04-01: The Circle of Life…

The Circle of Life…

Quote
We shall not cease from exploration…And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started…And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot~

Meditation
It seems as though we are always searching for something more…greater understanding, increased knowledge, new insights, etc.  The interesting thing is, that when everything is said and done, true wisdom and understanding comes when we are finally able to surrender, lay everything down, and approach life, others and our Maker with the simple faith, trust, love and hope of a child.  Then are our eyes opened to that which was always before us, yet unseen.

Thought for the day
In our desire to be “better and better” we often forget that everything we could ever want is available to us only if we would stop searching long enough to ready our heart, our soul and our spirit to receive that which we are really looking for…true meaning for our life.  It is everyone’s quest, yet do we prepare ourselves to receive the grace that will fulfill our quest?  No, because we’re too busy looking.  How about you?  Can you relax today long enough to ask God for personal revelation and then wait on Him?  Or are you too busy to pray and meditate?

Scriptures
People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.  When Jesus saw this, he was indignant.  He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
~Mark 10:13-16 (NIV)~

At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.  Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.  “All things have been committed to me by my Father.  No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”  Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.  For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
~Luke 10:21-24 (NIV)~

Jesus replied, “The truth is, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.  Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven.  So don’t be surprised at my statement that you must be born again.  Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”
~John 3:5-8 (NLT)~

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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