Mathew 7:1-12 1) Judge Not that you will not be judged 2) For with that Judgment you #Judge you WILL BE JUDGED (5) hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, & then you will see clearly to remove the speak from your brothers eye (8) For Everyone who asks receives & he who seeks finds & to him who knocks it will be opened † Jesus commands His #Believers to #Discern the actions of others Some people interpret these verses as a promise that God will give disciples WHATEVER they pray for that's not how it works if it is in His will for your life then in His timing. James 4:11,12 Do not speak evil of one another brethren He who speaks evil of a brother & judges his brother speaks evil of the law & judges the law are you not a doer of the law but a Judge? There is 1 lawgiver WHO IS ABLE TO SAVE AND DESTROY! WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ONE ANOTHER? #NoJudgement#DoNotJudge#BeKindToAll#OnlyGodCanJudge#Discernment#Holy#ChristLike#Blessed#Christian#Repent#BelieveTheGospel
Me being that four year old kid in Miss McDonald's class asking WHY to every topic in class from why two colors mix and create another; to why
2 +2=4 even though I knew the answer. Asked myself why can't I stare at the eclipse. I long ago dispelled the myth that looking directly at the sun will damage my eyes look up sun gazing discern for yourself. But I know that initially the light from the sun is unbearable but over time you can see past that to the actual sphere of the sun. So I watched the eclipse from Centennial Park and this is what I saw no glasses no nothing. And I ain't blind today. #questioneveryrhing#knowledgeispower#discern
Silence is also a conversation.
Whenever I'm up in the air I always make time to use it to ponder how my life is going on.
There are times that I look back to everything I've gone through and feel grateful that I was able to survive those events, the stuggles and triumph. .
And there were times when I wander if I should be doing different things related to my passion and interest than what am I currently doing. .
Also, if I am doing well in life as compared to my friends or those of my ages. I know it's not healthy to do that, but I am not talking who's got the best career, achievements, family, possesions. I'm talking how well do I manage my life to make it a meaningful one. .
All these and other things comes when I stop and reflect of how am I doing with life. And somehow it gives me a sense of redirection if there are something that I have to change and do to create the life that I want. .
Surely, I am not yet to where I want to be but I know that I am closer than where I was yesterday. And for me, that's what life's for to search our meaning and then give it back to the world to make it a better one.
Digging this today: “Choice is a power through which we can move in this world, however sometimes an apparent paradox occurs. In certain situations you discover that despite your choices, things happen the way they were supposed to. It’s as though there was already a plan mapped out. So work towards making conscious choices, but don’t blame yourself when that is not possible. Remember that even a wrong choice is right because it helps you to increase your capacity to discern. It can also teach you to see the brightness of the right path until there comes a time when you no longer doubt. The ‘wrong’ path is usually unlit and you receive clear signals not to take it, while the right path has a luminosity that inspires you.”
Sri Prem Baba
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Thanks to @jolynne_whittaker I tuned in her prayer call this morning around 4am and she talked about several things and the one thing that stood out to me the most was YOGA and CRYSTAL HEALING THESE ARE DANGEROUS TO THE SPIRIT. It can be harmful to your body physically. For
Desi J instance, if you stopped taking medication prescribed for your illness, because you have placed your faith in crystal healing, you risk dangerous consequences to your health. It can be dangerous spiritually, since this is a practice that calls upon powers to heal that are not from God. People put their hope in a crystal to heal them or even the crystal healer who channel and rely on the crystals to teach and heal. Unfortunately they are relying on spiritual sources for the healing. Even if they claim that they are using the crystal to direct physical energy flow to help bring balance, it is rooted in the spiritual realm, meaning there is some source working behind it. Ultimately, this is considered an OCCULT PRACTICE WHICH GOD CLEARLY TELLS US TO SAY AWAY FROM.
Reflecting on the events of the weekend in Charlottesville, personal awareness, privilege and social justice.
I think it's important to discuss these issues, to support and show solidarity with each others' narratives as we unravel the overt and insidious forms of racism.
It's important to be mindful of the outrage over the tragic death of Heather Heyer - do you believe the cries of the nation would have been the same had it not been a young white woman, but a young black man?
Do you believe that guns would not have been drawn and discharged had those protestors been black instead of white?
Even in my own experience, I believe we have a long way to go.We are nowhere near a post racialised society. Some racism is subtle and can be chalked up to cultural amnesia or ignorance - but we have a duty to educate people.
If you believe yourself to be about self development, helping the community, then please do not ignore these events. Discourse and honesty is important for solidarity and collective healing. "All lives matter" is a statement based on lack of awareness and understanding for a history and narrative that still continues today. I have heard too many racial slurs, and many in jest, that are used without tenderness or consideration for history, again due to ignorance.
Dr. Martin Luther King was spot on when he said, “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Let's be mindful about our privilege, our speech and the events around us. Let's harbour compassion for those who are ignorant and educate them. Let's stand our ground and speak out against oppression. Let us remember that our spirituality is married to our social activism - the two represent the inner and outer worlds of self. There is no binary way of thinking - we do not have to do inner work to do outer work. They happen together. Consciousness is something that can be expressed through a community. Awareness is not an internal static nature - it a waking up to the joy and the pain of the world.
Respect and love to those planting and sowing the seeds of equanimity. Here's to a networked awakening 🙂♥
• GRACE IS A LICENSE - TO GET OUT OF SIN •
I'm appalled by the teachings that are going on and by a so-called 'preacher' spreading nonsense around! His intentions might be all in place, but the teachings delivered are not with proper interpretation or application of The WORD!
Yes, Grace is a person- His Name is JESUS! Yes, Grace is the unmerited favor of GOD & our good GOD in all HIS abounding love for us has given us that Gift! One of the MAJOR errors with his teachings, let me point out--
He says, "GOD is already pleased with us! Coz before JESUS could do any miracles, The FATHER spoke from Heaven saying so." Okay, let's look at it from the New Testament point of view- 📖💫✨
If that was so, explain these (from the New Testament):
1 Thessalonians 2:4 - "...Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts."™
Written by Paul, the Apostle!
Another MAJOR one:
Ephesians 4:30 - "AND DO NOT BRING SORROW TO GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT BY THE WAY YOU LIVE. Remember, he has identified you as his own.."™
Galatians 1:10, 1 Corinthians 10:22, Galatians 5:16, Galatians 6:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:19, 2 Peter 3:15, Revelation 3:5, and so many more..™ We are made in HIS DNA--Do you feel sad? Do you grieve? Do you feel anger? Or other emotions? So, is with GOD (on earth, The Holy Spirit)!
Yes, you can please HIM now or even grieve HIM. HE feels hurt and HE grieves, when we are not living the Calling and sin, when HE has called us! (Eph 4:1). Yes, CHRIST did EVERYTHING for us - but we need to ACKNOWLEDGE what HE did, and really FLOW WITH THE SPIRIT!
Even I used to follow his teachings, till things started going haywire for me - and I realized I had grieved The Holy Spirit with my life! Didn't even realize! Some other aspects of his, that needs rectification as per The WORD. That pastor's intention is to lead people CLOSER to JESUS, but in the process, he is going slightly OFF-TRACK and contrary to The WORD. GOD alone knows, how many are misled and has been grieving The Holy SPIRIT, now with their reckless living! (PLS READ: 1 Thess.5:21,22)
It is ruthless out here. You must live in discernment. Not every one is your friend, and not everything that appears be a gift, is a gift. In one season- I learned it the hard way. Take this advice. #ToweTruth#PastorFurtick#Discern#CoachLe 🏀