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A Sermon Calling for a Good Response…the Best!

I took sermon notes and I’m copying them here. visualize we have an insurmountable obstacle before us. Attack is approaching from behind! Though the Red Sea opens and we see a way to advance, our enslavers still pursue! Until..until…until our call for deliverance is seen to have been answered in a plan laid ou long before, but carried out in a moment.
A compulsive ego will lay out many ways…better ways, even an only way to gullible and frantic minds. Holy Spirit offers a Best Way.
THERe has been put together a video meant to drive compulsives bonkers. It shows duct tape solutions, coloring outside of lines, a bag being opened from theb ottom! OF the ways to get to Seattle one way suggested was to walk. You are left telling yourself, “Sure, but, there is probably a better way.”
The preacher quoted Hebrews 11 where Enoch was selected to be taken because he chose the Best way…Believing that God exists and that He is the Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
A better testimony, and legacy was chosen by Abel whose best and first fatling offering was esteemed better than Cain’s…”some produce.” We also can be faithful despite our forefathers’ failures. Find out the Child of a King that you are, render no excuses, resist peer influence. You only have an audience of ONE!
When someone gave you a gift with your desires and needs in mind, was it not the more appreciated? You can tell the ones just grabbed off a gas station shelf!
When I give God my first and best He says I am storing up treasures in Heaven! If Holy Spirit says give, and you hear it loud and clear, why not do what is right? Even if it makes someone mad…even if it gets you flogged like the desciples.
Martha was out to be seen as the volunteer of the year while Mary idled her work time sitting at Jesus’ feet. One was good said the ego. One was the only best and needful place… said Jesus.
what ambition is worthy? Solving worries? A tem pursuit of a trophy and fame? Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness? A great age and honorable sons? Methusela was one, but even though Enoch attained the age of 365 he was honored by God who transitioned him to an undying state.
What is worship but the humble acceptance of His Love. It is vanity to think God could be added to or needs our praise! Who is your God? A harsh taskmaster or the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him for they are convinced they have a worthy pursuit and they will attain!
Paul said that for the sake of attaining Christ he had forsaken all. What he would attain was to know Him and the Power of His Resurrection!
We seek not just a ‘good’ response but a better one…the best!

Are We just Script Performers?

Scientists call Programmable Life Forms…PLFs…those units that can be instructed to perform by suggestions or commands. (Are you thinking automatons? Nanites? Cloned Gray aliens sent to collect data? A Roomba?
But have you looked at the person in the mirror? have you noticed how there have been myriad attempts to sway your choices? How about those ‘Vote for Me’ ads that smear the other fellow?
Then there are the ‘Trust Me’ ads flowing to bombard your senses from the FDA to the FBI and Main Stream Media. Big Pharma wants your pocketbook siphoned by ‘Take this Pill forever’.
Magazines keep coming even after you cancel them touting ‘Beauty’ and ‘Fashion’. Car ads sell sex. Promos program us with desires to live like the Rich and Famous. Even religions advertize that their ‘God’ is better than the other fellow’s.
But are we genetic automatons? Sometimes we act like it.
Our ‘star-matter’ organized by codes in our two-strand DNA give us physical characteristics. But does it give us our curiosity? Our drive to achieve? Our compassion for others? Our heroic self-sacrifice?
If our higher self-consciousness/ soul chose to express and live in these limited bodies of only five senses, perhaps they are also limited in defenses! Perhaps some sabotage is capable of co- opting our free-will and our stated functioning we had ‘pre-chosen’ as our purpose. We may be air-wave bombarded to keep us in check with brain warping/ thwarting techniques! (Cell phone towers…Microwave towers etc.)
If we are supposed to use our pineal glands to access our higher purpose and identity, it would serve our would-be slave masters to block it’s functioning, calcify it and deaden its sensitivity.
If adding more strands to our DNA will improve higher functioning and free-will choice, If we can lengthen our life with longer telomeres, then enslavers must tinker and switch off our access.
My point is, what scripts have we been handed to play out on this limited gameboard? Isa ll this holodeck illusion for our benefit or are we just programmed life forms for some ET entertainment, …or energy food? Are we so asleep we keep repeating traumas with no respite?
If we call out for salvation, who will hear? How will we be answered? Can we begin writing our own scripts?
LET THE CLEAN-UP BEGIN! HEALING-ALUJIA! Jesus, we love YOU!

When Do I Smile?

