In the Holiday time we may think of all those travelling in a world of fantasy and magic, but we must also remember those who can only have such travels in their dreams and imagination.
In this world full of contrast we can find many who are not aware of what a luxury they really have. They are blinded by all the material stuff around them and do not see the real richness of life, what it has to offer and where it can bring us.
Many of them, find their death still frustrated they could not have this or that. they assembled so much only for themselves, so that they could not see others around them. They have forgotten they can not do anything with all that material stuff when they die, and how there are much more important matters in life to give a better life money cannot buy.
Those who seem poor perhaps are much richer in spirit and shall find a better and endless life in the future. Bless their souls.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Die (924jeremiah.wordpress.com)
You have no idea how long you are going to be on this planet. You might think you can make a reasonable estimate based on your current health status and your age. But the reality is that God could kill you at any moment. Now if you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then this should scare the daylights out of you.
- The Cover-Up (kingskidneal.wordpress.com)
As women, we love to shop for shoes, clothing, and make-up, not to mention the latest trend….hair! We get so caught up in our appearance and the material things that we have forgotten to tend to our emotional soul and dying spirit. A spirit that is dying is usually depressed, angry, sinful, unsatisfied, unashamed (of their actions or words) and without restraint.
- Acedia: The Noonday Demon (afkimel.wordpress.com)
St Gregory the Great identified the capital sins as superbia (pride), invidia (envy), ira (anger), avaritia (avarice), tristia (sadness), gula (gluttony), and luxuria (disordered desire or lust). Over time tristia was replaced by otiositas or dēsidia (sloth, indolence). In Dante’s Divine Comedy, for example, sloth is described as tepid love, the failure to love God with all of one’s being (lento amore).
- Depression (thispathcalledlife.wordpress.com)
When you saw Robin Williams you felt happy, you laughed until you cried with cramps in your stomach and there was always joy because God blessed him with the ability to make others laugh despite what was internally going on with him. I don’t remember when he bravely came out and admitted he suffered from manic depression but he did. A person that can make you laugh and feel good despite having inner turmoil is truly talented and gifte
- Why I believe Everyone is, or should be, a Traveler. ~ Olivia Wood (elephantjournal.com)
I believe that this need for stability, security and comfort is largely down to social conditioning and the culture of fear that it arises from.
I refer in particular to modern-day Western society that dictates that we must endeavour to own property, get a full-time job and start paying toward a pension, health insurance et al from the moment we become an adult (in most countries, age 18).
- Has Europe lost its soul? (mercatornet.com)
As the political leaders of Europe come together to try to save the euro, and with it the very project of European Union, I believe the time has come for religious leaders to do likewise,
If Europe loses the Judaeo-Christian heritage that gave it its historic identity and its greatest achievements in literature, art, music, education, politics, and as we will see, economics, it will lose its identity and its greatness, not immediately, but before this century reaches its end.
When a civilisation loses its faith, it loses its future. When it recovers its faith, it recovers its future. For the sake of our children, and their children not yet born, we – Jews and Christians, side-by-side – must renew our faith and its prophetic voice. We must help Europe recover its soul.
- Self-made or Self-lost (bygstyck30.wordpress.com)
A man who lives in a shack, which he built with his own hands, working the streets by the sweat of his brow collecting cans has gained the whole world in his pride of proficiency, however the man who is a lawyer, bilking the poor by the necessity of his knowledge in a corrupt system and world, has done the same things. The houses they live in are different, the amount of wages are contrastive expressed in the variance between one who rides a bike and the other who drives a BMW, yet the worldly gain that they have set over the virtue of growing one’s spirit is the gain of their world and the prescribed loss of the soul.
- On Selfishness and Stuff (gardenvarietyneurosisredux.com)
There is a virtue to being selfish. I think there is a certain amount of soul-care that everyone needs, and it requires that we engage in a certain amount of selfish thinking and activity in order to provide our souls with the nourishment they need. I think it’s fairly easy to fall into a pattern of being so completely unselfish with our time that we neglect the vital work of soul-care, just as it is easy to fall into such a pattern of selfishness that we neglect everyone else. There is a need for balance.
- How Awake is Your Heart? (lifevesting.com)
They had the best of everything… the latest technology, the coolest gadgets, the nicest stuff. God had obviously blessed them with material prosperity.
God speaks through dreams, but not every dream. Actually the thing I think He does the most beautifully for us while we sleep is simply to press the “Reset” button to our spirits. But only an awakened heart can see that.
Maybe it’s time to re-think your ambition or your loneliness. Maybe it’s time to re-examine that restless feeling that nags you, and this time use a little discernment. Maybe what you’re restless for, lonely for, or ambitious for is God. Awakened hearts can discern that.
