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Spirituality And Thinking January 21, 2007

Posted by rattazzimedia in Christianity, Church, God, Religion, Spiritual, Spiritual Overview, Spiritual Study, Spirituality, Theology.

Thinking is a key element of spirituality.  What do you think about God?  What do you think about eternity?  Reasoning and sense are fundamental to an understanding of the truth.  Some believe that it does not make sense.  This is in part due to the fact that often the picture drawn by religious folk is inconsistent and nonsensical.  This is often a result of the tension caused by beliefs based on traditions of human origin rather than the truth from God.  The truth makes sense.  It may be hard to believe sometimes but it makes sense.  The book of the prophet Isaiah contains an invitation and follows with some thinking from God:

“Come now, let us reason together ,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool. 
If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the best from the land; 
but if you resist and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

The invitation is: “Come now, let us reason together“.  The thinking that follows spells out clearly what God expects, “If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land“.  Much of the Bible is about how most of the time, most of the people are not “willing and obedient”.  The spiritual challenge for each of us contained in this invitation from God is to get in tune with his thinking.  First to see how we are not in tune, then to see how God has provided a method for getting our thinking in tune with him.

I hear a lot of talk on the subject of spirituality that does not make any sense.  The truth should make sense.  Often I hear some loved one express a line of thinking and I respond with a differing line of thought expecting to engage in a back and forth volley of ideas aimed at achieving some agreement on where the truth lies.  But my volley is often met with silence.  The issue is left there and this difference of thinking becomes a dividing line separating us.  This is a spiritual condition.  This makes me so sad.  We should always be striving to come together on the truth.  Each of these points where our thinkings diverge should be seen as opportunities rather than further proof of the distance between us.   

Some think it best not to make the effort and so the divisions remain.  Some find it easier to view me as the source of the division since I was the one to point it out.  The reality is we think differently on these spiritual issues.  We all should make the effort to agree on the truth.  We should all strive for our thinking to be in agreement with God.  Then we will be in agreement with each other.  We should each be a positive example of the connection between Spirituality and thinking.


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