Daily Devotion Friday June 4
I’m reading a book called “Could it be That Simple?” This book talks about our healing in the mind. In our minds, there is the base level. This is simply our mind and it is what psychologists look at when they are trying to help us “fix” ourselves. Just above that is spiritual nature. This describes our abilities that make us like God. It describes our ways and how we act and try to be like Jesus. Above spiritual nature comes reason. This is the thinking we have to think and come to conclusions. It helps us with contemplating and understanding everyday life. After this comes the conscience. It aids us in allowing the spirit to tell us what is wrong and what is right. Reason and conscience are on the same level, but can also be diseased. This means that we can look at things in a way that may not be socially acceptable, religiously acceptable, or ideologically acceptable. A lot of us get stuck in a loop not knowing that we are making poor decisions with our reasoning and conscience until someone tells us or we seek help ourselves to get out of that loop. It is hard for us to see ourselves in that loop but we all get stuck in it. It may be eating chocolate everyday or being quick to judge others about their style or actions. But there is good that comes on the same level as these two more negative pieces to our minds. We do have worshiping on the same level as reasoning and conscience. Though reasoning and conscience may lead to judgment, worship does not. Our worship leads to thoughts and feelings. Worship develops our beliefs, values, morals, imagination, and desire for relationships and affections. But looking into worship, God does not fit into the hierarchy. He is beyond that. He is something we do not completely understand unlike the way we worship, our reasoning, or what our conscience tells us and why. God is above all this, and he knows our minds.
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