Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The great natural world.
I went outside to sit for a while and I was just thinking. I once pursued spiritual encounters as the greatest thing and treasure in my life. I experienced great things, that I will always treasure. I was taken outside my body, met with angels , and flew over cities. Things I could never do in just my body. I always thought these things were better than the natural world. I thought my visions and dreams were better, and I retreated further into them. I still highly value them, but no longer do I view them as better than the natural world. God looked at it and said it was good. A kind of gnosticism had invaded my world. God told me to garden this year. My garden is just as "spiritual" as raising the dead, or anything else because it's what God wanted me to do. If Jesus was coming back tomorrow, I would garden. I would not stop gardening to pray, because Jesus told me to garden, and it's just as holy as any spiritual rapture that I might experience. I just sat outside, enjoying this world. Just being in the world. Not doing anything spiritual, not talking to trees or animals, just being with nature as part of nature. Being part of the natural world. I believe just being natural and a part of this natural world is just as Holy as one who retreats to the desert to pray for 100+ years. Everything is included in God, even my garden. Gnostic views about the world around me and my self led me to wrong thinking about my self and the world around me. It's time we start thinking of our bodies as TEMPLES and this world around us as GOOD, because that's how God views it. I told you guys this would be mostly rambling, and this was one of those rambling days.