God is not after obedience.
If He was, He would have created robots.
God doesn’t just want to change your behaviors. He wants to change your heart.
God is after desire.
Strength, inner strength, comes from receiving love as much as it comes from giving it. To be able to receive love is the key to happiness. How can love change us, if we are unable to accept it? This is why we must always strive to show people that they are lovable and worthy.
Our culture puts too much value on independence. Reality is, to be truly independent is to be alone.
Some call this strength, but often it is laziness.
As humans, we’re designed to need each other. To believe that you can go at this world alone is like setting your soul down on a couch and never allowing it to exercise.
See, if you spend enough time alone, it soon becomes very hard to be around other people. You begin to think that the world belongs to you- that all space is your space and all time is your time.
You become so used to being able to daydream and keep yourself company, that other people are merely an intrusion. And this is terribly unhealthy.
God doesn’t want us floating through life alone, or sitting in front of our computers. He doesn’t want our lives to play out like an Independence film. He wants us interacting- laughing together, praying together, challenging each other…
If loving other people is a bit of heaven, then surely isolation is a bit of hell. While we’re on Earth, we get to decide in which state we would like to live.
If you want people to listen, talk to them about themselves.
As opposed to the Ego which can be called our False Self. Our True Self is our soul. Once discovered, our True Self can serve as an incredible reference point that is both within us and beyond us.
Our True Self knows that there is nowhere to go or get to, we are already at home. It doesn’t strive or reach, cling or grasp, it simply is.
If only we can find and embrace our soul, our True Self, we will stumble upon the utter freedom that has been around us and within us all along.
This photography project by Gregory Colbert is absolutely breathtaking. It depicts rare interactions between wild animals and humans through an artist’s lens. If you are an animal lover like me, or just love the finer things in life such as art, nature ect…check out this video. It’s incredible.