Hello there my spiritual friend, it is good to see you again.
Today I would like to share; once again, Karl’s take on daily human experiences and the state of grace.
This is taken from his Theological Investigations, Vol. 3, ch. 6.
In short, he readies the reader with numerous potential situations, whereby one may have been over looked, as the being the reason for a blessing to someone, and is experiencing a state of non-essentialness.
Karl quickly ushers the reader into an awareness of being in a state of longing, from which one is looking and awaits for the Lord’s direction.
You see, as Karl alludes to, it is as if a surfer were looking, while bobbing up and down with the rhythm of the waves, for the on-coming wave, which shall propel him/ her ever closer to the shore, by way of experiencing that euphoric sensation, which propels them back out into the great open blue, padding as best they can.
The essential portion is not the elation of the ride, nor the effort, nor in the paddle, it is in the looking, the longing.
This is because in this exchange of desire, for the encounter, one is able to be in a position of receipt.
You see, if you were to merely go out only when you know there are waves, perhaps some will either be over-whelming and thereby neither strengthening nor be gratifying. The longing/ yearning, is an essential component for one to be excited when one comes into view. The ride becomes a mere manifestation of sustaining grace in action... an affirmation.
Oh my spiritual friend, may I say that you are to be looking and longing for then your heart and mind is made ready. This is not to say that there is no marathon of surging waves to ride, but that when the seas appear quite different, I ask that you cast your eyes once again unto the horizon, look diligently, see the on coming and become prepared.
The ride is not only your reward, but also the fuel, which propels you once again to venture out, seek and wait.
Bro Smith SGS
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