Sunday, March 14, 2010

What Is Life?

We all are here experimenting, trying things out, wanting to attain things that we hope will make us happy or at least entertain us for a while. There are some things that make us feel like we can cope with life and we rely on these things to get us through the hard times. When one thing gets old we try something new and continue to explore other opportunities until they fail us. It's easy to be a nomad in the mind..going from thought to thought, desire to desire, belief to belief, as long as we approve and it is based on a standard that we can accept. A standard or belief that we create is what makes us happy until that theory fails us and we embrace another untested hypothesis hoping that it will work.

Our lives are mere experiences. We have the experiences of birth, of birthdays, school days, college days, relationships, jobs, careers, marriage, automobiles, houses, and the list goes on and on. There are also bad life experiences that can ruin or hinder a number of the experiences mentioned earlier. The power of the bad experiences over our good experiences already attained lies within us. we have the power to drag our past to the present or to leave it behind. The choice is ours...

When we have tried almost everything we have so desperately desired to experience and finally see the bottom of the glass.... it evidently brings a deep sense of loss. In our minds we think,

"is this it? I mean not that everything I experienced wasn't fun, but is this really all there is to life? You mean to tell me that after I worked hard to get married, buy a house, a car, had some kids, bought a boat, traveled the world, lived the dreams in my head, and etc, etc..that I still feel a sense that there is more? What will fulfill this need to obtain? What will quench this thirst that I have? I don't know what else to buy? I don't know what else to do!"

It's so easy to live a life without religious beliefs. It's easy to have beliefs and have them be beliefs that are rituals that do nothing more than obtaining things does. People say they believe in this God and that God but yet there is no sense of a thirst being quenched or a desire filled and yet they want others to be convinced that their God is the right God? In every religion there are people who back that religion and swear by it, yet don't convince other's that there just might be something to that belief by the fulfillment they see in us. I'm not talking about career fulfillment...i'm talking about a fulfilled soul that is complete because it has reconnected to it's creator, a soul that understands it's makeup. That kind of fulfillment cannot be attained by inventions that the creator allowed other souls to bring into fruition. What truly fulfills us is not something that was created by us or some kind of technology invented by us. What truly fulfills is understanding what life is all about.

So now we get to the answer to the question, what is life?
Life is about experiencing God in every second of every minute of every day. This doesn't mean to be super-spiritual or to feel like you gotta pray all day and sit in a religious building, but to see God in the world around us and within us. Our human body was not meant to last, but we are meant to last and designed to exist forever with the father. The problem is that many people don't experience God and reject their design and therefore they reject their potential. You see, everyone has the potential to get to heaven. There are those who say, if God is so loving then why does he send people to hell? Has the thought ever crossed your mind that people send themselves to hell? You see there has to be an alternative to rejecting God otherwise what is free will? I can go on and on with this argument to intrigue the antagonist but I think I have made my point.

Jhn14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

- Solomon Cross

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