1 John: and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.
Yesterday, I took my own advice and got back on the mat. I made time for it, and do you know what happened? I had time for everything today. There was time for work, sales, phone catch-ups with children, catch-up time with friends, pup playtime, time to cook dinner and clean up, and time to write a blog. I didn't feel rushed or frazzled at all. Just by tithing those morning moments, my day unfolded, uncluttered, just as it was supposed to.
Though time was not something I asked for, I have asked for it before, and it was given. Since the first commandment is to love God above all else, taking that morning tithing time made a huge difference in my day. It must have been something that pleased Him.
Thank you, Blog, for nudging me back to the mat and meditation. Let's hope it happens again and again and again. Hopefully, it becomes like brushing my teeth.
As I was looking over the verses for this day, I stumbled across the verse from Revelation that reads as follows:
Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”
If it seems familiar, it's because I wrote about that same verse a little while ago. I thought perhaps I had copied it incorrectly, so I checked. That same verse appears in Revelation 2:7, 2:11, 2:17, 2:29, 3:6, 3:13, 3:22, and 13:9. Another interesting tidbit is that there are seven times it appears in our twelve months of verses, and once in the thirteenth month. There are seven chakras that we typically refer to and seven sacraments. In the meditation that came to me, the Our Father is combined with the seven sacraments and the seven chakras, along with intentions and images that also came to me.
Another intriguing tidbit is that the number of verses between each time it appears, runs 4, 6, 8, 6, 7, 9, and then 150. If you add up all the numbers, the result is 190. If you add up the numbers in 190, so one plus nine plus zero, which equals ten. If we add those numbers again, one plus zero equals one. One God.
If we look at an Enneagram for the number one, we find the following from cloverleaf.me:
An Enneagram Type 1 is called The Reformer. They are motivated by the need to live rightly, and driven by a longing for a true, just, and moral world. Type ones are loyal, dedicated, conscientious, helpful, well-balanced, and often good-humored. They are efficient, organized, and trustworthy in completing tasks.
May we live this day with the qualities that stand out for you set out for Enneagram Type One.