Welcome to Three-Peat Tuesday!
Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each blog will contain three P’s: Pillar, Principle and Practical, all geared towards nourishing you on your personal and spiritual growth journey.
Pillar: Divine Experience
“God is not responsible for an inconsistent experience of him”-Eric Gilmour, author
Principle: Divine Attentiveness
Do you think that the pandemic has caused the world to become more spiritual? It seems that way. Not that more people are attending places of worship. That practice has been prohibited in many countries in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. I think that people have become more conscious of their mortality and this has led to greater spiritual consciousness.
Yet, there’s a problem. We have reduced spirituality to acts of religious commitment: attendance, financial giving, conversions, purchase of buildings and the like. Is our experience of God’s divinity really that limited? I am only a journeyman, but my impression is that communion with the Father comes from a deeper seat of inner devotion. It’s more than external behaviour.
This is where we can get trapped. In our spiritual walk, we tend to lack wholeheartedness. I am reminded of ancient Scripture which says that when it comes to wisdom, we must “look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will…find the knowledge of God.”
We miss the richness of true spirituality when our search for God lacks passion, vigour and energy. The same author I quoted at the beginning also said, wisely, that “partial attentiveness will never receive the touch of God.”
Every day that the pandemic continues is an opportunity to commit to an unswerving pursuit of God. True life extends beyond our career goals and secular accomplishments, important as they are. For those celebrating Thanksgiving this week, remember to express gratitude for divine protection.
Practical: Divine Connection
Do not let a day pass this week without connecting with God in a special, undistracted way. This, too, is practical wisdom.
If you were inspired by this blog, please consider sharing it with one other person today. To learn more about these pillars of personal excellence, read UNBEATABLE! which is available on Amazon in print and as an e-book. The special promotion continues until November 30, 2020, where you can purchase the ebook for US$0.99.