Dry Prayer And Monkey Chatter

Hi, there! We all have had those times in prayer when we felt like nothing was accomplished, and even felt somewhat guilty because of our seemingly fruitless effort. We couldn’t “get spiritual” in our frame of mind and/or there was that constant bombardment of unsolicited thoughts. This is abundantly true especially in the early stages of our Christian journey.

If we are persistent in a faithful walk, these problems will be taken care of by the Holy Spirit….not only in time, but at the present:

“In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness ; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words”. Romans 8:26

Even if we struggle often in prayer, rest assured that what is necessary and has to be said to the Father and Christ Jesus on our behalf is ALWAYS automatically taken care of by the Holy Spirit within us (again, Romans 8:26!!). Never feel as though you have to “perform” in any prescribed manner when praying formally or informally. The MOST IMPORTANT consideration here is that we are going to Them, however feeble our efforts may be.

And, Christ Jesus, Himself,  is ALWAYS there making intercession (“pleading”….Concordant Literal New Testament) on our behalf on every front. Romans 8:34

Let’s not forget Matthew 6:8: “for your Father does know those things that you have need of before your asking Him.”.

Finally, a prayer of thanksgiving is an excellent approach when coming before our Father and Christ Jesus. Just start thanking Them for any and everything that comes to mind….not only the “good stuff” they give us but for our least and worst trials, as well as our failures. Those failures should lead us to depend on Them more than ever!

Sometimes, as brought out in the Post on “God’s Silent Treatment”, it is good that we just come to Them in silence. If monkey chatter persists, usually repeating in our minds or verbally “Lord”, “Lord God”, “Father”, “Jesus” or similar words will keep the intrusive thoughts at bay. This also applies to what is brought out on the Post: “Pray On The Potty”.

And, your position in formal prayer should not be an issue: my favorite is lying in bed where I am very comfortable. (You might want to reference the Post “Pray On The Potty”)

The most important consideration is that we are coming to Them, giving Them our attention….as such, They and the Spirit within us will take care of the rest!

Later, in Christ,

Fred

Why Not Be A Mystic

Hey, there! Here is an interesting article I came across at http://freebelievers.com/fbnblog-entry/why-not-be-a-mystic, and received permission from them to reprint it. You might want to also check out my Post: “Practicing The Presence Of God”. Here goes:

May 28, 2011

Why Not Be A Mystic?

Perhaps it was the several years of religious hell I went through, or the overload of information from every side telling me what to believe, how to live, and how to approach God. Perhaps it was the deep longing in my soul to touch the face of God and to simply know Him as real, but I decided to choose the path of the mystic.

First things first, I will say that the only authentic mystic is the Christian, as you cannot know God as He is in His deep mysteries without Christ. If we cannot accept Christ, His sacrifice in His incarnation, life, death, and resurrection, we cannot know God. I would caution anyone strongly against the mysticism of the rest of the world in the plethora of its religions.

Many acknowledge Jesus in a form, but most refuse to accept His deity and His work of salvation as done on the cross. Such people I say stay away from as they are no different than the Gnostics.

So what is a mystic? My humble attempt to define a mystic is one who directly through experience, thought, meditation, emotion and contemplation actively receives and hears from God. The mystic’s religion is not stuff of Sunday rituals and preaching, or the obligatory Bible reading and good works as is expected in Christianity. Rather his/her religion so consumes them in such a way that their whole life is spent saturated in it, living in and out of it. It is all encompassing to the point where there is little room for anything else.

A mystic, in my view, is not one who spends hours practicing ascetics and spiritual disciplines in monasteries, cloistered away from the world, although for a short season I recommend that the seeker would take part in these things. The reason is that it is impossible to know God without living in the rest of the world actively loving and engaging people where they live.

For me, it began in the darkest times of my life. St John of the Cross calls it the dark night of the soul. I have been through several as they guided my unwilling soul into a place of complete abandonment of all things in this world with a deep need and hunger to know my God.

That is what drives me. A hunger. It is a deep, relentless desire and longing to know the presence of my God, to be filled to the point of overflowing with Jesus and His spirit so that, in the end, He is all that I have. It is a realized poverty of the soul, or as Jesus put it, being poor in spirit and hungering and thirsting after righteousness.

I came to this point out of need. Nothing man had to offer in his church institutions satisfied me. If anything, they nearly destroyed me. I escaped only with my life and my sanity. Even still, my soul aches with a longing only Christ can satisfy when I occasionally force myself to sit through a church sermon for whatever reason.

