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FEAR THE LORD!

Tumult: A highly distressing agitation; a feeling of turbulent mental or emotional disturbances.

“Be afraid, if you have any fear, other than the Fear of God.  Afraid of fear, and living in fear, the mind is held in tumult.”  Sir Guru Granth Sahib

I know what it feels like to be afraid, and I know how it feels to have acquired a sense of tranquility through trial and error.  Now, I’m able to brave most tumultuous situations because of experience, and faith in Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

In the carnal world, (physical) fear is a painful emotion, full of dread, panic, and terror.  “When men don’t fear God, they give themselves to evil.”  Ray Comfort

In my opinion, fear is the number one cause of anxiety.  An emotion that is packed with real or imagined feelings of being afraid.  There is so much going on in the world today fear is an everyday concern.  We are fearful of impending danger around every corner.  Fear of being hurt, fear of evil forces, pain; everything except the Fear of God.  Why is that?

Some of our fears come from mental illnesses, and phobia’s like the abnormal fear of heights, tunnels, the bogeyman, etc..  Some face common fears such as; cancers, running out of resources.  We can be apprehensive of a failing economy.  There is so much to be afraid of it has become the norm to be fearful.

Let’s narrow our fears down to this:  “Fear only two: God, and the man who has no Fear of God.”

Fear is one of those things most of us don’t want to face, because of the unknown.  But, some of us realized after a few bouts with fear, it’s best to face our challenges head-on; that is if we can find the courage to do so.  “It’s Something to Think About.”

At times, when we look back at that scary situation, more often than not, we realize, it was more of our imagination than an actual fear.  In order to face fear, usually, we need something very powerful to motivate us to face the unknown.  We need to be empowered to overcome our obstacles, real or dreamed in a scared heart.

I suggest, in order to defeat fear, a good start would be besides having Jesus Christ in our lives, is to make sure we open new doors by keeping a zest for life, and our curiosity about it thriving with “I wanna know.”  That alone coupled with the Love of Christ will open paths we didn’t know existed, lessening the time we spend entertaining fear.

Most of the time when we consider our happiness, we are looking for it to survive in the long run.  Never taking into consideration there is such a thing as short-term happiness.   As far as I am concerned we should want them both.  Why not?  For both, long and short-term happiness is achieved the same way; favor from having a trusting relationship with Jesus Christ, a good heart, and of course a good attitude.  With those proven ingredients, and by adding faith, we should have a handle on overcoming fear.

FYI:  Everything we want is just on the other side of fear, especially when we know Jesus and he know us.  We all should  “Fear the Lord.”  This fear will be beneficial and is to be encouraged as a reverential (respectable)  view and be in awe of God.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding has all they that do his commandments: his praise endures for ever.  Psalm 111:10

The fear of man is detrimental to all of us and should be elevated at all cost.  This can be accomplished by giving all of the Glory to God.  Total acknowledgment of who He is, is necessary, including receiving Him in our hearts.  All is in vain if we have no knowledge of Christ or His attributes.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  2nd Timothy 1:7

People who lack clarity in their life, usually are not committed to following through, because of a lack of determination, and courage.  I challenge all to live in your truth, not in your fears; or die afraid and sorry.  Read to remember the words in Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

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In Jesus name, we pray for peace in our hearts, mind, and the healing of our land.  Amen

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

DID YOU KNOW # 15 (Updated)

Did you know, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble?”  And, I know you know; Hate is dominating today’s society?  We can find more things to hate than I can fathom; often mumbling when asked, “Why are you so hateful?”  Have you ever heard that?  Admittedly or not, we all may have at some point.

I know, you know, haters have the biggest mouths, but in-case you didn’t know that; take a survey of who’s doing all the talking when trouble is in the mix.  From my experiences, hate seems to come from the ones that are at a low point or just plain unsuccessful.  Haters hate the success of others because success eludes them.

Success has a tendency to pass some of us by.  In some instances, we miss our Grand Opening because we were too busy with what others are doing, instead of what we should be doing, in the Name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, and Savior.  The things that will benefit all of us.

Take note: if the “shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it,”  I am not talking to you on this one.

When I was working at a Technology school, the boys would stand on the outside of the doors of education, waiting for the girls to come out, instead of entering the building themselves.  The girls, already on the inside, are ahead and learning how to secure their future.

