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Wisdom and truth related to each other

When we want to get wisdom we have to open our mind and be willing to learn things and broaden our horizon.

The best way to receive the necessary wisdom is to go back to the Source of life, to experience and listen to the Maker of all things His Words. He is The One Who is willing to listen to us and to give us advice. Most necessary advice He has already provided by His Holy Word, now available in many languages. People only have to search for God to get more from God. When going to look for Him one also can ask Him to open the eyes so that we would be able to understand more things.

From Scriptures, we come to learn that those willing to look for God got their prayers answered and came to see.

We also can learn that Jehovah God is no different than any other loving Father, in matters what He would give or not give to His children. He is even a better father than all fathers we can find in the world. It is by His Power that we can receive His Spirit to come to see more clearly and to come to understand the things of earth but also the things of heaven.

Let us not be guided by people who do not know the truth nor have enough wisdom to guide.

We may not forget that God has given His only begotten son as His spokesman who can lead people to God, having him as the way to life. The Truth and Wisdom come from Jesus his heavenly Father, the Only One true God.

“Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to the Jews, saying: “I am the Light of the world! The person who continues to follow me will never walk about in the Darkness, but will have the Light of the Life.”” (Joh 8:12 mhm)

“Jesus said to Thomas: “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one can approach the Father, if not through me.” (Joh 14:6 mhm)

“Then the Pneuma and the Bride say: “Come!” And let the one who hears say: “Come!” Let the one who thirsts come. Let the one who wants drink of the Water of Life as a free gift.” (Re 22:17 mhm)

“Because the wisdom of this present social order of humanity is foolishness to The God. For it has been written, “He is the One catching the wise in their craftiness.” (1Co 3:19 mhm)

“32 Now stopping before them, Jesus raised his voice to them and said, “What do you wish me to do?”33 The blind men said to Jesus, “Sir, open our eyes that we might see!”” (Mt 20:32-33 mhm)

“Now a certain woman named Lydia–a seller of purple from Thyatira and one who revered The God–kept listening. The Master opened wide her heart to pay attention to what Paul taught.” (Ac 16:14 mhm)

“Then Jesus began to open their minds to understand the Scriptures.” (Lu 24:45 mhm)

“For everyone asking receives, and the one seeking finds, and it will be opened to the one knocking.” (Lu 11:10 mhm)

“11 Which father among you whose son asks for a fish will give him a snake instead?12 Or if he asks for an egg, will the father give his son a scorpion?13 So, if you though being wicked realize how to give good gifts to your own children, how much more will the heavenly Father give holy Pneuma to those asking him!”14  Now when Jesus was expelling a mute demon, after the demon came out, the mute person began to speak and the crowds were astonished.” (Lu 11:11-14 mhm)

“However, whenever that Helper arrives–the Truthful Pneuma–he will guide you apostles into all the Truth, for he will not speak from himself, but everything he hears he will speak. Also, he will proclaim to you apostles future things.” (Joh 16:13 mhm)

“that they should continue to seek The God, if really, in fact, they might grope for Him and actually find him, though, in fact, He exists not a great distance from each one of us.” (Ac 17:27 mhm)

 

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“Wisdom” and Wisdom (1 Cor 1:19,21)

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“Wisdom” and Wisdom (1 Cor 1:19,21)

When we call ourselves Christian it is very important that we keep an attitude a follower of Christ worthy and that we try to find godly wisdom.

We have to show the world that it is more important to go by godly than by worldly wisdom and that we should not cling to heathen festivals (like the in this article mentioned Christmas) but should keep to the holy or sacred days given by God.

We should get our wisdom from the Book of books, the Bible and show others how this Grand Work can enrich our ways of life.

Let us remember:

“16 All Scripture is God-breathed and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for readjusting everything, for disciplining in righteousness. 17 Thus, the man of God may be completely prepared for every good work.” (2Ti 3:16-17 mhm)

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“For the world-order of humanity is going its way and its desire with it, but the person doing the will of The God will remain throughout that new Age to come.” (1Jo 2:17 mhm)

“Also, do not be conformed to this period of time, but rather, be transformed, by the renewing of your mind, proving to yourselves the good, acceptable and perfect will of The God.” (Ro 12:2 mhm)

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Wisdom not hard to find nor hiding in remote places

Several quotes about wisdom

Truth, doubt or blindness

The Need to Understand Genre

On the Edge of Believing

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Study like a Berean!

