Monday, July 30, 2007

Grace Period

A very dear friend of mine passed this along to many of her friends, her son wrote this and it was very enlightening for me personally...

Written by JRandolph

In personal finance, a grace period is defined as the period during which no interest is charged on a credit card. Or, it is the additional period of time a lender or insurance policy issuer provides for a borrower to make payment on a debt without penalty.

Now, let's take a look at the definition of grace. Webster's Dictionary defines grace as divine favor, liking, good will or postponement as of a penalty or obligation; clemency.

The Word of God says in John 1:14 that "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

Through Jesus Christ, we receive never-ending grace. Much like a grace period, we had a debt that we could not pay and Jesus stepped in and took care of our bill. Instead of us having to make that payment, it was made for us. We faced a penalty, but through God's "divine favor" (grace) we were spared from having to pay for our sins. We have been granted clemency through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We were once all prisoners, but we were pardoned by a God who loved us so much that he allowed his son to die for us.

It is almost unbelievable how much God loves us. His grace and never-ending favor for His children is truly mind blowing. So remember today that as a child of God, His grace pours down on you. No matter how much you screw up, He forgives you and loves you. His grace is sufficient and His love is never-ending.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Spiritual Awareness

I made my journey very clear from the beginning of this blog, how I found myself on this journey since 2005. In this journey, I have run in to a few reading materials to help me in my journey. Here is one that I found very helpful in confirming what I just recently realized. I have not allowed myself to "simply be". I have continued to look back and forward constantly to see where I'm going or where I've been... Hopefully this can be of some enlightenment for others.

In order to be more spiritually aware, set aside time to strip away the unnecessary traidition or dogma and in an ultimate distillation the truth will be found.

Spiritual awareness or spiritual awakening is the process by which we begin to explore our own being in order to become whole and reunite our spirits with our physical bodies in a commonality of purpose.

No matter whether you are just starting on your serach or have been an invertebrate traveler on the spiritual awareness path, the answers you seek have always been with you. Perhaps in your seeking spiritual awareness you have been seduced by a process and simply not allowed yourself time to become aware. Put aside all restrictions and limitations and allow yourself to see your spirit. It is you, there, awaiting your rediscovery.

Stop! Be Still! Listen to your heart and the love you have for self and others and know your truth.

More here:
Spiritual Awareness
From Phylameana lila Desy