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Self Love (Text)

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When I say “self-love” I’m not referring to selfish arrogant conceit

But more of the lack of insecurities, jealousies, to rid yourself of the damaging effects of self-hatred or not taking care of yourself by negative comforts such as junk food, smoking, drinking, drugs, cutting, tattoos,… in other words, not knowing your worth as you are,…

Everything you think you have to have to comfort your inner voices that tell you that you need just one more… “thing” whatever that is.

For instance… “I need a cigarette”, “I need a drink”, “I need another tattoo”, are all some sort of temporary mask to put on to calm something that is going on, on the inside.

Set off by a trigger to seek a comfort, something to generate a feeling that will just get you by until the next one. Whether its something you need every hour or every week or every year and so on, and the more you do it the more of a habit it becomes, and when it’s a habit, you now think that it’s a part of you. So

Anything that makes you feel, good about yourself, tough, better, bigger, or more confident, anything that generates a feeling to take you to a place that you have to keep doing or getting to maintain that feeling,… there is something going on, on the inside that is not quite complete in your life that keeps you going back to that,… comfort thing. Or habit.

Unfortunately, those who rely on those things won’t fully understand that until they get to a place of total contentment with themselves. So deceptively will continue to rely on those things without even realizing it.

As a matter of fact, if you’re watching this and getting upset while you are defending your “thing”, there is more than likely something deeper going on.

Going even deeper with insecurities, jealousies, and issues inside of yourself that usually and eventually will spill over into your relationships.

So the need to work on being content with yourself as to not be a hindrance in a relationship by constantly needing attention or reassurance from those insecurities or codependency is beneficial in a healthy relationship…

When it says to “Love your neighbor as yourself” first you have to love yourself so that you can be effective in loving someone else, you can’t take care of someone else if you don’t care for yourself because your interests are always focused on self and the dissatisfaction you have for yourself.

You are so worried about what you look like, or act like, is my hair in place, does my butt look fat, what are they going to think of me,… blah blah blah,… ya know what?

Nobody really cares! Not being rude but everybody has enough to think about, much less be concerned with everything you think is wrong with you.

So being filled with self-worry or self-concern that you don’t have any room for anything or anybody outside of your insecurities because basically, they take most of your time.

To be honest, are selfish, any negative self-awareness that you generate outward, towards anyone else is a display of selfishness.

When you are completely secure with yourself (healthy self-love) then you are free to just be yourself without the hindrances and are then able to give of yourself instead of demand from others to “make you happy” or reassure your insecurities.

The only way to fix that is to rely on the way God himself thinks of you and then believe it, don’t wait for the feelings to come before you start to believe it, because they won’t. & the only way you are going to find out what God thinks of you is to read the words directly by him, for you to take straight to the heart.

The word “Believe” in scripture is a verb, an action word, something to tangibly take ahold of and make it a part of your life as if it already exists.

A conviction based off of faith and not the way you feel at any given moment.

So when it says that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE, when it says he loves you, BELIEVE THAT HE DOES, & belief is a conviction, not a feeling.

And when it says to believe, don’t hesitate, from that moment on, to start living it as fact and not something that will come to you eventually.

Yes it will “feel” awkward and not true, but ignore that like dropping objects while learning to juggle, just pick them back up and keep going until it becomes a part of your life. Until it becomes a good habit.

If you wait for the feelings you will never experience that freedom.

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2017 in Thought Provoking

 

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Love and Be Loved (Video)

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Posted by on October 29, 2017 in Video

 

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Search

If you search for truth, morality, spirituality, goodness, peace, righteousness, joy, & happiness without Jesus, it will be all separate and in vein.
But if you only search for Jesus alone, you find it all and in one complete package in Him.
Let go of everything this world has to offer, it will never completely satisfy with any depth.

It can be a narrow, challenging, lonely pathway but in the end will be more than worth it.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2017 in Tid Bits

 

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Philippians 4:4-9 Breakdown

4) Rejoice in the Lord always: I will say it again, Rejoice.

  • To be happy or glad.
  • To feel very happy or show great happiness about something.
  • Make somebody happy.
  • To fill somebody with happiness.
  • To be most joyful.

5) Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

  • Patience: tolerance, or self-control, especially in not responding to anger or someone provoking you. Gentle behavior.
  • Refraining from action: the fact of deliberately not doing or saying something when you could do or say it. Hold your tongue.
  • Law refraining from legal right: The fact of not exercising a legal right, especially of not insisting on payment of a debt at the due date and giving the debtor more time to pay. Lenient. Showing tolerance or mercy.
  • God is watching and He is with you.

