Article Title: Sharing A Few New Spiritual “Torts” on FAITH (from My Notes) – Part One
Shared by: Craig Lock
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SHARING A FEW NEW SPIRITUAL “TORTS” ON FAITH (PART ONE)
These are some notes (in point form) on “airey-fairey spiritual matters” and on faith, many from from authors unknown, that I’ve collected* and jotted down over the years in my little “Spiritual” note books. I have also included a few miscellaneous (big word that) thoughts on other matters, like writing and South Africa (still “the beloved country” – at least to me!). Hope these words may be as encouraging, uplifting, empowering…and perhaps even “inspiring” to you as they are to me. So am sharing. Enjoy
* instead of stamps or bottle-tops *
Unity in diversity
Unity in truth
Find unity in a common search for truth.
“All rivers eventually reach the ocean.”
“Faith is the trigger that releases divine power”
“Faith is the light that guides you through the darkness.” -Emmett Fox
My journey has enlarged Job’s concept of God
Tackle some new exciting possibilities…TODAY!
The most valuable gift is invention. Your imagination is your greatest wealth (treasure)
God’s Providence is my inheritance
* “My life is my message.” – Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
“Those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics, don’t know what religion is.”
– Gandhi (again)
Fill me with knowledge of YOUR will. Show (reveal to) me YOUR Honour and Glory
Make God, the Creator of the Universe as BIG as you can possibly conceive.
“Edwin Markham + circle quote”
We need a monitored long term truce
South Africans extraordinary sense of humour * generosity * kindness * humour and * freedom
The first key to writing is simply to write. 1st draft: write from the heart 2nd draft: write from the head
Hope is irresistable
“God, the Mystery of Life”
Use my past to change other people’s futures. “From mess to message.”
My life is now built on something completely different and not on what I feel.
The hand of God is on the ground helping people
God’s strategy is people – working in and through US.
Working with God: * God’s plans * God’s agenda * His energy
Helen Keller said: “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
Books are the fruits of our experiences. SHOW rather than tell. God has already given us all that we need to succeed.
Don’t talk to God how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big God is. Brings honour and glory to Him (through divine power)
Joel Osteen (Texan preacher): You WILL overcome obstacles. God knows how to get you to your final destination
From success to significance
“Bend the arc of history toward you”???
Show me Your Glory
Lord, Reveal knowledge of Your will
Every choice has a consequence
With faith and the political will there IS a solution to every problem. Each ONE of us can play some part in encouraging that process.
I WILL write stories (true) of hope, forgiveness, faith and renewal. 30/08/2010
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you’ll hit neither.” – CS Lewis
Don’t limit God. Make GOD as BIG as you can.
Nothing is impossible with God.
“With forgiveness comes atonement”
A voice of hope, faith, forgiveness and renewal.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a decision, a commitment, a state of mind. Book ‘No Enemy to Conquer’ by Michael Henderson
“Lord, Give us forgiveness for the past, strength for today and hope for the future.”
the bright morning star (Rev 22:16)
He’s not the brightest spark on the chandelier!
“I was (stuck) in the wilderness of life.”
Hope is the anchor of the soul.
“The time of the singing of the birds has come,”
Religion is reaching out to God; whereas Christianity is God reaching out to us.”
God’s greatest gift to us is allowing us to find, then follow our own truths.
Develop the conquering spirit of a champion.
God responds to desperation.
“I don’t believe in God. I know God.”
– David Rosen, Jungian psycho-analyst
Insight doesn’t come from the natural mind.
“Faith is the light that guides you through the darkness.”
– Emmet Fox
May you all see God’s brilliant light on the path (road) up ahead
Together, you and I, let’s march together into a bright new future (tomorrow)
Shared by craig (“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)
About the submitter:
In his life mission Craig hopes to help, encourage, motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials. His dream is seeing people finding, striving for the “seemingly impossible” and one day perhaps even realising their personal goals and dreams having great FUN along the journey. Craig has a ‘passion’ for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally so cruel, yet always amazing world He loves ‘telling tales’, sharing true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and perhaps hopefully even inspired.
The various books that craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:
“The world’s smallest and most exclusive bookstore”
“A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you’re in a room as big as the world.”
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” – Chinese proverb
“A book, like a dog, is man’s best friend, but inside it’s too dark to read.” – Woody Allen (I “tink”)
“Whilst we can (and should) celebrate our differences, let not our different beliefs set us apart as human beings, but rather let our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common citizens of our planet.”
“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better”
THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED
God is a mystery, the ‘mystery of life’, a Creative Presence, Who/That allows me to be who I really want to be and become.”
“God, the Essence of Life, is the great mystery in the vast unknown; yet He(??) is understandable.”
“God, The Essence of Life, the Ground of All Being, is leading us to the light.
What we learn in the darkness, we are to share in the eternal light.
“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”
May you all see God’s light on the path (road) up ahead