Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Psalm 106:1 (New King James Version)
How many of us are just thankful? Not just during this time of Thanksgiving and Christmas, but all the time?
The psalmist in the above text calls for us to praise and thank the Divine. We need to show God our gratitude for Who He/She is, and Who He/She is on our lives. We shouldn’t wait until God gives us something or bails us out of our mess before we give thanks.
Now what is God in our lives, you may ask? Glad you did! To me, God is: love, peace, joy, life, erotic energy, integrity, justice, creativity, evolution (of the self)-all welling up from His/Her presence in us. I’m not referring to some “Old Guy in the Sky” that we’re to fawn over and flatter to keep him from punishing us. No way! That God’s based on ancient beliefs. To me, God is that higher, that greater that is above our mundane ways, yet can commune and make His/Her presence known. And when God’s presence is known, we experience God and become one with the Divine.
When we experience God through His/Her presence, we can become one with that Divine Primal Erotic Creative power; we will be transformed and transcendent. We can experience life from a higher perspective and know the “peace of God”. We can be like Jesus, who was totally intimate with the Divine in all his ways-even up to death. We will know what is means to be “born again” and live the Christ-life. We will be able to see who God is in our lives and can thank God for that.
Then we can worship the Divine in that sacred intimacy, fully thankful as we become one. We can “intercourse” with God out of a grateful heart that is genuine and open to Him/Her. What a true joy that can be for us for it will allow us to receive more of God in us, for which in turn we offer true praise and thanksgiving, then we’re open for even more of God in us, and again, and again…a truly “blessed cycle”.
And that, my friends, is something to be truly thankful for.