Is God Good? 2019-27

Is God Good?   2019-27

God is ALWAYS good in my mindful thoughts!

If the god of the Hebrew Bible appears to be NOT good to those reading passages in the Old Testament, it might also appear to be so for the time period it was written and before. To equate the then God to the now God is not a correct thing to do.

Things change!!!

With the advent of the Son of God arriving, this episode in life makes things different to many. Jesus Christ became a part of the Triune God and brought forth another thought of God’s Presence known as love to all.

Blaming God for an event in life that affects us and saying He is NOT good in the process, shows our vulnerability in life itself. We as children of God cannot, just cannot, demand a better outcome in life, where we feel God could have, should have or is required to do a good thing in our lives for us, so we can say God is good, God is great… Many or some people turn away from belief in God due to the feeling of God not doing what they wanted and would have been good to do so for them, at the time.

We cannot dictate to God what we want; God is NOT our servant; we are His servants. God is a loving God and loves us to death and beyond. God is a caring God and cares for us and those we love. The fact that He does not do what WE want, is another matter.

God will be with us always, by our side, even to the death and will comfort us even then and those we love ourselves.
What humans do as God’s children to others, is on us and God will be with us through the trails and tribulations of life that man does to man, for whatever reasons, and where man does the things we think are horrible it is not just to state God is not good due to those actions of those others, but it is somewhat normal to do so, regardless. He knows that too.

God is good, God is Great, thanks be to God………

Peace,
Den Betts

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Mirror of Self 2019-026

Mirror of Self  2019-026

 

Look in a mirror and what do you see? Another YOU!!!!!!

The mirror image shows you things you cannot see yourself in life, but does give you insights as to how you really are to others. No lies or exaggerations; just plain truth for all to see, hear and know about you.

It is difficult to hide the truth from others, even if we try. l We are what we are, and an actuality of self will prevail.
We can make false claims about ourselves and deny, deny and deny, but people with insight can tell, because facts are truth and lies are lies, ALWAYS.

Those that want to believe the opposite of truth, may do so, but it could be for reasons even they do not understand.
If we make claims of the truth being fake, we are deceiving ourselves or others that we want to sway our way, but it is still wrong and a lie to everyone.

Th mirror knows all, for it does not change what we are, but simply shows us as we are in reality.

Peace
Den Betts

Understanding Prejudice 2019-025

                                                Understanding Prejudice    2019-025

Understanding prejudice is something that I feel, cannot be done. Prejudice is tied to intolerance to a degree, which is also something that cannot be understood. Can hatred be the factor that feeds those that endorse or hold fast to these beliefs?

What other influences would lead those having such despicable thoughts towards others? The hatred for anything is NOT a justifiable defense for prejudicial intolerance. Neither is using any religion or religious dictate for having thoughts that go against normal decent beliefs.  I would think that the word normal is the key word here.

Self-avowed racists or some that claim they are not, but ARE, due to their words used or actions taken, at times, do NOT care if they are looked at as prejudicial or intolerant. Also, God fearing, holier than thou advocates, that use their Bible as weapons to try and prove their righteousness and disapproval of others are examples of why the problem with religion is religion itself.  

Liberals AND conservatives that stretch their beliefs either to the far left or right and show the world their prejudice and intolerance to others on the other end of the spectrum need to learn what compromise means.

Many, but not all, major faith groups use a variation of the Golden Rule in their beliefs. This thought of “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you is sometimes forgotten.

Listed below are some prejudices that are common, but there are more I am sure. Since I am a Christian, I will use an excerpt from the teacher Jesus Christ as an example of how I feel people could look at others. 

In Mark 12 versus 29-31 it states that Jesus told His disciples how they must adhere to the following: “The most important (commandment) is this:  Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love this Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no commandment greater than these.”

In other words, being prejudicial and intolerant is NOT the way to be, if you are a Christian and want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  In Luke 14:27 Jesus also said, “And anyone who does not carry His cross and follow Him, cannot be my disciple.”

