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My Soul is His

I again needed to find a place where I could just speak about the love that lives in my Soul. To share this with others has become something I now realize isn’t always my hearts intention. Reason being, when you love with all your heart, it is difficult to state that to those who have yet to become fully aware of what the love of Christ entails.

To speak to others whose love is most times just a wistful promise of something they believe they should feel, yet have too little of a heart to feel much of anything, other than what they already know.

Its like asking someone whose love for Christ is potent as Niagara Falls, to understand how that feels, to someone whose love can be contained in an eye-dropper.

The match just isn’t there. So I have resigned myself to write again with You alone in mind. So that our love can be faithfully devoted to one another.

For my soul is truly yours and yours alone, as is my love for You sacred and lasting.

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As I read something in the Bible today, for the first time in my life, I saw it from the mind of a cynic. God has blessed me, in this way. For me to understand anything, I first have to have a taste of it. So today, I was introduced to the mind of a cynic.

The mind of a cynic , is based upon the lack of trust. It lacks of trust of others, but truly its themselves they have little faith in. They wont accept any belief, that could even slightly suggest something GOOD can take hold.

What the mind of a cynic doesn’t have, is true, self-confidence. Oh he can fool anyone with his so-called acquired knowledge. Yet his main focus of that knowledge is hell-bent on disapproval of something he sees as accepted by the ignorant masses. Therefore, he sees everything from a rather pre-judged perspective. He lacks the courage to believe in anything,another may claim as true. He is more than just a doubting Thomas. He is a Thomas who fears even the possibility of something called a spiritual truth!

Just listen to those in the media…where too much cynicism is passed off, as intelligence. In fact, in an attempt to teach college students “critical thinking”, too many colleges have instead, filled undeveloped minds, with cynicism instead.

How many times have you heard on TV, pundits suggest one good thought, only to have it immediately be buried under cynicism, before its allowed to take its first breath.

 The cynical mind wants and needs a lot of attention. It gains even more attention, if someone trys to show them any good. Its like their invitation to open up the flood waters of denial!

The cynical mind, prefers to believe, there is no way out, or up. That anything good, must be evil in disguise. It seeks to nest in an attitude of disagreeableness, than have to courage to seek higher ground.

The saddest part of having a cynical mind, is that it prevents one from truly knowing how to love. One can’t love anything, if you fear it more than trust it. 

One can’t love, if they believe every good done for them, has an ulterior motive. Nor can they express the best part of themselves, if they believe being good, is being a fool!.

The cynical mind of man, sees itself as humanity protector. It believes its expression is one of an intelligent human being. It believes its existence, is to make sure no one falls for the truth! It sees what others may call a miracle, as nothing more than a weakness in the intelligence of man. It believes religion or anything religious, as a set up, for a weak-minded humanity. It believes everyone motives for good, are selfish. And that there isn’t such a thing, as THE GOODNESS OF TRUTH! It can’t believe in TRUTH, for it has little faith in its existence. For in TRUTH, there is an inherent GOOD. 

A cynical mind fears good, as it fears  Absolute TRUTH. It has to, for if it ever allowed the light to enter into it, it would have to face its greatest fear.

The fear that it will be NO MORE!

 

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It amazes me how little some Evangelical Christians know about Christ. The other day, I tuned in to see Rick Perry’s call to Prayer. And I support anyone who calls upon God, in honor of Him. And while I was listening to those praising His name, I also heard them use the term “Our God is a Jealous God”.

I couldn’t believe  those words, being applied to Christ! I believe some of His followers have no clue, to who He really is?

I also believe they never hear themselves, or what comes out of their mouths. To say the God of love, is jealous, is to misrepresent anything He stands for!

To me, love has more meaning than just mouthing the words. And how can you  love someone, if you don’t even know them? So I would suggest, before any Christian makes the claim to loving God, they first get to know who and what they are committing to love.

They should first ask themselves, if they would want to marry a jealous man? And if they say yes, than do they believe jealousy means love? Jealousy, is a possessive negative term. It comes from a persons  insecurity.  It has nothing to do with Christ, or with love.

Maybe a better term should be a “faithful God”. God wants us to be faithful to Him. He asks us to love others as we love ourselves, so jealousy is obviously not a correct term to utter, when one speaks of Christ.

 The God they are claiming to love while using Christs name, is instead an angry and possessive God.

So I would ask all people who claim to Love Christ, to first get to know  and understand,His character. Before they commit the energy of their prayers, to something other than who they think they are addressing!

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The word today, which is causing our world’s crisis, isnt debt, as you might have thought. It’s a word, that years ago, frighten many of my 60’s friends into walking the wild side!. It’s a word, used by some, as their banner of mediocrity. The word is RESPONSIBILITY!

In the 60’s that word was misrepresented. We were told, it meant, “respond to your ability”. That sounded good then. The only problem with that statement is, most folks then, seemed satisfied, with never testing how far their ability could go? They instead, became content with giving  just what was required of them, and nothing more.

The word RESPONSIBILITY, when  properly understood, is the only means in which a person’s life, becomes their own. It’s the only word, that enlightens a mans  life to doing the best he can, in the worst of times.

There still seems to be two kinds of people. Those who embrace life, through accepting complete responsiblity, for all that enters their life, and those who don’t.  Responsibility for those who see God in their own personal growth, willingly accept, whatever comes to them. Be it through perceived “injustice” , “unfairness”, or ” inequality”.  They accept the word “responsiblity” not as a word that implies blame. But instead, as a word that gives them complete control of who they are, and enlightenment as to how they can respond. This word, if it were taken by everyone, would change the world!

I remember  some  friends in the 60’s, who complained about those around them smoking cigarettes. Yet saw nothing wrong, with their smoking pot! Two things wrong in that understanding. First, they saw nothing wrong with telling others what not to do. While never seeing, nor taking responsibility for their own actions.  Somehow, they believed the smoke  going  into their lungs, was exempt from being “secondhand smoke”. Secondly, they somehow dismissed their smoke of choice, was illegal! 

I see so many folks in the media today, expecting better from others, while never asking themselves to be better. They complain about what others do, while being a mirror to just what they claim they don’t like.

Responsibility, asks an individual, to put blinders on. To look to themselves, to be the change in the world, they wish to see. It’s the only word, that tells the universe, you have given yourself over to learning the lessons of life. It asks nothing from others, because it demands your complete attention. If something that at first seems bad, enters your life, instead of seeking to blame or search for a reason?  One accepts it as a door, to a greater opportunity of  self  discovery!

In the 80’s we believe we were the greatest things since sliced bread! We wanted it all, and we got it! But what happened with our overly inflated egos was, a complete lack of personal responsibility! If  it felt good, no matter who it might have hurt, we went for it! And that was the difference between, those who grew in God, and those who grew in greed!

We will never express the best of who we are, if we can’t take complete responsibility for all we do! Just look around you. Lawsuits abound, global financial crisis at every turn, a world that seems to have lost its way, and no one wants to take on a leadership role!  Leadership, success and personal best, can only come to a person and or a Country, when we become completely responsible for our actions. It’s not a matter of looking back and placing blame. It’s a time where we claim as individuals, our place. It’s the exact time, to claim to be and give the best we have, in the most responsible way.

Its time, we stop looking to others to be responsible. Its time we don’t buy into being afraid. Its time we place full responsibility for the world we live in. Its time to stop placing blame on others, so that we point those fingers away from ourselves, towards the other guy. Its time we take back the only place we can place our trust. It’s in our being fully responsible for all we do and say, and be! For only then, can we claim the earth with the help of heaven!

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