It happened again!!!!

It Happened Again!

I gave an individual (male) one of the crosses I make, after he commented on the one, I was wearing. He told me he did not know if he could wear it ever, though he said he was a Christian. I told him the things about my doing so, wearing the cross. So I related again what I thought.

First, I explained to him that being a Christian automatically makes a person a disciple of the Savior Jesus, in my opinion. It does entail many duties and a follower of Jesus that includes the declaration they are one and encouraging others to be “fishers of men” and that is discipleship.

I also told him that I wear a cross, not to just show others that I am a disciple of Christ, but something else in the process.

In the Bible in Ephesians 6:16 it states, “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”  I interpret this (for me) as “wear a cross”

It is difficult for me to be a hypocrite and do or say things that contradict the teachings of Jesus Christ, and I wear the cross to fend off those acts. It is there for me to see and feel and I try to be a disciple of Jesus.

Do I always succeed?! NO, I do not, BUT the cross I wear also reminds me I am forgiven through the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.

This guy looked at me, did accept the cross I had for him, put it in his pocket and said, “I will consider it.”

Thanks be to God whom I have submitted myself to and to Jesus who I have surrendered my life to his glory.

So be it!!!!!!!!!!

Tranquility Feeling

Tranquility Feeling

I now travel through life as I have stated before, on a journey that has a known and unknown aspect to it. My life is like looking through a microscope that has a telescope interchangeable lens. Weird…

The unknown at times becomes known to a degree, and the knowns have some murky attributes to them.

Many beliefs have been shattered and are feeling unsettled, while I am in awe of mysteries that have revealed themselves. I can accept those that I believed in and are now helping a fictional substance in my mind.

I feel at peace in knowing some of the items in my mind that were so foreign, now hold me in a state of bliss. Again, weird…

I meditate daily and enter a zone of Self, and contemplate my life’s existence, plus spend time communing with the one God of the Universe. Not weird………..

I believe the beauty of nature, the expressions of love to things and one another are foremost in my mind. The newsworthy happenings that occur daily are not important in reality.

We exist by what we are and become, based on how we are to others.

So be it.

Self and God

                Self and God

We have so much to learn and should not allow the rigors of gaining knowledge distract us from the process of reality.

I have found God, because I found my Self and because I found my true Self, HAVE found God.  Self is the object of its own reflective consciousness of one’s whole being in a personal spiritual identity and getting to know your Self is the beginning of wisdom and the understanding of life.

Sounds complicated but in delving into the Self, it becomes clear and not complex.

 God    IS   alive, God    IS     aware, God    IS     active and always present, 

Thanks be to God…………

The Light

We are ALL on a ride to a destination! The journey is a short one in comparison to the existence of time itself for how long we exist, here on Earth.

The trip is loaded with experiences, both good and bad. How we handle the bad gives credence to how good things are appreciated and enjoyed to a degree.

In essence, we allow all the various episodes we have in life to somewhat control our actions and feelings, and that is probably normal.

We also allow our lives to go on, move forward to the next levels of life that occur to have feelings of positive consolation and desolation, which is a negative event.

Since we are creators of our very daily lives, we could demand of ourselves the ability to dispose of the bad and resolve to make the good things prosper. That is sometimes a hard task to follow.

The light of the light can help us overcome the darkness that tries to bring us down. This darkness could be a black pit of despair that overcomes us. 

As John said in Chapter 1:5 in Scripture, “The light shines, in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” And sometimes, neither do we when the darkness invades our minds. I could also quote from John 8:12, when Jesus stated “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

I do not believe he meant that we will always be free of the anguish of bad things happening, or bad negative experiences in general, which could be looked at as periods of darkness. I do believe if we follow Jesus, we will have a positive light that will persevere and the outcome of our journey, although a short one on Earth, will be a very long one in eternity.

Jesus is the spiritual illumination and light of the world then in His time, now in our time and will forever be the hope for humanity and all creation.

So be it!!!!

Light of Life

Light of Life

When does a person see the light?  No, not the light of day, but instead, the Light of Life!

The Light of Eternal Life to come and not the light of the new tomorrow.

To have life through Him will give this eternal life and is a life He brought from God and a dying world.

A chance to climb out of the black pit of darkness and to see The Light and walk in this brightness is to live in a lifestyle or way of Life’s walk.

As He was the Light, is the Light and will be the Light, He did and will influence people for good and prepare us to receive the Holy Spirit into our lives; IF we allow Him to do so.

The Spiritual Disciplines are a step in a way to hear God’s word and to ascertain what plans He has for us.

It is our choice to do nothing or something in life and either walk in the darkness or be a Light of Life, which can mean happiness, prosperity or a perfect being of self.

Our decision, our outcome and our mortal and immortal existence is and will be decided by self.

The light is there!!!! We have to look for Him, acknowledge Him, accept Him!!!!!!!

John 8:12             “I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but have the Light of Life.”

So Be It

Rigid Thinking

Rigid Thinking

I wonder if I am too rigid, at times, in my thinking?

I don’t think so, but perhaps this is so to some people that know me.

Going outside the box, doing something unexpected,

going to a place not seen before, may be examples but not great ones.

I realize I look at some people as being ridged in their thinking also,

 but they may NOT think as such, of themselves.

Regardless, both parties are being judgmental of each other.

Just a thought…………………………………..

Positive Ways

                                Positive ways

Expose the peace you have within you

and do NOT allow your mind

to be cluttered with noise of unwanted thoughts

Drive out evil thoughts of hatred and

Banish them to the refuse where they belong.

Positive vibes create positive actions,

so be a positive thinker in a positive way,

Again, THINK POSITIVE!!!!!!!!!

Peace

Peace is a goal that sometimes is NOT met! A quest by some individuals and even mighty nations for a betterment of life.  But, at times, power and might, control, wealth are some of the hinderances to the reality of having Peace.

Where is the compassion, the common sense, the decency, and even love for others? Or does something or someone evil, make the goal unable to be accomplished?

Pawns come into play becoming victims in life.

The “Self” becomes “The other” and is vanquished by the dominant. A sadness in life for all or any of those affected.

Peace is still a goal with love thrown in, to be part of the equation.

I quote:  “In God’s will is our peace”  T. Merton

“Give Peace a chance” J. Lennon

Evil

Evil

Evil is Evil is Evil !!!!  Simple as that!!!!

Does NOT matter what your name is, your position in life,

your riches, your standing, your title, etc….

If Evil, the word evil stays with you and you are then evil to others.

NO excuses, no lies otherwise, you cannot hide your title from others

because the moniker of Evil applies to you and will remain.

Your actions will tell, will show how and what you are in life,

and you will be known for what and how you are also.

So, if you are someone like Putin the Russian President, your minions who follow you

then, you again are known for what you are

An EVIL despicable person!!      You are not liked and only loved

by your minions who support, praise and owe you in life…….

Peace to the world

D. Betts

Life Experiences

We experience life as we experience living itself……

Each of us has reality as it is, versus made up

Figments of our imagination.

What is real is exactly rhat

REAL, and not something else.

We might want something that is conjured in our mind,

But again, that is not reality.

I can wish for something to be different, but

that wishing will not make it so.

Change is the way of life and is also the constant in life.

Getting used to the changes is a slow mindset process

and THAT TAKES RTIME!!!!!!

So be it…………………………………………….