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Improving the one who loves Him

We have seen that a Source of light and wisdom lights up for everyone, but it should be noted.

Each of us must grow up in this troubled world and become resilient.

Those whom Jehovah loves he disciplines.​—Heb. 12:6.

As part of our training, our loving Father disciplines us when necessary. He does so in many ways. For instance, something we read in His Word or hear at our meetings may correct us. Or perhaps the help we need comes from the elders. Regardless of the form it takes, Jehovah’s discipline is always motivated by love.

11 “For I am with you,” declares Jehovah, “to save you.

But I will make an extermination among all the nations to which I scattered you;+

However, you I will not exterminate.+

I will discipline* you to the proper degree,

And I will by no means leave you unpunished.”+

(Jer. 30:11)

Jehovah supports us through trials. Just as a caring human father supports his children during difficult times, our heavenly Father sustains us through trials. He uses his holy spirit to protect us from spiritual harm.

13 Therefore, if you, although being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will the Father in heaven give holy spirit to those asking him!”+ (Luke 11:13)

Jehovah also protects us emotionally. For example, he gives us a marvelous hope. That hope for the future helps us to endure difficulties. Consider this: No matter what bad things happen to us, our loving Father will undo any injury we suffer. Whatever trials we are facing, these are only temporary, but the blessings Jehovah gives are everlasting.​

16 Therefore, we do not give up, but even if the man we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside+ is being renewed from day to day.+ 17 For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing greatness* and is everlasting;+ 18 while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen.+ For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.2 Cor. 4:16-18.

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The Giver of the Source of light for mankind

The greatest Source of all is the One Who is a Spirit no man can see, but Who created out of chaos the Light and the universe, Al-Khaaliq Jehovah God. It is Him Who alone Who has the Power to turn the entities, He is the Evolver Al-Bari’ as well as Al-Musawwir The Fashioner, The One who forms His creatures in different pictures. He is Al-Qaabid or  The Constricter, The Retainer, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdomand expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.

He gave a Source of Light so that man could come to see the Most Precious Light. He sent His prophet to give light on the land so that man could see the right path to the narrow gate.

The Most High (Al-Aliyy) Elohim, Jehovah God, as the Greatest One (Al-Kabeer) offered the world that light so that mankind could come out of the darkness of the present world. Allah gave that light so that man should not have to fear, for true there is no Power greater than The God of All that never tires from Alpha thru Omega beyond.. ..

The Sender of the Light is the One (Al-Ahad) Eternal and Independent One (As-Samad)

He should be The Great One, The Mighty (Al-Azeem), the Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs. Mankind has to know that they need Him, Who is (Al-Hafeez) the Preserver, (Al-Muhaimin) the Protector, the One who protects whatever and whoever He is willing to protect.

By the light He has sent to the world, people should be able to come to see Ar-Raafi, The Exalter, The Elevator, The One who lowers whoever does not fit to be recorded in the Book of life and falls under His Destruction whilst the others who recognise Him as the Most High shall be raised by His Endowment. Then they shall know Ar-Rahmaan, The Compassionate, The Beneficient, The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter.

It is that light which came to the world who gave himself as a lamb and as a ransom for many in the hope his heavenly Father would accept that payment, which He did out of love for His sent one and for His creatures. there that Mighty Father showed that His the Ar-Raheem,  The Merciful, The One who has plenty of mercy for those who are willing to see the light and have it burning in their hearts, making of them worthy believers.

Jesus brought into the world the light of Al-Mu’min The Guardian of Faith, The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him. In Him we should have faith and trust.

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Preceding

Yo soy la luz del mundo – I Am the Light of the World – Ik ben het licht van de wereld

With Allah

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Manantial de toda luz

Otra vez Jesús les habló diciendo: Yo soy la luz del mundo: el que me sigue, no andará en tinieblas, sino que tendrá la luz de la vida. (Joh_8:12)

Jesús de Nazaret declaró de sí mismo que era la Luz del mundo. ¿Qué pensáis de él? ¿Qué posición ocupa entre los maestros religiosos del mundo?

