BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 365 ( Less is Greater, Greater is less .

“for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”

God is ‘being’ itself.

The image that we have of God is significantly important to our belief and faith.

If historical religion has, for us, portrayed God as ‘the man upstairs’ or as the pagan image of ‘Zeus, the white bearded old man in the clouds’ or as the ‘wrathful, judgemental dictatorial deity’. Or the childhood lie of a Santa Claus. There is little wonder that this ultimately doesn’t work for us and we find Him to be impersonal and potentially irrelevant.

Our faith, as an adult is unsurprisingly compromised by such limitation on our understanding.

Our conversion requires a paradigm shift to our view of God. A cataclysmic revelation of insight and break through.

A transference from dualistic thinking, where there is an either or choice of opposing binary thinking, to a dynamic concept of God perfectly flowing in communion.

Being the verb in ‘being’ and not only the noun ‘Being’.

This is what becomes an essential concept of the Trinity Person of God in three persons, the Triune God.

God, Christ, and Holy Spirit flowing in a divine dance known as Perichoresis. A Triune God who flows and sounds through Christ and the Holy Spirit in unity and unseperable relationship.

They and their Persons flow and are relational and encompass us into that flow.

In this way we understand that in flow God becomes a provider but also a receiver. Almighty and also vulnerable. In communion with each person of the Trinity and also each of us.

Rublev’s notated icon beneath depicts the flow:

( Interestingly this also depicts for me how God receives and shares in all our suffering equally as we enter into this divine dance. )

God is immersed into us, life, and everything within our consciousness. His energy is in all things encapsulated in the dynamism of the space in between.

Just as in the atom the energy is captured in the space between the three parts of the electron, proton and neutron. The power lies in the atom and in the Trinity in the space between the parts or persons.

God is not a critical spectator and influencer from afar. He is immersed within. He is the love, the life, the power.

In Genesis the actual word Trinity is not evident but in the language within Gods creation story, the Spirit was hovering and the Word and Wisdom was representative of Christ in eternity long before Jesus became incarnate, before He was resurrected or transcended. Before we became the temple of the Holy Spirit post Pentecost.

The cosmos is vast and with the advancing invention of the Hubble telescope we become conscious of the mind blowing facts that there are more like 60 galaxies per person than a star per person in the cosmos.

Christ is cosmic God is bigger than what He has created, there are no boundaries there is no death.

“as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.”

Resurrection continues, it is not ended it merely changes. We hand God our lives and He transforms them.

“So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.”

We exalt in being in communion with all things in the eternal flow of the divine dance of the Trinity. We ourselves are not central God is. We come to God through Christ.

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

God is spirit, formless and Christ takes the form of God and the Holy Spirit interprets to convict.

The Triune relationship has to be stepped into to begin the revelation of who the God is who we put our faith in.

He can transform us slowly or in a pivotal moment because He is both Almighty and as vulnerable as love.

The illustration shows us within the divine dance of the Trinity.The flow of the Triune God through all things created. The spectrum power the light pushing back the darkness.

Four Scriptures that come to mind:

“for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”‭‭Acts‬ ‭17:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:21-23‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song Songs of Hope. Medley. Saddlebatch
https://youtu.be/qjTBWewV6O4

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