Five Basic Principles for a Spiritual Life Series

Published August 6, 2014 by

God is Absolute Goodspirit

Semantics wreak havoc upon our every attempt to define the who, what, where and why of God.  God is neither a man nor a woman, nor any kind of human being.  God is Spirit and our petty little words can never even begin to approach a clear statement of what God is.  It might be like trying to tell someone who’s never seen the ocean that it’s a bit like the water in their bath tub–well, it is wet, but it’s not drinkable, it won’t fit into your bath tub, fish live in the ocean and real boats sail upon it…. 

God is Spirit, or the creative energy that is the cause of all visible things.  God as Spirit is the invisible life and intelligence underlying all physical things.*

God is not like anything we can describe, and yet, we try because we long to know what God is like.  And even more, we long with our whole being to know God, to feel the presence of God within us.  So, we use words and more words to fill the gap in our understanding of God.

God is Spirit,  I am a spiritual being.  God is Love, I am loving.  God is Creator of all that is, I am a child of God and co-creator with God as the perfect expression of His will through me.

You are primarily a spiritual being, the expression of God’s perfection, the receptacle of His love; and when you think and act in the consciousness of perfection and love, you cannot help being open to the influx of God’s love and to the fulfillment of His divine purpose.**

God is Principle, the underlying Law of the universe and all life. The universe functions in accord with set laws between the planets within our solar system and between galaxies and we become anxious when a meteor breaks from an established orbit and threatens us.  Jesus taught us how to live in accord with the Laws of God–to love God, to love one another even as we love ourselves; to put God first in all things, to forgive, to go the extra mile and to be the light of the world.

I can say that God is Absolute Good, everywhere equally present and God’s will for me is good.  But what does that mean.  How can someone be everywhere equally present?  No human being can, but God is.  The Psalmist writes:

If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.***

How can God be in heaven and in hell?!  Why would God be in hell?  That makes no sense!  And yet, if God is everywhere equally present, if the kingdom of God**** is within me, then wherever I am, God is!  I am never alone, for God is with me.

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.*****

Rev. Claudia Naylor

 

  Lessons in Truth, by Cady*

Jesus Christ Heals, by Fillmore**

Psalm 139:7-16***

Luke 17:21****

Romans 8:38-39*****

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