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About Norvie L. Cherry

Hello, my name is NORVIE L. CHERRY, I am a 3rd stage Breast Cancer Survivor, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker, Blogger and Published Author. I have written a book, "I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer,Then Kill it/The Norvie L. Cherry Story." The book is based on my own personal experiences. I started this blog because I have a couple of things to say. NOW that will be a hoot since I have a robust sense of humor. I love a good story and I love telling one. Enjoy! Purchase book at: xulonpress.com Join website at: norvielcherry.com, or e-mail me at: norviep2@att.net

AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

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AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

Don’t put yourself in the line of fire unless it is warranted, if not, you may discover the Earth to be a Punishment for you instead of a Reward.  That’s how I see things, You do you.

Just the other day I was visiting an 82-year-old male friend, and we were having a disagreement concerning some general topic that was of no importance to either of us.  No problem, but his granddaughter apparently was listening in.  As she passed by me she shook her finger and said in a very sarcastic tone; You should shut up, listen more and respect your elders.

Am I Missing Something?  She’s 34 and I am 70.   😦

Back in the day, if my parents were having a conversation no matter my age, I had better keep my mouth shut, and as far as telling their guests to shut up, I might as well sign my death sentence.  I was taught to stay out of grown people’s conversations and to respect the opinions of others even if I have to disagree with them.

The Bible tells us in Leviticus 19:32 KJV that Thou shall rise up before the hoary (gray) head, and honor the face of an old man (the elderly), and fear thy God: I am the Lord.  Somebody should listen.

I have met some beautiful people, physically speaking, and I have met some who were kinda hard to look at.  But by association, I have found the ones who were not blessed with physical beauty were far more attractive in their ways than the ones with natural beauty.

Am I missing Something?  The last thing on our agenda should be to not make ourselves or others uglier than we already are, especially in our ways.

Dee Artner reminds us that Judging is giving too much value on the surface and missing the value beneath.  And the Bible tells us, Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.  Proverbs 21:2  KJV

As a Blogger, I have received quite a few comments on norvielcherry.com and it’s almost impossible to single out certain posts, but one seems to catch my attention on a regular basis.  This reader is often complaining about how I could be more useful if I would stop talking about myself and spend more time with the concerns of others.  In my defense, I believe, if you did whatever you say you did, it’s not bragging, that is, if it’s for the good of others, and it’s a Testimony of facts.

I know God commands us to share what He has done for us.  And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach to every creature’.  Mark 16:15  NKJV  After all, I am a Motivational Speaker, don’t that count for something or:

Am I Missing Something?

I thought a Testimony was when we speak about what we have witnessed and what God has done for us and to share that with others, so as for them to learn from our mishaps or goodness, and to not be ashamed to confess that, coupled with what He will do for others.

Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.  Psalms 66:16  KJV

And just so you know, at times, it’s painful to read to some comments I receive when one gives a Testimony on my Blog, but my job is to motivate no matter how hard the subject, by being a Living Witness for Jesus Christ, and to not put myself above others.

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise, ye have no reward from your Father which is in heaven.   Matthew 6:1  KJV

I was watching this TV show where 1st dates are reviewed, and the audience is given the task of picking the daters perfect match.  If you are lucky, and the audience picked the same future mate as you did at the beginning of the show, you can win a large cash prize, including an overnight stay at some fancy resort; With a stranger?

If the audience did not pick the same mate as yourself, you can still get the cash prize if you give up the person of your choice, regroup and choose the one the audience thought was best for you, therefore dumping your new-found loved one for the money.  Now don’t get me wrong but, that might not be such a bad idea since You Don’t Know Either of Them, but you’re still coupled with a stranger, and with money that has strings attached. 

Am I Missing Something? 

This sounds just like a game devised for the devils and the deviletts, and it’s almost as bad as Marriage At First Sight.  Who does that?  The foolish.  You don’t know these people or their convictions, and this is almost or as dangerous as Hitch Hiking.  You just don’t do certain things if you value your life.  If you want a companion, seek Jesus Christ, then ask Him for one.  What is to be will be.

Am I Missing Something?

Didn’t the Bible tell us; Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?  1st Corinthians 6:14  KJV

I know there are a lot more variables than what I just mentioned, but they should give us a clear idea about how to handle things if we just Stop, Look and Listen before we do anything by putting God First in our thoughts, efforts, and deeds.  This is a good way keep our own foot, out of our own mouth and behind.