It was the realization that I am loved, filled with His love, and the need to love others with a realization of the passion of God Himself for His church which launched me on this path. When I could no longer find those things in the traditional or mainstream Christian churches of our country, I had to leave and spend my time in the wilderness where God had to speak to me directly.

My time in the wilderness has created within me this hungering and thirsting for God. I remember one church I attended many years ago, a pastor once stated that the church of America is not hungry. It is bloated, overfed, and obese. This was true of me. I was overstuffed with the religious knowledge of various sects and denominations. I wasn’t hungry for God. I was filled. I was filled not with God though, but the junk food of the ramblings of religious men. It was when I left all of that and was starving for three years that I learned how to drink deeply and dine from the water and bread of life within me.

The problem with being a mystic is that most people don’t understand the one who chooses this path. But then again, perhaps God chooses me for this and I just hang on for dear life and my own sanity. The thing is, a mystic is so wrapped up in the Holy Spirit that no man can control them.

One of my favorite teachings of Jesus is “He who is born of the spirit is like the wind. No one knows from where it came or where it goes.”

The life of the mystic is the life chosen to follow hard and persistently after the Spirit. Consequentially, no one can control the mystic any more than they can control the Holy Spirit or the wind itself!

It is in this journey that I see no longer the need to follow teachings and lectures, rather, the need to become a physical embodiment of Jesus Himself. This cannot be taught adequately. This cannot be lectured or written about. Yes, I have heard many sermons and read quite a few riveting books about the subject, but it cannot be understood or fully realized in practical living until one embraces this for themselves.

The mystic acknowledges that it is no longer possible to tell where we end and Christ begins, as He is interwoven into the very fabric of who we are. One can no more separate me from Christ as one could separate the food I ate and processed from the cells it nourished and fused with to strengthen or even create new living tissue. If Christ is food, and we digest Him, He then becomes our very cellular makeup and spiritual DNA. We are inseparable.

It is here, my starving soul found the fountain that Christ spoke of which wells up from within unto eternal life. True mysticism is the ability to drink from Christ, the living water in such a way that we will never thirst again. We will never run dry. We will never be hungry again as He is always within us.

Most American Christians I meet are in a perpetual state of starvation. They go to church meetings every week, retreats for mountain top experiences, or whatever they can find to refill and refresh. It is always outside of them and they always worry about running dry. Many seem to think that they cannot function spiritually without the church meetings feeding them. I find many of them leave their “feeding” times for Sundays, and the rest of their week is there for them to do as they please, only to find themselves hungry once again.

I find it funny when people tell me that I needed to attend church meetings so I could be “fed.” I laugh inwardly and reply “I am fed, perpetually from the Bread of Life who is in me. I will never hunger again.” The bread learned educated church men offer will not satisfy forever. I often hear people tell me that they need to go to church for another dose of the Holy Spirit because they feel hungry. If only they knew.

If only we knew the deep riches of God’s Spirit and His treasure that lay dormant inside of us! If only we knew the mysteries that His Spirit constantly speaks to our souls, feeding us with life. If only we could tap into that and live fully and completely!

This search for that fulness and wholeness of life is the path of the mystic as it takes us ever deeper into the heart of God, drinking deeply, eating fully, and then turning around to feed our fellow man in such a way that it whets their appetite for more. Manna in the wilderness sustains, but one does hunger. If one is courageous, we leave the manna that feeds us temporarily, and brave the battles and the giants which threaten to keep us from the land flowing with milk and honey. The path of the mystic is an invitation to dine at the table with the Father forever, as sons, as family, as a part of the Bride of Christ, forever living in His love.

by David Backus

End of article. There are several points on which I disagree with the author, but overall, there is a lot of truth here, and I am grateful he has shared his experience with us.

See you later.

Fred

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

“for Him Who did not know sin, He did make sin in our behalf, that we may become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21….Modern Young’s Literal Translation)

“7.but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross”. (Philippines 2:7-8….NAS)

The Creator of the universe and of all living beings (John 1:3), because of Divine Love, was willingly nailed to a tree He had created by the creation He had created, after beaten beyond recognition by His creation (Isaiah 52:14; 50:6), so that even His crucifiers would come to experience unimaginable glory and joy along with the ENTIRE creation at the end of the ages….along with Him….when God will be ALL in ALL! (1 Corinthians 15:28….New American Standard)

I cannot think of a Greater Love Story!

