Hurricane Harvey

The enormity of this flood here in Houston reminds me of the great tribulation revealed to John in the book of revelation. It’s beyond all doubt a tip of the iceberg, yet it stands as a defining moment for the prophesied quandaries to come especially to those quantifying “the word” as a bunch of fables and myths. Without the need of going in depth on how unearthly this event seems to be, I hope folks get the disguised messaged masked in this natural disaster.

Some are fortunate not to be affected while others aren’t. Nonetheless, it remains cataclysmic based on the forecast of more rainfall throughout the week. Amazingly, vast amount of people volunteered to provide aid to those in dire need, which has in fact positively affected the city as a whole.

Hurricane Harvey has indeed taken some lives with it, but more lives would have been lost if not for the love shared amongst people without the bias consideration of race, religion, or ethnical background. Times like this are sedative, it makes us look beyond our differences. It steals our comfort (our homes, belongings, etc.) yet brings us together as one. Driving tears and causing pain, at the same time reminding us of how fragile we really are (without God).

Watching people climb rooftops as a means of escaping the engulfing flood was really disheartening. Roads where cars would pass on a normal day has become a sea of boats. The safest place to hide in a home is now a roof instead of a room. Peals of thunder coupled with deafening lightening strikes setting buildings on fire. Helicopters flying around with ropes trying to rescue the few they can. In all entirety, Harvey is devastating.

The subdivision I reside remains unaffected. Thank God for that. But my prayer goes to those victimized by this excruciating dilemma. May God see us all through.

-Pacesetter Abbey
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Misconception About Prayer

From the inception of “Religious Civilization” (check the meaning at the end of the article) a lot has changed pertaining to how rituals and services are conducted. Religion has relatively been imbibed with ethical human formalities; it is barely different from how social and local meetings are conducted. Formality has replaced Spirituality as men now conduct religious services with contingency to social gatherings.

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“Influence” and “imitation” stands to be the defining determinant on how unidealistic beliefs are transferred from the self proclaimed “literates” to the ignorant. Most of what we do and how we do things today emanated from the lifestyles our predecessors lived. Praying (in this context) has unfortunately been perverted with wrong ideologies. You hear people say “I pray for 30 minutes every morning” or “my daily 10 minutes communion with God.”

Note 📝: How much time you spend with God is not the problem, but using Time to determine how long you stay with God is a befouling character.

Placing “time constraints” on how long we spend with God is a wrong attitude that constantly depletes out innate aptitude as spiritual beings. How much time we spend in the domain of God’s presence shouldn’t be determined by man-made formalities. “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh…But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” Gal 5:16&18

The law is subject to worldly formalities, we are not under the law, neither are we of this world. We should therefore be led by the spirit, and not controlled by time.

Understanding that we are spiritual beings dwelling in a vessel called the body, and ‘passing through’ a planet called earth should probably help meliorate our attitude towards God.  Human beings live by the flesh; Spirit beings, of course, live by the Spirit. The spirit world is not limited by time, neither should you.

-Pacesetter Abbey
#PsAby

Religious Civilization: Inculcating worldly formalities into the affairs of spiritualism.