Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
Trust is the key of hope that unlocks the past and opens the way to the future.
Psalms 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
Tranquil Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
Only in calm self-reflection can the image of God be seen.
Luke 8:24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
If you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves. That is the big secret.
People are often prickly to those that they think may cause them harm. But only those that handle with care will reap the blossom that grows amongst the thorns.
Matthew 25:35-40 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.
The weight of our oppression is only measured by the importance you give it.
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
In madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
The croaking of madness drives men to believe they are the most important person in the world. If you serve only yourself, then you serve a false king.
Psalms 105:30 Their land abounded with frogs, Even in the chambers of their kings.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.