-Life is so hard
at times. How can I stop from 'going crazy'?
4:7. And how to get it? Others will pray for you.(Philippians
1:2,8,9), and you have a part too.(Philippians
4:8,9; Colossians 3:15).in
Christ's nature of concern and love for others in your
those far away from sanity.
guides us into His peace:.Luke
Ask Him to do so for you.
He can provide the guidance
to sound mindedness and emotional
16:25,26 "Now to him that is of power to stablish.(make
according to my gospel
and the preaching.(original
is 'preach', 'publish', 'proclaim openly').of
Emmanuel the Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery,
which was kept secret since the world began, but now is made manifest and
by the scriptures of the prophets,
according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all
nations for the obedience of faith.".Without
that, it is another story:.Romans
Pets help one be less absorbed
in their own lack. Get a pet! But not a bird if you or anyone in the family
has a weakened immune system. A pet is something you can express affection
toward and something that will love you unconditionally. Keeping
Doctors at the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine in New York found that even healthy birds can carry
a potentially deadly fungus
that is carried in their claws, beaks and intestines and is transmitted
through the air. One way
to protect yourself.
you can do in keeping your pet healthy.
What has been accepted into
one's heart from life is our 'programming':.Numbers
16:30. Really what else did most of us have to go by until we found
higher consciousness? A few are in an attitude of self
sabotage. If one is sabotaging
himself or herself, they do it to others.as
Then one is unbalanced and
in a state
of opposing himself of herself?.2Timothy
word 'acknowledging' in this verse, in the original Greek means, 'to have
precise knowledge of', that's why 'Study' is important.
The word 'repentance' means an attitude for 'change' or a changed attitude.
Note also the other implication
this verse offers, that of, if you are in precise
knowledge of the truth, you will not be opposing yourself).
A true story, condensed:."On
our way back, the sole of one of my hiking boots came loose. The thoughts
came that it would be ok to go on and that I needn't say anything to the
group I was with, as it would be a pity to disturb the whole group and
hinder them because of a broken boot. When I had these thoughts a friend
behind me said that I should inform the leader and he would stop the group
and I would avoid the risk of getting injured. At that moment I felt a
resistance within myself. I did not want to be the reason for causing difficulties
for the group. Finally we stopped for a break. The friend behind me urged
me again to say something, so I finally did. The whole group looked at
me and the boot. I felt very guilty and ashamed
for being the cause of holding up the whole group. I felt panic
rising within me. While experiencing these feelings, I suddenly had a surprise.
Quite unexpectedly, a friend from the midst of our group came towards me,
took a plastic strap out of his backpack, stood in front of me, went down
on one knee and tied the strap around the boot. He didn't just hand it
to me expecting me to do it. He smiled and was happy to be of service.
As we left to go back, I had thoughts. I felt warm and cared for. It was
as if a sunbeam had pierced a dark cold place in me. And as we walked on
I had the thought that I was ready to sabotage my own safety and well-being
for the sake of others. Why didn't I finally love myself? This brought
pain to my heart. I felt I was incapable of giving and receiving love and
that I could not love myself. I cried. This lifted the burden off me. I
could now see the difference between true unattached love and the dependent
kind I had been used to. The kindness of the gentleman with the plastic
strap was so sincere. He only wanted to help me. I'll always be grateful
for this experience. I am becoming more self-assured and confident and
I can say No when I am asked to do something for others that does not make
me feel comfortable. I am not afraid to take a break for rest when my body
seems to need it. Most of all, I can now understand, in a loving way, when
I cannot respond to a 'love' extended to me, because I recognize that it
possibly does not come from the right source. The source from which love
springs is all important."....L.Y.
Life can be a pall
of doom at times if we are not being diligent
in keeping focused.(Romans
what Christ in us
11:28-30 "Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden and
I will give you rest. Take
my yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek
and lowly in heart and you shall find rest
unto your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.".It
is not what you go through while desiring good things, but how you allow
it to affect you, that is important for your spiritual growth. All tests
and trials of life are to drive a person
to the spirit part of him, the soul and the Soul connected with it, which
is God, for God can instantly stop any and all negatives affecting a person,
turning dark days into days of light.
There is a
rest for spiritual persons of loving heart.(Hebrews
when you get out of mind of this, life becomes harsher.
This rest of the soul, comes
There is no rest in unbelief.
But many sincere believers in Emmanuel lack
in the belief that would prevent them from ever falling into alternate
potentially hurtful philosophies. Believing
in His person is one thing.(even
the dark side believes in His existence:.James
2:19), but believing in what
what He gave you.(Romans
-Since we are basically
individual spirits each in our own body, shouldn't we be concentrating
more on the spiritual than the physical?