Later, in Christ,

Fred

 

We Have Two Of The Greatest Allies And Best Friends Possible

Greetings!

Not only do we have a Father Who loves us beyond all human comprehension, even sending His Son to die for us (Romans 8:32), we also have 2 of the most powerful and loving Allies and Friends (John 15:14) CONSTANTLY working for us and Who are NEVER FAILING!

Christ Jesus is the Friend and Ally Who never ceases to intercede to the Father on our behalf (Romans 8:34). Further still, this Friend and Ally enables us to do “ALL things” by His strength within us (Phillippians 4:13).

The Holy Spirit within us is our Friend and Ally Who  “Himself intercedes on our behalf with groanings that cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26) when we are looking to and going to God. And this Friend and Ally leads us moment by moment in our daily lives (Romans 8:14)….IF WE LET HIM. He also enables us to enjoy the SUPERNATURAL “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22) as brought out in the Post “Fruit Of The Spirit”. And, the list goes on!

In such a wonderful and unfathomable way, there is so much going on ‘behind the scenes’ on our behalf, as well as within us,  so as to have “all things work together for the good” (Romans 8:28) to those of us who are “adopted children, also heirs….and, joint-heirs of Christ” (Romans 8:17).

Truly, “if God (as well as our Friends and Allies Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit) be for us,who can be against us” (Romans 8:31….parenthetical insertion mine).

Take care, in Christ.

Fred

 

Foods And Additives To AVOID Like The Plague!!

Hi, there!

I received an article today from a health website I subscribe to  ( http://www.naturalnews.com/ ) and wanted to pass this valuable information along to you. I have edited Number 2 at the Post “You Are A Temple Of God: Helpful Health Hints” to include this article from http://www.naturalnews.com/046237_pesticides_GMOs_food_toxins.html :

Pesticides

Over 400 pesticides are licensed for use on America’s foods, and every year over 2.5 billion pounds are dumped on croplands, forests, lawns, and fields. In a single meal, a person could easily consume residues of a dozen different neurotoxic or carcinogenic chemicals.

Yet, the Office of Pesticide Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not include the potential for multiple exposures to the same pesticide when calculating permitted residual levels of a given compound. EPA scientists have found that, at any time, if these residues were totaled, they would exceed 500 percent of the daily-allowed intake.

Furthermore, these chemicals have not been tested for human safety, and the EPA does not have a scientifically acceptable method for determining the risk for multiple exposures.

Growth hormones

Bovine growth hormone (BGH) is a genetically engineered, synthetic version of a hormone naturally produced by cows. Its purpose is to increase a cow’s milk production by as much as 25 percent. It is estimated that BGH is injected into 30 percent of all milk-producing cows.

The FDA’s approval of BGH was in large part due to a Monsanto Corporation (the manufacturer of BGH) study of rats that had been fed milk laced with BGH. Originally, the FDA reported no traces of BGH were found in the rat’s blood, but it was later found officials from FDA never read the entire report and it was found that 20-30 percent of rats did have traces of BGH in their bloodstream and some developed thyroid cysts.

It’s become difficult to avoid BGH because the FDA does not require labeling of BGH laced products. In fact, Monsanto helped sponsor federal legislation (which passed) that prevents milk producers from labeling their products as being free of BGH, even when they are.

Additives

Approximately 2000 food additives – artificial colors and flavors, stabilizing agents, texturizers, sweeteners, and antimicrobials are permitted in America’s food supply. Studies show that some additives may be carcinogenic, such as various food dyes, including Yellow Dye No. 5, which is found in breakfast cereals, soft drinks, ice cream, candy, bakery products, and pasta.

Additives to avoid include aspartame, bromated vegetable oil, BHA and BHT, MSG, nitrites, saccharin, sulfites, and various food dyes.

GMOs

The proliferation of genetically modified organisms is another example of the devastating effects agribusiness has had on our food supply. These foods break down the fundamental genetic barriers and permanently alter the genetic code of the plant by combining them with the genes of dissimilar and unrelated species.

Scores of companies are now using gene-splicing technology to produce never before seen genetic combinations. According to a survey of field tested crops conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists, 93 percent of genetic changes are performed to make food productions and processing easier and more profitable, and only 7 percent are done to improve nutrients or taste.

If you have food sensitivities, your next serving of corn, soybeans or tomatoes may be a kind of Trojan horse, bringing unsuspected allergens and toxins into your body. It’s even more alarming to know that there has been almost no safety testing and since the altered substances are not listed on food labels, there is no way of knowing which foods contain them.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.healingthebody.ca/reasons-food-is-hurting-you/

End of article.