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.  Amen!

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Posted by on August 12, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

ASSUMPTIONS, CLAPPING BACK, AND SOCIAL MEDIA?

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ASSUMPTION, CLAPPING BACK, AND SOCIAL MEDIA?

Just so you know, the phrase Clap Back from the Urban Dictionary means to return the fire or a diss.  It’s just another fruitless phase we don’t need, like payback or a tit for a tat.  Just the mere thought of these comments carries an aggressive attitude.

To Assume can have several meanings that most are familiar with.  An example is to take over the duties or responsibilities of…  An example of Assuming is to assume everybody wants peace.  An Assumption can be a problem, it’s when we make a decision concerning something we know nothing about.  Some like to call it An Educated Guess.

When we make an Assumption, we must take in account our decision may be flawed mainly because an assumption is based on it just makes sense to me.  It’s common for us to trust our own abilities to make credible assumptions, although most are Void of Facts, we are still willing to pass them on as if they were the gospel truth, and then we spread that information we heard, or assumed, without seeking proof. 

The New Norm is cruel, the slightest little bump can cause a temper tantrum, and we Clap Back (respond).  Today our responses can travel at the speed of light, opening the doors for all cowards, devils, and devil-lets to have at it while Hiding behind Technology, often ignorant of the power it holds, and or the consequences.

With all this power at our fingertips; Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the gang, you would think we would Think before we act.  What happened to Do unto others as you would have done unto you?  I’ll tell you, it has been replaced with You came for me, so I am coming for you.  Most know what I am talking about: No one messes with me and gets away with it.

Everyone is not out to get us, but some like to apply the one and done rule.  Sometimes things just happen, like mistakes. 

As for me, I don’t care how you read it, write it or say it, the results are always the same; You Reap What You Sow.  The thing is, the pay back is always ugly especially if the drama was generated from our limited knowledge instead of facts.  A popular excuse when this happens is, It looked like.

Now what I said doesn’t mean we are always wrong when we assume some things, anyway who would know better than us, after all our judgment is flawless?  That is until we are the one looking totally incompetent (like a fool) trying to make a fool out of or destroy someone else.  And of course, most times all this clapping back, payback or whatever you want to call it happens in secret, because it’s Evil, and evil is mostly done in the dark and meant to hurt.

What hides in the dark will soon come into the light.

I am warning you, Do Not Clap Back, but I didn’t say you should not respond at all.  There are right and wrong ways to get our points across.  I know it’s hard, but at times, a response may not be necessary.  Use your Brain when addressing an unfair assumption, and if you have to clap back, do it Privately. 

Recently, someone tried to call me out on Social Medal, yeah I was mad but I decided to find out what prompted this attack before assuming anything, so I called them; when they didn’t answer, I sent a  text via cell phone, from there we were able to open a dialogue and our friendship was spared.

Social Media is not the place to air out our differences with ill thought out Tweets.  Taking the sensible route won’t work all the time, but all you have to do is be the bigger person and try.  It’s easy to get caught up in self-ignorance that may later lead to not only the downfall of the innocent but you too.      

Now don’t get it twisted am not letting anyone off the hook, but for me, getting caught would be embarrassing enough, others don’t care; nevertheless; Vengeance is mine saith the Lord.

Dearly beloved, revenge not yourself, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay…  Romans 12:19  KJV

Now, when I feel the need to Clap Back while thinking I got it all figured out and ready to make a stand to support my fact-less assumptions to all who will listen or read it, I know It’s time to stop.  Checking ourselves is one of the hardest things to do, with our I know it all perfect little selves.

All I am trying to say is it would not be wise to put words or actions before facts.  This move will unlock the doors of ignorance, causing us to act just like the one who decided to throw us under the bus.  This is not you, it is of The Devil, and he goes by different names, often using common names, like yours and mine, but his favorite is Anonymous?

When supposedly Mature People don’t have respectable conversations with each other, in a positive manner, children pick up on it; who are they to emulate?  Oh! I forgot, there’s always technology; now you see me, and now you don’t.   How courageous.

May I suggest before making any more brave assumptions, or assuming anything else after this post, next time, Check the facts before you put anything on Social Media, or say something fact less out of your mouth, better yet realize; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.   2 Chronicle 20:15.

OH!  Just for the record; Assumptions are the termites of relationships.  Henry Wrinkle

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

THE JOURNEY?

