Are you seeking truth, whatever the cost, or is your mind closed? See, the cost is to entertain new ideas, while you suspend some of your most cherished beliefs.
The best time to give is when you don’t want to.
Sometimes it isn't only when you don't want to, but what you don't want to give also.
Thus the fruit of the Spirit is enhanced or conceived when the surrender is made.
When I see the division, within and without all sects of people in this country, I wonder how we got to this place. Divide and Conquer works very well. Is it possible that this has all been planned and the conquer is a short ways ahead?
In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1Thess 5:18
I notice it is "in" not 'for' everything give thanks. We can find peace, while still in the storm, and that is done when we give thanks from our hearts, for all of our many blessings, and put our trust in Him to take us through it.
There seems to always be a price to pay, whether doing something or not doing it, and that surely holds true in these two examples of doing or not doing.
Have you counted the cost?
I see so many people that are living in fear like I have never seen before, and it really puzzles me. I have come to the opinion that it is above all, the fear of death which they have not come to terms with yet. How else could they be controlled by others so easily?
Surface level person - Urban Dictionary
"a person that does not seek nor understand the full depth of something and bases most, if not all, of their judgments, opinions, and beliefs on shallow, surface level observation and/or interpretation."
We, as a people, are being controlled by the "prince of this world" and I for one, do not give him that power. I am controlled by the Holy Spirit, and my trust is in God!
After seeing so many discussions about who is the GOAT(greatest of all time) regarding NBA players, with names like Kobe, Jordan, LeBron, etc., I have been puzzled why some of the players of my younger days, such as Bill Russell, "Wilt the Stilt", and "The Big O", were not being mentioned in this conversation. Those that have brought up one of these players, were told that it was a different time.
Now let's look at the NFL and how Tom Brady is considered by many as the GOAT. If questioned about this being one's belief, they point to Brady's 6 Super Bowl rings, the most ever, and feel that proves it. Is that the barometer that we use? If so, let's look back to the NBA.
Who has won the most NBA titles? Does the name Bill Russell ring any bells? He played 13 years in the NBA and was in the playoffs every year and won the NBA Championship 11 of those 13 years. Based on the above measure, Bill Russell is the GOAT in the NBA.
Oh yeah, that was another time. The greatest domination period in NBA, was by the Boston Celtics, when they won 11 Championships in 13 years. That isn't discussed much, because "it was a different time". The Brady and Belichick show with the N.E. Patriots is the greatest domination in NFL history, but try to explain that to your grandchildren.
I will be spending the day fertilizing my garden and am very excited about the growth that will occur next week, as I continue on.
Wow!! It doesn't get any clearer than this. The antiChrist is coming into view. Please people, don't be deceived. The sides are being drawn and please be willing to suspend even your most cherished beliefs, open your heart and let the Holy Spirit speak to you. I love you!!
It is when I become one with the ONE within, that I believe that I can do anything and imagine myself doing it.
Romans Chapter 12:
1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
"Your children are not your children, they are the products of life's longing for itself. They come through you, but not for you". -Cologe Labron
No holds barred for me in '19. I will act crazy at times and surely do things that many don't understand. This could be my last year on this planet and I am going to go for IT this year, whatever IT is that particular day or season. I have been prepared for this very time. I will listen to that"small still voice" within like never before and surrender to the Universe, to be exactly what I have been created to be. I AM strong.
If so, that would answer a lot of questions.
I don't have a life that I can lose, I have a body that I will shed. I AM life!
2 Timothy 3:1-7 King James Version (KJV)
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1. use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose.
Hmmm...Is this really possible?
Is it really important that I do love my neighbor as myself? Who is my neighbor? Surely it is not expected of me to love someone that has hurt me beyond measure or even worse than that, abused or killed my child or someone close to me, is it?
At the end of this human life's journey, if you were to write an autobiography(100% accurate), and it was not placed in the fiction section, then you never really lived. Just a thought.