FYI: Boys, the wait is just as long on the inside of the building, as it is on the outside.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn something, and lessen the waiting period.  (These roles can be reversed.)

Other than favor, from God, without an education, how can we be successful?  Some of us won’t even try or simply put, some of us don’t know how. But know this, the road to success, not hatred, is taught in school.  Any type of school; regular, vocational, life, etc..  We are to learn how to learn, listen, and share.  Putting that to good use is another topic, although worthy.

Someone need to tell everybody, never mind, I’ll do it.

Success is on the inside of the “Halls of Education.”  Any learning environment, including the hard work that is in front of us when we get out.  Our personal success is not in what someone else has gained for themselves.  You don’t know their sacrifices, including the ones that may benefit all of us.

One of the most important values we have in our lifetime, after Christ, should be our merits.  In my opinion, “It’s Something to Think About.”  Perhaps, we can find peace with-in ourselves, while rejecting hate.  A hard task to accomplish without hating, but possible through Jesus Christ.

Did you know, oftentimes, we hate some things only because we are fearful of them.  We must search for ways to stop hating what we fear.  To be clear, we need to stop hating on those who work hard for what they have.  And if wondering why some don’t hate.  Could it be that there is little or no time for hatred; some of us are simply too busy doing all we can to just survive, and maintain, for ourselves, and for the sake of others. (Family and friends.)

Some of us never realize success is a bonus, a gift from God.  And if He has bestowed favor on you, trust me, since Christ is a “fisher of men,” he may have a purpose for you. 

Did you know, the first step is to find out what we are so afraid of?  Oftentimes when we do, that fear is called: The “Fear of Success.”  Yep!  We are afraid of not being prepared if success was to happen.  I ‘m not going to tell you all how many times I said, “I should have stayed in school.”

Did you know, we are often afraid of failure in the face of our peers, causing us to back off of a possible leadership position.  A lack of courage will not permit us to give ourselves the opportunity to be that winner, we know we are.  And to make matters worst, we make are own selves miserable, because we dwell on our decisions in an unhealthy manner.

Did you know, most times, the answer to most fears, can be found in the mirror?

I believe the face of failure has a distinct look equivalent to: jealousy, greed, pride, covetousness, and self-loathing, just to name a few.  Take a look, and if that’s not you, don’t claim it.  But just in-case it is you, and you don’t like what you see, or how it feel, fix it. Go to a Bible Believing, Bible Teaching Church to discover, how too, or suffer the consequences.

Hell and damnation have no shame, especially if we are out from under the Covenant of Jesus Christ.  (Protection)

Did you know; danger is a challenge that can, and will lead us astray when we are afraid?  A word to the wise would be, to be careful and not let anger lead the way.  Anger can cause some of us to be hateful towards the weak, the small, and the innocent.  All because we are cowards, afraid of facing the unknown, so we divert our fears, using hatred visited upon others, for revenge.

Now, there are a lot of injustices, but, just because something isn’t right, doesn’t mean we have to act out.  The wise choice is to accept those experiences as lessons learned, filing them away with the rest of life experiences, never forgetting them, but able to move on.

Did you know, “We are is the sum of our experiences, and if we knew our future we wouldn’t have one?”

To God Be The Glory!  Thank you Lord!  Amen

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Posted by on November 25, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

MAKE UP YOUR MIND!

“It’s not the plan that is important, it’s the planning.”  Graeme Edwards

Most of the time we try to stand alone in our decision-making, and at times this can create problems.  We need something other than our own understanding, we need the kind of resourcefulness that comes from above.

When making decisions, and looking forward to the best possible outcome, we need Jesus Christ, as well as our allies; especially when utilizing what’s in our hearts, that is pure.

We need help, even Rome wasn’t built-in a day; “You win by making tough decisions and building coalitions.”  (An alliance, a partnership.)  John Engler

The consequences of making bad decisions often hurt our closest friends and family, causing us to have regrets.  Still we must hold ourselves accountable.  “He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.”  Benjamin Franklin

One way to avoid the effects of making bad decisions is to make sure our value’s are clear, and we can stay committed to our decisions, while remaining flexible in how we approach them.  Sometimes there is a better way, although it was not our approach to gain the same or similar outcome.