Here is an article concerning the extreme danger of GMOs:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/06/genetic-modification.aspx

End of article.

Your best bet is to consume as much ‘organic’ food as is possible and available. It may cost a little more, but as the old saying goes: “pay the farmer or pay the doctor”.

Certain  organic and real ‘natural’ foods as well as certain food supplements are said to help eliminate the above mentioned toxins from our bodies. You might want to do a Google search on this subject.

Hope to see you later.

Fred

NOTE: Any information quoted here is either from other websites or  other sources at my disposal, including my own experiences. You should double check and verify any information you intend to use personally as data from websites can be in error as can that from my sources at home.

That said, I make ever effort to verify the information from the different websites and sources I use at home before presenting it here.

 

Beyond Superfood: Panaseeda

Hi, there!

I have edited Number 4 at the Post “You Are A Temple Of God: Helpful Health Hints” to tell you about the most INCREDIBLY AMAZING health item I have EVER come across!!

It is called Panaseeda and the full story on this awesome product can be found at http://store.activationproducts.com/panaseeda?AFFID=122284&utm_source=SAN&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=panaseeda-07222014 (just click the website that is highlighted in red)

I received information on Panaseeda from a respected health website that I subscribe to and I ordered my first bottle yesterday. It can be purchased at http://www.Amazon.com or at the website noted above. Amazon has two really impressive product reviews.

The article at the website is quite lengthy but it was a joy to read. Here is an excerpt from the article:

“The revolutionary PanaSeeda blend significantly increases your health on many levels!

Every organ in your body from brain, heart, respiratory, digestive, muscles and joints from head to toe are dynamically enhanced when you add PanaSeeda to your diet making your life a pure joy to be alive!

For the first time EVER – seeds have been unlocked without ANY damage…

PanaSeeda seeds contain the DNA “blueprint of life” and are the perfect blend of nutritional seed oils containing 100% Life Energy, using – the most advanced German “instant press” technology!

When you put Panaseeda in your body,

Here’s just a few ways your body thanks you…

Activation Products and PanaSeeda exist only to get healthy people healthier. The fact that dis-ease ceases to exist is just one of the numerous benefits you'll receive when you become one of the first people in history to eat this Beyond Superfood. Rebuild the original, unharmed biological state of healthy DNA. Rid your body of age-creating invaders, like microbes, heavy metals, abnormal cells and free radicals. Experience the kind of unlimited energy you never even knew was possible. Effortlessly excel in absolutely everything you do; create better relationships and produce unprecedented financial results in your job or business.

Panaseeda’s Pure Seed Oils Provide More Health Benefits
Than You Can Literally Keep Track Of..

  • PanaSeeda soothes inflammation throughout your entire body and empowers every cell to glow with genuine health.
  • Panaseeda supplies the fatty acids needed by the body to make prostaglandin hormones (increases sexual desire in both men and women!)
  • The Panaseeda oils help support red blood cell health, unblocks arteries, and decrease the incidence of blood clots!
  • Panaseeda helps strengthen muscle and skeletal development, remineralize your cells, and supplies a powerful source of natural antioxidants & essential amino acids!
  • Panaseeda helps keep your skin clearer than ever, and helps your body retain moisture (no more chapped lips, irritated skin, or dried out hair!)
  • The Panaseeda blend helps build & support a strong immune system, and helps protect your body from heart disease and cancer!
  • Plus, you can enjoy rapid weight loss using PanaSeeda as a complete meal replacement. Every time you are hungry – take a teaspoon of the oil in a glass of water!

Panaseeda Delivers
A Synergistic “5-Seed” Blend for TOTAL Vitality…


Pumpkin
: Helps in regulating the level of cholesterol and also reduces the risk of stroke, heart disease and arteriosclerosis, and certain cancers. A powerful anti-inflammatory, pumpkin seed oil also halts unhealthy formations, such as kidney stones.

Sesame: High in vitamin E, It also contains sesaminol and sesamin, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease and may protect the body from cancer. Also very high in B-complex vitamins, amino acids and essential minerals. An anti-bacterial & provides kidney support.

Flax: Provides general well being and whole body nutrition and is considered to be nature’s richest source of omega-3 fatty acids that are required for the health of almost all body systems. Also high in omega-6, 9, essential fatty acids, B vitamins, and minerals.

