Thursday, February 25, 2016

Day 14 of Lent: You Are Always Connected to God

In God we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28

At the heart of your spiritual adventure is the affirmation that the creator God of the universe is also the personal God of your life.  The theological term for this is "divine omnipresence."  This means that God is everywhere and in everything, responding to each creature intimately and personally.  Whether or not we are aware of it, we live in a divine environment, where we receive divine inspiration continually and personally.

Jesus told his disciples when he was preparing to leave them that when he went away the Holy Spirit would come and he would remind them of all that Jesus said and taught and did.  Also, when the Holy Spirit came on the Day of Pentecost, the Spirit was Jesus' own spirit in a new form and new way of relating to humankind.  Where Jesus could only be with one person at a time when he was in human form, the Holy Spirit can be everywhere around the world at once.  The Spirit of Creation that formed the planet became the Holy Spirit to bring access to God to all who would seek God.

God's inspiration aims at bringing wholeness, beauty, and justice for everyone and for the universe.  God inspires humans to act on behalf of others so that God's Will can be done on earth even as it is done in heaven, as we pray weekly in The Lord's Prayer.

Today, affirm that you are God's child.  You are beloved of God and you live and move and have your being in God's holy adventure for you.  Embrace this affirmation with your thoughts and experiences throughout your day.  Live to seek this affirmation through your connectedness with the whole of God's beloved universe.

God of the universe, inspire us to experience all things at the center of your love and all things as divine.  Breathe in us so that every breath is a prayer and blessing, every breath a healing breath for ourselves and our planet Earth.  Let every breath be prayer and praise.  Amen.

(Ideas taken from Holy Adventure by Bruce G. Epperly)

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