How do I count the ways that God took away my blind thinking? A few instances occurred to me this morning. They popped into my head, and I thought: "Ah, a topic for the blog this morning." It is really true that God supplies.
Now I am carefree with this blog. I'm not straining to figure out what I will write in the blog this morning. I know something will come. I don't have to plan ahead. And this morning the thought popped in to write down some of my prejudices that, thank God, no longer live in me.
Some prejudices I wasn't even aware of until I was face to face with them, and there are some that I knew without question. I knew of some of my prejudices because, of course, I was right without question! How I took them for granted. What I am trying to say is that now, thankfully, I am much more open.
And, of course, what are prejudices but judgments? We know how God feels about judgments.
My prejudices were so superficial. They just were. I probably couldn't have told you the reasons at all.
1. Okay, one was tattoos! I don't even know what I thought. Only bad guys had tattoos? You would think I would have known better.
That bias went away fast! I met one of God's great stewards and hands-on supporter of Heavenletters, and that is Heaven Admin. http://moflowcms.com/
Now I love tattoos! On men that is. I still can't seem to get past tattoos on women. Sorry.
2. Heavy metal music. Of course, the people that were into heavy metal couldn't be deep or spiritual. Then I met Lance King, a beautiful family man, deeply spiritual, who loves Heavenletters. That prejudice flew away fast.
The minute Lance discovered Heavenletters, he wrote:
As soon as I received Heavenletters from a friend, they resonated with me. I wanted to share them with my friends because they state so eloquently how to deal with some of the more difficult situations in life and career. In order to move on from them --- and to face other creative and momentous challenges -- change is necessary.
There are some tough questions in life, and these letters get to the heart of it all. They are profound, my reality, and they are sound advice for those that want to have a happy, fulfilled life. They are guides to finding our own personal truths.
Change is necessary all right, Lance, and I'm so glad I met you
Maybe what life is all about is removing ideas that serve no good purpose. Maybe life is about opening our eyes to how life really is and not how we impassively thought.
3. Of course, sex was to be reserved for after marriage. I remember that, way back, when my parents left me a two-family house, and I was renting out the first floor, I wouldn't rent to a nice couple who lived together but were not married. As if being married performed some great magic.
That's enough for now. Really, I am embarrassed if not ashamed of the cut and dried thoughts that guided much of my life before Heavenletters. I apologize now.