Echte, succesvolle dromen beginnen in de geest van God


Werkelijk succesvolle dromen beginnen in Gods Geest.

17 Elk geschenk dat goed en volmaakt is, komt uit de hemel, van de Vader van het licht. Hij blijft altijd en eeuwig Dezelfde. Hij verandert nooit. Er zal nooit een spoortje duisternis in Hem te vinden zijn.
Jakobus 1:17

Dierbare God,
Bessefdende dat alles wat goed en volmaakt is door U tot ons komt,
durf ik U te verzoeken mij voldoende inzicht te geven om zo de juiste dingen te doen naar Uw Wensen.

English version / Engelse versie > Real successful dreams begin in the mind of God

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Real successful dreams begin in the mind of God


Real successful dreams begin in the mind of God. .

 

‘Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and comes down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.’
James 1:17

Dear God,
Respecting that everything that is good and perfect comes to you through You,
I dare to ask you
to give me sufficient insight to do the right things according to Your wishes.

 

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De lege levenskalender voor elkeen

Psalm 139: 16 U zag me al toen ik nog helemaal geen vorm had.
Al mijn dagen stonden al in uw boek
toen ik nog niet één dag daarvan had geleefd.

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Wanneer wij naar de Hebreeuwse tekst kijken staat er dat God onze dagen optekende voordat ze vorm kregen. Men zou als het ware kunnen denken dat God voor elk schepsel een Plan heeft waarbij Hij voor elkeen een lege levenskalender heeft voorzien, waarbij de mens zelf vorm moet geven aan zijn levensdagen.

Er kan van alles gebeuren in het leven en wij kunnen allerlei richtingen uit met dat gebeuren. Iedereen is echter zelf verantwoordelijk voor de eigen keuze en welke richting hij of zij uit wil gaan.

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Op Gods beloften vertrouwen


“Vertrouw op niets anders dan Gods beloften;
niet omdat ik het voel
maar omdat
God het zegt in zijn woord.”
~ MaartenLuther

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Share Your Smile

Peace has to grow in ourself first and then when we have that inner peace we may try to spread it by letting the smile coming on our face, letting our peaceful vibrations fill the air.

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Mother Theresa said, “Peace begins with a smile.”

I believe it.

Do you?

Shortly after we

Moved to Montana,

I joined the

Madison Valley

Writers’ Group.

Smiles helped me

Make friends.

Shared writing

Helped us

Get to know

One another better.

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Here is a poem

I wrote back then.

It’s still pertinent

(maybe even more so)

Today… don’t

You agree?

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A Smile

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“If you see someone without a smile,” the old saying goes,

“Give ’em one of yours.” It’ll chase away their woes.

It won’t hurt you a bit and it don’t take no time.

Might even be returned, and won’t cost you a dime.

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If you see someone without a smile, maybe they just need

The kind of cheer you got – to bring ’em up to speed.

You might throw in a handshake, or a “Howdy, how ya be?”

Might be their first friendly…

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Humility

Who is choosing who? Is it leaders choosing people for them or are it people who choose the leader?

In history we can see that more than once people followed the wrong leader, but we also can see how the Divine Creator had chosen Him a people, who not always remained faithful.

Human pride made that people went astray from the Most Precious and Most Righteous Leader, the God above all gods. It is man’s self-reliance and whimsy that brought him into all kinds of difficulties.

Today, man still has a lot to learn about humility and dignified recognition.

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To remember

  • Humility = virtue asserted by every religion + every spiritual tradition > understood by very few.
  • Humility = self-forgetfulness.
  • A leader, particularly one in a spiritual position, must live a paradox.
  • natural + lamentable temptation to see leadership status as a privilege => affirmation of one’s own superiority.
  • best leaders =  people do not notice their existence.
  • Focus on self, whether in praise or in criticism  =/= humility.
  • leader of a people must forget himself => no room for selfishness
  • leader = clear channel for the people’s will + for wisdom => no room for his own desires, his own aggrandizement, his own ego.
  • Beware the rich man bearing gifts.
  • For the leader to be among the wise =>  first necessary a measure of wisdom be found in the people.
  • people follow a venal leader, keep him tightly bound with restraints of law + of their own suspicion => can do little good, dares do little harm, + law + people restrain him.

