MY Learning for THIS day

It is not THAT Lovewillbringustogether that is the important thing, but HOW Love is to achieve that we be brought together.

The bringing together in itself does not ensure that we do not again become apart – separate and unable to live in harmonious collaboration as One.

Love has to ensure that we never again be allowed to forget – or let others forget – that we are all members of the One Who IS ALL.

That we have all been given opportunity to experience for ourselves what a few unique aspects of infinite being may be like in a single separate consciousness and have fallen for the very tempting ideal that we are the God of our own world (as much as we let ourselves believe that)Β  is what is needed to be overcome – in ourselves and in those with whom we make the deepest connections while down here.

Such that – at the time that is required – we will find that LoveHASbroughtusalltogether in the only way so that all are able to remember and fully appreciate for ever that we are nothing but unique perspectives of a Single Conscious Entity known for time immemorial as ‘God’.

(For any who might be wondering, this learning was a result of luckily (for me) finding what i thought was what i needed to fix a bow saw i was hacking down some very thick and unwanted Ivy with, that had all but exploded into separate pieces in my hand. Normally, in my past experiences the explosion would have happened BEFORE i saw it was about to – usually resulting in some small personal injury – and i count this as me being granted the experience and the wisdom to do something about that experience BEFORE i actually needed it. The key here was that in bringing the ‘needed’ part to the broken saw which was separate from where i discovered the part i found, that it did not, in fact, fit and did not resolve the problem of having a saw in several pieces.

It’s not THAT you bring the (many) parts of something together that counts – but How it is done.

Thank you Lord, for all things both great and small. πŸ™‚

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6 thoughts on “MY Learning for THIS day

  1. Love is a tough concept and one that I think I really struggle with.
    Although I do Love, I tend to be guarded with how I show it.
    I’m sure it is some deep seeded childhood issues πŸ™‚

    I find this post interesting and timely in that during Easter service I really committed myself to working on this and sharing more Love.

    As usual, great post.

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  2. You wrote:
    “It’s not THAT you bring the (many) parts of something together that counts – but How it is done.”

    I learned in a great study today on Esther 5:1-8 that the ‘How’ you mentioned can also be greatly affected by ‘timing’ (as is made clear from Esther 6).
    I don’t know if that fits in with your ‘saw illustration’, but
    until we’re willing to wait for others to gain the ‘like-mindedness’ and ‘same love’ (the sacrificial kind), we’ll never see the ‘unity of spirit and purpose’ unfold to ‘make our joy complete’ (Phil. 2:1-2).

    It’s actually the LORD we wait on though (Isaiah 40:31), but He gives us the patience to wait for His work to be completed in us and others too (Phil. 1:6 =) !

    Thanks for your insights once again,
    D-

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  3. You are right Love, it is how we come together that counts. People coming together, even with the best of intentions, could still lead to a fight, if the spirit of togetherness is not there. We must come prepared to listen, share, not just to talk.

    I also agree that coming together will only lead to lasting peace, love, cooperation, if we see each other as all being part a of one. To me that means one family in one world.

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  4. Joseph – i do believe that we humans make love a much tougher thing to ‘get’ than is necessary.

    A lot of that i think, is to do with the fact that we often leave Him out of it when He IS it. (God is Love) and we try to do ‘it’ ourselves and tend to forget the Author of Love.

    What results is a whole bunch of personal little loves that manage to varying degrees to include only some of ALL of what Love is and should be.

    I think in order to better understand Love we need to make our best efforts to first be in Love with Him – to love everyone and thing. To have and show compassion, charity and forgiveness to all.

    Selfishness has no place in how we love.

    As for being guarded – it is my understanding from Scripture that there are a few instances of Jesus being somewhat guarded with whom He showed His Love to!

    He did not seem to give it away completely freely to all but was not unwilling to show it to any after he understood their true motives and faith.

    There seemed to be different ‘levels’ to his Loving where He was open to sharing His Message to all equally but also knew that there were some groups to whom His kind of Love would not be well received (and might threaten His Life!).

    Admittedly few today stand the same chance of being persecuted for showing Love to all – at least in our countries.

    In other countries we may need to show such caution if we are to live long enough to do more good than harm and achieve the Mission we were sent to do.

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  5. D – I recently read the Book of Esther and found the story a very interesting one – as well as the Israeli/Jewish instruction on the last day(?) of Purim to drink (alcohol) until you can no longer distinguish between the good of Mordechai and the evil of Haman!

    As far as Timing goes – that was sort of meant to be implied as being a vital part of the ‘How’ πŸ™‚

    In my saw example i thought my timing was excellent in that i found some parts i thought would be just the thing very quickly indeed ( unusual for me) and also in the fact that it was a matter of mere seconds between me seeing the saw was about to fall apart in my hands as i used it and it doing so – resulting in yet another physical injury (this saw had ‘bitten’ me twice before and i had fixed one issue – this was a different one that could have resulted in another injury) My timing proved to be less than i initially believed but another lesson was learned this time πŸ™‚

    I am somewhat amazed (although it merely confirms my views on ‘Christian’ division through the many separate Churches) after reading Phil 2:1-6 that there can be any division between the doctrines of each Church who claim to be in Jesus Christ and who read their Holy Bible as the Word of God.

    I believe these words bear repeating and being absorbed into our brain…

    1 If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions,
    2 make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;
    3 [doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself;
    4 not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
    5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
    6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped,
    7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men;
    8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross.
    9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name;

    Thank you once again D – i love your comments. ♥

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  6. Ed – i know we are close to agreement on so many things – moreso than we might seem to be ‘different’ in a few.

    The words Laz led me to, as shown in my comment above this one, i hope can help me be more in Him and also give me greater respect and understanding of your thoughts also.

    The one big thing that prevents me from sharing your world view (again) is my understanding of the all-too-human ego, the most ‘evil’ part of which, i suspect, is self-pride.

    The humility Jesus and Paul speak to in Scripture is in part a solution to this that i rarely see in our (apparently – appearance is often deceptive -) ‘godless’ human world. The concept is not unknown to Atheists but is rarely put forward as the best way we can overcome our many faults.

    This is partly due to the fact that if we have no faith in a Universal God we must be humble only to ourself, answerable to ourself unto death. There is then no effective way of overcoming our own pride in ourself. (Pride can take positive and negative forms – negative pride is not the same as ‘humility’ but is us being ‘proud’ of not seeming to be proud to others. In extreme cases it might take the form of self-loathing, hating who we think we are).

    We may be forced to submit to the ‘will’ of the population and follow human law or be imprisoned but we don’t have to be humbled to it but can retain our pride.

    If we have True Faith then we are required to eliminate this pride from our being.

    The hypocrisy of so many who don’t do so but attend – or even moreso – who RUN churches frequently amazes (greatly disappoints and repels) me.

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