Category Archives: Being and Feeling

Consolation is where pain is allowed to be

Consolation is your sadness on my table.
Pain that is allowed to be.

Consolation is the power of silence.
My listening without judgement.

Consolation is training in little.
Not judging. Not talking.

Not wise advice.
Consolation is hardly anything.

Except being there.
There and then.
Close by.

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Preceding

Hang On!

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Troost is daar waar pijn gewoon mag zijn

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Additional reading

  1. Consolation
  2. Human Nature: What does the Bible teach?
  3. The soul has no rainbow if the eyes have no tears

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Further reading

  1. Consolation (by Sue Mac’s girl)
  2. Consolation (by Casey Karp)
  3. Consolation (by Melanie)
  4. Consolation (Letters unsent)
  5. Quest to find consolation
  6. Consolation, fun and gusto . .
  7. Our Everlasting Consolation
  8. seekers of yesterday
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Are we sometimes like Peter and say we do not know Jesus

Living in this world where there is no so much place for the Divine Creator , we can show others we prefer to be part of His World, instead of being part of this world which indulges in the “pleasures of life”. In the regions where there are many living who call themselves”Christian” we can find lots of people who really do not know this sent one from God. What about you?

Are we sometimes like Peter and say we do not know Jesus?

This could simply mean missing an opportunity to speak out, or could be something far greater, such as an outright denial.

Peter was a marvellous disciple, but when he thought his life was on the line he denied knowing Jesus. How he then regretted his hasty words! There’s a verse (Luke 9:26, NKJV) which says in very plain language,

“Whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.”

It’s a dreadful thought! When the Lord Jesus returns to the earth and judges us all, will he look at us and say,

“Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you”?

Much, much better that he should say,

“Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world”.

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Related

  1. Knowing Jesus 1
  2. Knowing Jesus 2
  3. Knowing Jesus IV
  4. Knowing Jesus Christ
  5. Knowing Jesus
  6. Jesus is brave
  7. Jesus and New Realities
  8. The Surpassing Worth Of Knowing Jesus…
  9. Wait Gracefully
  10. Without Faith ~
  11. Deny Knowing Jesus? – Lake Of Fire Awaits you!

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Sanctification and How To Pursue It

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy”. 1 Peter 1:14-16

“Christians cannot afford to be confused about the doctrine of sanctification.  That is because it is where we all live.  All believers in Christ live in between the time of our past justification and our future glorification—in the present pursuit of Christlikeness.  If we desire to please the Lord in all respects, we need to be clear on how we go about growing in holiness.”

So writes pastor Michael Riccardi, author of Sanctification: The Christian Pursuit of God-Given Holiness.

God is described as “holy, holy, and holy” and believers are called to “be holy,” but what does that mean and how do we pursue sanctification?

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Additional reading

  1. Not making yourselves abominable
  2. Looking for a spiritual new life
  3. How do I know what God’s will is
  4. Hope by faith and free gift
  5. When having found faith through the study of the Bible we do need to do works of faith
  6. Glory of God appearing in our character
  7. Be holy
  8. Honesty beginning of holiness
  9. Holiness and expression of worship coming from inside
  10. Heroes and saints
  11. To turn the world into a “vessel” receptive of God
  12. Myth 12: The Hyper-Grace Gospel Makes People Lazy
  13. What Is Sanctification?
  14. The Field is the World #2 Church Union #2 Bible quotes
  15. A year coming to its end and our Spiritual Senses
  16. The longer you wait
  17. Old age
  18. Thought for those who think it is not necessary to do any works any more

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Further reading

  1. Sanctification wrap up
  2. Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification, Direction I
  3. Sanctification: Clark, Robbins, and Piper
  4. The Just Shall Live by Faith
  5. The world does not know genuine Christians because it does not know God
  6. Disappointment with Other Christians
  7. Argument Against the Trinity? It should have been completely taught from the beginning of the Bible

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Restoring the Foundations

Sometimes our lives can seem to be falling down around us. It might feel like we are living with broken walls and burnt out lives. Even as Christians, our foundations can be shaken with personal issues, like an unexpected diagnosis, a financial problem or challenges with our family or work.

When we press into God, the story of Nehemiah shows us that He is our source for bringing things back into line. Nehemiah was downcast because of the destruction of Jerusalem. When he began to fast and pray, God gave him boldness to seek the king’s blessing.

In the 20th year of Artaxerxes, king of Persia, (445/444 BC), Nehemiah was cup-bearer to the king. By having a proper focus on God and trusting in Him, learning that the remnant of Jews in Judah were in distress and that the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, he asked the king for permission to return and rebuild the city. Artaxerxes sent him to Judah as governor of the province with a mission to organise the rebuild.

When we focus on the source of our restoration and step out boldly to clear away the rubble, God can begin to rebuild what is broken.

  • Dove ministries and Belgian Biblescholars

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You Have Nothing To Prove — Orlando Espinosa

Each person has enough reason to be here on earth and has only to believe in himself

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When people doubt you, you can either work hard to prove them wrong or you can work hard because you want to. In the end you have nothing to prove!

via You Have Nothing To Prove — Orlando Espinosa

“You alone are enough.  You have nothing to prove to anyone.” ~ Maya Angelou

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Let us make sure we now believe

How close are we now to the fulfilment of the forecast of Jesus about the state of the world when he is about to return?

The anxieties will be such that we could be asking each other “Do you now believe?”
Jesus said that at that time there will be

“distress of nations in perplexity … people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world” (Luke 21:25,26).

Let us make sure we “now believe”.

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Accept who you are; and revel in it


“Accept who you are;
and revel in it.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Accepteer wie je bent; en Geniet er van

Tuesdays with Morrie (film)

Tuesdays with Morrie (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Feeling cocky, Confidence and Ignorance


“Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling cocky,
it’s because there’s something you don’t know.”
Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie >Verwaandheid, Vertrouwen en Onwetendheid

Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf

Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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By fear to be eccentric in opinion


“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion,
for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
Bertrand Russell


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Bij angst om excentrisch te zijn in je opinie

Bertrand Russell 1907

Bertrand Russell 1907 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Reflection to gain strength, courage and confidence


“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror.
I can take the next thing that comes along.
‘ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Bedenking over verkrijgen van kracht, moed en vertrouwen

George T. Bye, Eleanor Roosevelt. Westbrook Pe...

George T. Bye, Eleanor Roosevelt. Westbrook Pegler, Deems Taylor, Quaker Lake, Pawling, New York (home of Lowell Thomas) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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