Doing The Will Of God In Your LifeGods Will Jesus Christ
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:26 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:27 PM
But let's get back to the question. Am I reading you right? Are you saying that preaching the word of God (proselytizing) is God's will?
I really can't argue with you since it very well may be what God asks of you, but you should be aware that not all are called to that kind of ministry. And thankfully so! There is enough work for every type of soul, including the sitting and sipping type.
Doing God's will, as you say, does not always mean actually doing something physical. There are many forms of doing and preaching is only one of them. I personally think teaching is better than preaching, but just being the best you can be is tops in my book.
I'm wondering, did you stop to think that maybe you should have given your shirt to the guy/gal who stole your wallet. You know, go the extra mile like Jesus said. Perhaps they really do need your wallet more than you. That would be some mighty fine ministry, wouldn't it? I don't know, I think that would have sent a brilliant message of God's goodness to that person, don't you? I'm not saying that to be mean, because I know a loss like the one you had really stings, I'm just being philosophical, trying to look at the whole thing from different point of view in terms of outreach, ministry, etc..
Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:47 PM
I think first we would have defined the word "will" and then talk about "The Will of God"
The human will can be used to good or evil, truth or error, depends to where we want
I copy only a quote:
(1217.1) 111:1.6 Mind is the cosmic instrument on which the human will can play the discords of destruction, or upon which this same human will can bring forth the exquisite melodies of God identification and consequent eternal survival. The Adjuster bestowed upon man is, in the last analysis, impervious to evil and incapable of sin, but mortal mind can actually be twisted, distorted, and rendered evil and ugly by the sinful machinations of a perverse and self-seeking human will. Likewise can this mind be made noble, beautiful, true, and good — actually great — in accordance with the spirit-illuminated will of a God-knowing human being.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:10 AM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:09 PM
Isn't this magnificent . . . subject to the human will! What trust! It's a beautiful yet confounding thing considering the titanic immaturity of the human will. Breathtaking, really.
Edited by Bonita, 06 May 2012 - 12:12 PM.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:14 PM
I'm not a man of lot of words, so God didn't want me to preach.
I cant draw good, so God didn't want me to be an artist.
But God gave me a big heart, so I can do his will and walk on this planet with a purpose.
Purpose for my sisters and brothers and purpose for my soul.
peace be with you all
and good night
Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:21 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:13 PM
Who says you're not a poet??!! Your words drip truth and their aroma is like honeysuckle. Your light shines and I can find no shadow to confuse or distract from your luminosity. Peace to you Brother.
I am realy not a poet.
This thread just blinked in my mind during meditation and with strange urge to post it here.
peace be with you
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:45 AM
(68.4)"...the spiritual experience (having realized God) demands that man find him and sincerely strive to be like him.I will try to be like more and more to the Father?"
Therefore we must first have "the purpose" How will having this laudable goal?:
(1295.2) 118:1.2 The personality of the mortal creature may eternalize by self-identification with the indwelling spirit through the technique of choosing to do the will of the Father. Such a consecration of will is tantamount to the realization of eternity-reality of purpose. This means that the purpose of the creature has become fixed with regard to the succession of moments; stated otherwise, that the succession of moments will witness no change in creature purpose.
Also there are limits between the Creator's will and the will of the creature, However this does not mean that we have taken liberty, but wisely this has been restricted temporarily of our immaturity. I think in reality that we already have enough to achieve the early stages,Then come other.
(1300.5) 118:7.1 The function of Creator will and creature will, in the grand universe, operates within the limits, and in accordance with the possibilities, established by the Master Architects. This foreordination of these maximum limits does not, however in the least abridge the sovereignty of creature will within these boundaries. Neither does ultimate foreknowledge — full allowance for all finite choice — constitute an abrogation of finite volition. A mature and farseeing human being might be able to forecast the decision of some younger associate most accurately, but this foreknowledge takes nothing away from the freedom and genuineness of the decision itself. The Gods have wisely limited the range of the action of immature will, but it is true will, nonetheless, within these defined limits.
The wisdom is great and this process is updated in accordance with our choices. the higher we rise more freedom we get to do the Will of the Father (seem).
Analogously, it is as earthly parents give their children freedom as they grow,
Gradually ... until they realize about their maturity and then they give you new attributes.
But they not should believed that already are Great people! because the progression continues.
We still have the logical limitations but we still have our will, our guide for making decisions that allow us to move forward.
So, it's like a new beginning, but from a different position, with more freedom but also much so responsibility.
(1300.3) 118:6.7 Volition, the act of choosing, must function within the universe frame which has actualized in response to higher and prior choosing. The entire range of human will is strictly finite-limited except in one particular: When man chooses to find God and to be like him, such a choice is superfinite; only eternity can disclose whether this choice is also superabsonite.
(1300.4) 118:6.8 To recognize Deity omnipotence is to enjoy security in your experience of cosmic citizenship, to possess assurance of safety in the long journey to Paradise. But to accept the fallacy of omnificence is to embrace the colossal error of pantheism.
Greetings to all!
Edited by Alina, 09 May 2012 - 10:46 AM.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:39 AM
"....earthly parents give their children freedom as they grow..." is an excellent point. However, unlike our Heavenly Father, earthly parents too often protect their children from the consequences that result from this freedom. This is done from love but is very unwise and counter productive and leads to spoiled and selfish or self indulgent and shallow choosers/free-willers to come. But there are resultant responses or consequences to every choice made by free will. We are each made better and enlarged by our free will or we are dimminished and suffer (sometimes materially but inherently and inevitably PERSONALLY). We either grow or shrink by each choice with this freedom to choose. For me, any who feel qualified to tell others what to think, feel, believe, or do are, BY DEFINITION, wrong....even if they may be correct time to time. For it is not for any mortal to define right and wrong for another mortal or to judge the motivation and intent (heart) of any other mortal regarding their individual spiritualization process.