Centenares, sí, millares de hombres son reconocidos como grandes pensadores, hombres que especularon, que publicaron sus teorías y encantaron a muchos con sus resultados intelectuales y morales. Estos así llamados grandes hombres que han dejado al mundo los productos de su intelecto han sido catalogados como los hombres más sabios que el mundo haya conocido. Pero no se pueden comparar con Cristo.

Había una revelación antes de qué surgieran las creaciones del hombre. Su conocimiento finito no es sino el resultado de contemplar las cosas admirables que han estado brillando en nuestro mundo, contenidas en las enseñanzas de Cristo, el más grande de todos los maestros. Siempre que el hombre ha podido elucubrar grandes ideas, han venido mediante Cristo. Cada preciosa gema de pensamiento, cada destello intelectual, es una revelación de la Luz del mundo…

Así como el sol se compara con las lumbreras menores del cielo, así Cristo, la Fuente de toda luz, se comparó con los maestros de sus días…

Medidos por las mentes finitas, los hombres son llamados instruidos y grandes; pero con toda su decantada sabiduría, su ciencia y conocimiento, no pueden conocer a Dios y a Jesús a quien él ha enviado…

Ningún hombre que jamás haya vivido, o que vivirá alguna vez, puede pretender ser el guía infalible, el supremo revelador de la verdad. Los hombres pueden procurar alcanzar la más alta norma de sabiduría, pero hay Uno, “un Maestro enviado de Dios”, que es más alto que ellos. Ningún maestro humano lo puede igualar (Youth’s Instructor, 16-9-1897). 100

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¿A quién pertenece la sombra?

 

El centinela

sombras de uno mismo ¿Pertenece la propia sombra a uno mismo?, me pregunto. Esa sombra que de nosotros se desprende, se adhiere a cualquier superficie como un líquido viscoso, se estira y encoge, trepa y repta, no teme ni al granito ni al agua, se multiplica anclada siempre a nosotros como un niño temeroso, nos resulta fiel hasta la extenuación aunque no pide nada a cambio, simplemente está.

Su silencio a veces sobrecoge. Hermética, pensamos que nos mira sin ojos. Quizá nos absorva en su negrura, quién sabe. No hay sombras extrovertidas y todas son extremadamente delgadas. En su ausente tercera dimensión parece abrirse una puerta a otro mundo, por supuesto más sobrecogedor que éste. Tiene algo de diabólico y mucho de gótico, siempre negra y ensimismada.

¿Es ella la proyectada o de ella brotamos cuando hay luz? ¿Es la noche todo sombra? ¿Forma parte de nuestro yo? ¿Es posible la existencia sin ella? ¿Toda sombra…

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Reflexión mañanera

Para saber que uno tiene vicios y virtudes, defectos y encantos, nos encantaría tener el control sobre muchas cosas, pero también deberíamos saber que no tenemos que tener el control de todo y no tenemos que cargar con el peso del mundo. nuestra espalda. Solo debemos reconocernos a nosotros mismos y apreciar que el otro es diferente a nosotros mismos. dar al otro así como a nosotros mismos para evolucionar cada día para ser mejores como ser humano.

Seduciendo la Locura

Un café y un cigarro, que la vida no está fácil.

Una cosa es lo que soy y otra tan solo lo que muestro.
Tengo mis vicios y mis virtudes.
Tengo mis defectos y mis encantos.
Tengo un pasado que antes me consumía y a veces me atormenta; pero siempre me levanto cada mañana para ver el amanecer y recordar que cada día es una nueva oportunidad para reconstruirte. Que hay cosas sobre las cuales no tenemos el control, pero debemos trabajar en el momento presente en aquellas sobre las cuales sí podemos controlar.
Lo importante es que nunca te des por vencido aunque cargues el peso del mundo sobre tu espalda, que no te importe el qué dirán, que aprendas a conocerte y reconocerte más que nadie en el mundo para que entiendas que nada ni nadie te puede definir mejor que tú.
Que todo se logra un paso…

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Devotions by Christine Caine: Salt of the earth

Christine Caine looks in her devotion to Jesus who states that our role as Christians on the earth is a transformational one and that we are called the “salt of the earth”.

