“Not by might not by power, but by my Spirit,’ Says the Lord.”
There is a spiritual Native American teaching that is worth our
attention in that it reminds us of a few practices that when
implemented on a daily basis can result in profound inner
peace, worth/value and definitive purpose:
- Be Present
- Act in Love
- Speak the Truth
- Detach from Outcome
The question is: How do we weave these practices into our
thoughts; words; deeds and reactions to life?
By contemplating the invitation held in Zech. 4:6: Not by might,
not by power but by God’s spirit within us. Jesus encourages us
to ASK, SEEK and KNOCK.
To remain present in a world that
is set up to have us live in the future and ruminate about the
past requires GRACE. Ask for the grace to stay in the moment of
life you are in NOW while wisely planning for future events and
meetings. Plan and schedule then RELEASE all thoughts around it
and return to the NOW a.s.a.p.
Do everything in love, for love, by love through you. You are
created in love so lean into your natural state of being in each
moment: FAME and STATUS don’t fit in the pine box at the sunset
of our lives…LOVE, gentleness and random acts of kindness do.
The only way to consistently speak the truth in love is to ask
for the grace to release your desire to be liked, understood &
acknowledged…and trust me this IS a GRACE…ask for it along
with the wisdom to be able to speak the truth with love (void of
the need to be right, respected and approved of…Jesus was
a master of this practice).
Go for everything 100% and be attached to nothing. Again ask
for the grace to live in this kind of freedom…we all had it under
4 years old. Resurrect this free response to life and fun, levity
and confidence will reemerge to the front lines of your life.