Saturday, August 8, 2009

"But the person who is joined to the Lord is ONE spirit with Him. Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do NOT belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honour God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6:15,17,19

I believe that our spirits are one. Nonetheless, they do "separate," if only in our minds. Our spirits often become one however, and you can see that so often. Take a best friend of yours, family member--mother, father, cousin, brother, sister--how much joy do you both mutually receive from each other? And then, don't you have those moments when you are so in sync with each other, all experiencing and blessed with the same emotions (happiness, sadness, excitement). Does not their presence, or lack of, move you, change you, progress you? And don't they help you further your own soul (and you, theirs) reaching certain realizations, coming to conclusions? I've discovered so much of myself through people.

I remember S once saying that we were one soul split into two. I think that spirits have this merging capability. That we can be on the same page and that it's mainly pride that separates us.

I think what really moves me is how we have God's spirit living in us. Can you imagine that? Is it supposed to feel any special way? Or have we become so used to not always tapping into it, that we just feel "mundane" or "ordinary" all the time? We have God's spirit living in us. One-third of the world is apparently Christian. Of course, then, you would have to believe that God is among us....walking with us, living in us. Is this normal? What I'm getting at, is that it's so extraordinarily normal. It is MEANT to be that way, and thats what gives it it's normalcy. But it's so extraordinary, because of who God is.

God has blessed us...he has blessed us with sharing himself with us...we do know his own thoughts! "For who can know the Lord's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him? But we understand these things, because we have the mind of Christ." 1 Cor 16--God is so extraordinary and so powerful and it blows my mind that he allows us to know his thoughts, his ways, etc. We were made in HIS image and there is so much power in that.

Who are we anyway? The world has this vision of human beings that I think is adverse to who we are. We keep on believing these lies about who we are. But we are none of these things. God is in us. With us.


Anonymous said...

another great piece love!! "how much joy do you both mutually receive from each other? And then, don't you have those moments when you are so in sync with each other..." i totally relate this to us! i love our telepathic moments, hehe. and being on the same wavelengths is always superb!!

hmmm your 3rd last para really got me thinking so much! what is so true is that God in generaly actually, is so 'extraordinarily normal', i love that paradox. it can also be related to when Jesus was fully God and fully human. extraordinary. but human, and human is oh so normal.

thanks once again for an eyeopening piece, we are truly none of the lies we are made to believe. God in us, God with us, Emmanuel.


Imogen Mutama said...

Thanks for the commento! yes, those telepathic moments are crazy! and its so funky how one can experience it with a variety of people. Like how you were saying how you and steph often go through the same things, etc. It's so cool how our lives can merge together the closer we move towards each other. It definitely is and should be a goal for us believers to be of one mind and purpose. Only then, I believe, will we be able to achieve many great things!

Yes totally, that whole extraordinarily normal idea totally relates to Jesus here on earth. It's crazy to think like that. Like everything is completely hidden underneath our noses and its like the best thing on earth at that! It's like if we cried diamonds or smth...extraordinarily normal and beautiful.

Yes lies, I hate them..and they plague all of us in this world. and we all believe them at various times. turning to the truth, however, can make us dispel the lies the world tells us so they dont govern our lives. thanks dear!! xoxo -Ims