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That what we do and those we meet


I truly believe
that everything that we do
and everyone that we meet
is put in our path for a purpose.
There are no accidents;
we’re all teachers
– if we’re willing to pay attention
to the lessons we learn,
trust our positive instincts
and not be afraid to take risks
or wait for some miracle
to come knocking at our door.
Marla Gibbs


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Born to Shine not to fear!

Though it may be a very small picture demanding zooming in, its like the things in life which seem so unnoticeable but are there. Often man thinks him to be superior to all those things around him. He even thinks he can create some things better. But those matters where there is The Hand of the Supreme Being Maker of all things, man is just nothing, small like the a grain of sand.

Lots of people in that multitude of human beings feel like a nothing or like dust. They forget that they too are created in the image of the Most High Being, Creator of all things, the One Who let be. Nothing can exist without Him.

This Grand Maker wants us all to shine brightly as the stars he placed on the outskirts of the earth, twinkling in the heavens. We all should and are twinkling here on earth and may be noticed by a fellow traveller.

Each human being, allowed to be here, should not be afraid of his or her fellow man, because they all should more fear That One Who creates and lets be. He is it Who is eternal and can give us eternity for life or for death. He is it Who wants us to shine and wants us to come to Him as His little children eager to learn from Him.

Going up to Him we should be pleased to find others, who are willing to get out of the darkness with us. Together we can do more than on our own. God does not want us to walk on our own. He also has given the world His only begotten son to guide us and to show us the Way to God His Kingdom, where all should come together to live in peace and tranquillity, shining unto glory of Christ Jesus,the son of God , and to the One Who is greater than Jesus, The Only One God, the Adonai, Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Giver of life.

Jesus has liberated the world of its chains to death. We all should be happy and make use of that what Jesus has done for us all. In him we should unite and put on his armour, like him not doing our own will but the Will of God and making His Name to be known all over the world, so that the light can be broken and the Glory of God can shine all over the universe.

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Additional reading:

  1. What is life?
  2. Dying or not
  3. Creator and Blogger God 3 Lesson and solution
  4. Story of Jesus’ birth begins long before the New Testament
  5. Science, belief, denial and visibility 1
  6. “Before” and “after” the Big Bang

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  • Psalm 77 (embodiedtorah.wordpress.com)
    We commonly speak about God with human characteristics and emotions. We talk about God’s fingers, hands, arms, eyes, ears, and even nose, even though God has none of the above. We also commonly speak of God’s happiness, enjoyment, desire for obedience, sadness, regret, and compassion and other such human emotions. The 12th century philosopher Maimonides believed that we should not use such language for God, because to do so places limits on a God who is by definition infinite. However, Biblical literature is rich with anthropomorphic and anthropopathic language for God because it is the only way we have to to communicate our our sense of the Divine.
  • Making Tough Decisions (curlychristians.com)
    It’s important to make the right choices, especially in the middle of hurt, discouragement, frustration and confusion when the right choice is the tough choice to make. When things are stressful, we naturally like to take the path of least resistance. But those are the very moments when you need to make the tougher choice. Because to reap right results in life, you have to do right when you don’t feel like it.
  • Five things you didn’t know about Jesus (refreshingnews99.blogspot.com)
    Science and archaeology offer insights into ancient artifacts that could be linked to Jesus Christ. “Finding Jesus: Fact. Faith. Forgery,” premieres Sunday Night, March 1 at 9pm ET/PT on CNN.
    With Lent beginning, and a new CNN series on Christ coming up.
  • It’s a Christian “Walk,” Not a Sprint (daviddflowers.com)
    The point of being a Christian is to become like Christ, the perfect human being.If you’ve been a follower of Jesus for any length of time you know that this process isn’t easy, and it takes much longer than any of us like. We don’t call it the Christian “walk” for nothing.

    So the Christian journey is a lifetime of inching closer to Jesus. Disciples know that this can be frustrating.

