Divine Intervention

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Welcome to Three-Peat Tuesday!

Divine Intervention

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.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Phillipe Mike

    Tyrone, that quote blew me away. From reading this excerpt in my own human experience I have tried to silo out my life, “spiritual life”, “professional life” etc as if I am living different lives. However, something which is becoming more evident is that Jesus wants to have “my life”. For far too long I have tried to separate the “veggies” from everything else on my plate, while Jesus over here just wanting to mix everything together.

  2. J. Tyrone Marcus

    Beautifully said, Phillipe. Discipleship is all about total surrender of every aspect of our lives. It’s the way of the kingdom.

  3. Roxanne Grant

    Wow! That quote had me shook. Sometimes I get angry/depressed and blame God for not producing change in me that I want to see or being to slow but back at the ranch I’m inconsistent in so many areas of devotion and Worship to him. Thank you for this eye opener.

  4. J. Tyrone

    You are welcome Roxanne. The journey toward wholehearted devotion to God in all we do, both spiritually and secularly, is absolutely worth the effort.

  5. Michelle Marcus

    Thank you for always hitting the nail on the head. Its easy for me to do the right acts but allow the business of the right acts to crowd out what is most important, sitting at Jesus’ feet. I am grateful for the word because it is the only true meditation that has substance. Thanks again.

  6. J.+Tyrone+Marcus

    Well said. Thank you for that reflection.

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