The collective "we" certainly have the right to determine criminal acts and punishments for acts which bring physical danger to others or harm the group collectively but the morality police in politics and churches today wish to go way beyond this....they wish to criminialize all manner of liberties to protect us from ourselves with a moral piety and narrow mindeness that is dangerous and contrary to God's gift to all....free will. I am saddened too by all the bad choices and horrific consequences they bring....but who am I to determine anything for any others? Indeed, who among us is wise enough to do so and yet so foolish as to act against God's will, which is free will to choose Him and His better Way. The perfecting progression is the most sacred reality for ascenders....and it requires free will....as ugly as that process may be for us mere mortals. Peace....
Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:08 PM
I find it best to concentrate on living love, which can be accomplished by making life a living prayer of communion with Love himself.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:15 PM
FanofVan, I do not know why you look familiar mmm? Perhaps you have thoughts like someone I know.
False liberty exists everywhere, but there are also persons looking for the Ideal of this
prerogative, as they say the quotes I copied, At this point I was referring to the Creator-creature
relationship. (Of course, everything is in life)
How do you evolve the human will to connect with so sublime spiritual relationship? like
the material, certainly not, in my opinion and according to UB. this happens through other channels.
Of couse the Thought Adjuster is the pilot, but we have free will to accept or reject.
In the mortal life, paths of differential conduct are continually opening and closing, and during the times when choice is possible the human personality is constantly deciding between these many courses of action. Temporal volition is linked to time, and it must await the passing of time to find opportunity for expression. Spiritual volition has begun to taste liberation from the fetters of time, having achieved partial escape from time sequence, and that is because spiritual volition is self-identifying with the will of God.(1300.2)
Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:17 AM
There is an economic principal that is illustrative: it is not the amount of money within an economy that determines prosperity and growth - it is the FLOW of money or the spending "rate" of currency which drives all economies. The $100 I spend today is spent again and again and again, over and over, endlessly "blessing" a concentric ripple of prosperity spending by many others. Only money in motion DOES anything while money-not-in-motion does nothing. The difference between the currency of money and the currency of love (is current the root of currency?) is money is limited while love is limitless.
God's will is truly simple.....SPEND YOUR LOVE WHICH I HAVE GIVEN YOU....and He will give us more to SPEND.....as much as we want, as much as we can SPEND, He will provide, without limit or end.
The Dali Lhama has predicted that our planet is approaching a point of collective critical mass where the current (currency) of love will overwhelm the currencies of fear and greed and materialism from which we all suffer. He also teaches that Urantia is "quivering on the brink" and that it is LOVE for one another and only love that can "deliver us from evil" and take us to our destiny. If love were dollars, we should spend it like we were multi-billionaires....for indeed we are rich!! Those rich in love need to spend it on those less fortunate and encourage them to spend it too! Peace.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:03 PM
151:3.15 Before he dismissed the group for the night, Jesus said: "Now will I tell you the last of the parable of the sower. I would test you to know how you will receive this: The kingdom of heaven is also like a man who cast good seed upon the earth; and while he slept by night and went about his business by day, the seed sprang up and grew, and although he knew not how it came about, the plant came to fruit. First there was the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And then when the grain was ripe, he put forth the sickle, and the harvest was finished. He who has an ear to hear, let him hear."
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:23 AM
100:3.7 Man cannot cause growth, but he can supply favorable conditions. Growth is always unconscious, be it physical, intellectual, or spiritual. Love thus grows; it cannot be created, manufactured, or purchased; it must grow.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:50 AM
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:51 AM
How does a wise man spend his spiritual currency? By attuning his personality to the Adjuster, by conforming to the Adjuster's mind. Love is the outworking of this inner urge; without it, there is no spiritual currency to spend. Love is a partnership. Without the Adjuster, it really isn't love at all, it's just an emotional state we commonly call love. And, without morontia intellect, how can understanding and unselfish service ever be perfected in wisdom?
p1205:03 You as a personal creature have mind and will. The Adjuster as a prepersonal creature has premind and prewill. If you so fully conform to the Adjuster's mind that you see eye to eye, then your minds become one, and you receive the reinforcement of the Adjuster's mind. Subsequently, if your will orders and enforces the execution of the decisions of this new or combined mind, the Adjuster's prepersonal will attains to personality expression through your decision, and as far as that particular project is concerned, you and the Adjuster are one. Your mind has attained to divinity attunement, and the Adjuster's will has achieved personality expression.
To the extent that this identity is realized, you are mentally approaching the morontia order of existence. Morontia mind is a term signifying the substance and sum total of the co-operating minds of diversely material and spiritual natures. Morontia intellect, therefore, connotes a dual mind in the local universe dominated by one will. And with mortals this is a will, human in origin, which is becoming divine through man's identification of the human mind with the mindedness of God.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:09 AM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:50 AM
171:7.5-6 Jesus was never in a hurry. He had time to comfort his fellow men "as he passed by." And he always made his friends feel at ease. He was a charming listener. He never engaged in the meddlesome probing of the souls of his associates. As he comforted hungry minds and ministered to thirsty souls, the recipients of his mercy did not so much feel that they were confessing to him as that they were conferring with him. They had unbounded confidence in him because they saw he had so much faith in them. He never seemed to be curious about people, and he never manifested a desire to direct, manage, or follow them up. He inspired profound self-confidence and robust courage in all who enjoyed his association. When he smiled on a man, that mortal experienced increased capacity for solving his manifold problems.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:49 AM
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