Holiness / 快樂細胞
It is not what people say or do outside in themselves that determines holiness, it is what’s in the heart.
Therefore the Wisdom of God says, "keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life" (Prov 4:23).
Some will not believe no matter what evidence is provided for them, or what miracles of life are done–they don’t see God in anything because they have already predetermined in their hearts that there is no God.
Einstein observed a mere straw and concluded that there must be a "god," or something/someone Divine.
Some see God in everything. They see Christ in everything that they do and say. For them there is not the dichotomy of the "religious" or "secular," for Christ is always before them and lived through in their hearts and lives. Jesus expressly said "blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matt 5:8).
There are various degrees and forms of "seeing God," but it originates from the heart and not what’s without.
And only the loving tender grace of God can transform a yielded heart with the fullness of His love–in love and in truth.
"To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled" (Titus 1:15).
Heaven is not far above, never too far, never further away than a thought, a will to allow the perfect love of Christ to fill your soul until overflowing.
It is a rest, it is a joy, it is what people have been seeking all through their lives to fill the emptiness they feel in their hearts. You can abandon yourself unreservedly in His arms because you’re assured beyond a shadow of a doubt that He loves you no matter what. No matter what.
No matter what.
And before you know it, you’re walking in God’s holiness without straining or noticing it. And you will see and sense God in a deeper way. He is not a doctrine, He is not a moral code, He is not the authority figures that have hurt your life. He is love, He is your very own and personal Father God, wanting to embrace you each and every moment.
Peace (you can sense it).
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