Sunflower: Healthy for our cardiovascular system. It contains ample amounts of vitamin E and high levels of the essential fatty acids that cannot be produced from within our bodies. Sunflower also provides skin & cardiovascular support.

Coriander: Found in King Tut’s Tomb, a tonic for the heart and stomach. A natural aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacteria and anti-fungal. Also a known home remedy for diabetes, coriander supports the pancreas, liver, spleen, and digestive system. “

End of excerpt.

Until later.

Fred

Fred

NOTE: Any information quoted here is either from other websites or  other sources at my disposal, including my own experiences. You should double check and verify any information you intend to use personally as data from websites can be in error as can that from my sources at home.

That said, I make ever effort to verify the information from the different websites and sources I use at home before presenting it here.

Avoiding Municipal Drinking And Shower Water

Hi, there!

I recently edited Number 12 at the Post “You Are A Temple Of God: Helpful Health Hints” to show how dangerous chlorine in municipal drinking water can be. I had already shown how nasty fluoride can be in Number 11 with two accompanying articles.

Here is the excerpt that is presented in Number 12 and is taken from http://www.tahoewaterfilters.com/article_chlorine_dangers.php :

“Unfortunately, the long-term affects of even low levels of chlorine in water are downright dangerous. Chlorine in everyday drinking water produces carcinogenic traces. Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising that it has been linked to cancer of the colon, rectum, bladder, breast, esophagus, larynx and of Hodgkin’s Disease, not to mention heart disease as well. The increase in these conditions was recognized as far back as the 1920s. This shouldn’t surprise us. When you smell laundry bleach you don’t need to read the label to know it’s poisonous. Over time, even minute doses can be lethal.”

End of excerpt.

I have studied extensively the process of brewing municipal drinking water and you would be surprised as to how much toxic junk is in the finished product at some plants. Scary!! And by the time it reaches the home, it could have picked up other toxins in the water lines.

This is an excerpt from http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/benefits-of/water-foundation-healthy-body: “The human body is a water machine, designed to run primarily on water and minerals.” This is an excellent article to read in its entirety.

Here are a few examples of how some organs in our body contain water, and of course, these are estimates:

Body itself: 72%

Brain: 75-80%

Lungs: 73%

Heart: 73%

Obviously, the better the quality of water we have in our bodies, the better these organs and others will function.

I use high quality spring water and  make sure the jug it is in has either a “1” or a “2” in the triangle on the bottom of the container, This is to avoid BPAs.

Actually, there are many companies that will deliver water cooler type containers of spring water to your residence and even provide the apparatus to use it. I know of one such household and it works great. Just make sure you find out if the containers are BPA free.

There are some good water filters out there BUT the majority of them will NOT eliminate the fluoride, which is just as dangerous as chlorine. If you can afford one of the water purifying systems that also eliminates fluoride it would be an excellent and wise investment.

Unfortunately, even more serious dangers can lurk from taking a shower with water loaded with chlorine. Here is an excerpt from http://waterfilters.mercola.com/shower-filter.aspx :

  • “On average, you drink about 1-2 gallons of water per day… but you expose yourself to 25 gallons of water when you shower.
  • As concluded by the American Journal of Public Health… up to two-thirds of harmful chlorine exposure can be due to skin absorption and inhalation while showering.
  • The steam inhaled during a shower can contain up to 20 times the concentration of chlorine (and other synthetic chemicals) as tap water.
  • You can easily absorb as many toxins in 1 shower as you would drinking tap water for an entire week.
  • Studies show that after a 10-minute shower in chlorinated water, your blood levels of THMs (common disinfection byproduct – DBP) can potentially increase by as much as a staggering 700%.”

End of excerpt.

Fortunately, there quite a number of good shower head filters available at reasonable prices. If not purchased from the above website, you might try http://www.Amazon.com with filters starting at around $20 to about $70 and shipping is free with orders of $35 and over. Amazon also has an excellent selection of health food  and supplements….and, just about everything else you can imagine!!

Cheers….here’s to pure drinking and shower water!!

Take care.

Fred

NOTE: Any information quoted here is either from other websites or  other sources at my disposal, including my own experiences. You should double check and verify any information you intend to use personally as data from websites can be in error as can that from my sources at home.

That said, I make ever effort to verify the information from the different websites and sources I use at home before presenting it here.

Fruit Of The Spirit

Greetings!

Our greatest inheritance as believers while we are still on this earth is the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ (Galatians 5:22). Let’s take a look at some of the aspects of this.

