If I want to be a gentler, kinder person, I need to be in conscious contact with God.
The Lord doesn’t look at the tings that people look at. He looks at the heart (Samuel 16:7)
Kairos – Greek for The Right Time. Chronos – Chronological time. God’s time is always Kairos. So my time is based in years. God – I’ve been at this for 30+ years. When?? When?? God says: “Kairos.”
My friend who has 15 years of recovery from alcoholism once said: “You are either working on relapse or recovery everyday. And the alcoholics problem centers in the mind. So, I have to start there – with my thinking.”
I am in alignment with God’s will when what happens happens and I don’t fight it. I struggle with discernment. The Serenity Prayer asks god for Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom.
My mission is to be a vessel for God’s Spirit
H.O.P.E. – Hang on Possibilities Exist
Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s struggles, it takes away today’s peace
Keep your head where your feet are
H.A.L.T – Am I Helpful? Am I Accepting? Am I Loving? Am I Tolerant?
- The Trinity:
- God is like the Sun – The Source
- Jesus is like the Sun’s Rays – The Sun channels (flows) through him
- The Holy Spirit is like the Sun’s Heat – He is the agent through which we experience the Sun
When the Holy Spirits enters into your heart it enters 100%. So, as I grow in spirituality, I don’t get more of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit gets more of me.
The Holy Spirit comes in and infuses into us a totally new Operating System that can transform our lives and complete change us. Galatians 5:22 lists the Fruits of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control. This is the character of God, reflected through the life of Jesus Christ and infused into us by the Holy Spirit.