I have been reading “Ask Yourself This” by Wendy Craig-Purcell. And in here she asks a simple question:
“What do you know for sure? Not what have you been told to believe, but what do you truly believe?”
I believe in the existence of Source, Omnipresence, Omniscience, Omnipotence… that you can call this “God”, “Allah” or whatever you like – but that Spirit or Universe is something greater than just me and is all intelligence and all creating and all powerful. I know that I believe in Divine Love.
I truly believe that I am a child of God, an heir to the keys of the kingdom. I believe that we were given the power of the Word. That when we truly discover the Spirit within us, living in and through us, that we will look into the eyes of any one else and see all potential and all possibility, the same way that God sees each other human being.
I believe that if, for just a second, we could see others as God sees them, the world would be full of so much more love! Because we would see their absolute potential. We would see their absolute best self – even if it’s not the mask that they are wearing and showing to others.
I know for sure, that when I have reached Oneness, when I am truly capable of practicing presence at all times, then my life will show this to everyone through my “fruit of the Spirit” – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, & self-control. These will not just be occasionally present in my life, but the constant presence and demonstration of my spiritual practice. They will leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that I am truly a child of God.
How big is my God?
Wendy Craig-Purcell starts with this quote:
Some people like to tell God how big their problems are; other’s tell their problems how big their God is!
Well, I read that and went, oh, yeah…
I know that!
But really – when it comes down to it –
- Do I believe that Divine Love is bigger, stronger, and more powerful than my Coeliac Disease?
- When I am feeling bloated or sick – do I believe God to be bigger than my SIBO or diverticulitis?
- Which wins in my mind – my belief in God or the financial situation that I have right now? Do I really believe God to be bigger than my finances?
- In my mind and definition, is Divine Love bigger, stronger and more powerful than any challenge that I am facing in my life right now?
I said before:
I believe in the existence of Source, Omnipresence, Omniscience, Omnipotence… that you can call this “God”, “Divine”, “Spirit”, “Breath of Life”, “Allah” or whatever you like – but that Spirit or Universe is something greater than just me and is all intelligence and all creating and all powerful. I know that I believe in Divine Love.
But when I have a problem – which one takes precedence in my mind?
Or my belief in the Divine?
Am I truly holding a space in my life – my thoughts, my words, my actions and habits – for the Infinite Omnipotence to work through me? To act within me?
Or am I limiting this power through my thoughts, words & actions?
- I say that I believe in Omnipotence, but then I don’t consistently act, speak or think like there is Omnipotence at my disposal!
- I say that I believe I am a child of God, and heir to all the power and promises for the children of the Kingdom.
But do my thoughts, words and actions truly reflect these statements of belief?
If not, then something has to change. Either I have to accept that perhaps there is no God. There is nothing powerful enough to change anything in my life. Or I have to truly start living according to my declared beliefs!
When you have a quick look at what you truly believe (not what others tell you to believe, but what you hold to be true for yourself), how big is your God?
If this does not play out in your life, in everything you think, say & do – what are you willing to change?