Friendship or Money-Ship

You might be able to find out what a friend want if you paid more attention to their actions. If you would just ask them, “What do you need to get you through this week?” The answer would probably start with, “I want.”
If you greeted them with a hug each time you meet.
Maybe If you feed them a comfort food meal and make it one of their favorites (not saying become enslaved by cooking their meal every day)
If you listened to them complain about the same problem every time, just to be an ear and not to tell them what you think. You know they won’t ask.
If you called them at least once a week just to say hello.
If you just took a long walk once a week with them to let them know you care about their health.
If you would invite them to meet you at the library to pick out a favorite book, then tell the other what’s going on in the book.
All of these friendship buds could turn into a beautiful flower if you watered them with doing and not make a friendship about money but about caring.
If you only get together when spending money, most people tend to impress the other with how much this meal cost, how much this activity cost, or how much it costs to go here and there for vacation. If it’s always spending way, do you have a friendship or a money-ship? Don’t get me wrong, it is good to have money and I also believe everyone should pay their share; but why does it always come to having to pay money for fun in a friendship. Or it may come to friendship be dissolved your friend doesn’t have as much money as you have or do you think the friendship is really worth it?
I know this may not be a problem for some, but I was just thinking about it. Because I have lost a couple of friends because of this problem and I know they paid my way out of the goodness of their hearts. I don’t know if they were thinking of status or you are who you hang with when they decided not to befriend me anymore. But I’m not mad at them and I feel where they’re coming from (she broke). What do you think?

Advertisements

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Father God in the name of your Son Jesus, I adore you

“Hallowed be thy name”

Elohim – You created heaven and earth
El-Shaddai – You are God of all my blessings
Adonai – You are Lord and Master
Jehovah-Jireh – You provide all of my needs
Jehovah-M’Kaddesh – You have sanctified me
Jehovah-Nissi – You are my victory over the enemy
Jahovah-Shalom – My Peace
Jehovah-Tsidkenu – You are my righteousness
Jehovah-Rohi – You are the Shepherd of my life
Jehovah-Shammah – because You will never leave me
El-Elyon – You are the highest in heaven and earth

Strategy for Crypto Currency-Bitcoin

“The future of money is digital currency.” – Bill Gates, aka The Richest Man in the World

I wanted to take a moment to share this opportunitybcimage2 with you because I think it is incredible.

Whether you’ve invested in Crypto-Currencies before or you don’t know the first thing about it, this is an absolute must-have:

I just discovered this and suggest you check it out immediately

Crypto-currencies can help you become financially free…

bcimage3

– Top venture capitalists are now flooding this market with over $1.3 billion
– Over 80% of the world’s largest banks are getting in
– Dozens of central banks are getting in too

There’s still time to take advantage of this unbelievable opportunity – click here

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Critics cannot stop the true fact that GOD made you and me too. We come in all shapes and sizes, to be critical of another is against the will of God. Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

What does fearfully and wonderfully made mean?
For I am fearfully and wonderfully made – The word rendered “fearfully” means properly “fearful things;” things suited to produce fear or reverence. The word rendered “wonderfully made” means properly to distinguish; to separate.
biblehub.com/commentaries/psalms/139-14.htm

linelime

A Great Way to Read Your Bible!

click here for details

A new Bible reading program has been released which approaches the Bible in a new and unique way than most people are used to. It offers the reader an opportunity to read all of the way through the Bible – to do it chronologically – and to do it in just a year! For people who have never done that, which includes the vast majority of people, it offers them a chance to stand out in their peer        groups, and to satisfy their deep desire to                                                                                       please the God they serve.

Known Facts:

1 – Less than 10% of all Christians have ever read the Bible all of the way through. Many have never even considered doing it, or thought it was not attainable for them.
2 – Most Christians have difficulty understanding many parts of the Bible. Although a few major Bible texts are familiar and well understood, large sections of the Bible remain obscure to the average layman.
3 – Because 21st Century life is so fast paced, many Christians have left meaningful devotional times with God out of their lives. That may be because they have not known how to confidently approach this subject.

The new program is “Through the Bible . . . as It Happened”. The person who uses this program will gain a much better understanding of Scripture because of how the program works and because of what features are included in it.

In short, it is a chronological reading of the Bible, with extensive helps included with it. Chronological means “in order”. The Bible as it appears in its standard form takes a “themed” approach to its material. The authors who wrote the Scriptures were interested in their particular situations and events. So they compiled their work in what we call “book” formats, subject matter being their guide.

There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New. They cover a time span of 4,500 years and they are not neatly placed in the order that the events occurred. In fact, everything jumps back and forth. That makes it hard for the reader to comprehend much of what takes place and the relationship of events to each other is largely lost.
The author of the program. David Shreve, has re-arranged the Bible’s material so that it flows smoothly in order. Event follows event in the order in which they happened. That’s how most novels are written. From the beginning scenes, through the myriad of events, leading to a conclusion!

