Life is such a fragile thing, one moment it’s here and next it can be gone. How we wander through it as if we are going to live forever, how we take for granted our friends, family and those we hold dear to our heart. So wrapped up in our own life we tend to overlook the fact we are part of a world full of other people whom are on the same journey we call life. Most of us walk through life in a somewhat dream state, half awake and half asleep and blind to the what is going on around us.
We need to awaken from this state of partial sleeping so we can be a part of the wondrous thing we call life. We must take notice of every living creäture both great and small, for they all play a part in the grand scheme of this existence. Though we will probably continue to wander through life in a daze and live it without ever knowing how grand it is. Only the children know the true beauty of life, they can find happiness and love even in the worst of circumstances and environments. They can find forgiveness for the wicked, they can find love for the loveless and see the beauty in all that is around them.
Unfortunately they will grow up and lose this true sight and be blinded by the self and the illusion we are all separate and not a part of a whole. Thus we should care for one another as if they are ourselves. We all come from the same source of life so we are all the same in the end. No one is greater than another, to think one is greater than his brother or sister is but an illusion and can only cause us to have insecurities or help to increase those we already have.
So wake up and take not this life nor those whom you share it with for granted. Love and care for one another for we are all part of this great thing called life.
Giving thanks, Something we should do on a daily basis. We should be thankful for what we have been given and blessed with to have. In my past I have found myself thanking God then turning around and complaining about what I have been given. Seems petty and to me it seems as if I wasn’t truly thankful. Well of course those days are gone, I now truly am thankful for what I have and don’t think what I have is less than I need or deserve. That side of me back then was petty, selfish and unaware of how much I actually was blessed with. I think I just didn’t understand how to be thankful and didn’t know how much I really had to be thankful for back then. It’s okay to aspire to have better but you must be happy with what you have. Prosperity isn’t all about having the best or most of anything, it’s about being happy and secure in where you are in life and with the things you have been blessed with.
For happiness is found in the acceptance of the blessings you have already not in the gifts yet to be received.
- How to Raise Thankful Children (themommies.org)
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- Gratitude: Thanking God For the Small Things (jeannetakenaka.wordpress.com)
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- Practicing gratitude (livingingraceland.wordpress.com)
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If a man chooses to believe differently than me then am I to hate him for his choice? If a person were to hate me for my beliefs should I hate him back? Why is is we can not see the commandment to love one another is one of the important ones. We are to love one another unconditionally and to accept one another as is. For no man or woman walks this earth without sin nor do 2 people think and believe exactly alike. We have no right to judge for that is not our place, we are to help one another and forgive. We are to be the lights of love God made us to be and leave vengeance and judgment in the hands of God.
So my brother believes not in the same religion as I, He still is my brother and I will love him as I am commanded. So my sister fall short of the glory of God, I do not judge nor accuse her for I too fall short and wish only mercy and forgiveness for us both. For every man, woman and child are part of my family, for we all come from the same source that gave us all life. Put aside your prejudices, anger and differences of belief so we can be the family God desires us to be. In the end we all will be judged in the way we judged others so if we do pass judgment on others we should do so with great compassion and mercy along with a forgiving heart.
God gave us freewill to choose what path to follow and what faith to believe in, so whom among us has the right to deny that gift of choice God has given us all? Not I.
Sometimes it seems I walk alone in this world, sometimes there is a feeling of singularity. Other times I feel as if I am part of a large complex machine, a small cog or gear in the massive machine works of life. Sometimes my words ring out loud only to be ignored or overlooked, other times they are whispered on the winds for many to hear. The ups and downs and round and rounds of life keeps it interesting. Never am i in the same place as I was before nor am i the same person I was just a moment ago. Ever growing, constantly changing am I
I am neither great nor am I small, I am a part of everything and yet I am nothing much at all. I profess to know nothing and I deny the wisdom that may be found in me. I am me and that is all I can say is true, for I know only myself and never can I truly know you. I write words of wisdom or words of folly for others to ponder. My random thoughts put out for all to criticize. Criticism of my ideas is but an avenue for improvement and a way to greater understanding. If I were to believe I know the only truth or that I am always right then I would be living in a lie.
Be myself and worry not of what others think of me for I try to be the best person I can be. I am no more righteous than the next person nor am I perfect in any way. I am just happy to be in the process of living. Walk in faith and with love for all, live as if it was both your first and last day.
Follow the path you have chosen with vigor, sway not from your path unless you find it is not the right way for you to go.
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- Random Rant #1 (ohheyitsdylan.wordpress.com)
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Embrace who you are, be that special person God has made you to be. All of your life experiences be they good or bad helped make you into the person you are today and God has been nudging you in the right directions since birth. Some may had to be born poor, others had to be born into wealth, some had to be male others female. it’s all a part of the grand design god has laid out. God has set out a plan for each of us, a path that he made just for us. And with each turn he changes the path in order to lead you back to him from whatever place you have wandered into. God doesn’t want to condemn anyone nor does he want us to fail, he wants all of us to come home to him in the end. No matter what choices you make or had made he always leaves a way out if you are willing to choose it. He keeps his hand extended in hopes you will reach out and grab it.
