God Has A Religion
GOD HAS A RELIGION
God‘s religion is to bring awareness of God‘s divine presence within ourselves. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” 1 Corinthians 6:19. Our bodies are the homes of a divine presence.
God’s religion is to generate the fruit of God’s spirit from within us. The “… fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:” Galatians 5:22. Those fruits of the spirit are soft qualities that we discover within the moist tenderness of our inner being.
God’s religion is to bring us to a healthy relationship with God’s divine presence in us.
“God sent forth his word and healed them; God rescued them from the grave.” Psalms 107:20. God desires health of the body, not to go to our death through drug abuse, alcohol abuse, toxic or mood altering smokes. As we come to a healthy relationship with that divine presence, we discover goodwill, kindness, and love for our bodies.
God’s religion is to keep us established through secure bonds with God’s indwelling. We know “…the Lord is faithful and will establish us and guard us against the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3. Some people want to fill our thoughts, emotions, and behavior with conflict, agony, and hostility, to terrorize the goodness in us. Secure bonds with that inward deity will keep us tranquil, peaceful, comfortable, and stable.
God’s religion is to bring us to a place of acceptance for God belonging within us.
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” 1 John 4:16. There are haters who intend to bring chaos in the social structure through cruel intent to harmonious living. Even then, when we discover the divine presence in us, there is love, tolerance, acceptance, and a place of belonging with one another through goodwill and kindness.
God’s religion is to bring esteem to our worth through God’s divine presence in us. Therefore, “Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged! And Let Him Who is Without Sin Cast the First Stone.” Matthew 7:1. We should discover our worth through the divine presence in us, then in turn we will value the lives of others through fruitful qualities. To be free of sin is to be fully immersed in love. In the presence of love, there are no desires to harm others with a stone, nor anything else.
God’s religion is to bring our self-expression in alignment to God’s divinity. Therefore, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all by the name of the Lord…giving thanks…to God…“ Colossians 3:17. What we say, and how we behave, should flow from the divinity in us where spiritual fruit blossom. We should convey the spirit of peace, goodness, and love in our verbal and non-verbal expression of ourselves. That is true in silence of speech, or stillness of bodily movement, let the attitude of the spiritual fruit flow through us.
Some people will deny that God has a religion that is singular in purpose. Those people are angry and depressed because they oppose God’s indwelling, and the spiritual fruit. They refuse to find agreement with those who seek unification through the divine presence of our inner being. Acceptance of God’s religion for every person is the path to a fruitful, harmonic world of love, peace, faith, and perseverance in goodness.
People who oppose God’s religion gather in places where the divine presence is honored within, perhaps the Churches. Their intent is to impede the fruit of the spirit from blossoming, the source of harmony, peace, tranquility, joy, and goodness within a community. The attitudes that exit from them involve inciting fragmentation through segregation, isolation, bickering, chaos, and pessimism. They attempt to diminish the qualities of the deity within us. There is no respect within them for the supreme worth of the spiritual fruit. Therefore, “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” Matthew 7:6
The attitude of those who reject God’s religion are transferred through religious drama, and dogma. They oppose the idea of the world‘s population harmonizing through a universal God, which is God’s religion. The rejection of God’s religion enters into us because we feel ridiculed and humiliated if we surrender boundaries to the intentions of God. We would rather belong among those who insist on worldly allegiances, doctrines, and earthly structures then to live through the spiritual fruit.
The people who are susceptible to rejecting God’s religion are those who are not rooted in the divine presence of their inner being. They do not relate to others, nor the community as a whole, through the spiritual fruit. Their ritual is to uphold written guidelines of doctrines, religions, and constitutions, regardless of how that compares to God’s religion. We can interrupt that cycle of neglecting the religion that God requires of us. That is done by responding to the situations of our life through the soft, moist, tenderness that exists within us. In that softness are the spiritual fruit of love, goodwill, kindness, peace, meekness, gentleness, faith, goodness, joy, perseverance, self-control, and patience. Those fruits are the rewards of God’s religion.
We can assess that God has a religion that is singular in purpose for every person around the world. The diagnosis is that some people oppose the harmony of world fellowship that God offers to us. Even so, we plan to honor that divine presence within us, from where spiritual fruit blossom. We implement that plan by responding to situations through the soft and moist qualities of our inner being. We can evaluate our union with God because the fruit of love, peace, faith, and perseverance will develop in our relationship with others.