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THE JOURNEY?

The journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.   John Steinbeck

Perhaps if we take our Life’s Journey in stride, while focusing on the road and not the potholes, we may find what we were looking for, even if we didn’t know we were looking for it.  After all, That’s Life, an amazing trip if you stay grounded enough to enjoy it.

Now don’t get me wrong, I do realize a joyful end is not in the cards for everyone.  It is what it is.

We all have our own set of uniqueness and our own set of challenges and they are vastly different from our peers.  That’s what sets us apart; like fingerprints, but there is an exception; If we are all on a Spiritual Journey together, then we will all have the same destination, although with different results.

A Spiritual Journey is to uncover our inner-self.  You know, our Heart, where Jesus lives, but for some, the Devil.

We all have had our moments, sometimes they happen when we are deep in despair, bringing out some Ole defeated statements like I’ll take what I can get.

To get out of or stay out of any situation that calls for us to settle (I’ll take whatever), is to humble ourselves.  Humility is the number one emotion to stop us from falling into the traps of self-indulging behavior and arrogance.  Those things don’t travel well on any journey.

At other times it seems as if nothing can go wrong and we are on Top of The World.   We should all thank God for just a few moments of peace in this drama-filled New Norm.

The purpose of most Journeys is to take us to a place of self-awareness, while teaching us to respect each new awareness as a gift, especially after a few real life drama lessons that may drop us to our knees along the way.  It’s A Hard Knock Life, even when we are on top.

Sometimes we have to look beyond the textbooks, zip codes, and self-imposed boundaries in order to follow our own UN-trodden paths.  I didn’t say to discard all your tools, especially the educational ones and run out into the vastness pretending to be some great explorer, that would be foolish.  I mean, do not stand in the corner in the dark; get out there and see what God has planned for you.

I think what you will find is there are no two journeys are alike, but they have some similarities, such as; death, sorrow, failure, loneliness, suffering, discouragement, as well as joy.  There has to be joy; for no evil can resist Grace indefinitely.

Journeys are also about experiencing different cultures, gaining the courage to make important decisions with the ability to recognize what will and will not work through trial, error, and Faith.  Some journeys are so dangerous they teach us how to overcome fear, then store those lessons learned for future use so we can be prepared for things yet to come, including how to forgive.

Although our priorities change with age, some still manage to maintain bad habits claiming they are just too hard and it’s too late to conquer them, that’s just an excuse, but, if greed is one of those bad habits we claim to not be able to harness, consider this; It would be foolish if not necessary for survivorship to waste time trying to increase our finances for personal use when the end of our journey is near. 

There are other things far too important to ignore.  Perhaps Peace, Family, and Love are among those things

Let’s make it clear; Greed will not accompany any of us to the grave; Death is the one thing we have to do alone.  In other words, we cannot take physical things to Heaven, maybe to Hell, but I would have to look that one up.

Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s.   Matthew 22:21

May I suggest that the young and old alike try to make their journeys as simple as possible by not carry too much baggage from the start; Don’t worry, those bags and a few more you didn’t expect is certain to find or catch up with you along the way.  It’s best to Walk by faith, and know the journey never really ends until we are dead to this World.  So while you are still living, keep dreaming and taking it one step at a time for everything to be perfect; your job, house, love, family, and friends.

FYI: Most times if and when we reach the majority of our goals and have satisfied ourselves enough to be content, we start again.  Why is that, some may ask, I say it’s because we will always need a Purpose in Life and Jesus Christ, others just want more and can’t tell others why.  Satan can.

A word to the wise concerning Bad Journeys is to remember them, not re-live them like it’s Groundhog Day.

It’s Something To Think About!

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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WHAT’S NEXT, DREAMS OR DRAMA?

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WHAT’S NEXT, DREAMS OR DRAMA?

Comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.  Bryant H. McGill

Did you know the only way we can really live is to grow?  Growth brings about change; and old age?   🙂   So naturally as we age we learn most of the important skills we will need to go forth with a good perception of life, ready for What’s Next. 

Life is not all about wishing something into existence, but it can happen if you have Favor from God and Faith, but for the rest of us, it’s all about action coupled with faith?  Go ahead, intentionally put a plan in place instead of crying Why Me Lord the next time things aren’t going your way if only to see if you can Move Mountains.  (Drama, hardships, etc.)

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall no doubt in his heart; But shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.   Mark 11:23

I know there are some Saints out there that know what I am talking about.  Don’t You?

