Category Archives: Christian

(The Weight Of Oppression ) Post for Day 162 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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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.

Peace Pilgrim

 

The weight of our oppression is only measured by the importance you give it.

 

Matthew 11

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.

(Self-Importance Is Madness) Post for Day 161 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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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.

 

Revelation 16:

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.

 

(Fate Verses Destiny) Post for Day 160 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.

Paulo Coelho

 

Fate Verses Destiny,

Fate is the final destination, but destiny is how you get there… It has never been about the finish line, as it has always been about the race.

 

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

(God Made Diversity To Create Discovery) Post for Day 159 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.

Max de Pree

 

There is but one Lord above all but He wears many faces. Each person who is convinced He knows all there is to know about Him is blind and sees only himself reflecting in the mirror of truth, and misses the wonder found in His glorious diversity. Do not judge another’s servant for they all serve their own master… Yet in truth are not all serving only one greater truth, one master of all? Just because you are blind to their sight do not presume to know better, only you see things from another point of view. Who are you to believe you know more than He who creates all. Is not all a product of His Creation? Both Good and Evil alike come from only one source. Though you may not know the reason it rains does it not still fall upon you? Truth is found in many places and in many faces… and the Christian that condemns another is yet the worst of these that offend. Love is unconditional. Only hate casts judgment.

 

Romans 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.

 

(Beauty Is Not Seen With Eyes) Post for Day 158 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Confucius

 

Beauty is not seen with the eyes, but with the heart.

 

Do not let your adornment be merely outward — rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

 

1 Peter 3:

3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward — arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel —

4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

 

(A Thankful Heart) Post for Day 157 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

Alan Cohen

 

I have a thankful heart, which you have given me, and it can only come from you.

 

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

 

(An Emergency Call) Post for Day 156 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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I’ve been saying for a couple of years now that people need to let God out of the Sunday morning box, that He doesn’t want to just be with you for an hour or two on Sunday morning and then put back in His box to sit there until you have an emergency, but He wants to invade your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Joyce Meyer

 

He’s waiting to heal you… Heed the call.

 

Psalms 147:15 He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.

(Just Because) Post for Day 155 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Sorry, I couldn’t help myself! :D

 

(Icons Are The Language Of The Holy Spirit) Post for Day 154 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Jesus is a personal symbol of the Holy Spirit. Having been totally healed by the Holy Spirit, Jesus became one with him. Every thought, action, and deed of Jesus was guided by the Holy Spirit instead of ego.

Marianne Williamson

 

Today we use symbols as icons on our computers, phones and other visually interactive devices. The symbolic nature of things are a running theme that is found in every culture in the world and even the Bible itself is not exempt from iconic meaning. But to those that learn to read the deeper meanings in the words it is like watching a caterpillar take flight before your eyes, where the words of the stories change into much needed truths about life. It takes a little time and effort to learn but it will change everything you think you know into something new and wonderful… and can’t we all use a little more real wonder these days in a time filled with so much trivial make-believe? Imagine knowing God personally by knowing the truth that He has hidden in all of His creation… as well as maybe discovering its meaning.

 

After all imagery is the spirit’s language of the soul, so don’t be fooled, if you are not a student of the icons and their meanings… then you’re still just another face who’s lost in the crowd.

 

Matthew 13:

10           And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

11           He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

12           For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.

13           Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

14           And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘ Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive;

15           For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’

16           But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear;

17           for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

(The Hands Of Tomorrow) Post for Day 153 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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It was my dream that I had clenched in a fist of discontent and wouldn’t release. But time had now pried every finger open. There is peace in an open and upraised hand that isn’t grasping for anything.

Laurel Lea

 

One fist is mightier than five separate fingers in the art of violence, war and destruction, but an open hand is the means in which to heal, create and build a better tomorrow.

 

1 Timothy 2:8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;