Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lost (Pt. 2)

In the last post I wrote about being spiritually lost. Most who read Enjoying the Adventure have some kind of spiritual orientation. Usually those beliefs are based in Judeo/Christian roots as found in the Bible. So when I speak of being lost such readers understand that I am referring to a condition that means we are disconnected from God. We are living this life without His direction and our truest purpose.

To give us understanding about our disorientation He describes our condition with strong metaphor - Spiritually, we are equated to someone who is physically dead. Physically dead people no longer have the use of their five senses: taste, touch, hearing, seeing, or the ability to smell. Apart from a Divine work, we are spiritually unable to taste and see that the LORD is good, sense His touch, hear His voice, or offer up spiritual sacrifices. God is clear about that.

At the soul level most people live with an unspoken sense that something is missing or broken. An haunting emptiness resides within that nothing from the material world can permanently satisfy. The well of the human spirit is meant to be filled with God, and none of us can collect enough of the other stuff to fill that void.

Are you like me, a bottomless pit in your capacity to receive mercy, forgiveness, saving, grace, goodness, kindness, etc. from your friends and fellow man, but find it is like trying to collect water in a sieve? Do you soon find that they can't give you enough; you immediately hunger for more?

There is a reason - God is forgiveness, salvation, grace, goodness, kindness, and more. Everything that was lost in the Garden of Eden - everything we want the most - can only be found in God.

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