applying the tools
I received an email the other day from a distraught and
saddened woman who has been separated from her husband for
many years. This unwanted separation is beyond her control and
she and her children are hurting deeply and are waiting
patiently for his return. This woman will have to wait ten
more years before she will see her husband again. May
God Bless her and give her Strength and Hope for the coming
My heart goes out to those who are suffering from an
unwanted separation from their loved ones. Being separated
from loved ones isn't always easy, especially when the
separation has been manifested without any input on our part.
Such as for those men and women who are fighting for their
country, and for the men and women because of their career
have the need to travel extensively.
Whatever the cause of unwanted separation from
our loved ones, it takes great courage and Faith from the
heart to understand that you are never really alone
even when you are separated from your loved ones and that God
knows your suffering. That means when you ask for peace and
contentment by applying the tools of Faith and Trust,
God will bless you with what you ask.
If your heart is troubled, you can always call
upon God to renew your strength. Your suffering will ease, and
the pain will go away whenever you put your trust in God.
I know it all sounds so simple. How can a person not feel pain
and suffering? Let's read on and learn about the spirit that
resides in you.
Spirit Within Us
But only when we understand our spiritual
selves can we utilize the tools that God assigns
us. Every person is equipped with spiritual
tools given to them by God. These tools are for us to
learn by and for the provision of salvation. Contentment and
peace of heart does not come by us alone, but is given to us
as a tool by the Creator of the Universe.
We must listen to the Spirit
within ourselves to help us understand the meaning of
complete peace and contentment. It is through the Spiritual
self we will be given the true answers to our
When Jesus' corporeal body left
this world, He gave every person a breath of His
Spirit - a piece of His Soul.
What we do with this magnificent blessing is up to us. The
Spirit we possess within ourselves is God who lives in
Now it is God who has
made us for this very purpose and has given
us the Spirit, as a deposit, guaranteeing what
is to come.
II Corinthians 5:5
Knowing this truth in scripture tells us that
we are here for a purpose. Knowing we have been given the
spirit will help give us the courage and patience to endure
anything that comes our way. We ought to set our hearts on
God's Love by loving the way God wants us to Love.
By doing this, we will understand how to use
the tools of our spirit to
give us Hope and Love that God has bestowed upon us.
Spirit Within Us
Chapter II the tools
obey His commands live in Him, and He in them.
And this is how we know that he lives in us; We know
it by the Spirit
He gave us.
1 John 3:24
Then we must know how to apply
these Spiritual tools to our
everyday lives so we can have Peace of mind, Happiness of
heart and Hope for what is to come. Without any of these
feelings residing within our being how can we be happy? If we
are not happy, how can we Love those we are suppose to Love?
Most of us use our own
tools, the only tools we know of and which do not originate
from God but through our own understanding of what we believe
the truth to be.
It is through our own
understanding that we guard against unwanted troubles and
tribulations. But our own understanding does not know the
beauty of the spiritual tools.
When we use our own tools, we
might bring about negative feelings and poor judgment to the
people we should be loving. We have been taught to utilize
faith in and of ourselves instead of the Faith from God, which
is the spiritual side of ourselves.
There is nothing wrong with
trying to understand things through your spiritual
self. When you do this wholeheartedly it is actually
God guiding you with His spirit to
the truth. When you follow His lead, you are doing His will,
not your own will.
This is hard for many of us to
do since we have been taught to lead, be aggressive and
assertive. Yet we all must submit to God in this fashion to
understand how the spiritual side of things work.
We don't understand how to use
the tool of Faith because we don't believe in what we can not
see with our eyes. Of course nothing spiritual is ever seen,
therefore we must feel His spirit within
us-in our hearts and minds. We must believe in Him who died
for our sins. Without Faith guiding hearts, we have no tools
to work with.
is a spirit He works His will through us and we use His
will unto others-if we allow it to be so. This means we
must believe in Him to understand our spiritual
selves. Without belief, we are just a walking, talking
body with no real purpose in life. The spirit
is what gives us life. The spirit is what guides us
unto the right path.
God loves us, faults and all.
So then why are we having such a problem loving our neighbor
and even our marriage
partner? Why are we divorcing and carousing around like we
live in Sodom and Gomorrah? Is this Sodom and Gomorrah?
Is Love slowly vanishing from
the hearts and minds of the world. When this happens, we
prevent ourselves from utilizing the
love of the spirit that resides in us.
If we are judging others with
negative feelings then we are judging wrongly. When
troubles and trials head our way, we should not
go by what we believe to be the right thing, but we
should, from the heart, ask God to guide us with the
proper understanding of what is the right thing to say
and do in difficult situations. Especially if it involves a
We should not continue on
hurting one another. Instead lets try and Love. This would be
applying the spiritual side of self.
