Sonship and the School of the Holy Ghost
Sonship and the School of the Holy Ghost is about cooperating with God’s work in our lives. Who’s to say this year will be any different than the last year? We have a say in that.
There’s the old saying that if you keep doing the same thing that you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting the same things you’ve always gotten. Just like Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion–objects keep doing what they’re doing unless a force influences or acts upon them (my paraphrase). And we, my friends, are those objects.
We can continue to maintain our routine day in and day out, and life will happen. But do we want life to simply happen to us, or do we want to make life happen?
Jesus came to this earth to give us salvation and eternal life with Father God. John 10:10 goes even further and tells us that not only does He want to give us life, but an abundant life.
So how can this year be different, more abundant, than last year? We need a “force” to influence and act upon us. “Forces” have to do with the school of the Holy Ghost.
Many of these “forces” are merely circumstances — crisis, unplanned events, extended journeys, surprises that catch us unaware. What do we do? Do we embrace these occurrences thrown upon us with thoughts of, “Wow! This could be an opportunity for my faith to grow!” or do we murmur and complain that our daily ritualistic path from work just got interrupted? Do we cower in fear of the unknown future, or look ahead for a chance to see how creatively God may open doors and windows for us?
And know that we have a choice to allow these “forces” to move us, change us, and shape us. If we want to be a mighty arrow for God, we must permit Him to take us out of the quiver, moisten our feathers, place us on a string and pull us back with extreme tension and calmly wait before He can release us into our destiny and calling. But we cannot expect to soar through the air in a blaze of glory to our target of purpose if we ask to remain unruffled and immovable in the quiver with the other arrows on His back.
Movement is necessary. We can make life happen.God also gave us abilities to help us build an abundant life. We can use the gifts and talents He’s given us to create opportunities, influence others, and reveal His love and nature to everyone. Physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, we can expand ourselves and our world through innumerable ways.
So again I reiterate, we’re about to begin a new year. Who’s to say this year will be any different than the last year? You have a say. Think about it. Make some choices. Let the “forces” move you.