Always Go to the Source

Always Go to the Source

I was at breakfast in this flagship hotel in a district of FCDA. I had come in my church-label designer dressing. The steward probably read my dress code before drawing out my seat to be face-to-face with a television screen. Then she changed channel to a recorded sermon delivered to a fully occupied mega-theater setting. In that audience, I did not notice our bad-boy of Aviation history nor his celebrity successor, the current Queen Oduah. And our most expensive man of God in the most religious nation on earth was the shepherd. It was my first time and I could not believe my ears even though I had known all along why good pastors don’t tell how to go to the Source. A bad pastor is one who does not know how and that denominator is key. I could see how close this super-pastor often came, but the most popular minister across West-Africa had also done familiar marksmanship.
And you may wish to wonder with me why?
My best bet is that every person in the audience was so busy trying not to miss the golden message, literally trying to write God down on paper. Instead of writing, why not get the different images that come up in your mind in response to each facet of the message. But how many of them know that the Word of God is Holy Spirit, hence man is constructed to think in images and not its symbols in words?
Each image comes to you naturally as your own personal link to the source of each facet. But the attitude of looking to the next moment so as to write words down instead of images is at the heart of why many actually miss how to go to the Source. God is as close as even the light you are using to see and the sound you are using to hear. When you are concentrating, you are actually losing nearness to divinity by acting as if It is there and not here in you.
In brief the pastor was renewing the divine challenge, how to live in each moment as a way to be in the arms of Holy Spirit, to get Thy Will Be Done here, now. As a great minister in the business, he actually captured it his own way: ‘When you accept God’s supplies today, you will let tomorrow be’. He also told how every next moment is like tomorrow.
Journalism lends much clarity to this expression by going out to meet the origin of any matter to see it and hear all it promises, for your self, so as to accept the supplies of the source.
This popular minister certainly knows the technic of how to accept God’s supplies. Unfortunately but deliberately, he did not share his technic directly for good reasons. When you are trying to write God down, you are using your mind to capture Spirit. But Spirit created mind, so it is futile to keep writing words instead of the concrete images selected just for you to get it right. It is the fourth way of learning, as in dreams.
Acting as victims of habit, each person in audience armed with only the three known ways of learning could not stop trying to capture Pastor’s words. So I could see he devised several ways to help each person put attention on their images.
His first tact was to create dramatic phrases and calmly indulge everyone in repeating them with attention on the pauses. Unfortunately, audiences believe the motive is to memorize or write it.
His second tact was to continually dispel the notion of enemies. Instead he turns enemies into your inspiration by leading them to accept that only those with nothing good about them will not have enemy. The enemy is a competitor helping you to manifest and maximize your goodness and skill for the divine challenge of building your place in life. Further, that your enemy will naturally remain a minority if your efforts are placed in the Source of God’s supplies for each moment, each day as an end in itself.
Here you have another yardstick to recognize a pastor not so good. Let’s recall the first yardstick; he does not know how to go to the Source. As a result, the second yardstick is that he misleads you to go about fighting enemies and always distracted by looking behind your shoulder instead of living in the moment with the contentment that God’s supplies are all you will ever need now. Therefore they pray for you by reversing why ‘to light any candle is better than to condemn the darkness’.
To be sure, this super-pastor’s poise and contentment can commit our bad big boys to the abundance in the promise of gratitude. But it also reminds the Queen that gratitude to the Lord is a command for all to fulfill the promise of the Lord; to discover and celebrate Holy Spirit as the Source of abundance forever. It is not enough to aim for the Lord’s promise of Holy Spirit given since two thousand years ago; you must hit on target every day as a living name or image and likeness of God. This target technic of going to the source by celebrating Holy Spirit in song and dance of HU is how to know what God wants you to do, how to experience Thy Will Be Done here, now.
I found that the best way of understanding Thy will be done, is the childlike attitude that all is well and everything is a good thing, even problems are a timely Olive Branch from God designed as a gift for your next new muscles. And I ate my breakfast slowly wishing the super-pastor well in his frustration of trying to show congregations the crux of his message. It is this understanding that God’s will is always the right way here on earth and in heaven above. I found it for myself before the turn of the twentieth century. This short phrase of God’s Will in action is my best practice of self-surrender and going to the Source here, now, every day. May it prove so for you too!
I left breakfast table feeling very grateful to the hotel for serving physical and spiritual meals in one dish.
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One thought on “Always Go to the Source” by tonynwadialo (@tonynwadialo)

  1. What more can I say? I enjoyed.
    But you could do well to split the long narration into paragraphs so that your readers can catch their breath while reading.

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