How Our View Of The World Affects Learning, Knowledge And Understanding (LINK)

Happy Sunday to everyone. Once in while (on a Sunday) you can find encouraging tidbits of info (always use discernment) that can change our course, or enlighten our path towards a better direction or, ending up skipping over some would-be bad obstacles and freeing us up from an otherwise pit or wrong place. I found such info (knew this, maybe you did too) here at this link (below). Be blessed! You are carrying around someone’s miracle today……….be there. –Moraldiplomat

Excerpts:

“……………..we are finite.  We learn slowly, in bits and pieces, here a little and there a little.  We also easily forget things we once knew.  And we are sinful.  Our unbelief easily colors our thinking, even when we are thinking about God’s truth.  In short, our view of the world will never exactly be God’s … not now, and not even in eternity.  We will never have his omniscience and infinite wisdom.  And yet we must learn………………

……………Above all, it’s important to understand that Paul found no common ground with Greek philosophy here.  Even more, everything Paul said about God was entirely at odds with the with the philosophers’ basic assumptions.  And yet Paul could still point to the Stoic poets and find support in their words, if not in their underlying theology.

For even the Greek poets knew that idols were “foundational garbage” and that men were, in some sense … “the offspring of God.”  Above all, Paul’s summary of theology was sufficient to draw a sharp contrast between his understanding of the world and that of the pagan philosophers.  He created a sufficient base for a moral and intellectual conversation about repentance………….”

Read the rest here >  https://www.offthegridnews.com/religion/view-world-affects-learning/

Let’s start the new week with a new goal and a better understanding of God and the world around us. Have a great next week! 🙂

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Will Our Lack of Humanity Be the END of Humanity? (LINK)

“………It seems that I can publish the most heart-wrenching thing and if it doesn’t fall in line with somebody’s political opinion, they can turn it around and say something that makes me doubt they even have a soul……..” -Daisy Luther [Read more from Daisy at link below]

Thanks Daisy!! 🙂

Will Our Lack of Humanity Be the END of Humanity?

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/end-humanity/

I’ve seen the same thing. Thanks Daisy for expressing your feelings in this awesome tell-tale article. I believe (albeit very few) that there are still a few people that have souls left; that somehow they still have a natural compassion for the weaker more needy person. I hope that we have not dissed humans in favor of say, “trees, plants and animals;” while these are blessed in their own created right, they are not made in the image of God such as we are and we have hearts and emotions that can be expressed and even understood. No plant, vegetable or mineral can do that. As for animals, yes, they have souls I believe, but for the greater of humanity, I recommend we put people over animals always! Without us, they’rd be no them…at least happy ones. If there were no humans to be guardians, they’d be awful lonely“. -Moraldiplomat

About Daisy:

Would You Stop? (LINK)

“When a horrific car crash occurs, are most people willing to help? Or do they turn a blind eye? German police set out to find the answer, staging a fake road accident to test how many people were willing to be good Samaritans………… Once the stage was set, seven hidden cameras recorded events as police hid up the road and pulled over cars that didn’t stop to help. That was most drivers, as a whopping 90 percent of passing traffic failed to pull over to assist the “victims…………………..”

Gotcha! German police stage bloody car accident to test morality of motorists (VIDEO)

Read the rest here> https://www.rt.com/news/430453-german-police-fake-accident/

Germany, at least this city maybe shouldn’t be in your bucket list of places to visit. Oberhavel, in the eastern German state of Brandenburg

Mt 24:12 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

The Kingdom is Within YOU!

I’m changing things up today (don’t worry, I will still post awesome links and vids) after all, this began as “…of the story.” Stories with a meaning; and I have a story for you today- let’s not forget today is Sunday. A lot of people like to think about God today, (we should do it everyday) or we think about those who are thinking about God. Maybe we wonder if He is still involved in mankind’s workings. I can assure you He is. He’s working on you this very moment!

Back in Old Testament days, God dealt with man a little differently than He does today. There was a different covenant that He had with man, and in short; God was reaching out to man (2 Chron 16:9), and He still is. However, not all men (and women) were reaching out to Him. So, He sent His Son (Mt 21:37) in the likeness (literally human) of mankind. And from the time He came till well after He left (temporarily) He would now draw all men to Himself (Jn 12:32). We (many people) are what has been called, “God chasers.”

Ok, without further ado……..here’s that story. Thanks to James B. of Canada for the structuring

The Kingdom of God is Where?

There are several Scriptural proofs showing that the Kingdom of God is right here, right now! While there is the Kingdom of Heaven (where God also dwells) the Kingdom God (spiritually) spoken of, “is within us.” John the Baptist (Mt. 3:2) stated, “And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” That meant it was a nearly now (then) thing to occur shortly.