So, one of the great things about this program is how it works – that is its foundation.
But there are other chronological approaches to the Bible in existence. Some are simple general re-arrangements taking up no more than a piece of paper. Some are complete hard cover volumes which take the Scripture text and re-arrange it within the volume.

What makes this program stand out from them?

1 – The re-arrangement itself. The author began this effort in 1974, long before any such materials existed. Through the years, as he read through the Bible each year himself using this program, he researched and compared – and revised – and revised – continually, until he released his program to the general public in 2018. There is probably not another chronological program this thorough in its development. Getting the order of events exactly right was a priority for him and a painstaking effort – and the results prove the value of that effort.
2 – The study helps which are included. It is hard to find a chronological reading program which explains some of the more difficult-to-understand portions of the Bible. Most simply attempt a re-arrangement of the Scriptures and let it go at that. That’s not enough for most laymen. They need some good, solid explanations of material they are reading.

Mr. Shreve is degreed in the Bible and has a minor in Greek. He has spent his life studying the Bible, from his days at Cedarville University until the present. His library consists of hundreds of volumes in theology and Bible related books. His views are mainstream and evangelical. In the few instances where he diverges from orthodoxy, he alerts the reader that he is expressing a minor view. The reader doesn’t have to worry.
The notes are extensive, too. The project is over 1,200 pages, so not much is left out. He treats some of the Biblical material from a theological perspective and some from a devotional perspective. He feeds the head and the heart! This will definitely help your prayer life, because praying the word brings answers to prayers and so much life to your spirit, body and soul.

HOW TO BEAT DEPRESSION and OPPRESSION

Be strong and let your heart be encouraged because the other side is only destruction.

For our Father God, in the name of Jesus, have a purpose for your life. Depression and oppression is not a part of it. Don’t let your mind dwell on those things, instead dwell on those things that are true, the wisdom of God (his word). In His word you will find that he directs your path in a straight and narrow way. Do not let the enemy in any way persuade you from the love of God. Getting to know God, His Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit is priceless, because the natural man cannot receive the things of the spirit, they are foolish to him and they are only discerned by the spirit of God that’s in you. (I Corinthians 2:14)

If you have or have not asked Jesus to come into your heart and fill you with his spirit it won’t hurt to ask again, this will make your relationship unquestionable and don’t listen to the devil trying to make you believe that you’re not saved. To communicate with God is only a good thing. Use his power and strength to raise you up into deliverance. Let him know you need him and confess that he is welcome in your body, spirit and soul.
You see that there is no time to be oppressed or depressed because you have work to do on you and for others. Now may Grace and Peace be magnified unto you.

“Depression
Medical condition
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

Symptoms
Common symptoms include:
• sadness
• tiredness
• trouble focusing or concentrating
• unhappiness
• anger
• irritability
• frustration
• loss of interest in pleasurable or fun activities
• sleep issues (too much or too little)
• no energy
• craving unhealthy foods
• anxiety
• isolation
Causes
There are a number of factors that may increase the chance of depression, including the following:
• Abuse. Past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can increase the vulnerability to clinical depression .(https://www.bing.com/search?q=depression+definition&form=EDGTCT&qs=HS&cvid=52b31360796d44e8979ec2c7c7a85709&refig=fd257e853d12405cecccd23a78e0fd9f&cc=US&setlang=en-US&plvar=0)

OPPRESSION:

• Certain medications.” (prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control.
• “a region shattered by oppression and killing”
• synonyms:
• persecution · abuse · maltreatment · ill treatment · tyranny · despotism · repression · suppression · subjection · subjugation · enslavement · exploitation · cruelty ·
• [more]
• the state of being subject to unjust treatment or control.
• synonyms:
• persecution · abuse · maltreatment · ill treatment · tyranny · despotism · repression · suppression · subjection · subjugation · enslavement · exploitation

(https://www.bing.com/search?q=oppression+definition&form=EDGEAR&qs=HS&cvid=1695a90eb5e44b3698081121e5ec8965&cc=US&setlang=en-US&plvar=0)

“Oppression can refer to an authoritarian regime controlling its citizens via state control of politics, the monetary system, media, and the military; denying people any meaningful human or civil rights; and terrorizing the populace through harsh, unjust punishment, and a hidden network of obsequious informants reporting to a vicious secret police force.” (Wikipedia)

Mind’s Eye

What’s as interesting old as I am; I have not learned to accept things as they are. I believe that imagination has more to offer than to stop progressing. It’s like creating a painting just from imagination. Because some say you can only imagine what life could be like. When I’m designing a piece of artwork from my imagination, it’s different than imagining life. The only hope is that someone likes it, even if I don’t. However, when I use my imagination to think about the things of life; everything is picture perfect and I love it. Even if my ideas, images, and concepts are not real; I can always create a design.