A dear sister in Uganda sent the above pic. of Zirobwe town, and also sent a number of verses and encouraging thoughts to me this morning and again this evening, regarding God’s love for His children and our responsibility to Him; As well as the joy of reading of the focus which she encouraged to consider, my attention was taken by a word in the verses: “wisdom”.

1 Corinthians 1:19”For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”… 21For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.”

God’s wisdom and His ways aren’t in any way like man’s earthly “wisdom”, which is foolishness, just as their ways are; God’s children should trust, rest and live…

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Corona season

One has not to fool your brain about your exam, as is written in this article, but one has to find the inner strength and capability to do things, trusting in the self.
Concentrating on the material to learn, taking away distraction tools is much better than to fool your brain because you will be fooling yourself.
Ther conclusion of the article is right: the vibe should be to study. To read, learn and think, study and study.

Inner Voice

Honestly people who are both enjoying and suffering from covid situations are students. They are enjoying their no school time + chilling at home but at the same time struggling to keep study track.

Now why are we struggling :

  1. Lack of aim
  2. Lack of strictness
  3. Lack of discipline

Why is it necessary? For example you are struggling to do regular exercise . Now imagine One day you wake up to see no clothes fit you , you weigh 80 kgs , everyone bullying you, your favourite dress no longer fits you, you are driven into eating disorder and depression. Now , will you face that same struggle of irregularity ? Or would you be working extra hard to to burn off extra calories , to have your dream body, or that 6 abs … Now the same applies with your exams. I know no one of us want to…

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Feeling ourselves to be the-one-who-is-experiencing


”Once we feel ourselves to be the-one-who-is-experiencing we know who we are
and the process of self-forgetting ceases.
If we resist the temptation to focus on some familiar way of being
we will lose all sense of who we are.
We will be swept up in the freedom of existence,
without any sense of being separate from it.”
~ Jeff Carreira

 

> Please continue reading: Surrender Kundalini and inner spiritual guidance – part 3

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Going to sleep-away camp opened my eyes to the world around me


”Going to sleep-away camp opened my eyes to the world around me
and the person I aspire to be.”
~Yishama

 

For Yishama leaving home and going to camp helped him grow in his confidence and sense of responsibility. Coming into contact with all kinds of people and different ways of living helped Yishama open up. When he returned from a summer at Camp Stone he was transformed spiritually.

> Read the full story: My Defining Moment

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Philosophy revealing relationship between the language that we use and our perception of what is real


”One of the things that the study of philosophy reveals is the profound relationship between the language that we use and our perception of what is real.

We don’t have to look too deeply into philosophy before we begin to realize that our knowledge about anything is constructed in language and is always found in the form of sentences in our heads.
Without language it seems that we cannot have knowledge about anything.

~ Jeff Carreira”

 

Find also to read: Seeing Through Sentences in Your Head

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Giving up control to experience a fictitious manipulation and to find a construction


”If you begin to be successful in the practice of giving up control you will begin to discover a profound truth.
You will see that seemingly every aspect of reality as you experience it is a fictitious manipulation.
Your sense of things, your sense of self, your sense of others – it is all a construction rather than a given.”
~ Jeff Carreira

 

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Epictetus: What is in our control?

In a period when so many people would have more time for each other, being able to take a long vacation or a long ‘Winter sleep’ so many seem to worry about matters they have not in control and shall not be able to have in control whatsoever.

Letting fear go is for many difficult, but all answers lie in themselves. But it also could help a lot when they would dare to go looking for the best solution to get rid of all worries by finding the saviour who can bring them under the Wings of the Most Precious One Who is Master of everything, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. When people would trust Him more life for them would be much easier.

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To remember

  • What in our control = question couched in fear.
  • Fear = feeling which takes us back to our reptilian brain & automatic responses => rigid + compulsive.
  • response to life situations = only thing in our control. <= all have ability to make a choice => choice not to react to primitive impulses we feel.
  • human beings =  logical beings > answers = give us a sense of control = illusion of control.
  • To become healthy = important to let go of unhealthy emotions.
  • Letting go = process not taught
  • We decide what is good or bad, right or wrong > placiing intrinsic value on those definitions = simply judgements =>  realize + accept => process of letting go = easier.

The Stoic Social Worker

What is in our control is a difficult question to answer. It’s a question couched in fear. Fear is a feeling which takes us back to our reptilian brain and automatic responses. This part of our brain tends to be rigid and compulsive. If we find ourselves stuck here we don’t learn to adapt. We all wish to be able to control the amount and intensity of the fear that we experience. The answer to the question, “What is in our control” is frustrating and can serve to increase anxiety because there is no answer to that question, at least not an answer that some will find acceptable.