- The Dark Sides of Thing-driven Life, By Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi (@omozuwaspeaks) (naijaobserver.wordpress.com)
The ongoing effort by some religious leaders to idealise the opulent lifestyle has done society more harm than good. It indicates a failure to appreciate the fact that idealism and materialism hardly coexist. Anyone engaged in the single-minded pursuit of material prosperity can hardly live by high ideals. Where materialism rules, awe-inspiring pietism is bound to be sacrificed on the altar of hedonism. The core values of Good Samaritans will be thrown into the bin of exploitative capitalism, and hawk-like dispositions will be Christianised.
Source of Inspiration
Ocean liner sails the seas
people wallowing in luxury
while others are dying
of hunger and war
still others are buying
more and more
There’s great wealth
to be had
but its not shared
and that is sad
There is a simple solution, folks.
If you have more than you need,
share it with others!
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“Being ‘broke’ is a state of mind. Not
a financial or spiritual condition
All wealth, happiness and abundance first
begins with the power of your mind.
The sooner you master your mind, the greater
your chances in attracting happiness, living
your highest purpose and manifest your dreams!”
– Aiden Powers
Preceding post: Watch out! + Watch out! (on Anthony’s au pair experience)
- Let’s Help Each Other With Our Spiritual Upliftiment (deadcitizensrightssociety.wordpress.com)
et’s help each other with our spiritual growth, upliftment, & ascension by sharing meditations, prayers, videos, discussions, comments, photos & loving support for each other – as long as it is uplifting
- You Can Get It If You Really Want (quickcuppatime.wordpress.com)
In order to manifest what you desire, you must align your body, mind, heart, Soul and will. If any of these aspects of yourself is not in alignment with your conscious desire, then you may experience resistance, self-sabotage, or counter-productive results. You can manifest anything you choose on the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual/etheric planes – the key is that you must believe that it is possible and you must believe that it is possible for you.Whatever you choose to manifest, it is also important to work toward your desired outcome on all levels by taking physical, mental, emotional and spiritual steps that lead to that reality.
- 6 Shifts In Consciousness We Are Experiencing Right Now (alphaalchemy.com)
Vibrating frequencies build a virtual construct that makes you think you are in a physical world, but you are not. You are in a holographic universe which is an illusion so well designed, that only the highest beings of light can see it for what it is. This is your destiny, but now you will continue to play this game called Earth at a level never played before. You are still playing with three dimensional rules in a fifth dimensional world, but you’re quickly learning how to make the transition by shifting energy.
- Heather Matthew’s Manifestation Miracle Guide Reveals Secrets That Will Draw Money, Happiness & Success to One’s Life Automatically (sbwire.com)
People who are currently depressed and have no motivation about tomorrow will find the law of attraction success stories so motivated and exciting that they will hardly sleep waiting for the new day to come and reveal new secrets and new success to them too.In order to start the process of change, people should firstly realize where they are now and how they feel about their current life? Are they satisfied with what they have or long for much more? Those who have dreams are much more prone to reach them and improve their current situation than those who do not have such.
So desire is the first step that can change people’s spiritual world that will impact their physical world. The next step is to start thinking positively, as people usually bring about what they think about. Believing in the possibility and in the own strengths is a must in the secret law of attraction. The expected miracles can really happen and those that are never expected will never come true.
- Living the Law of Attraction (julietour.wordpress.com)
Whatever your focus is on becomes manifested into material form. Belief makes the unbelievable tangible. Want to see an angel? After continuously focusing on my belief in a spiritual experience, I finally experienced many amazing things. Worried about a car being repossessed? Worries can block all abundance to help pay for that car, so the universe helped there as well…. Like earning thousands the day after it’s repossession. A little too ironic, right? Focused on abundance and a huge bank account? I’ve been there too and used my riches to share with my family, friends, and causes I cared about. Worried about a bad grade? The focus will make you late or miss class due to unforeseen circumstances no matter how hard you studied.
- Opportunities Abound~Abundance is YOURS! (eascensio.wordpress.com)
It doesn’t matter what aspect of life you connect these feelings with, these feelings of lack and always seeking more, seems to sneak its way into every crevasse within our lives. Once it is in, it moves everywhere, like a virus or a cancer. It can create darkness and emptiness when we allow it to. So, now we can tackle this with boldness and confidence to flush it out; ‘once and for all!’ Join me in doing so right here, right now!
- Micheal Forrester: 6 Shifts In Consciousness We Are All Experiencing Right Now (goldenageofgaia.com)
Absolutely everything is a wave of energy and there are many new energies taking place on Earth.We’ve shifted consciousness, but we’re still using old reflections to create our reality. Abundance in all aspects of life is now much easier to achieve in the new vibration and a confidence in our abilities will soon magnify to great levels in the coming years.