Not just the performance face, but from realizing I am being blessed?
* When I awake and realize the gift of a new day, :”His mercies are new every morning.”
* When I see a child awaken with an ‘aha’ of a new understanding.
* When I receive a gift from a thoughtful giver, for the knowledge I was not only in their mind, but in their heart.
* When I go out in nature and let the wonder of its simple being vibrate abundant life to me.
* When my confused mind picks up a word “WORD” and the enlightened personal message eases my soul.
* When my thoughtful gift is received with welcome appreciation.
* When the barking dog comes to sniff my hand and has a wagging tail.
* When I’m handed my grand-baby to hold for the first time, and I smell its new-baby smell.
* When the teacher looks at my efforts and pronounces it a ‘masterpiece’.
* When I perform, and after, there is an applause.
* When, while boating, I touch the water, feel the substance, temperature, texture and see it sparkle.
* When I, too, understand the lesson taught by the teacher with the spinning flower.
* When I solve a crossword puzzle. (Or untangle a box of tangled cords.)
* When someone comments on my blog that it , “Made their day.”

I Want to Address Depression and it’s main Feeder: Complaining YEOUCH! : Yell/ Examine or Emote/ Observe/ Utter/ Challenge/ Help another who may have the same or similar case. Pause and rewind what you just said. WAS it positive or negative? Teddy Roosevelt once said, “Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” (That rhymes with lining. ) CNN etc. want us to become a culture of whiners; to complain and loudly about the unfairness of life. To be eager to shift the blame to other causes for our misfortunes instead of our projected interpretations. It seems we have acquired a taste for sourness that is most gratifying! And it sours our world outlook! It rewires our brains to negativity pings – “Yum, sour grapes! Optimism! What! Be thankful and grateful? Sorry, that’s unreal!”

Your complaining at first gets others’ pity, sympathy, advice and efforts to lift your spirits. But after a bit it drains their energy and sours their milk of human kindness. Ever notice them looking into their heartfelt giving tank and coming up dry? Are they feeling a lack of gratitude and sense they are tired of the ‘Me-me drama’ record? Is your dark cloud-face coming a reason to cross to a sunnier side of the street? Anticipating the sound of wounded victim and watching ‘down-spiriling actions’ is a downer that most health-conscious can do without. Seriously!
So, if you absolutely need to vent, be valiant, and serve on your smorgasbord of voice, a choice. A variety of gratitude sandwiches. So you’ve got a pickle? Got a Beef? Spread some Mayo-Praise! Layer with Joy-onion. Sprinkle with bacon-crispy snappy jokes! You’ll be feeling and serving a better mood-wich!

Partners For Life?

Have you ever asked  yourself if the guy or gal in your life is the right one?  Life changes are happening more frequently than in our grandparent’s day.  What if you feel ‘on the same page’ one day, and ‘growing in separate directions’ the next?

     I ran across this article in my notes called, “Anxious to Please” – Choosing a Partner.  The sub note was:  (connected=communion).  So here it is.

     Life is a laboratory in which ‘Life’ situations are workshops in Transformation – from the weak-willed, easily terrorized-into-abdication-of-responsibilities-and-rights puppet, into a healthy, stalwart, trustworthy, peaceful warrior who is skilled in ‘self-awareness’ and able to extend knowledgeable healing support to others with kind patience and non-judgmental acceptance.

     Relationships are great laboratories to see how the inteerplay of trust, romance, and ‘assumptions’ are a challenge to ‘feelings’.  They draw out discussions of awareness of judgments and criteria for actions and re-actions.

     We need another’s viewpoint when we can’t see the forest for the trees.  We need to see as in a mirror- what in them is also in us.  We need their ‘cheering us on’ when sad, and bucking us up when deflated.  We need their supporting us when we feel frail, and challenging us when we’re sure we’re right.

     A supportive partner will not sidetrack you if you share that your goal is to use ‘life-workshops’ to transform each of you into a healthy, glad, joyful and emotionally healthy person.  If they can’t also commit to the journey, my advice is to ‘give it up’ and ask the Holy Spirit to send you someone who can.  At least you learned it is a personal power to be able to recognize a ‘side-tracker’ and choose again. Challenges have their lessons, especially in the area of forgiveness, but they may set hurdles engendering fears to continually overcome until one’s spirit, being willing, cannot supercede one’s flesh, weakened by being ‘worn-down’.  A true partner enhances the work.

     New mindsets outside of your set comfort-zone are extremely valuable.  They add more tools and encourage you to drop out-dated ones.  Renovation means ‘change’.  When the goal is to be whole- in heart, mind and body- it means you are going for a ‘new self-image’.  We are talking about enhancing, not diminishing all aspects of ‘person-hood’.  Which?  The qualities admired when we are being: self-actualized, trustworthy, knowledgeable, wise, gifted, giving, having an abundance mindset, love of excellence and peace.  We want to be known for our integrity of thoughts, feelings and behavior.

     That ends my notes.  One further comment:  I read somewhere that the un-examined life is not worth living.  The watchword for this age is “transparency”.  If shining a light reveals the ghosts are bedclothes, and there is no need for fears to cause us to cower from fear of harm, perhaps drawn curtains in realms of commerce, healthcare, politics, and media reporting with integrity is a good thing.      Shelley