Brian Rush

Humility is a virtue asserted by every religion and every spiritual tradition and understood by very few. It’s something that was brought home to me recently by an exploration of the phenomenon of leadership.

A leader, particularly one in a spiritual position, must live a paradox. He is “above” the rest in certain ways: taking greater responsibility, providing guidance and help to others that they cannot as easily do for themselves, upholding the highest standards of thought and behavior. If he starts to think of himself as above the rest, though, he hampers his ability to fulfill his function as a leader. There’s a natural and lamentable temptation to see leadership status as a privilege, and to take from it affirmation of one’s own superiority. It’s very difficult to avoid doing this, but the very best of leaders do.

As Lao Tzu put it:

To lead people, walk beside…

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A stupid way, a simple thing

2 kings 5:10-11 and Matthew 9:20-21 questioning

How would you feel when you realize that after the struggles and troubles you went through in getting a solution, all you needed to do was just a simple thing.

Today the eyes of servants may look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, but how many are willing to look at the Greatest Master of all masters, the Only One God Host of hosts?

We may question whose eyes are willing to wait

upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us

No faith aggravated issues and facing so many life difficulties with worried thoughts, even encountering at moments issues that look unsolvable, giving us sleepless nights towards hopeless solutions, so many people are affected by heavy weights with immense burdens. {(Look up)}

Our guestwriter of today may be opening up the curtain, seeing that it’s already morning and thanking God we aren’t mourning. He, like many may be

Going on a journey of faith, lost in the middle

and coming to the conclusion that his feeling was gone

my emotions were washed away, but I can’t help but notice that through my fears I see Hope, Hope am not left alone

Lots of people spend so much money and time on worldly goods, stumbling many times, before they come to realise there is only one solution for our problems. Our divine Creator has given the solution for each of us. We only have to accept it.

Our guestwriter reminds us of the story in the bible about a woman with an issue of blood for twelve years. Let us remember that though she lost a whole lot because of this disease, she didn’t lose hope. She must have heard many stories about the master teacher Jeshua. It might have been a very curious man, but she believed in her heart and was convinced if she only could touch the helm of the garment of Jesus she would be made whole.

It is by that son of God we can come closer to a better relationship with his heavenly Father the Only One True God. by knowing that Jesus is the way to God, we do not have to have sleepless nights or have to feel like a bereaved  sparrow alone on the housetop. with the knowledge that god has sent us His only begotten son, we can count on him. He restored the relationship between God and man and is our mediator the Most High Who is enthroned forever and Whose fame of  His Name endures to all generations. He

will arise and have mercy and loving kindness for Zion, for it is time to have pity and compassion for her, yes, the set time has come. Psalm 102 {Morning Coffee: A Prayer of the Afflicted}

 

2kings 5:10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

2kings 5:11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 

Matthew 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

Let me start with a question. How would you feel when you realize that after the struggles and troubles you went through in getting a solution, all you needed to do was just…

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Listen….listen

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“Be still for just a moment and listen
to the symphony of breath
that fills every moment
with the exquisite pleasure
of being Alive Now. Life is breathing.
Listen….listen”

~ Gaye Abbott

~ Image by Anna Cseresnjes
Text & image source: The Garden Of Pensiveness https://www.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/

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the infinity of you

An ode to all mothers and reason enough to make of every day a thanksgiving day.

The Lonely Author

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While sipping wine and listening to soft Latin jazz and samba, I thought of the great love women/mothers provide unselfishly with no boundaries. Sadly, it often goes unappreciated. I truly believe it is difficult for any man to truly reciprocate the endless love & warmth their lady truly deserves.

This poem evolved from those thoughts.

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the infinity of you

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The little boy in me
stands before the immense
universe of your poetry
Where metaphors are constellations
and your deep verses
are remote galaxies
Your words travel beyond
time and space
forever eclipsing me
like a lonely particle of love
For you are my sun
I, your loyal moon
a small bewildered child
forever admiring
the infinity of you

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This Thursday I will be volunteering at a local Soup kitchen helping to feed the homeless for Thanksgiving. Thus, I needed to make my second post of the…

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How did it…

Sacred Touches

**Image via Pinterest; text via Goodreads

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