Various ancient sources, including passages in the Bible and other early Jewish writings, speak of multiple heavens. In the Divine Comedy, Dante is guided through nine heavens before arriving at the ultimate dwelling place of God. St. Paul at one point talks of being taken up to "the third heaven" (2 Corinthians 12:2). Other ancient sources hint of even more heavens--up to ten of them.
It is from this tendency to talk about multiple heavens that we have the expression "in seventh heaven," meaning a supremely happy state.
We are celebrating the seventh anniversary of Our Blog where we have been "looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye." It is hoped that over these seven years, you have found a post or two that thrilled you, delighted you, or put you into a supremely happy state. As we reach another milestone, we hope to continue to transport you over the moon into seventh heaven and beyond!
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The title above is a slogan often used in the recycling industry. Seems like it could be used in our everyday spiritual life as well.
For those times when you don't know which road to take, way to think, words to say, or thing to do, remember: "when in doubt, throw it out."
You have two choices. Would my thought, word, or deed fit more into the world's "bin," or in God's "bin"? God's "bin" is always the better choice when confronted with a perplexing situation. It is better to be safe than to cause adverse effects by following what others deem to be right.
Just like that plastic bag or plastic cup, without absolute knowledge of right versus wrong, simply make the inconclusive, but seemingly better, decision to follow the path of God and place the situation in His "bin".
God of unfathomable knowledge, lead me to always choose You. Amen.
TAGS: Prayer, Reflection
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"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."