We must remember that no matter how far we may have roamed off of the path, once someone is called to seek the Kingdom of God, and He has revealed the Ways to His Kingdom to you, God, will always nudge the Holy Spirit to nudge you to come back. And those that have once walked in the presence of the Holy Spirit and God, the Father, will see the difference in walking towards the Kingdom, and walking away from the path to the Eternal Kingdom. I, personally, have seen this in my life. As human beings, our biggest flaws are pride and complacency. As Christians, it is so easy for us to get so comfortable in our spiritual lives, because things in our lives are going really well, without any trials or hardships. These are the times that Satan and his demons find as the most opportune times to strike against God’s Children. And remember, Satan and his demons can not do anything to you without God’s permission. These trials are brought into our lives for different reasons on each side. As we look to the Book of Job, Satan wanted to prove God wrong by saying that Job’s Faithfulness is only in his good times in his life. Job was very prosperous in the earthly sense. God allowed the test, to show His Confidence in Job’s Faithfulness, by knowing the purity of his heart.
What we must remember as servants of God, is that God is faithful to His Children, and never give up on them. He sees what no human eye sees, what no human ear hears, what no human can smell, taste and feel…he knows the purity of one’s heart and soul. At the same time, God knows the weakness of the human heart and mind. This is why He asks us to seek the Kingdom of God, through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is one way that He knows He can still save a soul that has been lost to the world and its ways, because once He has called, He gives us the choice to come back, through the wooing of the Holy Spirit. It does require prayer and meditation to God the Father of Creation, and allowing your soul and heart to dwell and depend on the Presence of the Holy Spirit. This is what Jesus Christ was able to reestablish with His Death on the Cross. To create a bridge between the earthly and spiritual heavenly realms. As our Shepard, Jesus Christ, guided us and showed us what is expected in the earthly sense, by God the Father of Creation. Prayer is the biggest part of this. Even in moments of the hustle and bustle of this world, trials in the worldly sense, and even in the silence of our rooms….we are expected to go to our prayer closets, and come into the presence of the Holy Spirit. This is what Jesus Christ showed us in His Life and Death.
God gives us ample time and opportunity to come back to Him…till the very last breath in our earthly bodies. He sees the purity of the hearts that seek Him, and He lets them know that He sees their purity in their love for Him, and His Kingdom’s Ways. These people are constantly confessing to the ways that they fall short to the ways of His Kingdom. These people are devoid of pride in any way. They are also not swayed by the ways of this world. At the same time, God also does expect us to go astray, but He anticipates those that are pure in heart to come back and confess to Him. He gives us this choice everyday. He does not want people who feel entitled or does not force anyone to follow His Kingdom’s Ways, but wants those that CHOOSE to do so…and these are ways of SELFLESS, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, NONVIOLENCE, and FORGIVENESS.
For me, when I first began my walk almost 20 years ago, I thought that it would be very hard to get to this point in my spiritual life. I have been through many trials, and have witnessed many injustices….I have seen how people have seen my life and say God is not in my life because of the many trial that I have endured in the earthly sense. But I have never felt more of God’s Presence in my Life for the very same reason that people say that they feel He is not. And it is through these trials, that we break away from the ways of this World, and follow the ways to His Eternal Kingdom, which are the ways that I have listed above in CAPITAL LETTERS. We are different because of the wisdom of what God reveals to us through earthly trials, that make us stand out in this world, that make us different. God sees the transformation of the heart, that occurs in these times….the Refiner’s Fire that His Putting our human hearts through. Remember a prosperous earthly life, is not equivalent to a prosperous spiritual life If God says His Ways are not of this world, but are beyond them, that means His Ways do not conform to the ways of this world….but what He had shown us through His Son, Jesus Christ, in the earthly sense. A life that is inspired by God, the Father of Creation will have their words and actions match each other…not contrary to them.
If we look at any person that was considered devotee to the Kingdom of God, or are considered holy or are prophets….they did not have a prosperous earthly life, but many trials in their earthly life; or did not see the importance of earthly riches. God gave his strongest trials to those that He knew and saw that understood the ways of His Son, and why He died on the Cross at Calvary.