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PROBLEMS, GESTURES, AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS?

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PROBLEMS, GESTURES, AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS?

What make us think we are the only ones with problems?  Being self-centered could have something to do with it, you think?

Perhaps we are our own worst enemies when it comes to claiming trouble, coupled with problems recently created in our all-knowing heads.  As a matter of fact, sometimes we create them months before by way of bad decisions, and a proud mouth that is often the root of most misunderstandings.

I am convinced the majority of our problems stem from our mouths because of control issues.  But the tongue can no man tame; (it is) an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  James 3:8

People we are talking about saying too much about nothing, (creating problems) and speaking into existence some not so thought out plans.  For instance, spending that income tax check before it’s in the mail, or placing our livelihood in the hands of another that’s against the Will of God. (Scam artists, etc.) Coveting another persons anything, coupled with all types of UN-godly acts.

In others words when we are outside of The Word and or Will of God, problems cannot be avoided.  But, when we are Praising God and living with-in our means, we won’t have time to get out of our lane concerning things we have no control over.  Just knowing that could spare some of us from a few unnecessary pitfalls like over-spending; just to later on wonder is that check really going to come?

One of our favorite saying is: “If anything bad can happen it will probably happen to me.”  I guess so if you say so.  Now that can be a really big problem; We all should know by now the power of the tongue.  But, just in case you don’t, Proverbs 13:3 tells us, He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: (but) he that opened wide his lips shall have destruction.

We all have struggles, but when the finger is clearly pointed in our direction, according to us, we have a tendency to scream “Woe is me,” while believing the rest of the world is trouble-free?  I don’t think so.  You are not the only one with a screwed-up family; members dying of diseases, others breaking bones, jail birds, horrible losses I cannot name… Not to mention mental issues.

Sometimes are problems stem from how we Treat God; some of us use gestures.  I am not judging or assuming, you do you, I just want get my point across so I can be fully understood.  So an easy example to comprehend is in some wins the use of gestures are displayed; one often overused in my opinion, consist of  pounding our chest, kissing two fingers, then pointing to the sky.

What does that mean, and what are you pointing at?  Some of us don’t do sign language well.  Perhaps this is a way to acknowledge Christ in a crowd without actually saying Thank You, or Jesus is Lord?

Others express their love for Christ with idol’s and don’t know it.  An example is that cross with a suppose to be Jesus hanging on it. (A graven image)  FYI: He is Risen?  Are we showing off because we don’t know any better?  Is a blinged-out Jesus the “New Norm?”

And why are we claiming God is the cause of all our problems, is it because he did nothing to stop them?  What about when everything is going well?  In fact, we seldom mention Christ when we think we got it going on.  What for, we’re on top of our game and everything is honky-dory?

That’s the problem, we only need him when we need him.  Don’t you get it; we were created for God by God.  Not to use him when we think the worst is going to happen, causing us to fall on our knees; some of us for the first time.

Play by the rules, who knows’ life could get a lot easier.  God keeps his promises; we need to keep ours.  So keep the Faith and let Jesus Christ handle all your Problems, let go of the Gestures and Idols, they really don’t look that good on you anyway, but most of all, Praise God out of your mouth, this way there will be fewer Misunderstandings, leading to fewer Problems.

Do it all in the name of Jesus, while confessing out of your mouth that He is Lord.

It’s clear, Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord, praise ye the Lord.  Psalms 150::6 

“It’s Something To Think About.”

To God Be the Glory.  Amen!

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JUST SO YOU KNOW! #4 HIDING?

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JUST SO YOU KNOW!  #4  HIDING?

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt.  Speech was given to conceal thought.  William Osler

Just So You Know; hiding is a way to conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves, and talking about ourselves constantly is a sure sign that we may be hiding something about us in an attempt to cover it up.

Hiding is also a defense, it prevents communication because we are hiding our thoughts, and concealing our motives.  Hiding is also a secret refuge or means of concealment to prevent something from being seen or discovered.  Most times something not trustworthy.

As a matter of fact, the only time something should be done in secret is when giving.  But when you give to the needy, do not let you left hand know what your right hand is doing, (vs 4) so that your giving may be in secret. Then you father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Openly) (NIV)  Matthew 6:3-4

Hiding real feeling, hoping they will help keep secrets about ourselves, won’t work.  Deep inside we still know the truth.  And just so you know, that type of thinking will soon become your biggest regret.

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; Neither (anything) hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.  Luke 8:17

If you are a non-believer, do the test.

In order to find who has the ability to keep a secret, I told one person at a time, one made-up lie, then asked them to keep it a secret.  When it came back to me I knew where it came from.  The person who told was the only one I told that lie to, and I didn’t tell them it was a test afterwards.

I kept it a secret; Just So You Know!

Perhaps all politicians or people in power should know that when concealing facts from the public to push their own agendas is a wicked sickness.  It’s as though they can’t help themselves from themselves, causing them to be full of falsehoods and contradictions that will soon fail, and bring about an awareness to the people.

Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the house tops.  Luke 12:3

We know the consequences of our dark side and still  we can’t keep our mouths shut, even when it’s about us; now that’s when the fish gets bigger every time we tell someone we pulled it out of the water.

