Glory Seed Devotionals, 2016: Year of the Blessing
Naming the “inner guides and helping spirits” and the “seeds of light…”
When it comes to resources available to us to assist us in our journey to deepen our spirituality the Internet is wide open. For me one such website is Daily OM (click to open), however for us Christians I need to share a warning. Daily OM is a “New Age” website and does understand Jesus Christ as we do. That does not however mean we should ignore all its posting. Here’s an example of what I mean.
There can be little doubt as to widespread experiences of despair in our world today. In my own life I’ve experienced despair from as soft as a gentle touch to as debilitating as the blow from a sledge hammer across the forehead. For me the first response to despair is, “Leave me alone!” The saying goes, “Misery likes company,” is not always true. The following quote from a Daily OM posting continues to help me when despair settles in.
“Even though we must ultimately rely on ourselves, this doesn’t mean we can’t ask for help. Our friends and families can help us, as can our inner guides and helping spirits. They can serve the purpose of a fire that burns throughout the night, keeping us warm, and providing a light by which we might see the changes we may need to make in order to move forward. In addition, there truly are seeds of light inside us, however small, waiting to unfurl their green shoots, if only we will give them the time.” (Daily OM, March 14, 2013, The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light)
Do you remember Paul identified “Unknown God” as he traveled through Athens, Acts 17:22-24? I am not Paul this is not Athens and I have not seen a tribute to the Unknown God but when I read postings from Daily OM I do so through the lens of Jesus and I can tell you the “inner guides and helping spirits… seeds of light…” mention in the March 14, 2013 Daily OM is the Holy Spirit. In fact you’ll find the Holy Spirit in the most unlikely of places! And if you need proof look in your heart – the Spirit’s there.
Believe in presence of the GOD and in the strength of his GRACE!
GRACE and PEACE,
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