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Make happiness a habit


”“Few things are more revolutionary than finding true happiness in a suffering world.”

~ Marianne Williamson.

“If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose.
When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have.
You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have.””

 

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Uniquely you


“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.”

~Lao Tzu

 

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Thomas Merton’s Prayer in Uncertainty

Lots of people may have lost the track of the path and do not know to temper their fear for what might be coming in this coronacrisis.
We only can hope more people shall find some more time to meditate and to pray to the One Who governs everything.

Words on the Word

I’ve loved this prayer of Thomas Merton’s since I visited Abbey of Gethsemani as a teenager:

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the…

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The Gourmet Campers

Pros: gigantic trees – the most massive individual trees in the world and the oldest living organisms on Earth , King’s Canyon around the corner

Cons: hard to reflect these grandiose trees on a photo

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Messianic Gentiles looking at Torah and Jews, often giving a wrong view about Messianic Jews

Some Messianic groups do want others to believe that all Messianic Jews have put away their Only One True Beloved God Who is One eternal all-knowing invisible Most Almighty Elohim.

The retired Marc Hiatt worked as a Worship Director and Office Admin at Or HaOlam Messianic Congregation in Overland Park, KS, where he is known as Mordekhi. He seems to be one of those Messianic preachers who want to distort the view on Messianics by doing as if all of them worship Jeshua (Jesus Christ) as their god. Problem with such misleading gurus is that they do not want to provide place for comments on their articles, for probably they know very well that too many would disagree with them or would show readers how it is otherwise. Not providing a place for real Messianics to react, they stay in the dark and Jews may continue to have a wrong impression of those Jews who honestly choose  for Jesus.

Mr. Hiatt is not Jewish by blood, as far as any of his family records reveal. He may have a heart for Israel and the Bnei Yisroel or Jewish people and considers himself to be a Messianic Gentile,

“a “Ruth,” as it were.”

But it are such people and evangelicals who frighten us very much. Such preachers who try to convert Jews, or try to lure them in the trap not to worship the Elohim Hashem Jehovah anymore, that makes so many Jews afraid to have contact with Christians, because they too have a misinformed image. This is why today only 0,3% of the Jewish population in Israel is notated as believing in Christ. Evangelists saying so, pointing out there are 99,7 non-believers. Evangelism and Apologetics director Eitan Bar, on Youtube shares the 3 main reasons why Jewish people today don’t believe in Jesus, and gives a report about Evangelism in Israel. He explains the dangers of looking at the world from limited eye points, facing replacement theology which often leads to anti-semitism (look at the crusades, inquisition, pogroms, bloodlabels, etc).

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We all should Remember our Bore [Creator – (Qohelet / Ecclesiastes 12:1)] and be faithful to this One and Only One True God and His Words given to us, them being recorded on the Scrolls. Those scrolls never presented the Lamb of God and a real Jew shall never says or believes the words written in the Torah would be the word of Jeshua (Jesus). To say the Torah

represents the living Word, Yeshua

is just an insult for us.

We respect the Torah because we consider it the infallible Word of God, the Most High Elohim.

In Messianic Judaism, the Torah scroll, written on a lamb’s skin,
represents the Lamb of God, Yeshua,
and that is why a Torah scroll is honored and respected.
The scroll itself is not worshiped,
but it is honored as the written word of ADONAI,
which in turn represents the living Word, Yeshua.

~ B’ha’alotkha, by Mordekhi’s Drash, A Messianic Gentile look at Torah and more by Marc Hiatt

All the activities of faithful men should be directed to Hashem, who should be the “centre” of our lives and never may faithful people have other gods next to the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. Even when we accept Jesus or Jeshua as the Messiah, his great position may never make us to worship him as one of our gods, or even worse, to make this son of man and Ben haElohim (or son of God), into our God.

Mostly that choice to make Jesus or Jeshua in God frightens our brothers and sisters living in Israel and other countries. That we may encounter so many preachers wanting us to believe we do not need the faith in our Hashem Elohim or yekar to Him, but into the faith in their god Yeshua makes us much afraid and makes us alert but also scared that lots of our brethren and sisters may be lured in the trap of Trinitarianism and its adjoint avodah zara or idolatry.

The eternal Most High, the Ehyeh, Asher, Ehyeh – who was, who is, and always shall be, has no turning or changing shadow in Him and has only His Kol to Whom we should listen. He has given the statutes we should follow. That Torah or written Law is what we should take as our Guide. Though many of those Messianic Gentiles want to give the impression we cannot go without them. They do seem to forget we clearly know, or should know, that we should not have any other gods. And real lovers of God should also not keep to halfways, we cannot be partial in applying the Torah (Mal’akhi / Malachi 2:9).

The Tikkun Olam or God’s redemptive purpose to restore a fallen world did not come by Him faking His birth, temptation, death and resurrection, still keeping all people to suffer such a long time after such a “salvation” by taking on the fleshly body of Christ and then telling lies, like that He would not know when coming back or who would be seated next to Him. God knows everything, but Jesus had to learn everything and did not know a lot of things, even not some very important matters, like his return (all proof he  – Jesus – is not God).

Those people, who want to give a wrong picture of Messianic Jews, also ignore Hashem’s Tachlis, and reduce the act of Christ to a God playing some act, or bringing a ‘theatre play,’ to quieten us, like mothers or father who tell a bedtime story before having their children going to sleep.

What took root in Israel nearly two thousand years ago, and was the sent one from God bringing “Peace and Salvation”, shall have to grow coming the prophesied times of the “Age to come“. Real lovers of God should show the world that we shall have to face Tikkun Olam and that slowly but surely our world shall repair and God’s People shall have their Holy Land in that restored land where more and more people shall find and worship that only One True God and shall keep to the mitzvah in honour of Him, the Most High, Who gave the world His Word with the Torah.

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Find additional literature

  1. Jewish millennials between 2013 and 2017
  2. A Hebrew-Christian movement
  3. A House for God in our 21st century
  4. Moshe Rabbenu and Torat Moshe
  5. Difference between a Messianic Gentile, a Messianic Jew and a Christian
  6. Jews and Christians against Messianics and Jeshuaists
  7. Tekufat Tevet – Darkness, gold moon and Light to look forward
  8. Importance of Tikkun olam
  9. When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #2 Firstborn from the dead our advocate

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  1. Christiainity for Hebrews – The Name Above All Names
  2. You can’t deny God
  3. The Fullness of Israel
  4. This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #5
  5. Part I of III:  The Chosen People of God?
  6. Messianics posing as Frum Jews busted after showing up on time to a Simcha
  7. You really couldn’t make it up – If you’re making common cause with the Messianics
  8. Prepare the way
  9. Verse of the Day Ephesians 2:8-9
  10. Stay true
  11. Faith and Recovery in the Hard Times
  12. No half measures
  13. Stop the tailspin
  14. The Word

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Seeking God not for selfish ends

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

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”Let Your Guilt Be Washed”

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.

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Buddha

”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.”

Zig Ziglar
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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Strijden voor wat je echt graag doet

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.

Frieda

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When remaining angry

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.)

purple liquid poison on brown wooden surface

Read also:

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:

  1. How could I possibly be offended?
  2. How could I possibly be offended?
  3. The kind of danger we are ready for is the kind we can face from a safe distance
  4. 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

  1. Kindness Gone Awry
  2. Radom Act of Kindness

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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.

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Autumn, gorgeous in yellow and red,

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.

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“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

Artist~Morgan Weistling
Text & image source: Remember ღ Once upon a Time? https://web.facebook.com/RememberOnceUponATime/

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