You Have been Warned, and just in-case you didn’t know; For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.  Ecclesiastes 12:14

In others words, time will bring to light whatever is concealed.  It’s Something to Think About!

Thank you Lord, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Norvie Cherry at Wanda's 715 2016-06-12 001  I would like to thank every one of you personally for your support, but as we all know I am unable to do that so please accept my heartfelt thanks through this post and much more to come.

With that being said, quite a few of you are asking where do I get the subject matter for the post I write.  I can tell you experience is the culprit, and there is nothing easy breezy about those life lessons, am just fortunate to have survived them all and still maintain a good sense of humor. (On some occasions.)

The truth is I lived or played a part in some harrowing experiences, learned hard lessons, and managed to get out alive.  Now don’t get it twisted, I also lived a very good life with the help of Jesus Christ.  So it’s safe to say, I know what am writing about because I was there, or did whatever it was myself.

We all have a story to tell, if willing, and I am willing.  Although some of the events are more dramatic than others, some downright embarrassing, it’s still my Testimony as required by God for saving my life when it came to 3rd Stage Breast Cancer.  Also, to give all a warning; DON’T DO WHAT I DID in my tell-all book.  I was blessed to have God’s Favor, and still, there was a steep price to pay.

I know the realities I write about in my blog Something To Think About and trust me, I am not bragging.

I was in a lot of trouble most of the time, but God had a purpose for my life, and it has been a journey to discover what that purpose is.  Now I know it is to share how a merciful God saved my life with the expectation that I would one day share those times in an effort to enlighten all who would listen.

I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer, Then Kill It./ The Norvie L. Cherry Story is a testament to that life.  A story born out of bad decisions, not poverty or a one-parent upbringing.  The book tells of how, why and what I did to get me to this point, and how I found favor with God.  I can tell you now, obedience is the key.

P. S.: Don’t let the book title fool you, those first 60 years was the battle, not cancer.  And I promise the stories I tell are not boring, so if you like my blog you will love the book.

To get your copy go online at xulonpress.com/bookstore, or if an E-book is your choice it’s easy to order from amazon.com/bookstore.  This book is also available at all on-line sites that sell books, and your favorite bookstore, just order by name Norvie L. Cherry or book title I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer, Then Kill It./ The Norvie L. Cherry Story.  ISBN  978-1-4984-1990-1

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THE SIMPLEST OF THINGS!

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THE SIMPLEST OF THINGS!

I believe most of us and some of the worst of us want basically the same thing, to be Hopeful, for others to Honor us, to do our Duty, to have the Freedom to move about the planet, and of course Justice; to be treated the same as everyone else regardless of our birth situations.

There is really no need to Goggle me, I just want The Simplest of Things, but for some reason they are elusive, and it seems as if hard times can sniff me out with one whiff.  I believe this happens because we claim trouble at the slightest indication it may come our way.

Don’t get me started on the Power of the tongue coupled with the Know it All’s.

Have we trained ourselves to expect trouble always, causing us to give up on our day will come because of the lack of Faith?  Are we really afraid to hope for fear of failure?  Will we allow things hoped for that did not surface knock us back, crushing our hopes by destroying our faith?  If so, there is a solution to all that drama.

When you fall get up with something besides fear.  The smart thing is to pick up some courage and begin again?  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  2nd Timothy 2:7

We can have the simple life if we are not afraid to look beyond ourselves.  We should know by now that any man who seeks, honor and praises God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior will be granted his desires.

I want to get ahead like most of us, the blessing is: I know having a giving spirit coupled with wholesome ambitions play a big part when it comes to success.  So my attitude is, I ain’t messing up my blessings trying to get over on you; I would rather do it the ole fashion way; Earn it.

And when it comes to Honor; No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.  Calvin Coolidge

Duty calls for maturity, and maturity is being able to carry out a job until it is finished.  As a matter of fact, maturity is often achieved when we can put off our right now pleasures for long-term values.  And we know we have matured when problem solving becomes a priority, and when making mistakes in the midst of all our frustrations we can still speak and act with dignity.

Freedom comes when we are comfortable within ourselves and surroundings.

When we feel a certain type of way about who we are, often we become sure-sure so it may be safe to say we know ourselves.  But we will never experience real freedom until we give all the Glory to God by shedding who we pretend to be, and stop lying about who is in control. 

A word to the wise: We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.  Kurt Vonnegut

And we are reminded in Matthew 5:36 that we are not Gods; You cannot make even one hair white or black.  It’s easy to get caught up and start believing our own lies, the Devil is good at turning us against ourselves, and we don’t even know it.

Fairness is what Justice is.  It’s as simple as that, but often hard to come by.  Did you know fairness is not an attitude; it’s a developed skill that unites people everywhere they go, so when we are fair, we generate solutions and are able to compromise with one another using the power of reasoning.

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.  Malcolm X

I want The Simplest of Things, because like the small things they carry their own importance, and I know in order to have them I have to kick the hardest of all evils to the curb; Pride, Selfishness, Jealousy, etc… It’s those things that make having “The Simplest of Things” impossible to obtain and Hell to pay.

It’s Something to Think About!

Thank you, Lord, for all you do and it is in Jesus name that we pray.  Amen!

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