Many words are said and written down in the world, but how many are inspired by wisdom?
- Words to inspire and to give wisdom
- Words in the world
- The Tongue an Outlet
- Loving the Word
- Answering a fool according to his folly
- Honour your own words as if they were an important contract
- Think before you speak
- A tongue to speak slowly and well-considered
- For attractive lips, speak words of kindness
- Growth in character
- Aim High: Examples of Godly Characters to follow
- How should we preach?
- The radiance of God’s glory and the counsellor
- A Living Faith #2 State of your faith
- Feed Your Faith Daily
- Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #5 To meditate and Transform
- Bible a guide – Bijbel als gids
- Happy who’s delight is only in the law of Jehovah
- A Bible Falling Apart Belongs to Someone who isn’t
- Truth never plays false roles of any kind, which is why people are so surprised when meeting it
- Wisdom lies deep
- Those who make peace should plant peace like a seed
- Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience
- Prophets making excuses
- Proverbs 1 (chaptersone.wordpress.com)
Proverbs 1:1-6 describes the purpose of the book of Proverbs: to attain wisdom, discipline, insight, prudence, rightness, justice, fairness, discretion, guidance, learning, and understanding. Verse 7 seems to use the term “knowledge” as a synonym of wisdom saying “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge”. And verse 33 says “whoever listens to [wisdom] will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” Very often each verse of Proverbs is a mini-sermon by itself, with a line about wisdom beside a line about foolishness. For example, Proverbs 10:14, “Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.” A good habit would be to read one verse of Proverbs a day, and meditate on it.
- Weekend Wisdom: Live In Peace With One Another (joyreturns.com)
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
- The Wisdom of Peace (whyjesusministries.wordpress.com)
James 3:17 (NIV)
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
- Weekend Wisdom: Be Devoted To One Another (joyreturns.com)
Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
Mary McLeod Bethune
- A Practical And Experiential Overview of Romans by Robert Haldane (ilyston.wordpress.com)
The attributes of God, especially His holiness and justice, when viewed through any other medium than that of the Gospel, strike terror into the heart of man, and lead him, like Adam, to hide himself among the trees of the garden. But these attributes, in themselves so terrible to the guilty, are, through the merciful appointment of the mediation of our heavenly Surety, pledged for the deliverance of the Christian, and for his eternal salvation.
- Several quotes about wisdom. (closetoeighty.wordpress.com)
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. ~Norman Cousins
- 03 March 16, 2014, Proverbs 8-9 & James 3, Listen To Wisdom’s Invitation (slideshare.net)
- Being sure of their deliverance (christadelphianworld.blogspot.com)
They were sure that the divine Creator was with them and would continuously guide them through easy but also through difficult times.
- Holding Fast the Name of Jesus (jlue.wordpress.com)
- God?…Dis is Larry. (pastij.wordpress.com)
I am just beginning to iron out my thoughts, and eventually, to be able to think this through with more of a clear-mind, and not just dozens of Christian clichés that don’t give adequate explanation for what I am doing. I want a solid foundations, and not that I don’t think that clichés aid in understanding, because I think that underneath the cliché is wisdom. I want to dig down to get the gold. Wisdom is better than gold. I want to use my mind, not to explain God as a scientist explains matter, I think its more like a child trying to explain his father. I can’t do it. But I will try. Yes, God’s wisdom is not wisdom as the world sees it. And it is true that “God uses the foolish things of the world to shame the wise”. BUT, this does not mean that God’s wisdom does not make sense. In fact, it makes perfect sense, unlike my explanation of it, which can never be perfect. If this is confusing to you, don’t stress. It is confusing to me as well, but I do believe that I am going somewhere with this, though I may not know where.Everything that I understand about God has been taught to me by people in my life. These people were taught by people as well. The reason that I trust them? Well, it is difficult to explain, but I want to try, because there is a reason that makes sense, I just haven’t been able to put it into words yet.
The fact that there is some consistency in what I have been taught is comforting, and the belief in the Word of God as authoritative gives me a foundation to build from. That being said, many people who treat the Bible with authority have a lot of crazy ideas that do not make sense. For example, the Klu Klux Klan and the Westboro Baptist Church. So then, there is this other factor called interpretation.
This is more of the beginning of a discussion than it is me trying to explain anything.
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ~Isaac Asimov
It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it. ~A.A. Hodge
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. ~Norman Cousins
Wisdom comes by disillusionment. ~George Santayana
Wisdom outweighs any wealth. ~Sophocles
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