Most times life only offers a thin line of separation between laughter and pain that are hinged on emotions that include anger, things I cannot name, and tales told in dreams.  But, the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is Fear, fear of the unknown.

Most know there are things known, and unknown, but somewhere in the middle is the act of perception, leaving us with some type of understanding of those things.  Friend or foe, dream come true or drama are the most problematic because we all perceive those things differently.

In other words, the optimist, who is a firm believer in That’s better than nothing, see the doughnut.  The pessimist, who habitually expects the worst only sees the hole.

Just because there are more than a few mysteries in the known world that doesn’t mean there are no answers.  And as always, in order to find those answers, we have to make decisions concerning them.  For instance, we can choose to give up, give in, or give it all we have.

Sholom Aleichem quoted: Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor?

It’s true, life is a dream to the wise, perhaps that’s because of the wise rising up to face life’s challenges, and some will enjoy the experience.  Maybe not so much for the foolish, they seem to have the gift of finding every reason to give up or do something stupid.

While we are on the subject and from experience, let me add a few more things:

I know not to let emotions make decisions for me, especially when they come from a place of arrogance coupled with egotistical nonsense, or just plain condescending.  Fool or not, rich or poor, black or white, we still need dignity, integrity, and respect, especially if we intend to live a productive life. 

Now don’t get it twisted, still, with all those assets none of us are entitled to anything, we just think we are.

And just so you know, Pain is a part of life too, and it’s something most of us are afraid of, but not if we look at it with a Positive Attitude knowing it’s a negative situation that calls for Jesus Christ, and possibly a few pills.  

God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.   Corrie Ten Boom

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.

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Posted by on June 16, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

ORGANIZE, PRIORITIZE AND PRAY!

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ORGANIZE, PRIORITIZE AND PRAY!

I know victory is in the preparation, still, at times I have worried myself sick wondering if anyone is going to read my next post, only to realize what a waste of time being insecure is.  As I kept writing, I realized if God wanted me to be read I would be, and if my writings are A Test of Obedience just for Him, then So Be It.

Will you be prepared to be obedient to God’s call?

I believe we are put to the test from time to time in order to demonstrate our obedience.  I don’t know how you view things, but after an array of difficult trials coupled with a multitude of errors, I found the best way to conquer anything was to prepare for everything, starting with, You can do nothing without me.  (John 15:5  KJV

If we don’t prepare for success outside of praying it will somehow just drop into our laps, we will fail?  Whether we fall from the top of the leader board, topple off a middle step, or slip deeper down the rabbit hole, it won’t hurt any less when we hit the bottom. 

Why?  Because we were not prepared to soften the blow by utilizing Jesus Christ and Educated Options.

The Devil and the Details can be in our failures, and they will appear where we least expect them because Satan hits where we are the least prepared.  Normally we are our own worst enemy because of what we tell ourselves.  (I got this, etc.)  God speaks to this flaw in humankind when he warned us not to lean to our own understanding.   Proverbs 3:5-6

I can relate to An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so preparing our mind for the known and the unknown through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is the first step to gaining the advantage.  So, with preparation and the Grace of God, an opportunity may turn into good fortune, but there seems to be far more opportunity than ability, or could it be we lack vision and do not recognize a real chance? 

My mother often said, I buy you books and buy you books, and all you do is look at the pictures.

We live in a Country where anyone can receive an education, although it may not be the best in some situations, the bare minimal is still better than none.  Perhaps we should take what we can get until we can do better because giving up is not an option, nor is standing outside the doors of higher learning. 

Staying in School or in any position to learn is an option, whether it be the School of Life, Hard Knocks or Fate.  Nothing is easy, so there are harder lessons to be learned in our choices; Choose wisely.  I suggest you Organize, Prioritize and Pray before making any decision. 

Being afraid to commit and all the negativity that accompany fear can be a nightmare, but not if you know those are tools used by Satan With that knowledge, we can move any mountain.  In our lifetime there is little doubt Crisis will take us to the brink of our limits and then force us to keep moving, and the Word of God gives us the strength to carry on.  After all, we were not given a spirit of fear or failure

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

There is a lot to be gained from the past, but I believe the only time we should look to the past is when we are preparing for the future.  The School of Trial and Error offer perfect reference points for where to start and possibly end with a win as we rely on experience and Jesus Christ to counsel us in our decision-making process.

