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3/3/08 3:18 A

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Hi DENSMAMA - It's all about God and knowing that through Him and the sacrifice of our Lord, that we are worthy and loved - made princesses and heirs in His magnificent kingdom that He wants us to have. You know the scripture where it says, "By His stripes we are healed."? I used to think that meant whenever we prayed for it because it is also written, "Ask and Ye shall receive.", but it never says when and I got to thinking about it. In Heaven we'll have new and perfect bodies that won't ever sicken, age or die....so it must mean that we are healed by grace in our spirits not always our bodies....have you noticed how weak some of us our physically, but how strong we are spiritually? Anyway, just a thought, but when I meditate on it...it feels right. I'm so happy that you found my post inspiring. Surprisingly enough it inspired me too...because even though I new all that emotionally, I never really thought about it, and it actually made me realize it all at once for the first time in my intellect. It was such a blessing to know all that about myself.

GREAT statement GRANDMAAMIE!!!

SUGARSMOM1 - You are SO right!!!

JAMINURSE - Wow, thank you for the kind comments. I have to say that it would be nice to be able to be debt free, but I wouldn't, even for second, give up all I had just to have wealth. Like beauty wealth too is in the eye of the beholder and I don't think rich people are all that happy. Money may bring things into our lives, but they're not always good things.

DEBORAH571 - Thank you! I believe God has so many good things planned for me! It took my attitude a long time to change, for while I have eyes to see, it all centers around what you look at. God has the vision. We just have to look at it.

Thank you all for stopping by and commenting on what I see as a pivotal moment in my life and well being. Love, hugs, and blessings to you all!!


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DEBORAH571 Posts: 563
3/2/08 1:01 P

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Hay Pamijane,you have a great way of seeing things. with attuide like yours you WILL go far with you and GOD you can go very far. May he Bless you each and everyday of your life. emoticon

 
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3/2/08 10:10 A

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PAMIJANE-You are so beautiful. I don't know any rich people(other than the people on TV). I suspect they would trade their rich for your happiness, joy and fulfillment. Thank you for your selfless inspiration.

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Live the life you have imagined.”
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3/1/08 6:02 P

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you are a blessing . you make me see life with a different eye . there are many ways to view life . this is a great way to think . I know money is not important . when i tell others of this fact they look at me and i can tell they think i am nuts . but if you stop and think money has caused many problems in our life's . money can not buy happiness . happiness comes from within. it is a peace of mind that can not come from money. money can not buy health. right living can and does . so i feel it is right thinking also. to put your home in order is to do many things . be generous with your time and give freely of your love . It is the greatest gift you can give . when people plead for money they are asking for more of the worldly goods . we can not buy time . what rich man would give on his death bed to have more time . live each day . love each day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/1/08 5:35 P

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JOY IS IN THE HEART THE LOVE OF A GOOD HUSBAND THE CHILDREN YOU HAVE MADE TOGETHER
THE LOVE OF THE LORD
YES I AGREE YOU CAN HAVE JOY JUST LET IT IN.

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Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.
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3/1/08 4:45 P

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When I first read the discussions topic, I was too quick to say no, but after reading your post, I say yes, I too can have joy all the time with knowing God loves you, me, and the world as we are. Before I truly allowed God in my life, yes, me allowing Him, I did not have joy. I thought I did because I was doing what I wanted when I wanted, and how I wanted without any guilt. But now that I live for God, I know I was not truly living. Thank you for such an inspiring post.

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3/1/08 4:37 P

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This question was asked on another site I belong to and I thought I would post my answer here to see if anyone in my team feels, or could come to feel, the same way.

How can we be in joy at all times? Well, I can only say what does it for me, because I am in joy all the time. Even when I lose someone I love and miss them, I have joy knowing that like me, they will one day be with the Lord. Even though I'm in pain 24/7 from fibromyalgia, morbid obesity *(which I'm working on Diligently!!) High blood pressure, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, and eating disorders, (working on those too :) ) heart disease, and spinal injuries, I have joy.

This is why...

1. I know who I am, love myself, accept and embrace myself, know that through God I am worthy of love, hope and happiness and I have them all in spades.

2. I am actively motivated and doing something the doctors can't do for me, but that God can! I'm losing weight, eating RIGHT, exercising in my water programs at the spa, going to therapy which I need less and less, and have written out all my goal, and the workable plans to achieve them while continuing to build on my hopes and dreams for things not attained yet...such as a house, and being able to hike and camp with my husband, and ride on my first rollercoaster.

3. I am adored by my husband.

4. I have two adopted mother's, a huge amount of friends, many of them best friends, and a great church family, all of whom, include me in their lives, encourage me in my goals, and uplift me with all that they too have had to overcome.

We are poor in money but rich in all the truly important things in life and even if I get depressed once in a while due to my bipolar disease...I've got joy in my spirit and I don't stay that way long anymore...this from a woman who lived in the shadow of suicide and despair from age 12 to 43. I'm 48 now and doing great. God has blessed me in so many ways, and there have been so many miracles that nothing affects me negatively for long. It took many years to reach the state I live in daily now, and it's not something that can be taught. One must go through the fire, overcome their circumstances and learn wisdom from them and grow stronger because of them to attain it. I can honestly say that all the tragedy, heartbreak of betrayal and losing everything I owned once, as well as the molestations when I was a child through the rapes of my adulthood, that I am a strong, loving, giving woman that can endure anything life throws at me, and while horrible and damaging at the time, was worth it to get where I am now!

Mind you...There is a big distinction from being happy all the time, which is impossible, you can be happy going to a movie or out on a date and sad being alone or in an arguement. JOY can be a constant thing in the faith and security of our spiritual wellbeing.

This is how I can be in joy all the time.

Blessings! :)






Edited by: PAMIJANE at: 3/1/2008 (16:37)
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