Is Jesus really there?
“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18
This Scripture keeps coming to my mind this morning. Jesus said this in the context of the Holy Spirit coming as our helper. He seems to imply that the coming of the Holy Spirit is the same as Him coming. And He says He won’t leave them as “orphans” – as though He is their father.
I have noticed the number one thing that holds us back from experiencing the “abundant life” that Jesus promised is the “orphan mindset” – aka victim mentality. We all struggle with times of feeling alone, abandoned, unloved, uncared for, etc – we feel like we are on our own in the cold, cruel world.
But Jesus said, ” I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” The main question is – Do we believe this? When we choose to believe He is always with us, something special happens – we start noticing Him around us. It opens our eyes to see His goodness and provision. However if we don’t believe this, we become blind to it and it increases our feelings of abandonment.
I think this is part of “awakening” to your identity as a son/daughter of God – believing the Lord’s love and goodness toward us that He never leaves us. “As a woman thinks in her heart, so is she.” Proverbs 23:7 (KWV)
What do you think?
Posted on September 22, 2017, in Holy Spirit, Inspirational, Pleasant and tagged abandoned, child of God, feeling alone, God's love, Jesus Christ, orphan, unseen realm, victim mentality. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Hi Kingdom Walker, Teacher of God, Light of the world,
I very much appreciate your willingness to explore the abstract by way of questioning worldly concepts. And I am most grateful that you are willing to share these explorations as well as your findings.
There is a statement I crafted some years ago that I frequently deliver to my body identity aka ‘myself,’ it is this: “The process of waking up starts when one begins to wonder about stuff and endures by wondering more. Embrace and venerate the unknown and the not understood for it is the unknown and not understood that gives birth to wonder. And wonder is the impetus to the evolution of consciousness.”
Kingdom Walker, through the writings (teachings) of yours that I have had the good fortune to read, it is evident that you both embrace and venerate the unknown and the not understood. And, with the trust you have in your inner guide: i.e., Higher Self, Spirit, Holy Spirit, Jesus, God or whatever other label you might want to assign to identify the abstract, to point you to the answer, you expand your Awareness of what IS and what isn’t.
Truly, if one has a trusting relationship with their inner guide, regardless of the name they call their inner guide, they will never feel as if they’re an orphan in the world.
Now here’s a question to explore with your inner guide: How and/or why, does anyone come to have the belief that Jesus, Holy Spirit, God…is not with them constantly? Where does such an erroneous idea originate from?
In Love As Love
Monte, thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. I’ve thought about your question – to be honest, I think it comes with being human. We are born with an undeniable sense of being “separate” from the Source of Life and Love. And we are – we are individuals, we are flesh, we are “different” than Spirit. Part of our journey in life is to rediscover our connectedness to Spirit and then live from that life-giving connection. Most people struggle with this because the first human beings they encountered (i.e. parents, family members) did not demonstrate unconditional love to them so they grow up feeling unwanted, unloved, unvalued or rejected. That’s the “orphan” mentality – not feeling loved and valued. So for most of us it is a journey of “remembering” that we came from Love and will return to Love, but in the meantime we still think of ourselves as separate because that is what our eyes see in this world. Thank you for posting! 🙂
Thank you for considering my question and I appreciate your response that opens the door to yet a higher level of exploration.
Kingdom Walker, the subjects you explore through your blogs, for me, act as launch pads from which I depart on explorations of wonder. As a human, I know nothing about anything, however, when I go within and align with Spirit (the toe recognizing it is connected to a foot) I am able to once again Truly KNOW.
In Love As Love