Keep in mind: “A wise man makes his own decisions, and an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”  Get the facts straight before making a decision, for sometimes they can be life changing.

When we make up our minds to “get the job done,”  “Productivity is never an accident.  It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”  Paul J. Meyer

“The greatest battles of life are fought in the silent chamber of the soul.”  David O. McKay

FYI: When making up our mind, and promising to commit to a decision we have made, Matthew 5:36-37 ( The Amplified Bible.) sends out a clear message;

And do not swear by your head, for you are not able to make a single hair white or black.  Let your Yes be simply Yes, and your No be simply No: anything more than that comes for the evil one.

Lord Jesus we pray that in our decision-making when we choose wrongly, give us the strength to rebound and change a negative into a positive.  In Jesus name we pray.

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Posted by on November 23, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

I HEARD?

I heard, to never apologize in life for whatever.  I was told this is a good rule to follow.  I know as erratic as I can be, I probably need to apologize for more wrong than I can remember, including the wrongs I intentionally forgot.  And the ones I am not willing to talk about are included too.  There I said it, anybody wants to join me in truth?

“The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the mean ones take advantage of them.”

“It’s Something to Think About.”

Should I throw in a few more excuses for all the wrong I have done?  After all, I think I did or heard just about every one of them, including the ones I’m  thinking of now.  I just pray the next time I say I heard something, it’s the Holy Spirit. 

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.  Revelations 3:22

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Thank you, Lord, for our continued growth.  In Jesus name, we pray.

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Posted by on November 22, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

DID YOU KNOW, AND WHEN WE…?

When our friends are feuding and we are asked to judge their situation, consider what all this may entail…In my opinion, we should pray that they will able to resolve this on their own.  In other words, judging is not a good idea?   With our decision; “We can easily lose the friend we did not side with.  We would do better standing in between two complete strangers.  This way, with our decision, we may find a new friend instead of losing an old one.”

Did you know, it is best to not get into fights, disagreements, and judgmental decisions based on our own understanding, or simply in the middle of things that is not our business.

There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judges another?  James 4:12

When tyrants, murderers, or anyone who spill the blood of others, while spewing their hatred upon the world only to appease their unnatural desires, did you know their demise is just a matter of time?  It doesn’t matter how invincible they may seem to us at the time, these outcasts always fall?

Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.  Genesis 9:6

Most of us are aware of the fact that there are consequences when breaking God’s laws, and some of us try to not cross that line.  But some of us are indifferent to everything, believing rules of any nature are not meant for us to follow.  What is it that make some of us think the rules are only for the rest of the world?

For those who know better, and just accept bad behavior patterns as something to ignore, claiming, “I’m not my brother’s keeper,”  you will be, if that thing gets close to home.

When we commit acts that are unbecoming to the human race know this; “The only difference between a rut and the grave are the dimensions.”  The grave, and oftentimes in life events, by doing nothing to improve the situation, we may discover the hell others have visited upon us.

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.   Daniel 12:2

Some of us think we are so special we truly believe there is nothing in the world that can harm us.  An example of that is when a long time friend told me they tried Crack Cocaine.  Stating that they could handle the drug while adding; “Don’t worry about me, I got this, I can handle anything the world can throw at me. Remember me, I’m such-n-such?”  Yea right!  Now when I see such-n-such, I wonder what happened.”  Know I don’t, I know very well what happened.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abide in me and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  John 15:5

Don’t be too sure of yourself when it comes to things we have no business being involved in.  Including; retaliating for any hurt, holding grudges, harboring anger, and resentment against our neighbors; claiming we are getting even for whatever reason.

Leviticus 19:18 says, Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.  I am The Lord.

I feel a need to repeat to whom revenge belongs to.  We claim ignorance when we do that thing we know not to do, and when it backfires, no one reading this post, in truth, can say they never heard of this;

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.  Romans 12:19

Thank you, Lord, for all your knowledge and wisdom, and giving us the strength to pass on to others what we know to be true.

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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

DID YOU KNOW? #16

Did you know, with everything changing at such a rapid pace, antiques are on the rise, even before some of them have become old?  As a people, if we wish to stay relevant, we may need to be more educated in our decisions, not letting poorly thought out decisions rob us of our time, causing a do-over.  We all should know;  “Time waits for no one.”

