TODAY THE WORD is KARMA. This week, especially, I heard the word Karma used several times and I thought this word worthy of a blog post. I thought it interesting that Karma means:
“The sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in… or Destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.” When the word was used in a negative direction, it seems as if people have reflected on this word as only a negative description or “omen”. I think this is what I call, “what is wrong with the world today”. When you read the definition, do you see a negative meaning? I don’t! Karma can go either way and how it is interpreted is the key. When we fill a bucket with sand, we expect sand. When we fill a bucket with sand and expect it to be water and we dump it on plants to water them, well that may be a negative Karma, definitely. Or is it just plain not thinking and preparing with needed check before we act? If we had looked in the bucket, wouldn’t we have seen sand instead of water? Are you starting to follow my thoughts on Karma? Karma is the effect from “cause”. This tells me that we have something to say in Karma or destiny by our previous and present state of existence. We are what we think; we are what we do; and we are what we say honestly. Let’s go back to the bucket theory. We accidentally put sand instead of water in the bucket. We look into the bucket and realize we should have put water because we are going to use the contents of the bucket to water the plants. We see our mistake and we pour the sand out and replace it with water. Ah, ha! We have changed the effect and now we can proceed with the task of watering the plant. Remember Karma is only to be considered if we do not take proper action while undertaking a project, a relationship, work, hobbies and most importantly faith. Now for the deeper thought…..If Karma is Destiny of fate, following as effect from cause, could we not think of salvation in the same respect with destiny of an eternal home following an effect from living a life of goodness, repentance, charity, and grace from the cause of finding and working out your plan of salvation.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
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