Cross posted (and possibly updated) from my thread of the same name on the MD board:
I believe that you bring into this life the mental experience you developed in the Pre-existence.
If you spent you days and eons up there being clever and witty and mostly searched after greater wisdom and knowledge it cannot be helped but that when you bring that same soul into this world you will content yourself with the same.Who prepared against the moment of probation wisely and practiced faith in God and the love of God such that when here searching for it finds it? Do you even feel the lack of what you once treasured? Or did you fail to treasure it all that much from the beginning? How smart was that?You see the point, don’t you? It is still probation now all the same. You COULD begin now to crave the love of God and seek it above all other desires. Could you? Look at the mess you are up against in this hour! All the complexity of life in our age wars against any sublime intent or even a quietude suited for the task. Where to begin. Indeed!If not heavily invested from before you were born how scarce is the chance you will give sufficient a flip to not just forget about God all the same? And that forgetting is not all about atheism. Most of the forgetting is the foundation of all organized religion. They make hay of the forgetfulness of God. And the make that hay handily don’t they?
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 ¶ Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Is the game of smartsmanship all in all? Should it be?
Whence then Zion? It will never arise from the mind of man but by the power of God in us. How then get we that power with the glut of obstacles that cumber our way?
Or do we forget about Zion too?