Month: July 2020

You cannot perceive spiritual truth until you feelingly experience it, and many truths are not really felt except in adversity.

It is the lows that matter…

Anybody can feel good when they have their health, their bills are paid, they have happy relationships, the children are acting normal. Business is successful; anybody could be positive then. Anybody can have a larger vision then. Anybody can have faith under those kinds of circumstances. Am I correct?

See, but the real challenge — the real challenge of growth mentally, emotionally, and spiritually comes when you get knocked down. Somebody said that that adversity introduces a man to himself or woman. How you handle it, that’s where the growth takes place.

Les Brown ~ Getting Unstuck

Just because you have been good, have always done exceptionally well… doesn’t entitle you to a soft landing when you fall, because you will fall, in some way or another, sooner or later. How you handle that moment is what matters. Not being treated fair. When you are broke. When odds are against you. That is the moment that defines you as a person.

You cannot perceive spiritual truth until you feelingly experience it, and many truths are not really felt except in adversity.

The Urantia Book(48:7.18)

Don’t allow your emotions to control you. We are emotional but you want to begin to discipline your emotion. If you don’t discipline and contain your emotions, they will use you.

Les Brown ~ Getting Unstuck
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COVID-19, Christianity and Common sense.

There is a problem with extremists, naturally! Even doing good or living well in an unhealthy high levels can become toxic.

Someone is not following COVID-19 health guidelines because they believe in God. These are the people who make a mockery of Christianity, and God Himself (if God is male). From the bible, The Parable of the Talents tells us of a savant who was foolish and hid his talent because it was very small, and didn’t multiply it. I liken this to common sense. its is such a small gift that we often ignore. You don’t have to be mentally ill to appreciate having a functioning brain.

You pray to God to bless your child so that they are successful in future. Your prayer is answered and your child goes to become an expert medical practitioner. If we assume that it is by Gods blessing that your child became a doctor, then we should accept that when he professionally speaks, he is speaking on behalf of God. So, in essence, God is trying to save your life by asking you to social distance, asking you to wash your hands, sanitize and always wear a mask. But you disobey Him [God], yet you claim you are a Christian and God will protect you… How?

Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise– why destroy yourself?

Ecclesiastes 7:16

When the children of Israel were bitten by wild snakes, they cried to God. God responded by instructing Moses to build a bronze snake

So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.

Numbers 21:9

It is not that God could not just heal them automatically, or kill all the snakes, but there needed a personal decision and action towards the healing. It is similar to fasting. You do not fast because God cant hear your prayers, or your prayers are strong when you are hungry. It is usually an act of physical obedience.

Spiritual release follows physical obedience.

#unquoted

Times has changed, really changed. Using your common sense is not a sin.

Parmenides gave a one-line about reality, he said, “Whatever is, is”.
When Heraclitus came along, he came and said, “No, no, whatever is, is changing. You do not enter into the same river twice”.
Cratylus came along and went even one better. He said, “Actually, you don’t even step into the same river once, because not only is the river changing, you’re changing all along at the same time”

Ravi Zacharias – Hamilton Open Forum

Always Right

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My action may be wrong, but my reaction is always right;
My judgement may be flawed, but my intent is always right;
My argument may be biased, but my statement is always right;

#quotedbyme

A damn-like life

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You uphold gentleness,
bullies tag along;

You observe righteousness,
troubles follow you;

You love, like really love,
they eat your heart;

The silent knows,
what the quiet says;

The wise understand,
what the learned speaks;

the lonely feels, the lonely sees,

...incomplete, to be continued...

Etiquette Lesson 1: Ugly vs Plain

The opposite of a beautiful or handsome person is…?
What? Wrong, not ugly. Nobody is ugly. If someone is not beautiful or handsome, they are plain, not ugly!
Beauty is merely a gift, an aesthetic gift. Just because someone is not aesthetically gifted, doesn’t mean they are aesthetically challenged.
Please also remember that beauty is relative, depending on many factors. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

For example, men who loved their mothers will most likely marry or be attracted to women who resemble their mothers. Same goes for women, those that loved their dads will likely marry or be attracted to men who resemble their fathers.

For men, if you loved your mother, you tend to like women whose skin colour closely resembles your mother’s skin colour. Same goes for height. Some go as far as liking petite women just because their mothers were petite. This is all unintentional, and you have no control over it.

For women, if your father was very supportive, very dependable and caring, you tend to prefer men who have one or several of his behaviour and physical characteristics. Some behaviours might be negative but because your father had then, you tend to be more tolerant of them; like smoking or taking alcohol. Other behaviours include watching football.

In short, watch your words. Listen to them[words] before speaking them.