  • “What is lost by Letting Go of the “Happenedness” of the Gospel?” (dougskinner.wordpress.com)
    We are not beings of pure spirit who exist by entertaining big thoughts and inhabiting the realm of noble ideals.  We are people of flesh and blood who need to eat and sleep, who feel pleasure and pain, who get hungry, cold and sick.
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    virtually everything Jesus Christ ever said as reported in the Gospels had been taught by the Hebrew prophets and sages long before Him.  As Paul put it, the Law is “holy, righteous and good” (Romans 7:12).  In other words, long before Jesus came we already had a more than adequate expression of what it was that God expected of us as human beings morally and spiritually.  The Law has been written on both tablets of stone and on the contours of our hearts.  If all it takes for us to get “right” and then to stay “right” with God is information, then by Exodus 20 we should have been set.  We got all the content we ever needed on Sinai.  But my core issue is not intellectual.  Salvation is not a sudden flash of insight, or the discovery of some cosmic truth that organizes my thinking and forever clarifies my understanding.  I’ve got bigger problems than that, much bigger.
  • We Have Hope (heartfixxer.wordpress.com)
    Before Jesus Christ there was only death. His resurrection broke the chains of death, and for the first time, infused hope into the world. Sure, everyone has a fear of the unknown. If we compare it to how God loves us, we can be sure heaven is an amazing place to call home. God tells us his thoughts and ways are far beyond our understanding. Like his love, it is far greater than we can comprehend.
  • Food for Thought-3 Things to Remember Before Starting a Lenten Bible Study (richardsfoodforthought.com)
    Scripture is sacred because it has been passed down to us as a functioning means of allowing God to speak to us today; not because it originates directly from God.
  • A Conversation About The Nature of God (thehardincrowder.wordpress.com)
    Yesterday I had a great conversation with someone about God that I thought was worth writing about briefly. This person was an ex-atheist who had (I assume) recently become a theist. He was on board with the idea of mono-theism, and believed there was a God out there, but he had some problems with the God I worshiped.We talked about morality, the nature of faith, the resurrection of Christ, the ultimate purpose of man, and the problem of evil. It was a great conversation, and we both managed to keep the dialogue respectful. It’s one of the few debates I’ve found myself in where I didn’t feel personally attacked or insulted at the end of it. I wish more debates ended that way.
  • No religion (catchjohnfischer.wordpress.com)
    The gospel is such a basic, simple thing. God created human beings in His image. Human beings sinned by disobeying God. God said if you sin you will die, which has proven to be true for every human being who ever lived, including us. But God provided a way out by becoming a human being Himself and dying in our place so that the punishment of sin for the whole human race He created can be met in Christ, and those who place their faith in Him, “though they die, yet shall they live.” That’s it. No more; no less. Anything more than this is religion, and God doesn’t accept it. He is not impressed by our religious activity, whatever it is; He is impressed only by His Son in us, and that comes by faith, not religion.
  • Reclaiming Piety (pietistschoolman.com)
    For some, piety connotes an intensely private kind of religiosity that detaches the Christian from concern for this world, leaving them “too heavenly minded to be earthly good.”But probably for more, piety connotes an intensely public kind of religiosity that is likely legalistic, hypocritical, and/or exceedingly emotional. To practice piety, in this view, is to do exactly what Jesus warned against in the Sermon on the Mount: “…whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others” (Mt 6:5, NRSV). To be pious in this way is to be pharisaical, to be “like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth” (Mt 23:27).

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Don’t be afraid to fall

Are You Afraid of the Dark? (novel)

Are You Afraid of the Dark? (novel) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Born at this place of desert storms, small and big battles, darkness, fog and here and there some light, we may feel like floating in the void, looking for ways out of the nothingness. We should know there has been a moment of total darkness and void, a world of chaos, but there was given a Word and everything came to being.
Problem with the world is that most of the inhabitants of that globe do not see the Maker of all things and prefer to stay in the dark.

Often we may feel gliding down hill. Often our our sled does not hit the snowy hill. Avalanches get us down, buried among all relievers waste.

Sinking in the quicksand we may stretch out our hand, but are we willing to give our hand to that One Hand which is always therein the dark?

