During prayer, victims came to settle down with strategies and see themselves as they believed God saw them and answered their prayers: what to do next, the strategies. Since this awareness is mostly positive, it helps raise their senses of self-esteem that counteract some adverse situations. Praying to God relieves worries, anxieties and stresses during difficult times. When people use prayer to enrich their real-word selves, they feel good. Their god is sufficiently real; but, their capacity to make that real is not the same as the capacity to make it good or useful.
At first, he seems to not have been particularly devout. Nevertheless, he seems to have had a very vivid religious vision, which led to his conversion. He wrote a note of this occasion down on a piece of paper, beginning as such: "Fire. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and of the learned” (Pascal). He would carry this around everywhere, as a memorial of this very fateful day.
2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT). Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry He gave clues about His deity when he said things like, “Your sins are forgiven” or calling the angels
So I invited Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons into my home and engaged them in conversations regarding their beliefs, as well as entertaining dialogue with Roman Catholics, Seventh-day Adventists, Pentecostals and others. What I found to be amazing was the diversity of beliefs among persons claiming to follow the same deity. If you place the Holy Bible on a table and invite members of the abovementioned denominations to discuss various issues, you will never attain full concordance. So if this is the 'Word of God', why is it not straightforward, but open to so many different interpretations, resulting in division, acrimony, bigotry, a sense of entitlement, intolerance, human-rights abuses and even war? If you ask
Particularly visuals and imagination of Jesus birth and Jesus death are believed to bring Christians back in time thus coexisting with Jesus, the human embodiment of God but also allows them to reflect on God and learn lessons hidden within the stories. Since the beginning of Christianity repeated forms of prayer have been used to find spiritual peace most popularly the Rosary where in which people repeat the Hail Mary and the Our Father to feel God with them. Orthodox traditions of Christianity use icons as a focus from meditation. The focus within Christian faith is found within the heart which deepens the understanding of Jesus sacrifice therefore unlike Eastern religions Christians do not aim for enlightenment but instead a deep personal relationship with God. The most common form of meditation in Christianity is through prayer in which believer connect and reflect upon God through a passage from the Bible followed by through consideration of its meaning.
Remember, prayer is the key but faith opens the door for you. Faith is very important to have when you pray you must believe that God will hear you and will answer you. You see, prayer is having real confidence in our heavenly father, God almighty. You see, faith is more important to God than anything. Without faith it is impossible to please God for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
Another biblical scripture is found in 2 Thessalonians 1:3, “We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater.” Reading and applying His word will allow for Christian to not only grow closer to God, but as His people the work is never done. This foundation is based on the principle of having a closer relationship with God. Letting His word be the bases on which life is measured. The four essentials to spiritual growth is the daily reading of the Bible, meeting with other believers regularly, having a ministry group and daily prayer. The daily reading of the word gives one peace of mind that whatever problem that they are facing it has already been faced before.
Life has given me many opportunities to observe God’s spirituality in people. I sincerely hope that I can attain half of what some people I admire have. It is through their behavior and absolute Love of God that I too have aspired to be as they are to Our Creator, Our Lord. It is out of the deepest respect from my heart that my dear cousin Garth has shown me that God is all you need. He said something to me and it has remained with me, The Lord will provide.
to be spiritual is just simply total obedience to God, it’s not about the shouting or the silence you potrail before God it’s about your trust, your attitude of love toward God and toward men. Hebrews 12:14; “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Nahum 1:7; The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him Isaiah 59:1-2; Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he will not hear. Mark 11:25; When you stand praying forgive, if you have aught against any: that your father also which is in Heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Before you speak out as you think about what you are about to say God heard you. Like God heard Hannah even when she didn’t speak out only her lips was
There’s a basic spiritual truth here. On our own, by our own reason and strength, we don’t seek and ask the Lord. The man’s focus was on the pool, rather than on Jesus, the Messiah. The notion at that time was that if you managed to get into the water at just the right moment, you would receive healing. This people put their faith in the so-called healing waters.