Ever hear the wind
calling out your name?
Tried to figure out
from whence it came?
Ever watch a herd
of wild mustang run?
Or rode beside them
trying to catch one?
Ever watched the buffalo
as they freely roam?
Have you made a meadow
into a temporary home?
All of this we did
once upon a time
But can do no more
isn’t that a crime?
Teresa Marie 8/17/11
The Christian who is truly spiritual reveals as much in his ignorance of God as in his knowledge of him.
I had to read this quote several times before it penetrated the foggy brain that I have today. Many of us Christians like to think that we are spiritual, I do. Let me clarify that by saying this, I like to think that I am but I have often wondered at the truth of that.
I used to feel that I wasn’t very spiritual because I didn’t have a lot of Scripture memorized and didn’t know the Bible as well as others did. Why I thought that made me less spiritual than them, I don’t know.
Then later on, after I learned more biblical stories and Scripture context ( I’ve never been very good with the memorization), I began to feel more spiritual. When I began praying regularly in tongues it also heightened my self-image of spirituality. Makes sense, doesn’t it? The more you commune with the Holy Spirit, the more you feel Him infusing your spirit.
I’ve often heard of people who sing and dance, praising God in the Spirit and I’ve always wanted to do that too! I sort of did for a couple of minutes one time, but that’s all. I want to do it for an hour!
So we can reveal our spirituality in our knowledge of God, right? But it has to be of Him, not just about Him! I can read a book on surgery and know about it, but I don’t know of it until it has become a reality. Do you see what I am getting at?
And, conversely, in our ignorance of God it is shown. One key, I believe, is to always be humble. Admitting that we don’t know even a fraction of what there is to know of Him will keep us that way. We cannot fathom the mind of God and His ways are not our ways, as the Bible says. I try my hardest not to interject my thoughts and opinions into any answer that I give family or friends when it comes to questions about God. Unless I know for certain, like it’s one of the Ten Commandments or something, I say that I don’t know and try to refer them to where they can look in the Bible for the answer.
We each have our spiritual quest that we enter or ignore at our own choice. My hypothesis is that our desire for spirituality stems from right from Genesis, creation and the Garden of Eden. When God created Adam, He breathed Life into him. With that breath, like an umbilical cord, we were connected to Him. Adam and Eve communed with God daily in the Garden, it’s what we were created for. There is a spark that is buried deep inside of us that is waiting for ignition to become a burning flame. Once that happens, we are truly spiritual. Until later…
Always remember that Jesus died for us because He loves us!
In my meager opinion,