Jesus preached the same message (Mt. 4:17); and in the book of Acts; God’s Kingdom was a primary theme in the apostles’ preaching as well (Acts 28:23,31). Entrance into the Kingdom is by the new birth (a soul and spiritual change in the hearts of men, something we cannot do ourselves).

Salvation is freely offered by grace through faith in the accomplishments of Jesus on earth, and more importantly, the debt, our debt, that was stopping that spiritual change; that debt, Jesus paid for with His life (Eph. 2:8-9). On this foundation, this truth, all believers in Jesus now belong to this Kingdom.

In Luke 17:21, Jesus Said that the Kingdom of God “…is within you…” This clearly shows that the Kingdom of God is here and now. Not some kind of nirvana, or emotion we need feel or a place we must look for.

There are still lost people (unchanged hearts), and what’s worse is that the people who were once “aware” are now falling away (2 Thess. 2:3). That can be both good and bad news. In the good, it means that we are ever closer to the Lord returning. On the bad, people have become so Heavenly minded and religious that they are become no earthly good.

But if you can hear, maybe you can encourage a fallen man or woman of God and point him or her back to the truth. Remind them that God loves them and that you do too. That’s a powerful message; and it’s not complicated.

The Gospel (or good news) is that we are still in harvest time and reaping time. The lost are still out there. And, we still need to continue to expand the Kingdom.

We don’t need to overlook the literal, present aspects of this Kingdom, the one Jesus spoke about at the Sermon on the Mount. Let us be happy that we and many around us in our lives can be counted as sanctified and redeemed of the earth. We are subjects of a Glorious King (ONLY Jesus, I know of no other king), and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. *

Scriptures used from ONLY KJV:

Lk 17:21 “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

2 Chron 16:9 “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.”

Jn 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”

Mt 21:37 “But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.”

And to recap:

Rev 21:3 “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”

 

Remembering Your Mom

It’s Mother’s Day (U.S.A.)

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.”

-Godfrey Winn

The Lord said that the love of many would grow cold (Mt 24:12); nothing could be truer than in these days. I lost the love of my birth mother (if I ever had it) back in the early 90’s. But the mom (my Grandmother lost her life in 2001) that took care of me, she was there, she feed me, clothed me, even protected me from my birth mother put a roof over my head and asked nothing in return-soft spoken and good to me,…well…I wish she could be here with me. I’ve never forget her.

I hope that, be it mother, or Grandmother; that you will remember the good times, the best of times and even the learning times…if you had a mom, or something like a mom; make today, her day today. If there is trouble between you and mom, change it! If at all possible, be humble and get up with you mom today. Regret is the most destructive force in the world.

Remember your mom. Remember her sacrifices. If you have a mom and she was good to you, then thank God today for creating her. You only have one; you won’t get another, so treasure her always, especially today. It’s her day, Happy Mother’s Day to all the good moms out there.

King James Version Ephesians 6

1 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”

Happy Mother’s Day Grandma!! I miss and love you!

Heaven’s Grocery Store (POEM)

“I was walking down life’s highway
a long time ago,
and I saw a sign that read:
Heaven’s Grocery Store

As I got a little closer,
the door came wide open,
and as I looked intently,
suddenly I was standing inside.

I saw angels,
they were standing everywhere.
One handed me a basket and said,
“My child shop with care.”

Everything a Christian needed.
was in that grocery store.
All you could carry that day;
and can return the next day for more.

First I got some PATIENCE,
and LOVE was in the same row.
Further down was UNDERSTANDING,
which you need everywhere you go.

I got a box or two of WISDOM,
a bag or two of FAITH.
And I didn’t want to miss out on
the HOLY SPIRIT; He was abundant in this place.

I stepped to get some STRENGTH and COURAGE,
to help me run the race.
By now my basket was getting full,
but I remembered I needed GRACE.

How could I forget SALVATION,
for salvation, well, that was free!
So I tried to get plenty of that,
there was enough to save both you and me.

Then I started up to the counter,
to pay my grocery bill.
I thought I had everything I needed
to do my Master’s will.

As I went up to the last aisle,
I saw PRAYER and grabbed some,
for I knew when I stepped outside,
I would run right into sin.

PEACE and JOY were plentiful,
they were on the last shelf.
SONG and PRAISE were standing near;
so I helped myself.

Then I said to the angel,
“How much do I owe?”
He smiled and said,
“Just take them everywhere you go.”

Again, I smiled at him and said,
“How much do I really owe?”
Again, he smiled and said,
“My child, JESUS PAID ALL THAT YOU OWE,
HE PAID YOUR BILL A LONG, LONG TIME AGO.”

Have you gone shopping lately?

-Author, UNKNOWN

The Garbage Truck Law

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!

The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us!

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, really friendly. So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage such as frustration, anger and disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you.

So don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful and happy people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life in and of itself is from God and too important to wake up in the morning with regrets, so . . . love the people who treat you right and pray for the ones who don’t.

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it, so have a blessed and garbage-free day.