The Holy Spirit is talking, are you listening?
Everyone is invited to the Master’s table. The spirit is calling, unrelenting. Sadly though, not everyone hears, not everyone could get in and have a moment with the One who truly cares for us most. Nonetheless, everyone is an eternal spark in the universe. Once conceived, we are staying for eternity.
John 10:27, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”
In all creation, man alone was created in the image of God, man alone has been bestowed all the graces and the opportunities that would have made the least among us grateful. We are so very special even angels envy us. The same God who created you and I loves us with a love that is beyond comprehension, so unselfish that we were bestowed with the freedom to choose to refuse the goodwill of the One who created us. All over the earth, we alone enjoy that privilege. We alone could say no to God.
We are not totally left alone. Throughout centuries of human history we were provided with guides, prophets they call them. These are the men and women who were able to harness and tap energies that prepared them and made them respond to the voice calling from within. Their messages are the foundations from which societies based their civility, morality and laws that have guided us, without which would have made it impossible for humanity to survive.
Often, their lives are the epitome of sacrifices and the world responded many times with ridicule. They plodded on nonetheless and we are what we are now, enjoying what we have now, because they dared to show us the path to a better life and better relationships and to lead us to acknowledge powers that are far greater than any of us could imagine. Magnificent powers that could be tapped anytime that never change whether we choose to believe it or not.
Prophets as we know them are not so commonplace now. Modern prophets are for the most part tinged with the stain of commercialism and the taking advantage of the gullible. But man could see through pretenses if not immediately, man ultimately will. The proof of this is that there have been thousands of churches that were established and were defunct over the last three hundred years alone. Modern-day prophets succeeded in throwing people away from churches and better spiritual guidance. Instead of confirmation they sowed confusion.
Yet not everything is lost. Angels guide us. Spirit beings pray for us. Theirs are the wordless voices that tell us, even compel us to do what is good for us. Theirs is the power that comforts us and which manifests from time to time including moments when we expect it the least. Their voices get louder to those who follow them and hear them. But since we have the choice to reject them, their voices grow fainter every time we say no to them. Then we get lost. Sometimes for the time being, if only to prove to us that the path we insist in choosing leads to suffering.
Psalm 37:23 and 24, “The steps of a good (righteous, born-again) person are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.” God will order our steps, and even when we blow it, if we are truly trying to do His will, He will lift us up and give us a second chance.
When we are better prepared, the voices could return. When denied enough, the voices stop. Then we miss the opportunity to sit at the Master’s table.