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Thanking way through anything.

5/14/2022:I have learned I can thank my way through anything. The Word teaches that we are to be thankful for all things and thankful in all things. (1 Thessalonians 5:18). “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” As a result, I have learned I can choose to thank my way through whatever circumstance comes my way. I do this by speaking out loud and prefacing the name of whatever the circumstance is with “I am thankful for …. The recipient of my thanksgiving is God. I then have peace in every circumstance according to 2 Thessalonians 3:16. “Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance.” It then occurred to me that the continually offering of thanks is the Biblical way to approach the presence of God. In Psalm 100:4 it says, “Enter the gates with thanksgiving” and then pass through the courtyards with praise on the way to the Mercy Seat. This is really a good prescription for all life events, whether judged good or bad.

Maturity

4/24/2022: In natural life maturity is met as one becomes more independent. In Christianity the relationship with Christ requires us to become more dependent (on Him). We are not to lean on our own understanding. We are to do everything in word and deed in the Name of Jesus. In fact, we are to get to the place of dependency that outside of Him we can do nothing. What in the natural may appear as weakness results in great strength. All the while we are to be mutually inter-dependent with brothers and sisters in Christ.

Woke identifications

07/11/2021: I have just learned that people from all spectrums of society now follow their preferred name with pronoun in parenthesis. The president of Michigan State University listed following his signature to all alumni (he/him). It occurred to me that should Jesus submit to such foolishness he would sign Jesus (Iam/et al). By this he would let it be known that he called himself “I Am” and since he was synonymous with the Father God and the Holy Spirit the (“et al..”) would be similar to standard published contributing authorship identification since they have been recorded to have authored the universe.

Getting rid of Hypocrisy

3/2/21: This is for those in Christ to get something done. It is not by might, nor power, but by my spirit, says the Lord. Zechariah 4:6 We must collectively speak out loud against hypocrisy in our lives and against hypocrisy coming against our lives. We pray against the spirit of hypocrisy’s operation and bad effect upon America. Out loud say; “In the Name of Jesus, I renounce hypocrisy in my life, hypocrisy coming against my life and hypocrisy’s adverse effect upon America.” Watch for the changes and repeat as necessary.

Getting a Tangible Result

3/1/2021: This is for those in Christ to get something done. It is not by might, nor power, but by my spirit, says the Lord. Zechariah 4:6 So for starters we collectively speak out loud against greed in our lives and against greed coming against our lives. We pray against the spirit of greed’s operation and bad effect upon America. In the Name of Jesus, I renounce greed in my life, greed coming against my life and greed’s adverse effect upon America. Watch for the changes and repeat as necessary.

Powerful Paraphrase Prayers

1/23/2021: I have some paraphrased contemporary ways of praying the words of Bible. The very good one for results is “Dear Heavenly Father please work out all the details of my life, In Jesus Name.” This is a paraphrase of the promise “Cast all your cares upon Me, because I care for you.”

Identifying Evil

1/22/2021: DIM or D.I.M. is easy to remember. It stands for Domination, Intimidation and Manipulation. Any one or all when present signal that evil is the source. Easy application to events of the day, even today. Stay away. Do not embrace. Do not support.