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.