GOD&I Longing After God
All things are possible
God is therefore all is well
I am training my soul to acknowledge that God is, therefore all is well.
The Master’s Voice
Divine Nature Within
Psalm: 1 of DFG
- Woe is me; I am a prisoner to my past, and the burden of my actions weighs me down to the grave, while death lurks for my soul to surrender.
- My yesterdays are full of regrets and sorrow, and my tomorrow tinged with fear.
- In tears, I beheld my condition. And my spirit hungered and thirsted.
- Who will redeem me and restore me to my intended state?
- Somewhere, I heard of a savior who gave life to that which was dead, and in desperation, I called upon his name.
- In love, he answered and gifted me my freedom. Now my yesterdays are his, and my tomorrow is secured.
- By faith, I have been divinely adopted and transformed from a wretched son of man to a son of the Most-High One.
- Amazing Grace, how sweet a victory won. Now I live by faith and hope in the unseen.
Love One Another
Inspired by Romans 13: 8 – 10
We should not be indebted to anyone except to love them. For when we love one another, we substantively fulfilled the essence of the law. “LOVE OTHERS AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF,” succinctly encapsulates all the precepts of the law. Love commits no ill to another. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.
The love for self is the most intensely experienced and dependable form of love, but when directed outward, it is the glue that fuses the separated into a whole.
Inspired by Ephesians 4: 4 – 6
We are one body, and there is one Holy Spirit, even as we are confident of our calling, One supreme authority, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all who is above all and who is active in all of us.
Reverence for God is True Wisdom
If I will accept God’s words and esteem His precepts within me, So that my ears give heed to wisdom, and cause my heart (feelings, will, intellect and thoughts) to yield to understanding. Yes, if I cry out for knowledge, and speak with discretion; If I strive after wisdom, knowledge, and understanding as I would silver and search for them as I would hidden treasures; then I will understand the fear/reverence of Jehovah, and attain the knowledge of God.
For it is Jehovah who gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He reserves pertinent wisdom for the righteous; He is a protector to me if I behave with integrity. He maintains the paths of justice, and He preserves the way of His saints. Then I will understand righteousness and justice and equality; yes, every right path. When wisdom enters my heart and knowledge is pleasing to my soul; discretion will preserve me, understanding will guard me, to deliver me from the way of evil. From persons who speak perverse and fraudulent things. From those who relinquish the paths of morality and equality to walk in the ways of wickedness and destruction.
My reverential fear of Jehovah is the starting point of wisdom, and my knowledge of the Holy-One is understanding.
Inspired by Proverbs 2: 1 – 13 & 9: 10
My true self is a reflection of My-Creator, so I strive to hold in my consciousness, the awareness of God, and to be complicit with Him in every thought and deed. My perception of My-Creator is the starting point of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. What I conceive Him to be or not to be is the substance and notion of the reality I create for myself. My perception of Him can either liberate or enslave, but most assuredly, such considerations define my existence.
The failure to live by such knowledge has perpetuated the perversion of my true self. My actions should reflect my core beliefs; otherwise, I will be internally conflicted, a mere creature tormented by his very existence.
Excerpts from – GOD&I: Longing After God by Dwane Fritz Gerald
Consciousness & The Breath of Creation
Inspired by Genesis 2: 7, Job 32: 8 & Job 33: 4
Yahweh Elohim formed a human being from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the human became a living soul. There is a spirit in me, and the breath (inspiration) of the Almighty gives me understanding. The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Humankind’s consciousness is the result of the Breath-of-Creation. Created in the image and likeness of his creator was ADAM created. In his nostrils was blown the very essence of The Creator. And so he became the host of the very nature of that which created him.
Ability to Know God
Great is my God and exceedingly deserving of praise, And His greatness is unfathomable. Can anyone, by diligent effort, understand my God, can anyone acquire a complete knowledge of my God. Wow, the profundity and the abundance of both wisdom and understanding of my God! Unsearchable are His decisions, and His ways are unfathomable! Inspired by Psalm 145: 3, Job 11: 7 & Romans 11:33
My understanding of God is limited at best, or utterly misguided at worst. I have no explanation for Him that will genuinely satisfy my longings, or my need to know Him. He is beyond my logical mind. His splendor surpasses the capacity of my mortal soul to conceive. Yet all that I am yearns for communion with Him, fueled by His glory, majesty, love, and His grace.
My ability to know Him, by evidence of His creation, is vastly untapped and potentially limitless. This knowledge is evolving due to the advancement in human endeavors such as science, anthropology, meditation, psychology, and spiritual revelation.
The concealed things belong to Jehovah my God, but the things which are revealed and discovered belong to me and my kind forever, so that we may fulfill The-Word of God. Inspired by Deuteronomy 29: 29