Notice it does not say “benefits” or “works’ or “attributes”, and there is a reason for this. Some benefits of the Holy Spirit are listed below and are IMMEDIATELY available to us.

‘Fruit’, on the other hand, is used to describe the qualities listed in Galatians because they take time to develop, especially to their full potential.

When we were first called and received the Holy Spirit we obviously did not automatically have a boatload full of ‘love’, ‘peace’, etc., especially of the quality that is Christ like. This will take time and is a growing process.

Each individual believer’s share of her or his ‘fruit’ will depend on THREE endeavors, which is like a ‘nourishing’ of the ‘fruit’ as it grows ((just as earthly fruit needs proper ‘nourishment’ as it grows): (1) prayer….BOTH formal and informal….please reference the Post “Pray on the Potty”, (2) heartfelt Bible study (2 Timothy 3:16) and (3) to the degree there is ABSOLUTE SURRENDER to God and Christ Jesus (please reference the Post “Absolute Surrender”).

Number 3 is the most important and the Post  “Bible Study Is Good…”If”…”But”…” discusses this. Being ‘lukewarm’ does not cut it with God and Jesus, as indicated in Revelation 3:16….this type of believer will not taste the delights of the ‘fruit’ of the Spirit. An excellent article on ‘the lukewarm Christian’ can be found at http://chrismarlow.me/2008/06/are-you-a-lukewarm-christian/ .

Even though experiencing the FULL measure of the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ will take time, we can nevertheless enjoy lesser degrees of each quality of the ‘fruit’ as it ripens to ‘fullness’. This follows the example used by Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 telling how he was receiving knowledge by “installments” or in “part” until the ‘fullness’ has come. Likewise with the ‘fruit of the Spirit’, we can receive and enjoy in “part” of the ‘fruit’, in stages, until we finally partake of its ‘fullness’.

However, there are benefits from the Holy Spirit within us that are IMMEDIATE! We can instantly begin to utilize the power of the Spirit to change our lives for the better. We can instantly be comforted by the Spirit when the need arises. We can instantly be led by the Spirit in every aspect of lives. We can instantly rejoice in what we have received because of the sacrifice of Christ Jesus. And, the list goes on.

The ‘fruit of the Spirit’ is as different from its human equivalent as is the Holy Spirit from the human spirit. In other words, it will EXCEED it in quality beyond measure! For instance, consider the ‘peace’ from the Spirit’s ‘fruit’. Philippians 4:7 says this ‘peace’ is “surpassing all understanding”! The ‘love’ of the Spirit’s ‘fruit’ will likewise far exceed the quality of human love. This is a HOLY ‘love’, a HOLY peace’, a HOLY ‘joy’, etc. because it is the product of the Holy Spirit.

How blessed we are to have the opportunity to enjoy this ‘fruit’ while we are waiting for the presence of our Lord and Savior and to be glorified with Him (Colossians 3:4).

All the best in Him.

Fred

God Supplies ALL Our Needs

Howdy!

Philippians 4:19 reads :

 “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Notice it clearly says ‘ALL’. Also notice it does NOT say all of our ‘desires’.

Keep in mind that, as Paul writes in Philippians 4:12, there may be times when we are temporarily “hungering” and in “want”, but God allows this for our own good, through His Divine wisdom.

Not only that, but in Matthew 6:8 it is revealed that our Father knows what we need even before we ask Him.

How blessed beyond comprehension are we to have a God and Father such as this. This is why Isaiah 41:10 and Philippians 4:6 can so truthfully advise us NOT TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING!!

Until later,

Fred

 

Happy Father’s Day!!

Greetings!

On this Father’s Day, we Christians own the bragging rights to having the best Dad in the world….well, okay, the entire creation!! Who else can say, while someone is commenting on a beautiful sunset, “yeah, my Father made that” (through Christ Jesus)!

For us, however, the celebration as being the sons and daughters of our glorious Father (2 Corinthians 6:18) is a daily, evenly hourly, ongoing expression of gratitude….as is the continual praise to our Father as well as to our Lord Jesus Christ who has made all of this possible by His unfathomable, loving sacrifice.

We can truly cry out “Abba! Father!”. (Galatians 4:6)

Under the Strong’s Concordance definition of “Abba”, there is a notation given as to the full meaning of this word at http://biblehub.com/greek/5.htm :

“Abba – “Father,” also used as the term of tender endearment by a beloved child – i.e. in an affectionate, dependent relationship with their father; “daddy,” “papa.”

All you dads have a great Father’s Day!

Until later,

Fred