You are not unlucky. You are not a failure. You have all the potential to be a good person. Will you be perfect? No. But after every failure, you have to get back up and try again.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Listening to God Part 2

Not sure how many parts there are to this. I stated in another post about mankind's disregard of the soul as equal to the mind and body. And this post, more or less, talks a little more about that issue.

logic, christian blog
 Logic kills God's voice. Mankind is very proud of its ability to understand everything. We use our senses as well as learned information to navigate our world as well as assume conclusions. After thorough testing we create a theory and later it is either deemed a solid fact or is discarded as a fallacy.

Maybe what I have to say is fallacy as well... I hope not.

We use our brains to interpret the world around us. But there are plenty of things that go on around us that we can not see, hear, smell, touch or taste. There are things outside this world that we have yet to experience.

So science would conclude that it doesn't exist. It can't prove it exists. It can't study it or categorize it... never mind, it can categorize it as myth or fiction. And that is OK. I can't force people to believe. I tried that once and it was horrible. God has to give a person hunger before they will eat. I'm just here for support.

Now back to business. Logic... We use it to interpret our world but it is not the way we can interpret anything outside of it. If there are different dimensions, maybe gravity doesn't work. What if magic is science? What if humans evolved from apes? Anyone? Theory? Yeah, I know... : (

christian blogI am not disregarding logic. It is something that God gave us to discern with. But when it comes to spiritual matters, it may not be the best tool to use. We are all used to the scientific method. You make an observation, take notes, formulate theory, test theory, you've got a law... or not!

But when it comes to spiritual matters, we tend to have different experiences at different times. These appear as random and can't be proved by any scientific method. That doesn't mean they didn't happen, it just means it can't be proved.

demons, christian blogAnother issue in this is the question of whether it is God or not. God interacts with the heart because that is where he is needed. But Satan does to because he knows where your desires lie. Sometimes our experiences can be misinterpreted. It is during these moments we need to pray about it... or see what happens.

God has plans to prosper us. When we act without his blessing, it can really screw things up. Just remember that God never gives you anything that you can't handle and he will also never want you to do anything against his laws that are in the Bible.

In fact that is the best place to look before jumping in on something you though you heard from God. God will make you do some uncomfortable things but they will never be things against Him.

In conclusion (because I doubt anyone can come to one here as it is too long and without enough info), logic makes it hard to hear God. You need to learn to feel with your heart in order to hear Him. That's where he is after all (if you followed step one).

Friday, April 13, 2012

Listening to God

What can I say about what I have learned while pondering this...

The first step in hearing God is: you must invite God into your life and, to be more specific, your heart. 

Science would tell you that the heart is just an organ that serves the body with blood by pumping it throughout. Yes, the heart does this, but it also serves another spiritual purpose being the house of the soul.

The soul is the spiritual representation of ourselves. Though it resides in the same body as our mind, the two are not interchangeable. The mind is connected to the brain, which stores our memory files like a computer. It lists our experiences and recalls learned information like not to pour boiling water down your pants. It stores connections, and by this I mean names, numbers, colors, favorites... blah blah blah.

The soul is connected to the heart, emotions and the arguably present energy fields inside and outside the body. The soul is also linked to memories of a different sort, the way things make us feel. How that favorite song makes us feel. How that woman/man makes us feel. Our parents, siblings, friends, work, the emotional energy connected to those things, that is the soul. 

Now because the soul is connected to our feelings, it is connected to our desires, hopes, fears, dreams... and this can pose a problem. This problem being the sin nature that lives within us. Sin is desire... and by that I mean the desire to do things that are against God's intentions. All sins are more or less connected to desire. Why does a person steal? Why does a person cheat? Murder? Name any of the millions of ways that we disrespect each other and God and it typically comes down to desire.

Not, of course, the desire to do evil per say but to serve one's self.

So sever the soul, right? Yeah... So if that were to happen, we would be computers. All we would know is the information that is stored in our memory bank brain. Anything that exists there would become routine and completely irreversible. That includes the good and the bad. And also there would be no sense in either of those words because there wouldn't be a moral compass. The soul is transcribed with all of God's will inside, the problem is we live in a broken world with broken people and some don't want to be fixed.

I suppose that really doesn't tell you how to listen to God in the best of detail, but this is getting pretty long and I have obviously not finished this subject matter at all.

First step: invite God into your life and specifically into your heart.

God wants to interact with you but being a infinite being, He is hard for the mind and body to comprehend. The soul, however, already has a connection with God that many are unaware of. All you have to do is say, "Hey God..." And just talk. He wants to hear from you and he wants to talk to you.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The US Constitution: Article 3, Section 3

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
Treason is serious! America at war with You!

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
Corruption of Blood- the inability to pass along inhertitance. All ownership is striped and possessions taken by the government.

The US Constitution: Article 3, Section 2

The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;--to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;--to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;--to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;--to Controversies between two or more States;--between a State and Citizens of another State;--between Citizens of different States;--between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
The US Constitution is the law amongst all US citizens, and extends to Americans even out of country

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
 American citizens, American jurisdiction. Regulations are deemed by Congress.
The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.
Depending on where the crime was committed, trial will be held in that state. Jury shall be present except in cases of impeachment. If crime was not committed in a US state, Congress will decide where trial will be held.

The US Constitution: Article 3, Section 1

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
Congress gives power to other courts across the US.
The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
They get paid.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The US Constitution: Article 2, Section 4

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
 It makes you wonder if getting a quickie really counts as a high crime or misdemeanor... I suppose it was really the fact that he lied... Whatever...