“And Jesus said to them, how is it that you couldn’t find me, you know that I would be about my Father’s business.”
Be purposeful with your time here on earth. We all have a purpose, a mission, a calling. There are a few persons who, from an early stage, know or have some inkling of what that calling is. However, often that calling is revealed to us progressively as we build on our relationship with God by daily steps of faith.
If you are one of those persons who are still unsure of your calling, your defining reason for being here, take confidence in the fact that there is a pathway that you can take.
The word reminds us to seek as a priority the spiritual things of God, to fulfill all His righteousness so that all we need will be made manifest unto us.
It is by living by faith, learning to trust God’s providence that we not only discover more about God and the world we live in, but we begin to see ourselves through His eyes and come into a clearer understanding of His purpose for us here in this realm.
As God’s will becomes apparent, we ought to be single-mindedly committed to fulfilling the mission to which we have been called.
If I live in the Holy Spirit, I will not execute the desires of the flesh. And if the Holy Spirit leads me, I am not driven by or under subjection to the Law. Likewise, if I live in the Holy Spirit, I must also walk in step with, and be in conformance to the will of the Holy Spirit. Inspired by Galatians 5: 16, 18 & 25
As a free-willed being, the governance by carnal laws is not my destiny. However, by connecting with God Almighty, and living according to the divine flow of the Holy Spirit, I escape the shackles of the sensual nature. Being reunited with the Spirit from whom I came forth as the breath of creation, and with whom I am one. In this way, knowledge and righteousness come not from labor, but by being. Therefore I live by the Spirit to fulfill the spirit of the law.
Excerpts from – GOD&I: Longing After God by Dwane Fritz Gerald
My actions are the manifestation of an internal state of being, whether of peace or disharmony. The emotion that elicits a reaction may be at the level of the conscious mind or may reside in the subconscious mind.
I am at peace when I allow my faith to interrogate my feelings and emotions, unifying my state of mind with my system of beliefs giving singularity of insight to my state of being. In so doing, I am akin to the Lord-of-Creation in whom there is no conflict.
I put my trust in the LORD, with all my heart (feeling, will, and intellect), and I do not rely on my understanding and wisdom. I inquire of Him before every course of action, and He gives direction as to the way forward. And now, I will demonstrate my faith through my actions. Inspired by Proverbs 3: 5 – 6 & James 2: 18
My faith is my enabler that brings my soul in harmony with God, who is the Universal-Mind-of-Creation.
I live by faith and not by how things appear to be. Because without faith, it is impossible to be in harmony with God, for when I come to God, I must believe that he is! And that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Inspired by 2 Corinthians 5: 7 & Hebrews 11: 6 – 7
God created me in the image and likeness of Himself, as a male He created me. As a human being, I am His representative to exercise dominion over the earth.
My God Jehovah, many are the wondrous works which You have done, and Your plans for me. They are marvelous and inestimable, and they are for your purpose; If I try to explain and name them, they would be too many to declare.
You created my innermost being. You protected me in my mother’s womb. I will worship You because I am distinct, fearfully, and wonderfully made. I know with all my being the marvel of your creation. My substance was known to You, When You created me in secret, and intricately embroidered me in the depths of the earth. You saw my unformed substance, and my life’s journey was written and ordained by you before it began.
Inspired by Genesis 1: 26 – 27, Psalm 40: 5 & Psalm 139: 13 – 16
I am a creature and not the creator, intricately woven together, infinitely complex in design and function, of the human species I am. My mission is to accomplish a task, which will be realized only by living, and by living in harmony with Elohim. He created me in His image and likeness, and His creation testifies of him and is a manifestation of His glorious nature. It is my desire for Him to make known to me all that I am, so that I may come to understand who He is.
Dwane Fritz Gerald. GOD&I: The 1974 DFG Owner’s Manual (p. 11). Dwane Forrester. Kindle Edition.