To remember

  • be personally transformed from the inside out.
  • the Church never created to remain insular = to be a caring, gracious, & inclusive community > our mandate = to love others = love ourselves.
  • Church (as God’s hands & feet on the earth) = called to operate in the realm for which she was created > a lost + broken world.
  • The Church = vehicle that God has created to fulfill his mission on the earth.
  • people =  object of this mission > found outside four walls of the church building. => “go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
  • not afford to simply do church on Sunday => church seven days a week.

 

From The Darkness Into The Light

Duration: 365 days

ReadMatthew 5:13

Jesus says that his followers are to be the salt that brings out the God-flavors of this earth.

SALT OF THE EARTH

Jesus clearly states that our role as Christians on the earth is a transformational one. We are called the “salt of the earth” and salt essentially does three things: It adds flavor, it preserves, and it heals. So our task is to bring flavor, preservation, and healing to the world around us. This is why it is imperative that we ourselves be personally transformed from the inside out. If we have not been changed, we cannot bring out the “God flavors” of this earth.

In the same way that salt was never designed to remain in the shaker, the Church was never created to remain insular. We are called to live from the inside out both personally and corporately. God’s love flows…

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The self and the other in times of insecurity

In these times of insecurity, we can see that lots of people are not sure about themselves and get lost.

Insecurity, primarily due to social and economic instability, but also exacerbated by a weakening of the perception of ethical principles makes man feeling very bad these days.

The perception of ethical principles that underpin the law and personal moral attitudes, which always give strength to the rules that govern society, have so much weakened or moral and ethical values have been placed in the cupboard and are way forgotten.

People should know even when churches may be closed, it are those institutions which can bring some light in the darkness. Modern thought has developed a reductive view of conscience, according to which there are no objective references in determining what has value and what is true; rather, each individual provides his own measure through his own intuitions and experiences, each possesses his own truth and his own morals. When each individual has and keeps to his or her own morals we shall come to see chaos.

People have forgotten that the Creator has provided a Guide for life. Whatever the situation may be, man should be able to find answers to his questions and find solutions for the crisis encountered. All those who feel depressed, feeling down by the present Corona situation, should know that when everybody would keep to the regulations prescribed by the government everybody would soon find it much easier to cope because it would not take such a long time as it has taken now.

Because there are so many people who do not know the Scriptures or have forgotten or abandoned the Gospel announcement, they no longer identify themselves in a community of brothers and sisters where agape love is the most important rule.

Many environments, even in traditionally Christian societies, are reluctant to open themselves to the word of faith and have placed the “Self” or “I” in the first place, giving not much place for protecting the other. today we can see a lot of people who pu their self interest at the beginning of their activity line. They are not concerned what their presence might do on a shopping street or in a shopping mall. One can wonder why they were not able to go online to buy the goods they so urgently do need to have.

Whilst a lot of worry circles around, many do not seem to worry about the effect of their presence on the streets or in the shops. Is it out of ignorance or out of selfishness that they are not concerned about taking more precaution measures to avoid spreading the coronavirus?

When one could place the “self” more aside and give more thought to the “other”, especcially to all those working in the health sector, for sure all the measures the goverment asks to follow would be so much easier to follow and would not feel as a limitation or restriction of our liberty.

So many people are complaining that they would be not able to celebrate Christmas. Why and how does it come they would not be able to have some sacred time together with their own household members? How does it come they can not make it cosy and pleasant for their own little bulb?

If they want to go to church, why can they not enjoy the virtual church service their church may be offering? Or is their church insisting, contrary to the governmental advice, to come together in the church building?

Each sensible person should know it is his or her duty to do everything to protect the other. Under duty of gratitude towards recognisance, each should muster the brotherly love to work for the good or welfare of the other and as such keep to the safety measurements.

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Someone needs …


”Someone not far from where you are,
needs your tender touch, your simple smile, your holy hug…today.”

 

 

‘A friend loves at all times…’ Proverbs 17:17

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Love and Service


””The motive of the Higher Self is always love and service.”

~ Joan Borysenko,

Pocketful of Miracles . . .

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.
You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You don’t have to have to make your subject and your verb agree.”

 

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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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