EPHESIANS 4:22-27 NIV You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin” 4:26 Psalm 4:4 (see Septuagint): Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
When we were told me be transformed by the renewing of our minds, to renew means to not adapt to the norm. What is the norm? Logic? Book smarts? Opinions? Mental conditioning? This is the norm in the world we live in, we know that but we often walk around in a state of dream land allowing our minds to dictate our lives. God said PEACE BE STILL…..to be still is a state of quietness. If there is mental noise, meaning circular thoughts that you can’t seem to get away from, this is a clear indication that you are not peaceful nor are you being still which means God isn’t in control of your life, Your MIND (EGO) is. Now lets let that sink in a bit………….
We live in a world of intellect where people pride themselves by what they know, meaning they live their lives through their thoughts and mental conditioning and not in their hearts, this is the ultimate issue of human existence. We forget core values of compassion, unity, integrity, and truth and instead use get rich quick schemes, other people for personal happiness or gain, personal possessions, over indulging and so on….or better yet, we start disliking and hating people and or situations when they fail to meet our own selfish desires; We go around pretending to be people we aren’t to gain the affections and likes from people we barely know – talk about dysfunction. Then we turn around and blame God for all the troubles in the world, when we are the creative power behind all the dysfunction.
The bible has been around before you or I was born, our parents and grandparents as well. I’d say the bible is a pretty factual place to start when looking for truth. The bible also uses a lot of parables, which people have misunderstood. The misunderstood parables were then taught to others causing the very confusion we see today, separating people from their true source of creation, GOD. This is why all of us have our own personal duty to dig deeper and find out what’s true for us, not just rely on what’s being taught to us. We all have an internal, compass, lets use it.
The churches, our teachers, parents and so on have taught us the best way they knew how based on their understanding. The lessons we received from our parents, teachers and spiritual teachers were only road maps to our inner transformation. The deception of the misconstrued teachings has gotten magnified because everyone has given someone else authority over their own personal evolution and happiness. This has caused major confusion and one of the ultimate causes of separation in human existence. It is and was always up to us to dig deeper spiritually. It is also up to us to apply what we learn which is what God meant when God revealed that faith without works is dead – If you have the wisdom of God and the faith to believe but fail to apply the work – your work is dead because you’re not applying the Godly wisdom that’s within, when this happens, then we ultimately conform back to our usual mental habits, mental conditioning and judgements which is out of line with God and disconnects us from the co creating element.
Apart of your work when it relates to the bible is to maintain a clear mental space, without judgement and this points back to the original teaching of being transformed by the renewing of your mind, not be conformed to this world – renew your mind by getting all the junk out of it…..this, brothers and sisters is all the work you need to do. Once your mind and heart is clear God does the rest and creates the life you were intended to have; a life of happiness, love, abundance and ultimate creating power! You are creating your own heaven or hell, RIGHT NOW – you’re creating one or the other…..question is are you creating through your mind or through your heart?
If God said to renew our minds and guard our hearts – isn’t this the key to the ultimate freedom God designed for us in the first place…..I believe it is. There are laws in life, and the person whom masters these universal laws ultimately becomes one with God, enabling the same creating power God has which is what we often refer to as the Law of Attraction. When we can’t seem to create a life that’s pleasing to us, this means we are out of alignment with the creator of the universe. God does not discriminate. God loves and gives to ALL. Why do you think some people are rich and some are not? The people who are rich have mastered the law in which abundance flows, we all have that same creating power. Some people know how to use it and some people don’t. This isn’t God’s fault this is our own fault. God has given us the keys to a life of happiness and abundance – however we continue to live life based on our own thought processes and judgements instead of allowing our minds to become quiet and allow our hearts to flow with a life God has intended for all of us.
Peace be still – get quiet and listen to that still presence that’s in the background of your mind and heart – be quiet to that unlimited power which so desperately wants to flow in you, through you and around you, ultimately providing you and everyone around you, a life of joy, peace, love and harmony. Quiet your mind today – Allow God to flow and tell that EGO of yours, that mind made self, that mental noise to shut up!!! Create something great today!