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Thoughts on "Long Suffering".

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I have been reading in the Bible, about the fruits of the Spirit, and blogging my thoughts on these fruits of which one is "Long Suffering". I think in our lives when things are not the way we want them to be we feel emotional suffering. The Bible , tells us that God, suffers long with us. He is patient and kind. We are to be like God, so we should not only be patient with others but with our selves also.

There is a right way and a wrong way to suffer. Too many times I have done it the wrong way( complaining, fussing etc.) so this is something good for me to study about. Sometimes I am too hard on myself and when I look back at pain I have suffered caused by others who I continue to show kindness to then I realize I am pretty good at exercising long suffering . At the same time I realize I could use some improvement in this area. When we get burned out and blow a fuse we need to set back and meditate on our life. We need to pray and tell God, what is bothering us and ask him to help us show patients . It is human to let things get under our skin , but believers have a new spirit within them that is the likeness of God. We are to walk in the spirit not in the flesh but this is easier said than done because our human nature fights against our new spirit. God, will help us to be the person he wants us to be.
Like the song "Have we trails and temptations, take it to The Lord in Prayer."

Peace be with you.

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    I remember when I adopted my previous Yorkie and named her Patience that the people who had been caring for her said it was a good name for her since she had been patient in waiting for a forever home. The reason I named her that was to inspire myself to greater patience.

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Peace Be With You

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jesus Christ, was God's way of making peace with us.

John 3:16 (KJV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Psalm 29:11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.

What do you do to get peace? By trusting in God. Worry is sin. It means you are not trusting in God.

What can I do to trust God more fully.

1. Daily meditate on Gods word that tells us his promises.
Matthew 6:25, 27, 31-34: 25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 31 So do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

2. Pray about everything
Philippians 4:6b: "but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

Will you trust God, and not worry? Will you pray about everything in your life? Will you meditate on the Word of God? The more you do these things the more inner peace you will have.

Phil. 4:8: "whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellent worthy of praise. Let your mind dwell on these things."

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2BE-MY-BEST 12/12/2014 10:57PM

    I will stop what I am doing right now and say a prayer for you a fast recovery and that your family will not come down with it. God Bless you

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  Thanks for sharing....please pray for my family..I Have the influenza A and it is horrible!! I am just hoping and praying none of my family gets this beast!!!

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I Choose JOY!

Monday, December 08, 2014

The root word of Joy , is rejoice .

We have a choice (unless you have a chemical imbalance) to be depressed by dwelling on what is wrong with your life or thinking on God's love and his promises that if you believe makes you rejoice or fills your heart with JOY>

The choice is ours what we dwell on.

When you are joyful does that mean you don't have any problems? No way! As long as we live and breath in this world we will have troubles. When you are joyful it means you chose not to dwell on the negatives, but set your mind on the positives.

Some of the most joyful people I know have health problems , money troubles, relationship problems etc. These people are not dwelling on those problems , but instead choose to live in HOPE that someday things will improve or God, will supply the strength we need to deal with our problems. He will give us wisdom in solving some of them. Things take time to improve.
Even losing weight takes time. The time to be Joyful is not down the road . Today is the time to be Joyful in spite of all your problems. Let Gods, promises dwell in your mind and fill your heart with Joy.

The Bible does say "There is a time to cry." Yet in are darkest hour we can cling to Hope and feel comforted and rejoice in God's love for us.

Let us lay aside our problems and rejoice and be Joyful in God's Love.

We can choose Hope or Hopelessness . We can walk around with our heads down looking defeated or we can hold our head up and smile threw our tears . The choice is ours.

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What is Love?

Saturday, December 06, 2014

There are many types of Love, according to the Scholars

Philia : A non sexual love between friends and family.

Ludus: A playful flirting

Pragma : A long term love that . A Mature Love, that involves goodwill, commitment, compromise and understanding.

Agape: is a more generalised love, it's not about exclusivity but about love for all of humanity.

Philautia is self love: I am sure you have heard, "Love your neighbor as yourself." In order to Love others you must first learn to Love yourself and be good to yourself.

eros is about sexual passion and desire. Unless it grows into a mature love it will burn itself out.

1 Corinthians 13 King James Version (KJV)

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

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Friday, December 05, 2014

God, instructs us to be kind to one another.

"One kind act is better than a thousand kind thoughts." - Unknown

What is kindness?

Kindness is being warm and friendly especially to strangers.
Kindness is doing good to others rather than harm.
Kindness shows respect to others.
Kindness is full of compassion.
Kindness is generous to those in need or less fortunate.
Kindness is treating others the way you would like to be treated.

Kindness - Wikipedia

Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions

How To Show Kindness

*Help others because it is right , not because it is required.
* Show forgiveness to those who hurt you.
*Appreciating others and showing them your gratitude
* Comforting the broken hearted
* Opening a door for someone
* Saying thank you to those who have done you a kind act
I sure you can think of other ways to show kindness if you give it some thought.

Just some food for thought. Have a beautiful day and make someone's day brighter with a act of kindness.

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ICECUB 12/5/2014 10:09PM

    emoticon THANK YOU SO MUCH. emoticon

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    I absolutely agree, practice kindness everyday. emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 12/5/2014 2:13PM

    One of my mother's beautiful qualities was kindness. I hope I can be as kind as she was!

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NEVERGIVEUP57 12/5/2014 4:51AM

    I know the Bible is as they say "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth" - thanks for the reminder, I'll be kind to my husband today emoticon

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