Thursday, April 25, 2013

Can We change Our Nature?

Of course a  scorpion can't resist an action that comes naturally to it.  When it feels threatened it will sting.  Sometimes I feel like we expect people to act in a certain way, even though by their very actions  we see that  they are incapable of resisting that final sting. So when the turtle cried to the scorpion, "But you promised not to sting me.".  The scorpion replied, "Yes, I know .  But I couldn't resist.  You see it is in my nature to sting."  

We are each born with our own unique nature. Our nature reveals who we are to the world and those close to us.    In fact I personally believe that  our true nature reveals itself best when we do not have time to think about how we will be judged by others.  God honors our free will.  That is why even though He loved us first, He still waits for us to invite Him in.  When we use our free will to invite Him in, it will change our nature.   If  God honors our free will, how much more will He honor Jesus's presence in us?  The more we invite the presence of Jesus into our daily lives the more our nature, becomes like His.  His will for us becomes our desire.  The words in the bible become alive. All of a sudden when you hear,  "He will give us the desires of our heart ," it becomes something we can truly believe because we are experiencing it.  This is a very intimate exchange between yourself and God.  He is allowing you to feel how He feels.  To see others as He sees them.  It opens the door for Him to share other things with you.  It literally changes your life to have that presence inside of you.  How do we become familiar with Jesus's nature and His will?  The  only way I know of, is to read His words that are found in the Bible, so that those words become a part of who we are.  I pray my words do not diminish the profoundness of this revelation.    In my opinion, when Jesus prays "thy will be done," He is praying that we experience God's will to become our will.

My hope and prayer is that we can all experience God's will for our lives.  Also that we remember we all are born with free will and our human nature,  but it is what we do with it, that  truly allows us to live this life as God designed it to be.  

The value of seeking out God's will for our lives cannot really be understood without finding out who He is through His word.  This is  how we develop a  relationship with Him and begin to recognize His voice when He speaks to us.  What are you waiting for?

  "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love."  1 Corinthian 13: 12-13