Thoughts That Won’t Shift – Things You Can Do

How To Handle Sticky Thoughts

Today, I’d like to share with you some research I did this week in addition to my writings on “Sticky Thoughts” They are a problem for many of us at sometime and maybe often or some. It’s good to know what you can do with them.

Part of my research was on a secular website and although the writer believes in a few iffy things (in a few of her articles) we do not subscribe to as Christians, she has a a few paragraphs I would like to use as a basis for part of what we’re addressing here. I think she has considerable perception in this area, having experienced them for sometime and I would like to praise God for her article! So please note that lines of print in Italics here are from respective authors, not my own and the credit must be given to them.…

When it’s Hard to Understand God

This post is to Christians in these difficult times and situations. I hope it helps you. I’ve been through more than most and have come through insurmountable circumstances into a spacious place in God where I had mostly Peace and Joy for 10 months in 2012.

There are a few bible verses I will address that can cause confusion and cast doubts in the minds of Christians sometimes in relation to God’s Nature toward us…….especially if the enemy is playing on our mind with them……that willbe addressed.

I thought I had “arrived” – as the saying goes – that my life and experience would be like that from then on. But that was a holiday, so to speak, where I could unwind and really enjoy my God. I took a detour – as we often do – and things were not quite the same and I got busy making multiple websites for people to enjoy and enjoyed my own experience less because I had less time to enjoy His Presence – that’s where the PEACE and JOY IS!…

Preachers And Scripture: Being Truly Wise What Spiritual Diet We Choose

Most Christians – Genuine Christians – are “Teachable” and the NAR Movement (New Apostolic Reformation) Plays on that. It is their best weapon. Mixing Truth with Error so the Christians buy it.

Aka they take Catch Words from Scripture like “Kingdom”…..”Grace”….. that APPEAL to CHRISTIANS and give them a different Emphasis with a different Meaning. Introducing Extra-Biblical “Truths” – that’s the way they do it.

And mind you, the NAR Moment has All-Manner of Preachers Out There across the Christian Landscape. Meaning there is sure to be 2 OR 3 Preachers which “Appeal” to Everyone.

Everyone who falls for them, that is MANY have, depending how mature you are in their Walk with Jesus (godly character) and how Well they Know Scripture (not just read or hear it) they can have their foot in the door in a short amount of time.…

Answered Prayers – The Real Issue

We kind of say to ourselves “now let me see, what time do I have to spare?” and make half an effort – to spare, and we want from Him answered prayer? without spending adequate time in His Presence like we do with a loved one.

We would see more often His True Nature instead of so many doubts. We could see those things He purposes for us that are often better than our requests. However, they can actually go by months or years without being discovered because we fail to spend precious time with Him like we do with a loved one, and all manner of things that aren’t important really, half the time.

We’re not really engaged with Him, but we can spare a few minutes to ask for this and that, when He wishes to relate closely with us.…

Sin and Forgiveness – Judgement and Grace

I found an article yesterday called Billy Graham’s daughter Ruth has Been Through the Fire, says It’s Time for Honesty. It started this way:

Billy Graham’s daughter wants to hear from you.

She says it’s time to be honest. Ruth Graham, daughter of the famed Evangelist, says she’s been through the fire and is ready to talk about her deepest frustrations and fears.

“I want to hear from you. I want to know what’s going on in your life,” she says, “I want to create a safe place where people can come and share anonymously.”

Why does she see the need for a “Safe Place” where readers can share their own failings and doubts?

She knows what it’s like to have to put on a false smile. The third of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham’s five kids remembers having to pretend nothing is wrong – even when her world was falling apart.…

Concerning Observations

Just before New Year each year I find the following in my Site Activity Report and maybe we should all ask ourselves why, in a festive season? Or pray that during each year, we can make a difference in the lives of those around us, even if in some small and consistent way. 
That would be truly Christian.
The Site Activity Report  from Mid December to Mid January shows me 
that some Christians are disturbed by Poor Christian Behavior. 
I have alerted you about worldly religions and some Christian Cults
in some posts and have also covered some surprising things that some Christians are doing, unaccounted for – hidden and out in the open in a recent Post – so they can think twice and deal with those things because they’re not kidding Jesus. How long have you been kidding yourself and saying that’s alright

I wrote “Let’s all start this New Year on a good note – leaving ways that offend The Lord and others behind us, a thing of the past.…

Spirit of Wisdom Hope and Blessings

It’s Important to have Wisdom, a sense of Hope and to experience Blessings.

Psams 90:12

Holman Christian Standard Bible

Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.

International Standard Version

Teach us to keep account of our days so we may develop inner wisdom.

New Heart English Bible

So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

The NET Bible says “so that we might live wisely”

When we apply our hearts to Wisdom, we have Hope and Blessings come. Because we are not living carelessly, we are more appreciative of the blessings The Lord wishes to bestow.

No wonder Proverbs 3 says:
15 Wisdom is more precious than jewels,
and all your desires cannot equal it.
16  Long life is in wisdom’s right hand.
In wisdom’s left hand are riches and honor.…

Salvation and Christian Growth

Revising When We Find Jesus

This is for everyone to read because there are vital things left out when we found The Lord that help to make a Foundation to our lives in Christ Jesus.

Most of us found Him through the church system and many through a Christian TV program with a one minute Salvation Prayer at the end of it – yes it’s often rushed and on comes the next program, when you have just closed your eyes to pray (usually for the first time) the interruption is so sudden.

Many of us have been introduced to a Church Jesus, with things pertaining to their church, they add to your experience; many have been introduced to a Social Gospel where the scriptural need for Repentance – a change of heart where you decide to go Jesus’ way instead of your own way is left out; the cleansing Blood of Jesus with the Joy of sins forgiven (those things we have done that offend God).