The most dedicated of us can tell you when competing to reach our goals it’s not all about winning, which is a major part of becoming successful; It’s about being prepared and having a strong self-image of oneself, the stamina, and the courage to finish.

Taking the easy way out works against us, so to get the most from our endeavors, know, The more complicated the job the greater the success.  I would suggest working on the parts where we are the weakest to gain strength, which in turn may lead to a stronger outcome.

Remember, you are not the only one seeking that elusive prize, whatever it may be, and He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.   Samuel Taylor Coleridge

By Organizing, Prioritizing, and Praying coupled with keeping an open mind, and a listening ear, we can master new skills while updating old ones.  But we will need a few things like preparation, explanations, observations, supervision, professionalism and integrity.   Following through is the hardest part.

FYI: Hard work and rehearsal is a major part of any successful venture, plus they build character while relieving pressure.  If you try to wing it, your unpreparedness will show, and may very well lead to your downfall.  Victory is the child of preparation and determination.  Sean Hampton

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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A CURE FOR THE AGING?

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A CURE FOR THE AGING?

Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.   Proverbs 16:31

Most people hate the aging process because they fail to realize birth is a gift from God, and aging is a work of art.  So we go merrily on our way until the concept of time is understood, perhaps that first fine line was the tellng point, now time is no longer a friend to be taken for granted.

The battle begins; no more I have all the time in the world attitude, and how we fare depends on how long it takes us to realize how serious time, and the aging process really is.

Some try everything in their power to slow time down, especially some seniors.  Why not, we all know time is the reason we age, don’t we?  What most don’t know, or don’t care to know, and will not accept is, It is what it is, and it’s all up to God?
He said You can do nothing without me.   John 15:5  KJV

There are people who are banking on Science to find that one cell that controls the stay 21 forever gene.  The overly fit are keeping that heart rate up until it almost burst.  Often times we do things to keep us forever young that is killing us to no avail.  The Pharmacy for these remedies/creations is a testament to that.

I know some of these products appear to do what they say.  I think it just looks like it, God’s Go It All In Control. 

The only thing that slows down death is death.

I can understand us wanting to look and smell good, and there are ways.  Some dye their hair to gain that elusive youthful appearance, although the package clearly states this product may do this or that if you had or have this or that, among other warnings.  But who thinks or care about that when vanity and pride are at the forefront, and who believe Reading is Fundamental anymore?

It would be great if the shelves in the Pharmacies were full of products that affect wisdom, maturity and new opportunities, but there is no fun in that, especially when we are spending all our time and money trying to relive a time that has passed.  

The options are, we can grow up and live life as best we can in each season, and perhaps if we stop spending so much time staring in the mirror looking for signs of becoming decrepit, frail, and sick, we can eliminate the worry lines simply by drinking water.  A gift from God that can restore, replace and improve, but…

We are quick to buy anti-aging creams while claiming we don’t like the Bread of Life: (Water)  God gifted us with this miracle drink that is keeping us alive and we are taking it for granted.  Have you ever wondered why you are having so many leg and hand cramps, or itchy dry skin?  Have a glass or two.  Now you know.

When we can look at our aging selves and embrace this is who we are now while realizing age is not a loss of youth but a growing arsenal of knowledge, we’ll be okay.  And once we understand it’s not how old we are, it’s how good we feel, we will be able to do even more.  And know, aging isn’t a thief, it’s a way of life. 

I love my wrinkles, most times, after all, some of them were smiles.  Okay, frowns too.

FYI: The young are no more immune from death than the elders, although they think so.  The graveyard is a testament to that.  So as we try everything possible to get that youthful glow back, most remain annoyed and that make us look even older.

Other problems besides the loss of time and money, is worry and there is no doubt about it builds stress, plus that memory loss product didn’t do what it said it would do.  That alone help makes us old-looking.  Oh well, that’s advertisement for you.  May I suggest mind-challenging games.

At some point, we must draw the line and start living in our truth.  The Bible tells us in 2nd Corinthians 4:16, So do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

There is a reason for this aging thing, and it’s all about The Glory of God, splendor, strength, wisdom, and understanding, not looks.  We are all made in the Image of God.  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:  Genesis 1:26   What’s wrong with that?

As quite as it’s kept, isn’t it everyone’s goal to live a long and fruitful life?  Well, it’s mine, and I know the Only way to get old, is to live.  I also know one of the Commandments suggest you Love your father and mother so that your days be long on this earth.  You don’t need a pill for that.

