Unreceptive

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It’s time to return to my Poetic Journey through the Book of John. Won’t you join me?

Unreceptive

Without God we are dim

Truly stumbling in the dark

Seperated 

Blind

Far from His heart.

Till He opens our eyes 

And fills us with life 

Our spirit is unreceptive 

To His glorious light. 

Tina 

May 20, 2020

The Light (God)

The Light shines on in the darkness [a], and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].

Darkness (Sin)

a. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.

John 1:5 The Amplified Version

Our Three in One God

Like the facets of an engagement ring is the godhead.

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It is God the Father, who draws us to Himself and who sent His Son Jesus Christ as our Redeemer and Healer. It is Christ our Savior who captivates us with His love, compassion, and countless worthy attributes. If we have seen (or known) Jesus, we have seen the Father. For the two are one. Jesus was not only sent, but He also chose to leave His throne in Heaven to make His Father’s will, His own death, resurrection, and future return known to mankind. Through Jesus’ blood (His sacrifice for our sins) He cleasens us from our impurity. He is our creator, our God and the keeper of our souls; our Shephard, King, brother and friend; our God is also our husband.

It is the Holy Spirit who we recieve as our helper (a gift) when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, who fills us (or dwells in us). He is the seal (our validation) that we belong to God. He will raise us to eternal life as He raised Jesus from His tomb. He teaches us, convicts us, guides us, gives us understanding, wisdom, power and spiritual gifts. He helps us when we are weak, and intercedes for us in prayer. He also comforts us in our distress so that we can comfort others in their distress, and He reminds us of all that Jesus has said.

Did I forget anything? πŸ§πŸ€” Oh, He makes us able to bear good fruit. These are gifts of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22-25)

Can you think of anything else we can say about our 3 in one God? Feel free to leave a comment. I would love to know. ❀❀❀

—Tina

20 thoughts on “Unreceptive

  1. I enjoy your poetic writings through the book of John. This one was beautiful. Without the spirit in us we are unreceptive to Him- It is only through Him that our spiritual eyes and hearts are opened to perceive and experience the things of God.
    How are you Tina? Yesterday late evening ( my time) I was reading something and you popped into my mind. I felt led to pray for you. That the Lord would meet you where you are at, would warp His arms around you, fill you with joy, lift you up and place your feet upon a rock and that you will feel His presence in a very tangible way.
    May the Lord be with you my friend πŸ’™πŸ™πŸ½

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    1. Thank you so much Manu. I am currently okay. Tired, but okay. Andrew was up all night coughing. Currently I’m not sick, and trying to remain so. It’s possible that God put you on my mind because my emotions are up and down and I get worn down easily. I’m trying to push forward with things but some days it’s an uphill challenge. God will get me there one step at a time, but I do feel more like I’m plodding through life than enjoying it. I’m trying to learn to drive, so that it’s easier to get out of the house when I need to, and we need to because Andrew isn’t always able to drive. I’m also planning to go back to college for an Early Childhood Education course so that I can seek employment that will help us monetarily and be something fulfilling in my life. So prayers for this path forward and more joy in my life would be so appreciated. Thank you for listening to God and praying for me. May God bless you and meet you in your challenges as well. πŸ™πŸ’™

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      1. Hope you stay well and not get sick Tina. And that Andrew gets well soon. Will pray for your driving and for direction about the whole process of going back to college for the ECE course. May the Lord guide and lead you. And in the everyday, may you be filled with his joy, able to focus on him when your mind can make you feel otherwise πŸ’™πŸ™πŸ½

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      2. Thank you so much, Manu! I did catch the bug, but my symptoms have been very mild (just a head cold). Andrew’s body handled it far worse, but he’s on the mend too. Your prayers are so appreciated. πŸ’™

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  2. Great poetry Tina!! I keep coming across verses regarding light and dark..love how God does that!!

    Your description of the Three in One and Their β€œcharacterβ€πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ(for lack of better words) is spot on! Might have to read your words to my junior high Bible study girls to help them better understand!πŸ˜‰

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