Encourgement, Spirituality, Video Story

Tuesday 2/22/22: A Year of Balance

Out of the darkness is pure, divine, light. Out of chaos is order. We, humans, are a combination of dust from the ground and water. We are mud. Out of the mud, clear, holy, water can be found.

And the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and He breathed into his nostrils the soul of life, and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:7

The next few lines in Genesis explain a river that flowed out to water the garden. Here we are, like trees as we sift through the dirty mud in search for beautiful nuggets of gold.

And a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it separated and became four heads. The name of one is Pishon; that is the one that encompasses all the land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good; there is the crystal and the onyx stone.

Genesis 2:10-12


Eve came out of Adam. Together the man and the woman are ONE. Adam is in the image of God in heaven and Eve is the image of man. Man is humanity. Humanity is the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God is the tree of life. God breathed life into the man. God’s breath is the fire that gives man life. The body is the clay that humanity is free to mould into their desired reality as either good or evil.

What is good belongs to God. The good that we choose is the gold nuggets of light that is revealed to the world through our image. Everything in our environment is what we have chosen to create, which contains His light.

In the Image

And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

Genesis 2:18
Eve comes out of Adam,
The woman comes out of man,
The good comes out of the bad,
The spirit comes out of the body,
The light comes out of the darkness.

We are sifters sifting the good out of the bad. We are gold diggers on the search for gold. Revealing the nuggets of God’s goodness brings balance back to our perfect garden. We are the caretakers of this garden, which is this world that God gave us the responsibility to take care of.

The Challenge

Challenge is here to teach us something that God desires for us to know about ourselves. When we are challenged, if we seek to find our way out of the challenge with God then we will see something we did not see before. There are never-ending lessons to be learned through each of our life journeys that are here to reveal the truth about God. With each lesson, we learn a new truth about God to reveal something new about who we really are. Learning to understand God means learning to understand what love is. Learning to love outside of ourselves is loving God. Love creates balance within the self. Overcoming a challenge teaches us something good. In turn, we grow into better, stronger versions of ourselves.

Time to Wake Up

We are not created to be stagnant. We should always be growing in a positive direction out of life’s challenges. We should always be learning a lesson. If we consider ourselves to be a victim then we will never learn. There is never any lesson too great for us to overcome.

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

Never learning a lesson means we do not trust God, therefore, we will be stagnant, going nowhere but round and round in the same circle. Egypt represents oppression. We are oppressed by our environment when we allow the world to convince us that we are stuck to endure a certain situation. In whatever situation we are in, we are always allowed the free choice to choose good. To be healed means we are balanced with our environment by having faith in God that we can find our way out of Egypt and be free.

God does not want us to be in Egypt. Freedom from the world means we have to believe in the Promised Land.

We are here to experience the difference between good and evil. We can only know what is good if we have a helper that is the opposite experience to compare it to. This is how we learn to love. Since the beginning of time, we have made many rules in an attempt to protect our future selves from failure. We are no longer children. We now have a history of experience to know what is good.

Our individual lives are short. Eternity is real life. This earthly reality is not heaven. We are in a game called life. No matter how uncomfortable our situation is, the game is set up to challenge us to choose to do the right thing. We win the game when we choose to be good then we can finally get out of this game and enjoy our promised freedom, which is heaven.

The truth is that we are the image of God. God is love, therefore, the reality is that we are in a love relationship with everything and everyone around us.

We all are experiencing the greatest love story ever told. We are here to choose God and balance the scales of opposition to experience God’s divine love who is in everything all around us.

Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord, But a just weight is His delight.

Proverbs 11:1

Do you know what is happening right now in the Jewish world? The Jews are preaching their faith in Messiah and stating that his return is now. We have long awaited this time in history. Be excited for the good things to come!

I have included a video further explaining this concept of balance: One Mind, Body, and Soul.

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Shannie Alvarez — A Gentile with a Jewish Heart
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