Monday, May 9, 2011

My Divine Mind

I am on a journey to discover who I really am. What do I really want? Where I am I going. As I have been frolicking down this road, I have come to a major road sign. YOU HAVE THE DIVINE MIND OF GOD!!! Whoa!!! What? Really? Hmmm... what does that mean?? Is that just a notion (a vague awareness or understanding of the nature of something). Do I go on my merry way saying, "oh, that is nice" or do I stop and look at this burning bush that is blazing but not burning out. It's on fire and I can't seem to stop looking at it.

I am really embarrassed to say that I haven't a clue about where I am going. I have lived a very frustrated life up to now. Always knowing something incredibly amazing was inside of me but always feeling like it was trapped inside and couldn't find an outlet. Always blaming others for not helping me get to where I don't even have a clue I want to go. Even after discovering some amazing things about who I am and where I am from, still the frustration has been there and hasn't really gone away. Oh, yes, I know I am amazing. God made me in His image. He provided a way for me to be restored back to my original design. This is the best news I have found up to now. It has filled me with such joy! Joy like I have never had before. BUT, now what? Where do I go from here? Do I just frolic in the goodness, I know this is a wonderful place, but is this just where I a camp out for the rest of my life. Just loving what Christ did for me on the cross and living in the beauty of it? I can't say that is a bad thing. For some this is fully satisfying. It's finished and it's done and you can retire now. But what if I don't want to retire? What if I want to explore the incredible fact that I know I have something so incredible inside of me that is bursting at the seems to come out!!

Now, I am stumbling forward and finding something that I can't ignore. God!! Inside ME!! This has been a real reality check for me. I thought one way and now I am finding there are other ways to think. Like thinking with God's mind. I have His mind right? Can't I think with it? Oh, but there are some ways of thinking that have been programed into me. As much as I want to believe that ritualistic rule based religion hasn't found it's way into me, I have found that it has!!! I am discovering some real shocking things. Now, if you want to go on this journey with me, suit yourself but I am going to tell you right now it's gonna get scary. It's going to be shocking. It's gonna challenge your core beliefs. I know it will because it's doing this to me! Right now as I am speaking, I am feeling the pain. It's going to make you responsible for something. I am going into the realm of God in ME and it's going to be explosive. Do you want to explore God in YOU!! Ok then, let's go!!!

So, In the beginning, God SAID, Let US make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.(Gen.1:26)

What is this! God made a man in his image after His likeness. The only definition I could find on image is:
a) images (of tumours, mice, heathen gods)
b) image, likeness (of resemblance)
c) mere, empty, image, semblance (fig.)

1) likeness, similitude
2) in the likeness of, like as

So, God (Us), made man in the image of, in the likeness of, in the resemblance of, in similitude of Himself.
God made gods? Images of Himself? Is this possible? Are we empty images of the creator God? Or is there
more to us than meets the eye. Could God create God. Is this a wild thought? Or did He create men to just be
Psalm 8:4-9
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all [things] under his feet:
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, [and whatsoever] passeth through the paths of the seas.
O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth!

This word, lower means lacking, diminished, decreased, to have a need. It is used in reference to God creating man and also in reference to Christ be made a little lower than than angels. Was Christ lacking? Was he diminished or in need? Another definition is lacking in dignity. In other words, Christ was not esteemed or given the respect or the honor that was actually due Him. They did not recognize Him as the King of Kings or the Lord of Lords. He was made a little lower than the angels. The angels were given more honor and respect than our Lord was given.

Did God create man or God-like men to be His image but made them a little lower than the angels as not be recognized or given the honor that really is due them? I would say yes!!! Hebrews talks about men of whom the world was not worthy. It is a strange thing that men who were created in the image of God cannot recognize or honor one another as such! They are blind to who they are and therefore forbid others to be what they are!!!

I look at Joseph. He was set apart as a God-like man. He was made in the likeness of Pharoah. He was second in command. Yet, He was like pharaoh to the people. But his brethren could not recognize him and did not honor him as such. They could not see who He was and therefore condemned him and he was as good as dead to them. Yet, He knew who he was and he remained steadfast in his own mind and heart. He honored his true Father and did not give up his right as a son.

On this journey into my own mind, the Mind of the Divine, is that I must honor and respect myself. I must give dignity to myself. I am what God is and I am the one who gives the freedom to the world inside me to question and reason and think. I honor my own words. I give a platform to my own creativity. I am beginning to see Jesus as I look into the mirror. I am His image and He is not ashamed to be called My Father. The household inside me will not be allowed to war against me as I give way to why I exist. My only enemy's are the ones I allow. I am not satisfied to only dream but I must allow my dreams to take on the form of men and let them walk with the orders that I give. I have been given a currency that is meant to be invested. I could choose to bury it because I have misconceived My Father or I can spend away and live the abundant life that I am!!

When Peter saw Jesus walking on the water something entered into his mind. I can be like Him. Let me have a go at it Jesus!!! Jesus said, come on Peter!! Ok, here we go. We may sink a little but Jesus is saying, give it a try!!! Eventually you will stop sinking and start running!!! We can all stay in the boat and watch others giving it a try or we can be like Peter, as scary as it may look, and go for it!!!

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