Holy Spirit miracles - Power of God - Power from above
Understanding who we are
We all come to the world with a cloud of ignorance, we have to learn everything in a process that starts in our motherís womb and concludes at the moment in which we expire.
Our first knowledge comes from our parents who teach us basically that they are our protectors and benefactors and we learn also a few things about God.
At the age of reason we start to form our own perceptions of God. From then on it depends greatly on our faith to accept God as our Heavenly Father and live that principle or to simply keep God as a concept that is far away from reality.
If we stall at our intellectual level and decide to make our own understanding of ourselves, then we will be confined to an existence similar to that of animals and other creatures that simply are born, grow, exist for some time and then die.
Unless we are taught by God, whether it is through the teachings that have been entrusted to the Catholic Church or whether we understand the Holy Bible without distortion or weather we receive inspirations from the Holy Spirit, we will not truly understand our spiritual reality.
We are pure spirits hidden by our intellects; we are immortal children of God hidden in our human nature. We are very powerful beings, whose power is annihilated by our lack of faith.
The intellect must be overcome by faith in God which begins with the teachings of our parents and grows as we learn about God in the Holy Scriptures.
Faith is like a beautiful floral plant that has to be planted and cultivated if we desire to see beautiful flowers some day. Of course not all of us are interested in beautiful plants, not all of us are interested in cultivating faith especially as we live in these times of hedonism, materialism and lack of spiritual insight.
To be able to move mountains we have to have great faith says the Lord (Matthew 17:20) He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." This implies tremendous power from above, and this is exactly what God is offering, his own power at the tip of our faith.
When we intend to move something physically we have to spend energy in proportion to the thing to be moved. When we decide to alter any physical law by praying for a miracle, we must use faith energy which is precious in the eyes of God.
Here comes the test. If we need a big favor from God, do we have enough faith to ask? Do we deserve to receive what we are asking for? Are we really sons of God to ask for miracles or are merely strangers to Him trying to be smart?
It depends on what we believe if our prayers may be answered or rejected. It also depends on our state of humility before God and the position of Godís will in respect of the situation we are asking for. Therefore we really have to know God, or have a mind thinking with Godís thoughts, since He even complains because we donít †(Isaiah 55:8-9)
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
This is not impossible to achieve since God has revealed his love for us and has made available anything that we need. The question is how to learn to tap on that heavenly power that is our gift.
How should we see ourselves in the eyes of God?
When I look at myself in the eyes of God, I must see myself as nothing.
We are really nothing compared to the whole universe if we simply think in physical terms, because the universe is infinite and God created it. So we may conclude that God is greater than the universe. But it does not stop there, God is master of time and space, therefore our understanding of His might is very limited, we will never fully understand the power of God.
We are spirits created by God who is the Father of all spirits, (Hebrews 12:9) Should we not be even more willing to be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
And yet we do not even discern our own spirit, we fall prey to evil spirits and we fail to fully understand the power of the spirit that transcends matter and time.
But God sent Jesus his son to the world so that we might believe in Him and had the power to become Godís children. (John 1:12) But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.
If we know Jesus, we also know the Father (John 14:7)
John 14:7 If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him."
When we then think of being Godís children, we understand that we are not really everything we know about ourselves but something greater in the eyes of God who has his own designs for our spiritual present and future life.
At some stage of our lives we will have these questions:
Who am I?
Where do I come from?
Where am I going?
What is my purpose in life?
†The answers are:
I am a child of God.
I come from God.
I am going to God.
I am here to know God, to love Him and to serve Him.
Simple as that! But we must overcome the barriers of our intellects and accept the vision of the spirit that is calling us to be children of God.
Once we accept that we are part of Godís family, we will be in a position to behave like children of God, to assume our responsibilities and to enjoy the benefits of our relationship.
Holy Spirit miracles - Power of God - Power from above
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary ©
Holy Spirit miracles - Power of God - Power from aboveUnderstanding who we are