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Spiritual Intelligence: Can You Meet Me Halfway?

I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief…

The cry of a desperate father seeking divine intervention to deliver his beloved son from pain and suffering.

The length we will go to see a loved one delivered from pain and suffering is beyond literary explanation. This human instinct is one of the keys to our survival through the ages. Our ability to nurture, protect, provide and pass-on knowledge and skills to our off springs, is supreme in comparison to other life forms on planet Earth. In fact The Rabbi used this innate ability as an allegory while explaining God’s commitment to answering our prayers. In His words;

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Back to the thought at hand; I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief, we see an oxymoron. Is it possible to believe and still find ourselves in a state of unbelief? Ofcourse yes, hence this account presented to us in the Holy Writ.

All we need friends is that glimmer of faith to catalyse a change or breakthrough. It is called a Mustard Seed faith – and once it hits the soil of our hearts, The Lord in His infinite mercy meets us halfway.

So, Can You Meet Him Halfway?

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: For King and Glory

For King and Glory…

In the chronicles of life we find the story of Lazarus; a man simply described as a friend of The Rabbi. In fact the famous story of the two sisters (Mary and Martha) was captured in his family home in Bethany as both subjects were his sisters – Mary the reflector and Martha the activist.

When Lazarus became terminally ill a message was sent to The Rabbi. Instead of responding to the severity immediately, he stayed behind for two more days. His explanation for this action was captured in these words to his apprentices:

His sickness won’t end in death. It will bring glory to God and his Son.

By the time He arrived at the scene, poor old Lazarus’ spirit had left his body, and his mortal frame decomposing in a tomb for four days. Little wonder why each sister made this statement at different episodes as this life drama unfolded:

Lord, If you had been here, my brother would not have died.

The Rabbi asked to be taken to Lazarus’ tomb, while He wept enroute. When they got there; He asked for the stone to be rolled away from the entrance, said His prayers, and with a loud voice declared:

Lazarus, come out!

He came out covered in grave clothes and The Rabbi said to them:

Untie him and let him go.

Friends on this blessed morning of February 14th 2014, permit me to submit to you that your change is coming. For our God is never late, He’s never early, He’s always on time! With that in mind, that situation you are facing right now is not your battle; but the King’s, and for His Glory.

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: Tipping Point

Tipping Point…

For today’s thought this definition is most appropriate;

the point at which an issue, idea, product, etc., crosses a certain threshhold and gains significant momentum, triggered by some minor factor or change.

With that as a backdrop lets have a closer look at; the first and second coming of the Messiah, and key indicators leading to Tipping Points for each event.

The first happened in line with; prophecies, the epoch (the fullness of time) and prayers of the likes of Simeon and Anna. This was encapsulated in these words in Paul’s letter to his friends in Galatia;

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman

In similar fate His Second Coming is on the horizon, and like athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, we are called to be at our best mentally, physically and spiritually.

In His very own words to His audience at His First Coming;

When the Son of Man comes, things will be just as they were when Noah lived. People were eating, drinking, and getting married right up to the day when Noah went into the big boat. Then the flood came and drowned everyone on earth.

When Lot lived, people were also eating and drinking. They were buying, selling, planting, and building. But on the very day Lot left Sodom, fiery flames poured down from the sky and killed everyone. The same will happen on the day when the Son of Man appears.

Friends, we are close to Tipping Point again – something is about to happen!

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~ Sabali