Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5:22











Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Two Roads Home

Like most humans, I take the road most traveled. My journey with God has been crowded, has had many curves, mountains and valleys. I do envy those whose path has been straight from birth to present; who always have their eye on Him, even though life has not always been "pretty" for them either.  I want to be like them and like the mystics, but I let things get in the way. I long for that road. I struggle. I cry out for help! I cry.
1 Samuel 6:12 "Then the cows went straight...they did not turn left or right."
Even the cows of the Old Testament are better than I. lol

I have always loved the mystics and the mystical side of religion. The "going deeper" into one's faith and study of the Bible. I love the stories of the Saints and other mystics. Their faith is so powerful and strong. I know it comes about by discipline, perseverance, the study of God's word and keeping an open mind and heart to hear that tiny Voice within.

I have been studying, "Beyond Kabbalah." by Rabbi Joel David Bakst for quite some time with my Jewish sister-in-law, who I have mentioned before. The book is a hard study. Not for everyone. The Rabbi says in the book, "One in 1000 will get it." Surprisingly, I'm getting it, with my SIL's help. The book is fascinating, eye and mind opening, full of twists and turns, has hard questions, soul searching answers and so much joy some days I can hardly stand it.  This is not a book for the faint of heart, but I highly recommend giving it try.
Beyond Kabbalah - The Teachings That Cannot Be Taught: Preparing for the Messianic Era and Beyond - An introduction, orientation & illustrated ... Kabbalah and Consciousness) (Volume 4)
by Joel David Bakst
 

My path is getting straighter through studying my Bible, reading blogs by other Christians and studying the mystics and mystical. It is quite a journey, to say the least.

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp for my feet;
a light on my path.

Gratitude (prompts from aholyexperience.com)
3 gifts difficult
1. The Path
2. The journey
3. The world and its ways

Phil 1:4
In all my prayers for all of you,
I always pray with joy.

Blessings,
Deborah


2 comments:

  1. We live in times when our usual strategies for dealing... and thriving... in this existence are not enough. It IS time to go Beyond. :-)

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