---Focus with me now. First capture in your mind those moments when we feel the pure love of God. As when you sat quietly by the ocean in awe of God's majesty. When you first held a newborn baby and smelled the freshness and hope of a newly created life. Times when you looked around at your friends and family, loving each one and the wonder that brought you all together. The stranger who needed you and you were there. A shared laugh, a warm hug. Treasured moments of goodness, of love, of a perfect world.
---Now imagine the people of this created Eden. All the love and personality of an earthly mother and father in a perfect world. A father's instruction and protection. A mother's nurturing love and hope. Both helping their children to grow and learn. And this family out exploring this Eden, playing in the streams catching crawdads, gatherings the harvests of their crops, returning home to gather by the fire with tales of their day. The last few words and kisses goodnight as they tuck each other in for the night. And then the glorious dawn of the next day.
---The answer is simple. Choice. He gave us a mind to think, discern and choose. God could have created us as unthinking robots and could still be watching us frolic mindlessly in Eden. But no.. He allowed us to decide how to behave, whether to believe and worship him, to follow His instructions or not. To lie and cheat, to satisfy wanton desires, to distrust and to cause others to stumble to benefit ourselves. Yes we can be quite self righteous in our motives but knowing it is dark in our hearts. Built in God's likeness, we revel and put faith in our personal power. We blame Him for our bad choices and the mess it has left Eden in.
---So again imagine the perfect loving mother and father, but these parts as a single whole spirit. And us as the children who only come home to visit occasionally. Usually when we need something or are so fatiqued fighting lifes battles that we come for love, to rest, and to get instruction. But then we set off again leaving Him behind, feeling secure in our own power and ideas. And as with our own parents, as we mature we find we need their love and guidance more than we ever thought possible. It is a process of growth. But as the bible story of the father running down the road when the returning child is spotted in the distance, God is always there waiting, looking for us.
---As we cannot even begin to understand the full beauty of His creation, we cannot fathom the spiritual world, or the true necessity of the doorway. But thankfully it is explained clearly enough for a child to understand. Because of our given right of choices, our lives are constantly affected by the ongoing spiritual war, but the war for the doorway was won long ago. You just must believe in your God, His plan and His doorway, and come thru it. Use its power to know your God personally, to recieve His love, protection and instruction. To survive and truly enjoy this Eden among the others who refuse the doorway and propetuate the pollution. It is your job to tell others of the doorway, but their choice to use it. How sad how so few do.. and how easily we ourselves can forget.
---Yes, God is here! If you believe is your choice, as even the devil believes. If you step through the door and how long you stay is another. It is the only way. In the trilogy of God, He is God our father who loves and protects, Jesus our brother who holds open the door and covers for us, and the Holy spirit placed within us to instruct. In the ongoing spiritual war and with our free choices on this polluted Eden, we can easily be distracted from the truth and daily necessity of the door to live each day with our God at hand. Believe and focus! And you will begin to feel, see and live in the Eden that God intended.
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