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"Into the Wilderness"


"And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness."

Mark 1:12 
American Standard Version 
  
It does not happen a lot in life to go out into the wilderness. When it does, the best option is to treat it as an opportunity. 

Why? What is there in the wilderness that makes it an opportunity? 
There is the danger we hide from and the healing spirit we seek. 

Anything can be your wilderness. A sickness, a sudden unemployment, a breakup after a long relationship. Anything that is a crisis. Any huge crisis. And I mean a really huge crisis. 
Missed trains, lost umbrellas, latecomer physicians and carpet-pissing cats do not constitute a crisis. They are not even a problem. Just a blip.

I read it in a great book that the Chinese have a word for crisis. And that word has two parts, two characters: one for crisis and one for opportunity – this reveals by the way a depth of wisdom about the character of the Chinese people. 

Your wilderness, your crisis happens when you least expect it. 
At least this is what you say to yourself. Anyways, it normally starts slow and then boooom, it all happens quickly, it startles you, surprises you, knocks you off your feet. First you find it hard to find your bearings. And then, if you listen to your heart and mostly to your head and mind, sooner or later you'll recognize the hidden opportunities. 

The wilderness is scary. The wilderness is uncomfortable. The wilderness is waaaaaaay out of your comfort zone. That's why it is the wilderness, taaaaaaa. 
How can you survive it and then thrive? Go and fight and use your mind. And sometimes sing and dance, too. We have just this one life, so we might as well enjoy it. Even in the wilderness. Especially in the wilderness. Any fool can enjoy life when everything goes smoothly. The real stuff is when the going gets tough and you still enjoy life.
 

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"We Have a Building from God, a House Not Made with Hands, Eternal"

"For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens."

2 Corinthians 5: 1
American Standard Version

What is your building from God? What do you consider eternal?

A building from God can be anything we believe in. Something that is stronger and more everlasting than anything else. It can be something to live for and to die for.

A building from God cannot be seen but it can be felt. 
Eternal just like life. Although according to esteemed scientists the Sun will blow up and with it our Earth too, in approximately 4 billion years' time. But the life, this life we have on Earth, surely it has a meaning and it won't just dissolve into nothing. Or will it?



Even when something is destroyed and it fills you with sorrow, there is always the building from God you can turn to.


There must be some things that are eternal. That give us hope and strength and a reason to live.




“And All Things, Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask in Prayer, Believing, Ye Shall Receive”

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Matthew 21:22
American Standard Version

Prayer is a way of organizing our thoughts. 
Prayer is a way of expressing gratitude. 
Prayer is a way of uniting with ourselves. 

Prayer is honest when we mean what we say, what we really want deep in our heart. 
Prayer power is power when true belief accompanies your thoughts. 

And it doesn't hurt either if you know what you are asking for. It doesn't hurt to be precise with your words. What you wish for, comes true in one way or another. Make reality as close to the picture you imagined as you can.

There might be detours along the way. With perseverance you'll find the way. 
Prayer, belief, actions and a pinch of go-getter crazy attitude will get you to places you want to go.

"Ye Are a Temple of God"

"Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"

1 Corinthians 3:16
American Standard Version 

Every human being is special.
You, as an individual person, possess a unique spark, a spark that only you have.
God dwells in each and every one of us. Nobody is better or less than the others at birth.
And then we tend to let society dim our light. 
Why? 
Because it is more comfortable this way. To stand out to search for who we really are takes courage. 

Our body is the temple of God. 
It basically means that when we pamper ourselves, let's say with Nutella, then we pamper God. So given this logic, Nutella is God. 

Jokes apart, our body and our spirit, they make up a whole, the wholeness of our spirit.