Following Jesus in the Kingdom
To live consciously, you must have the courage to go inside yourself to find out who you really are, to understand that behind all of the masks of individual differences, you are a being of beauty, of love, of awareness.
Christ said, “The kingdom of heaven is within.” Buddha said, “each person is the Buddha.” Until you can allow your own beauty, your own dignity, your own being, you cannot free another. Have compassion for yourself. Allow yourself to be beautiful and all the rest will follow.
But following Jesus is not just about saying and believing words – it is about living the life of Jesus as we, each one of us, understand it. It is not just about belief but it is about action.Suffering has the power to bring into actuality that which is dormant in ourselves. But in order for our potential for revelation of Godliness to be realized, we must practice certain spiritual disciplines, such as compassion, forgiveness, giving the benefit of the doubt and having faith in the midst of pain.
The Best Counselor God is the ultimate counselor who is constantly with His people.The Psalmist declared, “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory” (73:24). Though friends, counselors, and advisors can be helpful, we ultimately must depend on and be accountable to God. We have no one in ...heaven but God, no one upon earth whom we should desire more than Him. We can take comfort in knowing that God hears our deepest cries, counsels us, and promises eternity with Him.Psalms 73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Psa 73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psa 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. Psa 73:26 My flesh and my hear faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.-----------------------------
From the Desk of Spiritual Lighthouse Ministries
Bishop Paul E Jones
Sharing the Oneness of God, Religion and Humanity
Bringing Revival, Renewal and Restoration to all God's People