Just so you know, Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.  Job 12:12  

Even Jesus Christ started in the womb and aged until he died on the cross, what make you the exception?

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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ASK ABOUT EVERYTHING!

 

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ASK ABOUT EVERYTHING!

Some people think asking questions is a show of weakness, I think not asking questions is a show of ignorance.  I Ask About Everything.  Especially the I don’t want to sound stupid questions.

Asking questions sounds as if you are aware of other things besides yourself (conscience) and looking for answers.  Who would have thought you had it in you?  Your willingness to learn just goes to show how much others don’t know about you.

Never be afraid to ask whomever, a mentor, parent, friend, teacher, especially God.  There is a penalty for not asking, and that is you’ll never learn if you fear its answer.

I know am only a speck it this Wide World but it’s my speck and I want it, and I want to have the ability to understand it.  How do we get there?  Asking the right questions is a good start coupled with at the right time and to the right source. 

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraided not; and it shall be given to him.  James 1:5  KJV

You can do it, you can Ask God for and about anything, something I can testify to.  I am a 3rd Stage Breast Cancer Survivor of nine years.  The key was I went to God even before I knew the Doctors weren’t optimistic I told God, he said all I needed was the Faith of a mustard seed.  Now with Cancer, it was the time to put His Word and My Faith to the test.

I know only needing the faith of a mustard seed sounds too small and too easy, and a lot of people don’t make it because of that, and it causes others to lose Faith when they feel God has failed them.  Everybody has to go at some point.

When it’s not our time to leave this Earth and we have a real relationship with Jesus Christ, we can defeat the hardships of this World, and when we can take Christ at his word while laying all our concerns on The Altar of Prayer without any doubt, we can achieve all he has promised.  He did it for me so I know he’ll do it for others.

Ask, and it will be given unto you; seek and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.  Matthew 7:7-8 KJV

Most know we don’t do that, we listen to ourselves and waddle in our misery because we never ask, or if we do bend our knees often we pray the Why Me, Lord prayer.  Our ears and mind shut down when we are in trouble or just plain ole stupid.

There is a Spiritual order and I learned before we ask God for our desires, especially for our life, we should take care to think about what He has asked of us.  Laws were laid down long before our time; the first Ten, are Commandments.  Guidelines that need to be practiced to get to the finish line whether it is sooner than we think or not.

Most know talk doesn’t make things happen, prayer does and it’s a process that starts with the Commandments, and that requires action, so we should ask ourselves a number of questions before we consider what to ask God for, or what to say to others.

Try this: First, think about what you are asking for then ask God what to do and how to do it.  For instance, before lying ask why lie; ask is it worth it; how many will it hurt and can I live with the repercussions?  Ask what may happen if we choose not to lie, what will happen if we say nothing?

Saying nothing…sometimes says the most.   Emily Dickerson

I don’t mind asking God about anything, especially what is said by prophets and teachers.  I check in with Jesus Christ and then check their credentials for falsehoods.  You Do You, as for me, I’ll be asking questions and seeking answers at every turn, and Googling them is a part of it.

Can any hide in secret places that I cannot see him? saith the Lord. Do I not fill Heaven and Earth? saith the Lord. Jeremiah 23:24

Just so you know, while the false are looking in, am looking out and asking plenty of questions for protection.

There are a number of reasons that could hamper us from finding answers, one is not asking the question, another is we didn’t use common sense, etc… More importantly, we need to know when asking questions is not enough.  At some point, we may need to quit asking questions and take action.

Often we ask, more like beg for what we feel we deserve, for instance, happiness but with conditions.  That’s not how it works, happiness is something we feel; a choice we choose to embrace, and it can be found in achievements and creative efforts, not asking for God to give it to you, although you can.

I Ask About Everything for knowledge and understanding, at least it helps me to understand why I don’t get all I want.   ; )

Most days I ask myself if am doing what I believe in, and am I doing them for the right reasons, and I wonder if we don’t ask for help, will anyone get the opportunity to be helpful?  Aren’t we supposed to be in support of one another?

Asking questions is the source of knowledge, so in my defense, I believe my greatest strength is I am ignorant enough to ask a few.  Do we have that in common?

FYI: When asking questions concerning our sinful ways, The only thing to do with sin is to confess, ask for penance and then, after some kind of decent interval, ask for forgiveness.   Joseph J. Ellis

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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