Posted on Sep 1, 2020 | 0 comments

HOW CAN WE RELATE TO SOMEONE WE CAN’T SEE?

Good question – don’t you think? How are we able to actually develop a relationship with a Being that is unknowable…and unseeable? Mmmm….like I said, good question.

And yet…I bet everyone reading this actually feels like they KNOW God…or have TOUCHED Him in some way … or flip it – that HE knows YOU and knows you’re every thought – and HAS touched you in some way. Interesting isn’t it? Why do you think that is?

Well, one reason may be because, as it says:

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27)

We are made in His image…we are related to Him, we have His essence in us … and we recognize that in various ways, even when we deny Him!

Human beings…as they BECOME human, setting aside their animal nature, can begin to act like the holy beings that we were originally created to be. When we set aside those things that are driven by our own desires, our own egos (even though many times we are very successful), then we can gt past ‘ourself’ and learn how to be holy. The scriptures even say that we CAN be holy!

“You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your G-d, am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2)

If we can stop for a few moments and set all of our worries, our daily ‘stuff’ aside, and meditate on who this ‘God’ is…and what His characteristics are – we find that he is compassionate, patient, kind, just, loving and merciful. These are the characteristics we are to emulate, these are truly walking in the footsteps of the Messiah.

Ask yourself:  Do you feel like you show the characteristics of the Holy One of Israel to those around you? Do you look at yourself as ‘holy’?

Exercise for the day:  Stop and consider how to walk in holiness. Find one way today to walk in the Messiah’s footsteps and extend to someone else compassion, patience and kindness.

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