Friday, February 25, 2005
Where is God?
Yesterday a close friend of mine asked me to do a 40 day course with her which was recommended by the best selling author Rick Warren through his book "Purpose Driven Life". I immediately accepted since I am attracted to any course of spiritual growth and empowerment. So I asked her to read me the foreword of the book over the phone and she did. She came to a point where the writer said "Self help books often suggest that you try to discover the meaning and purpose of your life by looking within yourself, but Rick Warren says that is the wrong place to start. You must begin with God, your Creator". As my friend read this I knew that I could not and would not do the course. Whilst I am not here to judge anyone or their belief's and I therefore say what I am about to say from the purest place of love - we are here to engage each other in this journey of life - to understand that we are all connected and that we all are one - What I do know is that that statement did not resonate as Spiritual Truth that I have come to know or re-member (as Neil Donald Walsch would say) through experience. The writer suggests we ought not to look within but we must look to GOD to find our purpose. The statement leads us to the question - WHERE IS GOD? If we look at the "Scriptures" (that the writer himself holds dear) - When Jesus taught us how to pray he said start your prayers like this " Our Father, who art in Heaven". Jesus also said "The Kingdom of Heaven (God) is within you". Therefore from the words of Jesus himself, God is within each and every one of us. Other scripture states "The body is the temple of the Lord" That is not to say that GOD is only within us - as we experience HIM we come to know that GOD is in all that is seen and unseen. God IS everywhere in everything. This is the concept of ominipresence that most theologians accept. The God Force holds all things together; so as we meditate on this we realise that truly We are all one with each other and with God. When you know that the Spirit of God resides within you, you know where to look for your TRUTH.
Posted by Margaret Rose at 3:31 AM