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Please do find to read further:

  1. When discouraged facing opposition
  2. Fear, struggles, sadness, bad feelings and depression
  3. Fear knocked at the door
  4. Fear of failure, and fear of the unknown
  5. Uncertainty, shame and no time for vacillation
  6. Stronger than anything that wants to destroy
  7. What is life?
  8. 8 fears caused by the fear of Man
  9. The Paradigm of Instinct, Intuition and Intention
  10. Where is the edge
  11. Eternal Word that tells everything
  12. Control and change
  13. Fearing the right person
  14. Do not be afraid. Good news because a Saviour has been born
  15. Fear not tomorrow. God is already there
  16. No fear in love
  17. Only the contrite self, sick of its pretensions, can find salvation
  18. Not holding back and getting out of darkness
  19. Why think that (4) … God would reveal himself in words
  20. Jehovah steep rock and fortress, source of insight
  21. Praying and thinking positively
  22. Believe What You Will
  23. I said God it hurts
  24. Getting out of the dark corners of this world
  25. We all have to have dreams
  26. See the conquest and believe that we can gain the victory

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  • The Fear of Man is a Trap (codybateman.org)
    Nearly everyone has heard of Abraham and his faith in God. What most do not realize is that he struggled with FEAR. You see, Abraham had a drop-dead gorgeous wife and he knew it too. Because of her beauty, he feared that the wicked ruler of the land they were passing through, might kill him in order possess his wife.Fear-of-ManSnare-Proverbs-29-25
  • Ways To Turn Your Thoughts Into Reality | Joanne King Herring (getfreelancersyahoo.wordpress.com)
    Your mind is where your reality begins. Most of us don’t know how to think productively however, how to turn our thoughts and dreams into something concrete
  • The Year of Fear (allanbaker.wordpress.com)
    we live in a fearful society that is devoured by anxiety. And we imagine in our anxiety that there are extreme “security” measures that will make us safe.
  • Allow the Storm to Push You Into the Arms of Jesus (elisiodiggsministries.wordpress.com)
    The disciples had thoughts of drowning but little did they know that this man Jesus who they were in the boat with could walk on top of water, which is equivalent to a believer walking on top of their circumstance of raging seas. You have the ability to rest in the midst of your storm just as Jesus did if you allow the virtue of faith to be at work in you. Never forget that when you experience sudden storms always run into the arms of Jesus and become closer to Him through His word.
  • Fear Factor (denacyd.wordpress.com)
    Some of us are timid, scared. We want to analyze every situation, determine if the benefits will outweigh the risks. Others just take off, no fear, no caution.
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    Over the last few years as I have analyzed my life, I have come to realize that fear has been a controlling factor in my life. I failed to take risks growing up. I probably missed out on a lot of fun and incredible experiences by being afraid of failure.
  • The Name above Every Name (theeyesoffaith.wordpress.com)
    As God would meet with people in their lives and manifest Himself to them, they began to know God in certain aspects. They would add this aspect to His Name in order to express this new found quality of the Lord.
  • I Sing Praises, Because There is a Name I Can Call On….Regardless of My Need (brandinicolejm.wordpress.com)
    As we speak to one another on a first name basis, we should have a desire to be on a first name basis with God. It is when we seek Him out (regardless of our flaws, weaknesses and shortcomings) with a level of transparency and honesty that God shares with us His last name.
  • What Is Life? (survivorparade.wordpress.com)
    Today we focus on tomorrow
    Tomorrow we focus only on sorrow
  • Gone : Again : (cultfit.wordpress.com)
    Chances are, a vast majority of us will experience some kind of adversity today. Know what’s cool and interesting – Each one of us is blessed with the capacity to bounce back on our feet after suffering a setback in life. What’s even more cool, is that we all have the potential to improve after we dust off our knees and bandage our open wounds, or as I like to say: Become more resilient.
  • God’s Forgiveness (achristianmeditation.wordpress.com)
    Today, meditate on God’s mercy, compassion and love. Let the words of the Psalm radiate brightly in your heart and make them your own. And may the realization of your own forgiveness be imprinted deeply on your mind just as it was on David’s.

Sassy Native

I worry that life is like a patch of quicksand. The moment we choose a path in life, we’re trapped—the more we try and fight it, the deeper we sink.

I’ve spent most of my life walking gingerly in hopes to avoid any sort of trap I do not willingly want to walk into.

My concern is that as I mature it seems as though, every patch of quicksand gets more and more difficult to pass. As if, each puddle of quicksand along our individual journey expands as we walk. In which case, one particular patch of quicksand will become too large to leap, even for the tallest of sorts.

If there is any truth in my theory of quicksand, I’d like to know if there is a chance of turning around before taking the final plunge? Any possibility of choosing a previous patch of quicksand—one you didn’t realize was…

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