Embrace the being he has led you to become, do not let the opinions of others sway you from the happiness God wants us all to have. There is no such thing as someone who is greater or better than another, all of us are sinners and fall short of the Glory of God. We are all beautiful and wonderful in the eyes of God, even with our sins and shortcomings. The Grace we received through Christ and through the love of God is what makes it so.
We are not here to condemn one another, we are here to not only save ourselves but lead our brothers and sisters into salvation . Hate is not of God or of his plan for us, Love and forgiveness is that which we must embrace and live by.
Looking back on my life, I see many things I wish I hadn’t done and some bad habits I wish I hadn’t started. The main things I regret is are those that caused pain or unhappiness to others, even though the majority of those times I hurt others were unintentional , there were a few I did with the intent to cause harm. I regret them all, even my worst enemy is my friend in my heart and even though I have forgiven myself and be forgiven by grace I still feel the need to express my sorrow for my hurtful deeds of the past. I was hurt far more times than I have caused hurt in my youth and to those who hurt me I send forgiveness and my best wishes. Besides bad habits and poor choices in my past there are things I either chose not to do or never had the opportunity to do that still wears upon my mind. Mainly never having children of my own and my stupid mistake of leaving high school before I graduated.
Looking back on my life I see the many good things I did and the joy I had found with the few friends I had been blessed with. The good times we had and the times when we were sad. It all added up to help make me the person I am today. All the right or wrong choices, the good and bad I had done to me and the good and bad I had done to others.
Live and learn they say and I did just that. I have come away from my youth knowing a lot about myself and others, I have learned what is not important and I still am learning about those things that are truly important. I pray I shall have many years to live in order to learn, love and experience those things I haven’t yet experienced.
The past is to be learned by not lived in, the present is the moment we need to focus on and the future is but the result of both our past and present.
- The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying (collective-evolution.com)
- I Am Who I am – I Are Who I Are (glittershits.wordpress.com)
- Overcoming Self-Doubt (jasmineballard.wordpress.com)
I would just like to share one of my devotions.
Read Exodus 3-5
But Moses said to God “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt” – Exodus 3:11
Rhema: This is one of the great stories on the bible of how God used Moses to save the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt.
There will always come a time when we question our capabilities, if we can do this or not. “Can I really do this?” I think I’m not the best” “I’m just an average person” “I’m too old or I’m too young” – those are just part of excuses when face with challenges or trials. Those things paralyze us from doing greater things. But the Lord assured us, “I call you for a greater purpose.” Everything that happens on our life was part His great plan on our lives.
Reflection: “O Lord I have never been eloquent neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant I am slow of speech and tongue – Exodus 4:10
Sometimes God is calling us but because of our numerous excuses, we refused to His calling. I used to be like this. I used my excuses to paralyze my system. But then I realized that I won’t grow if I’ll let these excuses eat my system. I begin to realize that God created me to become the best on His eyes. So I know that there’s no room for excuses ‘coz God has greater plan on my life.
Motivation: “Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” – Exodus 4:12 “I will be with you” Exodus 3:12
God always assures us that He’s at our side. That He won’t leave us nor forsake us. When venturing new thing, I used to have a lot of fears. But when I had a change of perspective on everything, I begin to realize that God is with me as long as I glorify and acknowledge Him in everything that I do.
Application: We are more than conquerors. It’s time to turn our weaknesses into strength. Stop making excuses because we’re all born for this!
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Success, what is true success? Is the person who has all the money and possessions they could want successful or is it the person who has what he needs, a family whom they love and happiness from that love? Me personally, I would choose being happy and surrounded by love than all the riches or power of this world. I guess it boils down to ones point of view and perspective on life. To me being rich only opens one up to be a target for trouble and removes one from the reality of being human. One becomes so distracted and overwhelmed by greed and lust for power that they lose their sense of humanity and fairness. They can become self-absorbed, selfish and that leads to elitism which only creates the illusion we are of different classes and statures.
This is not to say their isn’t any financially wealthy people out there that are good-hearted or compassionate, it just is to say when money becomes more important than the lives of others then what humanity one has becomes diminished. Individuality is not the division of the whole, it is the recognition of the differences within the parts that make the whole what it is. We must not forget we are a part of the whole of humanity. Rich or poor, strong or weak, we are all a part of this great race we call humanity and we should take care of the needs of our fellow humans.
Live with Authority, speak in authority, do all you do with authority and for God. Be kind, live a kind life and be kindhearted for that is what God wants all of us to be. Love and live life in his love, love others through him and let them feel the love God has for all. Be rid of fear and do not spread fear for it is the work of the devil. Fear keeps us from serving God more than it does anything else. Spread the Gospel (Good News) so everyone can know of God’s love for us all. Accept the gifts and blessings God give you and be thankful for all you have received.
God Bless you all.