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DID YOU KNOW? # 9

“Did you know?”  Some of us are so faithful about certain things, we are still paying a handsome price to stay in a crooked game we are sure we will win; but when?

“Did you know,” there is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”  Epictetus

For God give to a man who is good in his sight wisdom and knowledge, and joy.   Ecclesiastes 2:26

Thank you, Lord.  In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

STAND BY FOR A MESSAGE!

An unhealthy mouth and an unclean body are by no means an advantage.  Some of us see unkempt people with poor speaking skills, and how they smell as threatening.  Unfairly judging and condemning some of these souls who were deemed dangerous, and are not.

Don’t try to read more into this than what I am saying.  I was very judgmental until I realized the one’s I didn’t like, at first sight, some how ended up being some of my closest friends; just to show you how much I know about prejudging.

This is a Testimony about how to put things into perspective; the things that are out of our control, and a willingness to accept that fact.

Everyone has to live according to their own understanding if God is not dominant in their lives.  Without the influences of Jesus Christ, we are at the mercy of the “World Wide Web,”  but more frightening is listening to ourselves.   Now, while the internet is full of helpful information, coupled with our personal opinions, I am still wondering where is our joy, peace, and salvation?

I can’t find those things including Everlasting Life, on a dot-com?  The ways and understandings of the carnal world are not to be trusted.  So, I recommend that we Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5

Also know that, To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.   Romans 8:5-6

Steve Maraboli’s opinion closely resembles my own.  He said, “The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over.”  (other people’s lives)

One of the biggest issues for me, including the majority of us, is our flesh.  And it could care less about allowing bad influences, (foods, drinks, ill-gotten gains, etc..) and all the other things that are designed to kill us, trumping our abilities to just “say no.”

The flesh wants what it wants, and don’t care how it go about getting what it wants, the majority of the time.

Now that we have that understanding, I am leery of appearances; but they are the ones that belong to the corporate and wall street types. This time it’s not the ones with their pants hanging low, or the girls up for financial display.  Although, this is a huge concern.

I am scared of “red bottom” shoes, $500 custom designed shirts, coupled with a huge attitude, and their disdain for the less fortunate, from a few of the wearers.  If the shoe don’t fit don’t wear it, I am talking about the ones that are “larger than life.”

Fancy cars and big cigars, scoundrels selling us a future that empty our bank accounts, leaving us, and the elderly devastated.  Plus, I don’t have a clue about the mind of a man, woman or child, like many do.  I am busy trying to figure me out, but I am willing to help, and receive help, if possible.

What I am not afraid of is the fact that we need our bodies, not what we put on it, which is important too, but what we put in it, and how we feel about ourselves.   We need our bodies, there is no existence without it.

Tell that to the invisible man.  But more importantly, it is the Temple in which our Lord God lives.  So, take care of your bodies and guard your mind; we never know who is watching for; “We Are Not Our Own.”

I understand the fact that we are dwellers in a body that God created, and with Jesus Christ taking up residency in the hearts of all who will allow Him in, there are a few things we need to know to stay healthy physically as well as emotionally, and be blessed in the Eyes of The Lord; try looking at the people of the world according to their places in The Beatitudes: Matthew 5:3-11

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 

Blessed are they which are persecuted for rightness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 

Verse 12: Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and you are not your own?   1st Corinthians 6:19  K J V

It would be wise to get a grip on that lifestyle; everything that matters count, especially that Spirit (Jesus Christ) that lives in us.

It’s “Something to think about.”

Thank you Lord for this all wisdom.  In Jesus name we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

DID YOU KNOW? #8

As most know, our mind is in a constant state of activity, even when we are sleeping, the mind is processing what it has learned, and what is important enough to file away.  “Did you know;  “The mind never gets tired of learning, we get lazy?

“Did you know,”  if we make a mistake and then try to turn our situation around, more than likely something similar has happened before, causing us to recognize it for what it is.  Experience.

“Did you know,” step two is right behind step one?  And, “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right thing.”   Peter Drucker

Now that we know all that, “Did you know;”  Success is not what you do with your ability.  It’s how you use your talent.  George Allen Sr.

In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

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Posted by on October 8, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

PICK YOUR BATTLES!

Don’t let one-act stop you from seeing the beauty in the rest of the world. 

Most want to shut down when facing unspeakable tragedies, sometimes even the simple things will send us spiraling out of control.  That don’t mean we should give up, it’s just the opposite.  This is an opportunity to prove your resolve, and find a solution.

“When things get tough, the tough get going.”  It’s time to find out who you really are.  But, before you go out there half cocked, take heed and think carefully about what is best for you and all involved.

If you are working with the selfish part of you, the journey may be harder than we can imagine.  But, with Jesus Christ in our lives, we may be able to preserve by tossing our pride to the side.  Remember, with Christ, we never have to settle for less than what we think we deserve.

I know, I know there are those who deserve absolutely nothing, but you can’t tell them that, so  “Pick your Battles,”  carefully.

Surely the churning of milk bring forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bring forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bring forth strife.   Proverbs:30-33

In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen!

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Posted by on October 6, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

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Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

LETTING GO!

Thine own friend and thy father’s friend forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.   Proverbs 27:10

Try as we may, it’s never a good feeling to lose friends, especially the ones who have been in our lives almost as long as we have been alive.  I have some friends I have known since childhood, sadly they are no longer in my life, lost forever for some of the most ridiculous reasons, and that’s O. K…  Not really, but I understand some friends are in our lives for the duration and some for only a season.

When the loss of a friend is something that is out of my control, I can accept that because of where I am in my life, now, and move on, although it can be painful.  I have learned to accept some things for what they are.

Regardless of the length of one’s friendships, it’s natural for one if not both to change; prayerfully for the better.  The different paths and experiences we take is usually the case.  Unfortunately,  some of our oldest friends do not enjoy seeing the new and improved us, feeling left, they may refuse to see you for what you were, and disapprove of who you are now.  They are Jealous.

These “ole friends”  prefer the old sinful you, refusing to accept the fact that you decided to do what’s best for you, and often they cry foul;  “You’re no fun anymore.”  It may be time to let go, their season is over.

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.   1st Corinthians 15:33

Some people never want to change, set in their ways it is said.  Even when a long and trusted friend try to lead them to the truth, still  the response is, “This is who I am.”   That may be the problem if so run.

Go away from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.   Proverbs 14:7

If they are truly your friend they should understand and be glad you have made strides in your life to improve your lifestyle, instead of becoming angry.  It’s funny how our friends will follow us everywhere, but to church.

Make no friendships with an angry man, and with a furious man, thou shalt not go.  Proverbs: 24-25

It saddens me to say that after all those years together, your friend may not have been your friend.  Some may have been tricked by the Devil, for years, and still this imposter of a friend, even when they have been discovered, will still try to stop our progress, in favor of drama.  And for some reason, we are upset about losing this friendship.  Who does that?  Satan and his crew.

Remember the Devil will attack us when he thinks we are getting too close to God.  Satan will come, and be dressed out in all shapes, and sizes, including bad intentions.  Check everyone’s credentials for signs of things that don’t work well with who you are in Christ.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.  1st John 4:1

Lord we pray you give us the sense to recognize when things are against who you are and who we are in you, long before we waste time on the undeserving servants of Satan.  In Jesus name we pray.

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Posted by on October 3, 2014 in Something To Think About

 
 
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