The Power of Spiritual Understanding (7-7-19)

Rev. Gary uses contemporary and classic references and stories to show the importance of spiritual understanding in our lives.

Sunday, July 7, 2019 “The Power of Spiritual Understanding”
Affirmation: “I open my mind and my heart to new understanding.”

Understanding The faculty by which we receive enlightenment and insight, our capacity to gain direct perceptions of the Truth: to know, perceive, realize, comprehend, and insight
Disciple: Thomas
Location: The front of the brain
Color: Gold

“Spiritual understanding is comprehending, internalizing, and then living the truth we know. Understanding dawns over time and through study and reflection, or it can come in a flash –suddenly the light shines. The seat of understanding in the physical body in the brain’s frontal lobe. The intellect is engaged in understanding, but intellect alone does not produce spiritual understanding. If knowledge is acquiring facts, understanding is making sense of those facts and forming connections between them. Understanding ultimately goes beyond fleeting facts to settle on changeless truths. Preceding understanding is a desire to understand.”
-Linda Martella-Whitsett, Divine Audacity p 50.

“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
-Matthew 7:7-8 NRSV

“Unless your mind has been quickened by the light of spiritual understanding, you are living in a little three-dimensional world whose beginning and end is sin or a falling short of the divine ideal.”
-(JESUS CHRIST HEALS, by Charles Fillmore 161).

“Unless you use for the service of others what God has already given to you, you will find it a long, weary road to spiritual understanding.”
-(LESSONS IN TRUTH, by H. Emilie Cady 89)

“The secret of success lies in relying upon the facility to let go, to let happen, to allow understanding to take its course.”
-(TRUTH TO TELL, by Glenn Clairmonte 148)