Fourthstream.com weekly podcasts are focused on non-religious, kingdom spirituality. Kingdom spirituality: a state of experiencing an authentic connection with God resulting in a satisfied mind. Insights into authentic spirituality: King first - then Kingdom - then church.
Security, Love, And Respect
Most people would never articulate or even admit we are vulnerable or insecure. And yet these realities are always right below the surface, driving us to have, to do, and to be somebody (Solomon). When we are secure we find contentment. When we love we offer and receive acceptance. When we give respect or receive it we are blessed in our ability to have a satisfied mind.
The Laws Of Freedom
All human turbulence occurs as a result of our rejection of God and His truth. Because of the imperfection brought about by sin, we find ourselves separated from our Creator and at odds with His purposes. We are born into such turbulence.
Building Blocks & Healthy Attachments
"And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." - 1 Peter 2:4,5
Imperfection & Loss
I don’t really want to write this part, but it would be unfair of me not to include it inasmuch as my curious journey, like yours, has contained its share of disappointments. Perhaps being an oldest I have felt greater compulsion to fix things that don’t go quite right. I call this older brother syndrome. There MUST always be a solution.
"He sends out His command to the earth and His word runs very swiftly. He gives snow like wool and He scatters the frost like ashes. He throws out His ice as fragments; who can stand before His cold? Then He sends out His word and melts them; and He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow." - Psalm 147:15-18
Part of who we are as humans made in the image of God is our ability to apply our sense of wonder to life and to our life-pursuits. Some have this beat out of us by our experiences or the people around us, yet others find their sense of wonder unlocked and multiplied by science, philosophy, and/or faith pursuits. Much is spoken about the value of expanding the mind, but what about the expanding of the heart and soul?