The push of humanism disguised as psychological and spiritual truths is that self-awareness and introspection and self-thought in of itself is noble and a high goal. As if we created ourselves and that would be a moment of greatness. That is a dangerous lie really. The power of introspection is only when a filter of the Bible is applied. Searching your heart and knowing yourself better is only noble and powerfully strong and good is when we are evaluating whether we are focusing on and serving God and others for God and to please Him. Checking ourselves that we are obeying the Bible and humbly praying every step of the way is true power because of God and not us. God rewards obedience. Focusing on God and humble prayer is obedience.❤
I wish people would wake up one morning and say, “I am so sick of being prideful and selfish. I really want to be humble before God as Jesus was and serve out of love and appreciation for all God does for me.” Wouldn’t there be an unprecedented revolution? Wouldn’t it be the most we could ever do for God to start that initiative and give Him glory? Wow! I cannot think of a more noble and heroic way of thinking.❤
1. I have my life to live and my journey to make.
2. I cannot walk someone else’s journey without failing mine.
3. Noone can walk my journey without failing theirs.
4. God is the Creator of the journey.
5. We can defy God or draw close to Him.
6. Each person must chose their eternity with God or without Him during this life journey. (Without Him is a horrible place.)
7. Jesus gets us to God and salvation. (A great place to be.)
8. Only you can be you and travel your journey.
9. Walking your own journey with Jesus is success.
10. I want to be successful and am no matter what uniqueness my journey holds because Jesus is my focus. ❤
The closer I get to Jesus Christ, the more spiritually I am thinking of things. Today I saw a preacher speak on it and it clicked. What is released in the world right now is this strong demonic leviathan spirit at work because it is the end times. This spirit uses pride of men and women and even children to control their minds and cause division. It uses tactics of division and false convictions and misunderstanding through a lie filter to divide and conquer and control. The purpose: our annihilation and taking as many to hell as possible when he is forced there by Jesus’ eminent return. The counter measure is constant prayer and Bible reading. And when anger rises up in you and misunderstandings are looming, immediately take away the evil spirit’s power by humble prayer and Bible reading, pray for a discerning Holy Spirit and go about your business for the kingdom of God. We are given a reprieve via President Trump’s fighting for our rights and freedoms and punishing evil ones who have given in to the leviathan spirit to spread the Good News of Jesus and do what we can do to spread truth. This is our opportunity to enlighten masses and remind them of the simple truth that “United We Stand and Divided We Fall.” The beautiful news is that God is way stronger and He wins. We stay close to Him and we win.❤
If someone close to you that you love has a problem, it is better to know so you can pray for them. It is always better to know so prayers can be said. What greater live can you show a person than to pray for them? There is nothing else so loving and noble, powerful and generous to do for them. Even if it hurts to know, it is better to humbly pray. Always it is better. Swallow the pride and pray for them. We answer for our pride but are rewarded for our prayers. ❤
There is a downside of weight loss. All of a sudden, I find men looking me up and down. I know many women would be flattered, but not this girl. It is irksome and annoying and makes me angry. And I am exploring my strong reaction to this but I can only say that we need to demand more of men. They are, contrary to Hollywood’s portrayal and marketing and even portrayal in schools, here for so much more than their ability to father children. Men are the backbone of this country and head of their families. They are strong and hardworking and intelligent. This is how I see men as they should be by God’s design. So when I see them salivating and staring at me, I want to slap them upside their heads and tell them to cut that lusting crap out and be a man. Real men are godly men and have self-control and treat women honorably and with care and value. So there is my idea on the real value of men and I strongly urge men to be who God designed and intended you to be and quit the havoc – making porn and other lustful deliberations and man up. Men, you are the key to revival and restoration of our churches and families and eventually nation and world. Please don’t fall for any less for all our sakes. Thank you to those men doing a great job. You totally rock. Keep it up please and teach another man or young man to do likewise.❤
Weird story: So, the weirdest thing ever was discovered on July 4th morning. Overnight, we were blessed with an invasion of ants. And a colony had invaded our bathroom and set up house in, of all places, our clear towel rack! We thought they had tunneled through the stupid built in rack holders the genius builders of the 80’s thought was so very clever. And we fumigated and got all but the few and queen surrounding the eggs in the center of the towel rack. This morning, however, there were more in the towel rack and I looked up and they were coming in through the fan as I had killed them on the outside of the house where they were getting in and thus prevented their escape. So, now they are all dead but that was so strange and immediate.
Application: I can’t help but associate that infestation with the infestation of sin. Sin sneaks in little by little by digging the hole and accumulating in unseen, unnoticed spaces of our lives. And when we least expect it and our defenses are down, we are overrun with our complacency and then have to deal with it.
Lesson learned: protect and be defensive, prepared with prayer and armed with sin-killer, a relationship with Jesus.😄 ❤