Sunday, 24 April 2011

Spirituality Blog

Spirituality, Is the searching, finding, and connecting to that deeper and ultimate source of your whole being. God is a Spirit. The spirit is the essence of life and the source from where we draw our life principles. To be disconnected from the Spirit is like disconnecting the engine from the machine. The spirit controls the physical. Sometimes some health problems can be as a result of neglecting our spiritual connection. At other times, you may find that a health problem creates a crisis in the spiritual life of the individual. So get your spiritual compass right

Spirituality is that individual journey from the state of Godlessness  or searching, to truly appreciating, knowing and experiencing a relationship with God until we see Him face to face…Hallelujah.

The Spirit is that which gives a sense of self-worth, hope and purpose for life, commitment and peace. The spirit gives that positive outlook to life that is so pivotal to success. Without a spiritual compass to your life there is a feeling of emptiness, anxiety, hopelessness, apathy. There is also conflict with yourself and or surrounding which may contribute to despondency and failure.

Spirituality must be separated from religion. It is an individual journey and responsibility which can only be nurtured by a progressive growth and development through feeding the soul by reading or listening to spiritually inspired books, message or music, meditation and prayer, and obedience to the teachings.

Any religion is better than none at all, in that at least the journey has commenced (but may not yet be in the right direction) God sees and knows our hearts. If we seek Him sincerely with all our hearts, He will surely show up on our behalf. God’s word teaches us that those who seek Him will find Him. Pray sincerely for the conviction or direction to the knowledge of the true God. Like Apostle Paul who prayed: ‘That I may know Him and the Power of His resurrection…’. (Philippians 3: 10) God Almighty ‘does not disappoint the simple confidence of man’. Those who seek Him sincerely will surely find Him. (Deuteronomy 4: 29)
Christianity is not merely a religion.  While religion is Man searching for God in His creation, Christianity is God the Creator reaching out to Man through His Son Jesus Christ. (Luke 19: 10) It is faith in Almighty God, a personal relationship with God through Christ His Son, and a way of life. Not trusting or looking up to any man, but ‘Looking up to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…’. (Hebrews 12: 2)
Jesus said ‘I am the way the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.’ (John14:6)
That is why he sacrificed His life on the cross of Calvary and opened the door to the kingdom of heaven to all believers (John 3: 16).  What a great sacrifice and demonstration of the uttermost love for mankind!  It is an open cheque. You believe it, sign your name and it’s yours absolutely FREE. (Romans 5:15; 6: 23)
Also read Luke Chapters 22-24 to better understand the story of Jesus’ last days on earth

That is why we believe, are joyful and celebrate. Hallelujah! He is risen indeed

May the joy of this Easter penetrate every heart and every home to bless in a special way …Amen?

To claim your own open cheque, pray this prayer:
Heavenly Father, You are wonderful and excellent in your love for mankind and for me. I come back to You. Thank You for the work of mercy through the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary. Lord Jesus, I pray you come into my heart and life. Forgive my sins, and deliver me from evil. Wash me with thy precious blood, and abide with me always… Amen

Testimonies of Christ’s resurrection (those who saw Him): Look out for this in my next blog.

Grace Izuchukwu

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