No Power but of God

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 Romans 13:1: “there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”

 The book of Job in the Old Testament contains a very important story of Wisdom. Job speaks directly with God and understands what position God has in his life, “I know that thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from thee, (42:2).”

Many people believe that it is not possible for o speak directly with God; is not this what prayer is? Is not this what sharing God’s Love is? God promises us many things; our faith provides all that God intends for us. Jesus is the manifestation of the perfection and purity of mankind. When we learn and understand His parables and put them into practice for our own lives, we attain the healing power that God blesses us with. Our goal is to follow in His footsteps and bring the healing power of God to all. We do this in and with the pure Truth that Jesus taught.

The Holy Spirit is our permanent companion through Life (with a capital L). this is our everyday guide to God’s Love and nurturing presence. It is with the Holy Spirit that we live and demonstrate our perfect and eternal spirituality. This is the Truth of our existence. It is the Holy Spirit walking with us that keeps us on our holy appointed path in life. This is our permanent blessing! The Holy Spirit is our protector and guide.

I have been on the precipice of God’s eternal creation three times in my life. What I saw both thrilled and enlightened me; I did not fear. What I saw was welcoming. I longed to step through the portal to God’s perfect realm. But the Holy Spirit took my hand and walked me back to my mortal life.

The first time brought me into the world of youth swimming at a local YMCA; I ended up as a high school swimming coach. This brought me untold pleasure, allowing children to succeed in their gifted talents. The second time, at age fifty-one, God opened many doors for me to become a high school history teacher, which later turned into a final career as a community college literature professor.

Finally, after dying on an operating table, the Holy Spirit guided me back to life bringing me into the world of prayer and caring; I am now the chaplain of a local Marine Corps League. At the age of seventy-nine, the Holy Spirit is guiding me and walking with me as I address the spiritual needs of my troubled brother and sister Marines. When I am with one of these brothers or sisters, there is a spiritual glow that encompasses us. This is the promise that Jesus made when He said that whenever two or more of you meet in my name, I will be with you.

“There is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” I find it a blessing that at my age I am now walking on a new path of spiritual healing.

 ©Russell Kendall Carter

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