The state of things is that of moving fast, keeping up, doing this and that, busyness, technology, expectations, societal norms and subsequent societal abnormal demands expected to be adhered to. I do not like the state of things. They feel wrong. They make my skin crawl. Darkness pervades. All before noon. So here I am a ball of misery? Nope. I am the light. I have what these people need. So do we all, all of us lights, those who are saved by Jesus Christ and know His truth, the only truth. We have the truth, the secret to being light in darkness and one day being out of here altogether and in heaven, away from dark forever. Imagine, one day soon we will not have darkness or evil anymore. It will be obliterated. So I can stand it a while longer to share my light. Maybe we can spread the light to more people so we have more company in heaven. Maybe we can share and spread it everywhere to everyone. That would be pretty cool. ❤
Warning: going deep here. Today’s illness had less to do with the dizziness and fatigue and more to do with vacating my present space to do some mind cleaning. I virtually and mentallu toured the halls of my mind and found clutter in its halls and rooms. I walked through and threw out the clutter. I let go of things held onto that are no longer relevant to the present or future. I forgave what needed forgiveness. I removed leftover junk from the past. I am a very visual person, and visualization is a very powerful too, often as real to me as real life. So visualizing this cleaning process has enormous value and the inviting God’s Spirit to dwell there in the newly clean house. Incredible and powerful exercise. Maybe that helps someone or you, friend. Love you! ❤
God did not and does not intend for bad things to happen. Evil and sin is in control of those intentions. God wants who He is to be for you: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. That is His intention for you. Never blame God for the bad things. He did not cause them or want them. Blame evil and sin and those choosing them. Blame the right people and put your energy on God for good in your life. God is good.❤
Evil is not good at all. There is no redeeming value in evil. It is not cute, funny, fun, interesting, mystical, magical, or valuable in any way at all. Flirting with evil is evil. Evil is dark, disturbing, ugly, grusome, and people genuinely kill and hurt other people for its master. Evil is horrifying, horrible, hideous. Celebrating any part of it supports it’s force and what it represents. Evil is destruction and violence, in direct opposition against the goodness of God. Not one iota of evil is in any way good or worth celebrating. It should be opposed at every turn. It should mortifying us. Evil should turn our stomachs. I say this truth to prove a point only and not to give evil more attention than it deserves. Our focus, rather, should be on God and His goodness, love, hope, salvation through Jesus Christ. This should be celebrated and praised all the time now and forever!❤
People place a great deal of emphasis on what people are and who they are and positive affirmations. I believe just as important, and for me more importantly because of how I am cut, it is valuable for me to declare what or who I am not. I think for me it is easier to behave the way I should by declaring how I am not going to behave. Here is my short list:
I am not evil.
I am not a coward.
I am not afraid.
I am not someone who sees a need and runs off because it is inconvenient for me to help.
I am not selfish.
I am not God and am not worthy of worship and excessive rewards and attention.
I am not a liar.
I am not a cheater.
I am not a thief.
I am not a hater or murderer.
I am not ugly or worthless in any way.
I am not friendless or unwanted.
I am not a judge or jury or unloving.
I am not without compassion.
I am not a jerk or bully.
That is my short list. For those of us who God deemed fit to make with extraordinarily strong and driven personality and will to match, it is often what I refuse to be that drives me to goodness and Godly living. Yes, the positive statements are valuable also, but for me personally, I work better on the flip side. Maybe this helps someone else. I love you! ❤
Christians are called to be the light because our faith is based on Jesus Christ who is the Light of the World. And where Christians do not live in the light where they are, they are like a flashlight turned off…. no good to anyone and selfish as snot. Being the light is sharing our inner light wherever we go. Living the light turns on the fruit of the Spirit (our love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control) so everyone can see it. That way those in darkness (without the Holy Spirit) can snoteeee another better life option that heals and restores and makes everything better in every way. Live the light today. ❤
“Why did God allow this to happen?” With all respect and honor, the premise of this question shows a level of deception believed and/or ignorance of God. The Bible is quite clear on the nature of God. He is love, joy, peace, patience… all things good, the Fruits of the Spirit are His atteibutes. He is also holy, unable to tolerate evil and hatred. To bridge the gap between Him and us who sin a lot, Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, sacrificed His life for our choice to be holy to be possible. We become holy through Jesus Christ and that answers that problem. The other problem mentioned in the Bible is this whole fight against “spiritual forces of wickedness”. They want us dead because they are doomed and want to hurt God anyway they can before their eternal punishment is dished out. And of course on top of that is free will given to every person alive. People make their own choices. Some are fantastic and some are downright deadly and everything between. And the evil forces are always at work too. So bad things happen as a result. God cannot give us free will and then remove that free will every time something bad happens as a result. He is not a dictator. He wants good. People choose evil too often, and innocent people suffer as a result. God “allows” it because He gave us free will and people choose what they do with it and often choose to follow the evil spirits and there are often casualties, sadly, and they anger or sadden God. One comfort is the truth that He comforts whoever asks Him to and can use any evil situation to bring good out of it. And He heals. Oh how He heals. ❤