Trusting God

This a phenomenal post.  I loved Mr. Jennings Jason transparency concerning his hardship.  

However, the part I loved is when he had that all so important encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.  

Click the link to connect to this great post.  Try His blog A Word on the Word.

Trust God!…Author Jennings Jason

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Why Happiness Alone Can’t Sustain You.

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One of the happiest moments in life was when I realized that life was not defined by happiness but by joy in Jesus.-The Blueprint-

Happiness is such a controversial word in my opinion because many people find themselves imprisoned by the meaning of this word. Truly if we were to analyze happiness we would realize that it is a state of being not an absolute. Happiness is circumstantial at best. 

Consequently, it is a feeling solely based on conditions, never concrete. If you were to show me 5 people that were happy…I could show you 5 more that were unhappy because of trying circumstances and events that were out of their control.

Happiness is an emotion that is always changing. It lacks depth and the deeply planted roots needed to build a stable foundation upon.  
What do you mean?  Thanks for asking… Happiness says in essences if I feel happy today, if everything around me is conducive to my happiness, then guess what?… I feel happy today. But by some chance my circumstances don’t provide me an atmosphere that is conducive to my happiness. ..then somebody better watch out, now I am on the warpath because I am not happy today.

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Happiness is predicated on condition not facts. We may not feel happy today but God is still good. Fact not condition.

 Consider this? We can wake up in the morning and hear the birds chirping,  the angels singing because we feel happy today.  However, if life hands us a plate of disappointments then there is a good chance that we will no longer feel happy. That is chilling right?

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We can’t build our proverbial houses on happiness because eventually they will colasp.

The conditions of life can and will alter our attitudes and possibly rob us of our happiness if we will allow our feelings to dictate to us the direction for our lives.

 The seesaw, (The Feeling of Happiness) has claimed many marriages, friendships and has weakend our relationships with God. The feeling of euphoria that was once present when we received Jesus over time will leave us.

Have you ever heard people say, “I don’t feel saved or we have just fallen out of love?” Can I say this? Love and Salvation are not feelings they are choices. We choose to love our spouses or not. We choose to live submitted and consecrated lives to God or not.

Nehemiah had to remind the Israelites when Ezra was reading the word of God that it wasn’t a time to weep but it was a time to rejoice. He had to remind them that their strength was found in the joy of the Lord and that His words are spirit and they are alive.

We too must realize that when I am happy God has my back, when my enemies are present God has my back and when I am feeling sad God has my back.   We must realize that we are not defined by our happiness. When we dont feel happy we are still strong because we have His joy, evelasting joy! It doesn’t matter about our conditions because God never, ever changes, he is always absolute. 

Nehemiah 8:10 kjv

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I Don’t Want To Wag My Tale. Β Bring Back Sentiment To Blogging.

 Maybe I am the only one that feels this way about the blogosphere but blogging has become more and more mechanical and losing it’s finest that made it so charmingly delightful.

I can’t place my finger on the moment where blogging which was so mysterious and intriguing lost it inability to connect with the commoner but in my opinion it has left us.

The commoner who loves to read about vacations and view photos of and places, family and friends.  The commoner who loves to check and scan through the reader for human moments….

And you know sometimes, I feel like the consumer who has just realized that the secretary that answered the phone has just been replaced by an automated system.😲😲😒😒😭😭

UGH….COME On Man…Can I speak to a human

Important is the human touch in the life of a child.  Katherine Harmon wrote an article in Scientific American and she said, 

The stark institutional isolation prevalent in the orphanages of some countries might have mostly melted away decades ago, but many babies and young children all over the world still grow up in environments where touch and emotional engagement are lacking. Many children who have not had ample physical and emotional attention are at higher risk for behavioral, emotional and social problems as they grow up. 

And I believe important is the human touch in the life of a blog and a successful blogosphere . 

However, frighteningly enough this is how I feel concerning the blogosphere today. We have become so self absorbed and mechanical in our interactions towards posting our great creations that we have lost that human element.

The blog reader has become like an orphanage that has lost its ability to interact with its children in order to preserve the human touch.

I have gone on other sites only to witness a dumping ground for blogs and videos.  People have become so consumed by their own self imaged that they have forgotten the blog community.

 Does anyone really read other people’s blogs anymore? Or do we just drop off and walk away never to think of anyone else’s plight? Just something to think about! Hmm…what could it be?πŸ€”πŸ€”

The Three Commandments Of Blogging:

  1. Don’t write blogs you aren’t willing to read.
  2. Be considerate to your readers and don’t write a book.
  3. Share your platform and the blogs you love with others.

    So in conclusion, we need to bring back community in blogging.  Don’t just blog for what you can get out of it! Don’t just be mechanical but do unto others as you would have them to do unto you.

    There is nothing wrong with self promotion…I love it but if you are the only general that can make for a very lonely existence.

    Are We Grounded By The Word ?

    Life has a tendency to challenge our footing with God.  We can become busy, distracted, hurt, angry or frustrated with our progress. 

    However, if we are not grounded we might find ourselves floating away from God.  We may find ourselves drifting from his purpose and will for our lives.

    Normally floating is a gradual process.  When we begin to float our convictions are not as strong and the areas where I wouldn’t compromise I become more progressive.

    We must guard against floating because it can be very harmful for us. 

     The way we guard against floating is anchoring ourselves in the word of God.  We must literally ground ourselves.

    We does grounding look like?  That’s a great question.  The Bible uses words like flee, phrases like guard your heart, submit to God, resist the Devil.  When we take on this posture we allow the word of God to start grounding us.

    The Word acts like tent pegs and fasten our minds, focus, priorities and spirit in the soil of God.  We use the Biblical phrases often, “Becoming Rooted and Grounded in Christ.”

    So the next time you feel yourself floating ground yourself in God’s word and prayer and I promise you, you will be like a tree…extremely hard to move.