They That Seek The Lord Shall Not Want (Psa. 34:10)
WE are not to seek God for selfish ends, but in the self-effacing power of divine love. But the glorious paradox is that the more we selflessly seek God’s pleasure and glory, and the less we seek our own, the more inevitably and inexorably will pleasure and glory pursue us, and force themselves upon us.
Bro Growcott – Search Me O God
Too many people are being squeezed into a corner and others succeed in humiliating their fellow human beings and making them feel bad.
We have to be very careful not to become a victim by putting ourselves in a weak position. We must always consider our own “I” high and worthy enough to respect each being around us respectfully and to give the love that we may receive from the Supreme, so that we don’t have to feel guilty of our and others wellbeing.
”With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing so you will have no guilt.”
You did something bad. And now you feel terrible. But the feeling won’t go away. It gnaws at you. Even worse, it makes you feel like you’re a bad person.
Nobody tells us how to deal with this, we all feel a wide range of emotions from time to time, but some feelings just don’t deserve to stick around — guilt being one of them. Unless you’ve done something terrible, you shouldn’t feel bad for your actions, and there are certain things you should never feel guilty doing, especially when they don’t hurt anyone. It’s easy to get caught up in pleasing others, but sometimes there are things we just need to do for ourselves without feeling bad about it.
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In navolging van: Moed? Comfort ruilen voor de magie van het onbekende
+ Loslaten wat je niet kan veranderen
Rond mijn dertig was ik helemaal opgebrand. Nu noemen ze dat een burn-out, toen was ‘mijn batterij plat’. Een psychiater heeft me toen de raad gegeven om alleen nog te doen wat ik écht wilde doen. Ik ging beeldhouwen, juwelen ontwerpen en startte een galerij. Nu ben ik bijna tachtig, maar nog vol ideeën. Wij zoeken teveel naar geluk, terwijl het geluk vanzelf komt als je het los kan laten.
MSW blog likes to tell his clients
“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Now, just imagine if you spent those sixty seconds providing self love and/or kindness.,,”
(in a reaction on How could I possibly be offended?: about being angry, resentful, filled with hate and plagued with a vindictive heart, which is tantamount to drinking poison.)
From a stumbling spiritual pilgrim on his way from one place to an other on a journey of self-discovery, in the spirit of service, generosity, and gratitude, but has little sympathy for the perpetually aggrieved:
- How could I possibly be offended?
- How could I possibly be offended?
- The kind of danger we are ready for is the kind we can face from a safe distance
- When you can’t look on the bright side, I’ll sit with you in the dark -Alice in Wonderland
Plus from Real Life of an MSW
- Kindness Gone Awry
- Radom Act of Kindness
Anger: When I get angry, I suffer, because anger is always unjustified, and, deep inside, I know that. Help me to turn to my journal and vent there when I am overwrought. I never get angry unless I am stressed.
After an exceptional great Summer Autumn has come to bring us a variation of colours and many winds to push us, giving the feeling we live and have to do something, advancing in life and preparing for the colder days of Winter.
“Autumn, gorgeous in yellow and red,
Is the harvest time, when man is led
To garner the fruits of sweat and toil
From dear Mother Earth,
the deep rich soil.”…
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham
Text & image source: Remember ღ Once upon a Time? https://web.facebook.com/RememberOnceUponATime/
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We Christians and we humans are not all clones
and so we do not all connect, engage, pray or worship in the same way.
That would be very boring and unbiblical.
No, there is a marvellous uniqueness and variance to our God-given human spirituality which is sadly often overlooked by many charismatic evangelical Christian church leaders and pastors.
~ ‘Come, just as you are to worship’
We should trust God and give Him control. all the world should know that nobody is like Him, even not Jesus, who many have made into their god. The God of Israel, the Unseen Eternal Being is the Most High Supreme Being surpassing any other god or human being. Jehovah, the God above all gods, is the One we should look for and worship, being thankful for what He created and for what He allows us to have.
by Hazel Straub
There is no one like Yahweh God, he is all that we need. No matter how many times we fall and make a mess of our lives, Yahweh God is our strength and shelter. Even when our health fails and we are weak, he is always there for us and we can run to him and receive forgiveness and refreshment, for our body, soul and spirit. Yahweh is our Rock and strength, forever!
Whom have I in heaven but you? You’re all I want!
No one on earth means as much to me as you.
Lord, so many times I fail; I fall into disgrace.
But when I trust in you, I have a strong and glorious presence
protecting and anointing me. Forever you’re all I need! (Psalm 73:25-26 TPT)
© Crown of Glory International Ministries. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written…
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Friendly Fairy Tales
Rocks protrude, waves crash,
Mist embraces the shore.
What giant moved these rocks here,
To fight the tide and battle time?
This enchanted place calls to me,
Like Stonehenge by the Sea,
A crossroads between the past and future,
Nothing settled, always changing.
Even the sky changes in a heartbeat,
Water battling earth, air carrying their cries:
Elemental soundings, missing only fire.
Magic enfolds, perhaps the fire is in me.
Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham
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Jij bepaalt de dingen die je uiteindelijk doet.
Je hebt keuzes in deze wereld,
en dat is hoe ik leef.
English version / Engelse versie >You decide the things that ultimately you do
When looking how certain populist politicians react in Belgium, we can not resist to think about the times of our grandparents and parents. Our family members who were confronted with an attitude which made them fear those around them, never being sure if that person could be trusted.
The present situation makes that several Jews and Messianics do not want to come into the public and therefore from the contacts we made and discussions we had the previous weeks, we found that not many are interested to make themselves know to others or to have their meeting and synagogues or prayer-houses be known to non-Jewish people.
No wonder when we do know that more than one holocaust survivor says that they see a lot of parallels between what is happening in our world today and the atmosphere in pre-Nazi Germany that led to millions of people being murdered by the state.
> Read more about it: >
Holocaust survivor says Trump’s America ‘feels like 1929 or 1930 Berlin’
Neo Nazis and white supremacists pictured at the rally in Charlottesville Getty