Our response to life situations is the only thing in our control. We all have the ability to make a choice, the choice to not react to the primitive impulses we feel.

As a therapist I have been asked a lot of…

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Christian Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Sometimes people have to be confronted by something terribly bad. At regular intervals, certain people come to struggle terribly and have to learn by a hard lesson, being pulled down by an accident or serious disease.

Several people at a certain moment in their life got struck. Suddenly they become confronted by a longer period that they can not do the things they normally do. During that time of not doing anything, they are given time to think about the past but also the future. Then they can take time to meditate and to really start to reevaluate the value of things.

Before they got sick or bounded to the bed by their sickness or paralysation, they can have the film of their life repeated over and over again for days. At that time they have hours and days to think about all those things that kept them busy. Then they also realize that they had and still have so many dreams that they’ve had over the years and projects that they wanted to do.

From people who previously had serious accidents and diseases, we do know several people came in confrontation with the matter of a godhead, and started examining the Scriptures, coming to one conclusion, that there is Only One True Divine God, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Who is a loving God and not a cruel Being that would have His children being tortured or being burned forever.
It is then for them the time to recognise how so many churches or denomination lied to their flock and used fear to master them.

The devil, being spoken of in the Bible, is any or every adversary who walks on this planet. For sure there are many adversaries of God too, who would love people not to believe in the Divine Creator or have them keeping to the many false teachings, human traditions and heathen festivals.

But it are the real lovers of God who in such difficult times should show how they know for sure Who is behind everything and Who can be the helping hand in times of problems but also be a Guide in times when everything seems alright.

These days when there is a virus making many victims, those real followers of the son of God, should show the world how God has given the world a saviour and mediator, who paid the ransom for all the faults we as human beings have done.

Now is the time that all real lovers of God can show the world Who That real God is and how we as united lovers of God are not afraid of what comes upon this world but are willing to unite in prayer to protect all those around us, believers and unbelievers.

IMG-20161127-WA0018In the article of Janisha Jacobs, affectionately known as “Keela“,, the greatest hope is expressed that during this crisis more people will be drawn closer to Christ, the son of God. We only can hope and pray that more people shall come to see that in this time of fear there will be no other choice but for our faith to increase and to join hands spiritually. That in this time of not knowing what tomorrow holds we will learn to let God worry about tomorrow and focus on getting through today, with the knowledge that there shall come even worse days and even a more severe battle, with the third World War or Armageddon. Therefore we can look at this pandemic as a rehearsal for what still has to come and to make us stronger to be prepared for what is still to come.
Let us, therefore, pray not to false gods, like some many have taken themselves false gods, but learn also others to pray to the God Jesus also prayed too, namely his heavenly Father (and not himself) the One and Only True God, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah.

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To remember

  • facing global Pandemic of Covid-19 virus #CoronaVirus.
  • enough news surrounding panic > All across the world right now persons are facing panic, trauma & a lot of uncertainty because of the effects of Covid-19.
  • Persons afraid, lost loved ones, +  wondering if they will be next.
  • China, Italy, America, UK, etc. > unimaginable crisis.
  • biggest question right now =  “when will it end?”
  • for the church = also the question of “how do we react?”
  • to get us to close down churches > building =/= church
  • people = church
  • via Zoom = enjoyable + more intimate than “pulpit and pew”
  • try + prevent spreading virus => stay home
  • response/reaction to world crisis & pandemic = faith, wisdom, compassion, forward thinking, leadership + most importantly prayer.

Keela's Chronicles

As most of you know, we have all been facing the global Pandemic of the Covid-19 virus #CoronaVirus. Initially I had no intentions of blogging about it, figuring that there is enough news surrounding the panic and I didn’t want to be one more person adding fuel on an already blazing fire. But, if you read my latest post you know by now that I decided to change my mind

All across the world right now persons are facing panic, trauma and a lot of uncertainty because of the effects of Covid-19. Persons are afraid, many have lost loved ones, some may not even know if their loved ones are still alive in places like Italy, some persons are sick and many others are wondering if they will be next. And all of these emotions and feelings are completely understandable but so very heartbreaking.


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Truth is the daughter of time

Architect Daniel Libeskind, who was born in Lodz, Poland after World War II,
in a recent interview with arts editor Diane M. Bolz about an exhibition
he designed marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, said

“Truth is the daughter of time,”

“You can try to manipulate truth. You can try to suppress it,
but, in the long run, truth always comes out.”

Dutch version / Nederlandse vertaling: Waarheid is de dochter van de tijd

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