B. Joel’s Message
C. A Personal Spiritual Experience
Now my website is about what we can do to Look Good and Feel Good. It’s not just all about the physical although this is important, but often we have to feel good about life on the inside before we start looking good on the outside. And the opposite of course is also true ! When we are feeling good on the inside, we walk more confidently, we talk more confidently, happiness and positive energy flows from us, and so on and so on. It’s our spirit which is either happy or not. I believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience rather than human beings having a spiritual experience. Each of us was born with an empty space inside of us and it is here where our spirit lives, and we will never be happy if we don’t have the spirit inside of us, there will always be that empty space and we can search and search for happiness by buying new cars and new houses and going on holiday, but these, although they will bring happiness for a short time will never keep us happy. We will always be searching for something. This is what I believe. I accept and respect the fact that we don’t all believe the same. That’s the beauty of life !!
We have many areas of our lives that we need to keep healthy. Mental Education, Physical Education, Emotional Education, Financial Education and on and on we go. Now I also believe that all of us need to keep our spiritual side healthy, after all this is our connection to The Great Spirit who is down below and up above (in the words of the brilliant Country singer, Don Williams.)
B. JOEL’S MESSAGE
We also have many people who we learn from. I have many. I take the best from everyone I come into contact with and then I adapt their ideas to my own thinking. In fact I love to learn from anyone and everyone ! It doesn’t matter who or what they are . We can also learn from rivers and mountains and animals and all things that are with us on earth.
When we read something good, we feel good, so I’d like to share something here which I’m hoping will make you feel good after you have read it. It’s by a Christian author, Joel Osteen.
He writes: “Is there something in your life that you would like to put a stop to today? Maybe it’s a certain behavior, addiction or bad attitude that isn’t pleasing to God. When Adam and Eve disobeyed in the garden, the first thing God did was put clothing on them. They needed to be covered. In the same way , you and I need to be covered today. What should we cover or clothe ourselves with?
When you ‘clothe yourself’ in the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be protected and able to stand strong against temptation. How do you clothe yourself with Jesus Christ? First of all, when you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are covered and cleansed by His blood. You are renewed. Then, just as you get dressed daily, you have to daily ‘cover’ your mind with the word of God. That means you cover every point that has access to your thoughts. Cover your ears by listening to the Word. Cover your eyes by watching only what is pleasing to the Lord. Cover your mouth by speaking the Word and encouraging those around you. As you cover yourself with Christ, you’ll be strong against temptation, you’ll walk in victory, and you’ll experience the good things He has in store for you! ”
I loved this. A good feeling kind of read.
Father, breathe your Holy Spirit into us to cleanse us, wash us and heal us.
Music makes us feel good : Hallelujah (Alexandra Burke)
Hallelujah (The Canadian Tenors with Celine Dion)
A personal spiritual experience
I had a personal experience I’d like to share with you all which I’m hoping will make you feel good. It was almost 10 years ago now . I was in South Africa visiting family and friends when a couple took me to a school hall one evening to listen to a middle-aged lady, who was the owner of her own perfume kingdom, talk about the Holy Spirit.
Now I have always been a believer but have never been a big church goer. In fact I can’t remember the last time that I went to church. Anyhow, I went along with my friends on this particular evening and we sat near the back of the hall and listened to this lady. Cannot for the life of me remember what she actually had to say, but that is not important right now, what is important is what happened at the end of her talk.
She invited people to come to the front of the all . They would then talk to her for a few seconds and then collapse onto the floor. I thought that this was absolute rubbish. Had seen this before and had always thought it was play-acting. Folk trying to seek attention. So when my friends started encouraging me to go forward I refused point blank. After quite a lengthy spell I did eventually make my way to the front. Agreed to go up provided that they joined me. What was I doing !!?
Anyhow, this short little lady moved towards me and placed her head on my chest. She said something which I didn’t catch and then blew gently in my face. I couldn’t help myself. My legs gave way under me and I sank gently to the floor. And now listen to this ! As I slid gently to the floor I heard the people in the hall all burst into spontaneous applause. And when I was on the floor, someone shone a torch into my face.
I must have been down for a good few minutes and was eventually able to get back onto my feet. “What was that applause all about ?” I asked my friends. They answered that there had been no applause and that it had been so quiet that you could have heard a pin drop. “And who shone the torchlight into my face?” I asked. Their answer was that nobody had shone a torchlight into my face and that they had been standing right next to me throughout.
Now my friends, make of that what you will, but I think that I had an experience with the Holy Spirit that night. To this day I am not sure exactly why but what I do know is that I am now very close to the Father. He has opened doors in my life that I could never have imagined. He has blessed me big-time. I think about that experience every single day of my life and I’ve just decided that I am going to talk to Him about it from today during my quiet time with Him.
THE BIBLE – “ Life and Healing Water to my SOUL “
A Prayer – Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word which is Life and Healing Water to my Soul. I receive Your strength today and speak favour to the “mountains” in my life. Thank You for preparing a “road” of victory as I keep my focus stayed on You.”
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GOOGLE JOEL OSTEEN. HE HAS BEEN A MASSIVE INSPIRATION TO ME. roy