It would be better to
temporarily detach from a person and the problem if it is difficult to love
Go to Applying
spiritual tools chapter III
by Sharon Han
"Every passing day is one that is gone forever. Make
sure it is one in which you have done something for others,
especially those who cannot do for themselves."
Each day passes by as lightening, and most of us are
preoccupied in accomplishing our own agendas and strive to
achieve those precious goals and dreams of life.
Giving our best in every breath of life is laudable
attitude, whether it be in a moment of working hard, studying
diligently, preparing for the upcoming projects ardently, or
just taking a break from all so that we can be well adjusted
in both mental and physical health...
Yet, amidst of all such preoccupation for attaining self
betterment or, just simply performing life's duties, I wonder
if we realize the helpless...
Oh, no.. this is not a promotion for salvation army
project... Just anyone around us... yes, the homeless... yes,
the poverty-stricken... or, even our friends and family
Not simply financial difficulties that they may be
experiencing, but... perhaps, the broken heart from countless
reasons as well...
Sometimes, the burden is so great that it is beyond our
abilities to help, or beyond our scope of realization to grasp
the reason why; however, if not anything, giving, those who
are in need, just a word of encouragement, an expression of
heart-felt love and care, or even a simple hug and a pat on
the back would relay them the feel of how much they are
remembered and that they are cared for... that they are indeed
Sometimes, it is the beginning of the internal healing,
which then eventually manifest in external manner as well. It
all comes from the heart...
chapter III applying the tools
Since we originate from the image of God, we
can understand then that a part of us Is
Spiritual. Although we have mortal bodies, God gave us
His spirit of truth to do His
will here on earth.
Before we can use the spiritual
tools given us, we must first Humble ourselves enough
to realize that it is not through our own understanding of
things that we will be brought to our spiritual selves, but
through the letting go of what we see and hear as the Truth.
The world lives by what they see and hear. By
living through their own understanding the world has lost
sight of what can not be seen with the eyes and what can not
be heard by the ears. Through their own understanding and
denying of the truth, the world has become what it is today.
The world is in denial of spiritual
Understanding how to use the spiritual
tools is the first step in applying them to everyday
living. To use the tools properly, we must believe in what is
not seen with our eyes and rely on the spirit of God that
resides in our heart for understanding of what truth is.
Having Faith gives us Hope for what is to
come. Without Hope, where and what is the purpose of our
existence? Faith gives us the courage to spiritually let go of
our own understanding and rely on what God has to say about
what is right and good.
Trust in the
Lord with all your heart and lean not on
your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Having Love and giving Love to others brings
us contentment and peace of mind. By utilizing the goodness of
our heart we become Love. When we become Love, we are totally
with God, not with the world.
Love comes from the process of giving. One
can't love another without giving up a part of themselves.
Acceptance of others and sacrifice
of oneself make up what love is. To
give is to love and
to love is to give. And I believe to truly love
is to give up of oneself just like Jesus did.
Once we put into action the Faith in Jesus
Christ and Love for others we can put them into service by
utilizing them in every aspect of our lives. Even though we
live in the world, we don't have to be ungodly like the world.
We can project the Love from God onto the world.
During troubles and crisis we can ask God to
help us with Faith and to not let our spirit bend, but to be
unbreakable during hard times. We can help others and
ourselves by applying the Faith that Jesus Christ died for the
world and will come back for those who believe in Him.
Without having and applying Faith to our
lives, we would not be able to utilize and understand how
spiritual self and tools work. We must believe in what we can
not see with all our heart, mind and soul.
This is understanding the spiritual
self in all it's essence and glory. By applying all
that is good and right onto all that is negative, we bring
ourselves and anyone else in our paths peace and contentment
It is through our spiritual
selves that our actions speak for us and is how we show
others, without the use of words, the reality of God and His
Truth for the world.
Nothing speaks closer to the hearts and minds
of lost souls then the actions we make from the spiritual
level towards what is not seen, but what we believe and
feel in our heart.
When we humble ourselves enough to let go of
self and grip the unseen, we have done the true calling of
Jesus Christ. We can be called givers and lovers for Jesus
For anyone can preach in church about what the
bible says, but not anyone can actually LIVE by what the bible
ACTIONS Speak LOUDER then any words ever can.
Let your actions come from what is not seen with the eyes, but
felt with your heart.
May God continue giving us Hope, Faith and
Love. Let His spirit continue to live in our hearts, mind and
And if the spirit
of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living
in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will
also give life to your mortal bodies through His
spirit, who lives in you. Romans