So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.  Psalms 90:12  (EVS)

Did you know, sometimes in order to reach our goals we may need to be steady on our walk.  If we stay mindful of the fact that “one monkey don’t stop the show,”  we may realize with that type of wisdom, “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”  Bruce Lee

Did you know, we will run into obstacles when we take our eyes off of our goals?  Obstacles are designed to distract us, that’s why they are there.  So, to be successful and reach our goals, we must stay devoted to its cause.

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.  Proverbs 21:5

And did you know, “The expectations of life depend on upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work, must first sharpen his tools.”  Confucius

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Posted by on November 16, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

OPTIMIST OR PESSIMISTIC?

Through various hit and misses during the course of my life I have discover that I am both an optimist and I am pessimistic.  I’m human.  It’s hard to be optimistic when in some circumstances the road taken leads to nowhere. (Failure)  Still, that’s no reason to become a pessimist, believing all doors are shut; wearing a T-shirt saying,  “I’ll believe it when I see it.”

Being optimistic and having faith have more in common then we may realize.  We know to have faith is to believe in things unseen, and to be optimistic is to view events or conditions with a positive outcome; demonstrating optimism.

On the other side of the coin is to be pessimistic: seeing most things as a gloomy experience, despairing, hopeless; cynical.

Cynical, now this is a word to watch out for; no good things come out of being cynical.  Just what the word entails has failure written all over it.

When we are cynical, it shows our contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one’s actions, especially by actions that exploit the scruples of others.  These people are mostly seen as bitter, distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic.

The way to success starts with being optimistic about being successful.  Faithful in believing it will happen with hard work, dedication and sheer determination is required, along with having a clear directive to pursuing positive possibilities.  Because we are optimistic, we can place bets on ourselves to become winners, using perseverance as the pace setter, trusting in Jesus Christ, and referencing the Bible for guidance

If we want to keep our dreams alive, understand that it requires faith and belief in one’s self.  We need a vision and the resolve to pursue it, including self-discipline.

What greater push is there for faith than being one that is optimistic; for optimism is to have faith.  How can anything be accomplished without the both of them:  Somethings work best when they work together; like Christians are supposed too.

I love being in the company of optimistic people, they seem to light up the room.  No job is too big or too small for their “glass half full”  attitude.  On the other hand, being in the same room with one that is pessimistic is durable, but “what a bummer.”  Perhaps they are a train wreck waiting to happen?  It’s seems as if the pessimist’s only purpose is to find fault, and claim everything will fail if….

But when around the cynical, I get a sour taste in my mouth, and the only thing I want to do is move on to something more positive.  “Get behind me Satan.”  We as people are complicated, especially when we are pessimistic; always suspicious of others, instead of letting our first approach be open-minded. (Optimistic)

FYI: “Hope is definitely not the same as optimism.  It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”  Vaclav Havel

It’s hard for some of us to be optimistic because we lack the tools needed; faith, hope, goals, good work habits, a positive attitude, including a willingness to persevere no matter how hard the struggle.

We must be motivated in life; committed to our tasks with a strong desire to succeed, and an unshakable belief that failure is not an option.  Obstacles in our way are what gives us the drive and determination to overcome any and all obstacles out to derail our success.

With Jesus Christ in our lives, we should be willing and able to gather up all our courage, preparing ourselves to sacrifice, and commit to whatever is necessary to become somebody in the eyes of God, and then in the eyes of the world.

If we recognize and use our god-giving talents to champion our causes, making sure our goals are clear, we should be able to go about our business with an unselfishness that is obvious, wearing patience like a robe, and focused on determination and unrelenting faith.  Moving mountains when other said it couldn’t be done.

As we pursue our happiness and our peers wish us good luck remember;  “The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.”  Channing Pollock

If we really want to keep our dreams alive, understand it requires our resources which includes a vision and the resolve to pursue that dream to the bitter end.  We must be motivated and optimistic of the outcome.  Not having faith in one’s self is the first step to failure, creating a pessimistic view of life; Guaranteeing nothing will work, and life is just one bad omen after another one.

Some of us like to be miserable, while others pursue their dreams with such gusto, some believe we have lost our minds because of that.  Little do they know; Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.  Voltaire

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Posted by on November 16, 2014 in Something To Think About

 
 
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