I listened to a CD yesterday (soooo tired) -which took me through prayers and songs about Jesus. I went into a state of deep rest. I saw the whole of creation as one great big expression of a pulse, (and I was only listening to hymns, psalms and spoken prayers) in - out, day-night, breathe in and out, heart beats, maths, patterns, petals, animal skin designs, light, stars - everything can be in balance in God's economy - may his Kingdom come!
Creation is groaning because it should be in a perfect state of balance and freedom which is what it becomes as God's Kingdom grows as more and more people take on the mind of Christ and understand the need for this.
In relationship with the Holy Spirit, there is more of a sense of balance and wholeness in our beings because there is closeness with God, which is what we crave. God designed us to connect with him, to know the intimacy, the wholeness and contentment that comes from being in relationship with him. It is so good, you want more and the Holy Spirit is so generous and will give more of Himself to you. As a consequence, you will want the whole world to know about God and so there develops in you a real heart for evangelism. It's just that the world doesn't understand how wonderful it is to be 'In Christ' and tries to find this contentment in other things, - sex, drugs, shopping, fast cars etc, getting it so wrong. Bliss, balance and freedom is found in God who became incarnate and sent us His Spirit. Bless you Father!
" We are members of a vast cosmic orchestra in which each living instrument is essential to the complementary and harmonious playing of the whole".
'Kinship with All Life', by J. Allen Boone
Henri J.M. Nouwen describes how 'I have to kneel before the Father, put my ear against his chest and listen, without interruption, to the heartbeat of God.' (The Return of the Prodigal, p17).