6a) In nothing be *anxious

  • Do not feel nervous: worried or afraid, especially about something that is going to happen or might happen.  Feeling nervousness or agitated.
  • Do not be Eager: wanting to do something very much, or in a tense or uneasy way.
  • Not a care in the world.
    (1 Peter 5:7-10) Cast your cares on Him, A little suffering, & He will perfect you…

6b) but in everything by prayer and *supplication

  • A humble and sincere appeal to somebody who has the power to grant a request.
  • A Prayer that offers thanks to God.

6c) with *thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

  • An expression or an act of giving thanks.
  • Public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness.

7) And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Your world could be crashing down all around you and it’s like relaxing, laying on the beach on a warm summers day with not a care in the world & a complete calm will overtake you with no explanation, because God Himself takes control of your heart and mind while you enjoy extreme peace.

8) Finally brethren think on these things: whatsoever things are;

  • TrueConformable to Fact, Genuine, Real, Faithful, Honest, Exact, Straight.
  • Honorable;
    Possessing a high mind, Consistent with honor or reputation, Respected, Fair, Upright, Regarded with esteem or value.
  • JustProper, Full, True, Upright, Honest, Principles of rectitude (strong moral integrity), Distributing Justice, Righteous, Regard to the laws of God, Conformity to divine will or founded in truth & fact, Innocent, Blameless, Without Guilt, Faithful, Impartial, Fair.
  • PureHoly, Separate from all heterogeneous (unrelated) or extraneous (not relevant or applicable) matter, Clear, Free from moral defilement, Without Spot, Not Tarnished, Incorruptible (morally pure and uncorrupted, Free of Mistakes, or Containing no Errors), Not Adulterated by extreme Immorality or Wickedness.
  • LovelyWorth of Love, Deserving of Affection, Showing Love, Possessing qualities which may invite affection, Beautiful, Acceptable, Friendly.
  • Of Good ReportCommendable, Of Value.
  • VirtuousExcellence, Strength, Moral Goodness, Power.
  • PraiseworthyDeserving of praise or applause, Commendable.

9) The things which you both learned and received and heard and saw in me, do these things: and the God of peace shall be with you. (KJV)

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9) Likewise, keep practicing these things: what you have learned, received, heard, and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you. (ISV)

  • Put into practice.
  • Make it part of your life.
  • Be doers and not just hearers.
  • Perfect each and every quality.
  • Meditate on the good you learn, receive, hear and see.

In other words…

  • Spread happiness.
  • Display your patience, self control & mercy.
  • Don’t worry or be anxious about anything.
  • Pray to God and give Him your heartfelt requests.
  • Be thankful all the time and in everything. 
  • Then God will grant you a peace beyond explanation. 
  • Think only on things that are:
    genuine, honest, fair, clear, loving, kind, moral, and commendable.
     
  • Finally put all of these things into practice until it becomes part of your life,
    and God will be with you.
 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in General, Thought Provoking

 

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Judge Not

JudgeNotDo not Judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Matthew 7: 1
We are all sinners, no one is beyond the massive list of faults that we tend to heap on the people we are upset with or think that they have done us wrong. Our first reaction is usually to list off what it was that they did to us in a manner of looking down on them for doing the same things that we have done ourselves, either to the person that did it to us or to someone else in our past. So if we sit back and take a very hard, deep look at ourselves we WILL find that we fit into the same category as the one’s we have just shoved in there. Which the passage above clearly warns about. So be careful…

  • If you judge someone for lying,… you will be judged a lair.
  • If you judge someone for stealing,… you will be judged a thief.
  • If you judge someone for hypocrisy,… you will be judged a hypocrite.
  • If you judge someone for unfairness to you,… you will be judged for being unfair.
  • etc. etc. etc.

The list can go for miles, so the next time you have the urge to complain about someone doing something to you, first throw it into the pile of offenses that we have done ourselves. If we get a match for doing the same things,…  Leave it in the pile, hang your head in humility, ask forgiveness from the Lord and live in peace.

If we still find ourselves stubborn and say that “I have never done that to anyone”,…  think again, and continue to think until you do find that you have. Maybe not exactly how they have done it to you, but in another form or action you will find that you are just as guilty.

There are usually two different responses to the information above and they are;

  1. Being additionally judgmental and furious with these truths.
  2. Being convicted and humbled for it.

If we find ourselves in #1. and are fighting the truth, we are refusing to let go of, either past hurts from others, or our own insecurities that someone might just be getting away with something that “you” think should be in a different category as you, and still deserves your ( or Gods ) vengeance.

If you have chosen #2. then you will experience peace through humility and usually a desire for reconciliation will follow.

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2012 in Thought Provoking

 

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