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We, as humans, are not perfect, very capable of making mistakes. Our perspective on life can be flawed or imperfect. Any truth measured against any of us will be lacking in accuracy. Only God is perfect and His Holy Writ is filled with actual truth.

Therefore Holy Writ should be the only measuring stick that all truth and our actions should be measured against. People often live by what excites them or gives them a "warm fuzzy feeling." If they knew that something extremely important or very exciting was awaiting them in the morning, they would not silence the alarm clock and return to sleep. Instead, they jump out of bed, anticipating the special event.

Just as people often resist being awakened from physical sleep, they are much more resistant being awakened from spiritual sleep. If they did something that was wrong, they justify their actions by stating that it was done for the "right" reason or for a "good cause." This, in their mids makes everything they did alright. These individuals fervently hold to the false belief that everything they do is right.

Under such circumstances, these people are the ones who believe that their ways are "right" because they are right in their own eyes, behaving as if the world literally revolves around them – not the sun. This belief that every way of a man is right in his own eyes is a poor foundation for determining what is true or not true, right or wrong, or good or bad. In short, they have not been spiritually awakened.

Many people have moments of spiritual awakening, only to ignore them and return to the comfort of their previous routine. If only we knew and understood that spiritual arousal elevates people, we would welcome the arousal call. We would not shut off the alarm clock and return to sleep, rather, we'd jump out of our lethargic bed, anticipating the greatest event a human being could ever experience: awakening by the Spirit Of Holiness.

We can only draw strength to overcome our problems that hold us captive, making us look at or be concerned only with "me, mine, what I want and and what makes me feel good" issues by stepping outside of ourselves and take other people and other things into account.

God himself has said that we, including you and me, are the greatest of his creations. "This is why I tell you: do not be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn't life worth more than food? And isn't the body worth more than clothes? Look at the birds; they do not plant seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren't you worth much more than birds? Can any of you live a bit long by worrying about it? And why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow; they don't work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that not even King Solomon and all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers. It is God who clothes the wild grass ~ grass that is here today and gone tomorrow, burned up in the oven. Wouldn't He be all the more sure to clothe you?" (Matthew 6:25-28 - Today's English Version).

By taking a look outside of ourselves at the world we live in, we can see how the simplest things around us are taken care of by an awesome God. Once we look outside of ourselves, we can step back inside ourselves with a new perspective, Spiritual Awakening. A Spiritual Awakening that gives us a true measuring stick of what is right or wrong, good or bad. And the one that holds that measuring stick, as we learn to depend upon Him takes care of birds and lilies, how much more he will do for us? ~ CiCi





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