I just used the Bible to show some thoughts, not as a weapon, but as a guide to living life with Jesus, so you could still call me a hypocrite for doing so, if you wish. 

It is so too easy to show our feelings about something that is prejudicial towards anyone, but if we do so it identifies it as a factual feeling experience, and it can give us an opportunity to change ourselves as part of the process of change and healing oneself.

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Peace,
Den Betts            bettsden@gmail.com    email or thebettsden.com Blog Site

Essence of Thought 2019-023

Essence of Thought 2019-023

 

Begone, begone ye cursed thoughts,

Take off and flee to a different day.

Let my mind be at rest for a fleeting moment,

To regroup for a haggard stay.

Interest wanes for continued love,

In dismay, my mind wanders still.

 

Perish the Devil for allowing this,

A wicked way of fortunate bliss.

A rusty pinnacle of frozen tableau,

Given in time for decrepit spray.

Alas, the heart beat continues still,

Allowing a millennium of joy.

 

Where is the harbinger of celestial upheaval?

To judge those left behind.

Thoughts remain to drip to oblivion,

Finally peace reigns in my time.

 

 

Peace,

Den Betts        bettsden@gmail.com   Email

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Journey’s, Then, Now and To Be 2019-022

                                                Journey’s, Then, Now and To Be  2019-022

Our journey of life in the past is what it was, and will remain forever more, history. What we did, we did and nothing can change this fact. Our memories of then are what we keep, even if some of them we might want to forget.

We can cherish the good thoughts, the happy ones and relish in the rethinking of them now. The bad thoughts could be forgotten and allowed to dissolve if we allow them to do so; nothing wrong there!!!!

Then, can the “Now” journey be to our benefit? The” Then” episodes of our life can be a teaching tool to guide us on our “Now” journey.

By allowing ourselves to learn from the “Past”, maybe we can cope with today’s trials and tribulations better.  “Then” comes the “To Be” part of our lives an what we do “Now” might just dictate what will the “To Be” part of our lives — Good or Bad!!!!

We had choices before and acted on them and today we continue to live with our decisions then. The same goes for what we do now that will determine on what it will be in the future— our choice again!!!!

Yesterday is over, so get over it!!!!  Today we are in the process of life now, so do something about it!!!!  Make tomorrow succeed in our goals we make today and improve on it!!!!

It is sometimes hard to forget the past and make a change for today.  Acting now on doing things to make the next day better is within our power hopefully.

It is too EASY to make excuses of “why” because of the past and sometimes harder to make today different, but it is within our scope to have tomorrow more tolerable than what we did then and what we do now!!!

I am going to try and encourage you to give it a go, and I also, find things are sometimes difficult to follow through, but that is life..  So be it…

 

Peace,
Den Betts
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Life’s Inspirations 2019-21

To be inspired in any way, by something, is a great thing to happen and hopefully to be taken advantage of,  in the scope of life.

 

Life’s Inspirations   2019-21

To be Inspired

And do nothing

Is not to be inspired

At all.

 

Wishing, deep desires,

Boldly stated,

Yet not done, are

Forgotten in life

And left behind.

 

Each moment – a gamble

Of living; chances taken

Life’s reward an

Inner feeling

Not shared with others.

 

 

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State of Mind 2019-020

What is the state of our minds? It, our mind, is what it is, that is for sure. But, in reality, where does it leave us on a daily basis, to experience life in another way, unknown to us now? I ask, with the authority of knowing somewhat, how our minds are subject to forces of nature that enable us to do, think, and experience life in a unique way of existence.

State of Mind 2019-020

I jumped through the window in my mind,

Into the void of darkness beyond.

Pinpoints of starry far off lights,

Surrounded me on all sides.

I was through, I was there,

Scared, but not turning back.

My body and mind floating in free space,

No veil, no hindrance of feelings

A phenomenon as before, visited once again,

A difference, of total absolute awareness.

An intensity born from desire to know,

Culminating in final release and reality.

Not looking back, not knowing for sure,

The reasons of this wonderful sight.

Knowing that again, I will revisit

To feel the power of the feeling.

Peace,
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