***The purpose of this article is to take medical terms and to compare them to spiritual perspectives to allow the reader to envision what’s going on supernaturally.
CPR is not a joke. That is the procedure to be implemented immediately to save a person from a heart attack. Imagine that in a big city like Boston, Massachusetts; three years ago they reported a CPR survival rate of only 40%…and they were second in the country! Seattle was first. Bluntly speaking, don’t condemn Boston. They had a turnaround in their emergency medical procedures that caused that figure to be a significant improvement. If one lives in any metro area; stories abound about a lack of promptness, apathy and confusion regarding getting emergency help. On the other end; to their credit…Emergency Medical teams are generally understaffed and underpaid. We haven’t even talked about politics and turnover yet. Hmmm?
JUST EXACTLY WHAT IS CPR?
CPR – an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen.
A lot of people simply put have old fashioned, ungodly, personally influenced, wrongful and confused thinking when it comes to God. Society has long believed that God only wanted to be close to ministers or priests when the Bible is a clear example that God had personal relationships with ordinary people. He wants us to have a heart relationship with Him; he wants to renew our minds.
CPR (Spiritually)- is internal pouring of Love and Life into the heart of a person from the Father of Lights of whom there is no variableness nor shadow of turning. It will provide protection, healing, deliverance, provision, faith, wisdom, peace, guidance and answered prayers. It is developing an innate ability to trust God the Father, accepting Jesus Christ as our great High Priest and an acceptance of The Comforter, The Holy Ghost; God as a personal ambassador with power beyond human comprehension.
SO HEAR THIS
When I was growing up there were no cordless phones or cell phones, no ipods or mp3’s. Truth be told; I had left home before microwave ovens and VCR’s which are nearly obsolete. Anybody got one? (hold onto it)
With all of that advancing technology; it shouldn’t be hard to grasp that spiritual understanding has grown too. Yet, a lot of people don’t want to advance. They want things to stay the same. They do not wish to grow in the knowledge of God. My own brother said to me yesterday: “God sends the hurricanes!”
“Where did you get that notion from? ”
was my response.
When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to live on the inside of you. God spoke to me long before I ever acknowledged it to anyone including myself. It sounded so normal that I didn’t know it was God. Yet, I was comfortable with the guidance and I felt safe.
A lot of people are just intimidated by the notion of talking to God. Not knowing that He’s a merciful and forgiving God…they are afraid to have a close personal relationship with him.
LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
Then, there’s another group of people who just believe it’s a bunch of mumbo jumbo that people can really talk to God. They are held in bondage by their unbelief…and they could even be Christians influenced by the world.
Some folks just feel guilty about all they’ve done. They don’t want to talk to God. Why, they are avoiding God as much as is humanly possible. Their theory is: “out of sight, out of mind.”
There is another group who thinks following God is too hard. They are having fun doing evil or just hanging out there in the world. They know they aren’t living right and that works for them. It certainly doesn’t “look” like life would be any easier moving closer to God. Church costs money and God has too many rules for them. They are clueless to the things of God and that’s okay with them.
WHICH GROUP ARE YOU IN AND WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET TIRED?