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WHEN NOTHINGS WORTH TRUSTING…

Who do you trust? What do you trust? How can you trust? So what’s next?

Can you trust yourself?

Can you trust your friends?

Can you trust family?

Can you trust people?

Can you trust anything?

We can trust Him

Trust has to start with a reliable source

What is trust? According to Oxford Dictionaries, “Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something: “relations have to be built on trust” ·

 Merriam Webster says, “trust is  to rely on or on the truth of ; to place confidence in someone or something ;to be confident
 So give me your definitions of Trust… send me your ans.
 According to Changing Minds, “Trust is both and emotional and logical act. Emotionally, it is where you expose your vulnerabilities to people, but believing they will not take advantage of your openness. Logically, it is where you have assessed the probabilities of gain and loss, calculating expected utility based on hard performance data, and concluded that the person in question will behave in a predictable manner. In practice, trust is a bit of both. I trust you because I have experienced your trustworthiness and because I have faith in human nature”.  changing minds trust, trusting  We feel trust. Emotions associated with trust include companionship, friendship, love, agreement, relaxation, comfort.
 So tell me what are your thoughts on trust?
How do you really feel about truth and trusting?
We can Trust God

Trust God with your worries, secrets,  your alls and everythings

 Sometimes I feel so uneasy about trusting others. Sometimes I can’t even trust myself to do exactly what I’m supposed to do. For example, I can’t trust myself to read my Bible sometimes. Sometimes I can’t trust my friends to tell me the truth about a thing I may ask them about. Sometimes I feel like I can’t trust my doctors.  Even because of the experiences I’ve had with the court systems I truly know I can’t trust them. My oldest son had a set of lawyers and God knows I could not trust them, some non trusts of people or things comes natural, and are warranted. Some people you just cannot trust and when I say trust I mean, trust them  to do the right things. If we look at the Political races, for President, you may find yourself, asking yourself who can I trust, and is there any trust among thieves? Most do not trust public officials, I don’t even want to discuss how money can influence trust lol! (a whole new topic)
BUT TRUST, you do not have to look very far to find a trust issue. Look right in your home, in your social circle, in your family circles,  in your neighborhoods, and the trust issue goes on …. But trust can be a big issue, when trusting may really matter.
Guess what? When u do not trust someone or something that can be a very miserable feeling, a bad feeling, a lonely feeling, a terrible feeling. I know some of you have never thought about it because you can trust everyone, lol! But on the serious side… everybody is not to be trusted and even if they could be trusted, there would still be issues. The issues are, you  never really know, for sure. Then think about the times when you really trusted someone and discovered that on their part, there was no trust.
Read these articles:
These are some interesting articles that may help u understand ones feelings on trust.
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So after thinking seriously about trust, what is your conclusion to the questions stated above? Well, there is one true answer to those questions:
Question: “What does the Bible say about trust?” ( Got Questions. Org)
Answer: The words translated “trust” in the Bible literally mean “a bold, confident, sure security or action based on that security.” Trust is not exactly the same as faith, which is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9). Rather, trusting is what we do because of the faith we have been given. Trusting is believing in the promises of God in all circumstances, even in those where the evidence seems to be to the contrary. Hebrews 11 talks about faith, which is accepting and believing the truth that God reveals about Himself, supremely in the person of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, the practical consequence of faith in God is trust, which we prove by living out our full acceptance of God’s promises day by day. Furthermore, it is by this trust that we are promised peace: “You will keep in peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3).The classic verse regarding trust is Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” This verse sums up the Bible’s teaching on trust. First, it is the Lord in whom we are to trust, not ourselves or our plans, and certainly not the world’s wisdom and devices. We trust in the Lord because He and He alone is truly trustworthy. His Word is trustworthy (Psalm 93:5; 111:7; Titus 1:9), His nature is faithful and true (Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 25:10; 145:13; 146:6), and His plans for us are perfect and purposeful (Isaiah 46:10; Jeremiah 29:11). Further, because of God’s nature, we are to trust Him with all our hearts, committing every aspect of our lives to Him in complete confidence. Finally, we are not in trust in ourselves because our understanding is temporal, finite, and tainted by our sin natures. Trusting in ourselves is like walking confidently across a rotten wooden bridge over a yawning chasm thousands of feet deep. Disaster inevitably follows.Trust in God is a feature of many of the psalms of David. There are 39 references to trust in the Psalms alone, whether referring to trusting in God and His Word, or to not trusting in riches or the things of this world. It is on the basis of this trust that David finds deliverance from all the evil he encounters. Many of David’s psalms describe situations when he was pursued by Saul and his army, as well as his other enemies, and always did the Lord come to his aid. One thing that can be noted about biblical trust is that it always engenders further trust in our God. The man of God never stops trusting in God completely. His faith may be knocked, He may stumble, or He may fall into the foulest of sins, but “though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand” (Psalm 37:24). The man of God knows that, though trials will beset in this life, his trust will not waiver because that trust is based on faith in the promises of God: the promise of eternal joy with the Lord and the promise of an inheritance that “can never perish, spoil and fade” (1 Peter 1:4).
Trust — Trust is believing that God always does what is right.  
 PEOPLE AND THINGS  who trusted  God-YAHWEH:
The Elements
Abel
Noah
Abram/Abraham
Joseph
Moses
Aaron
Balaam
Balaam’s donkey
Joshua
Rahab
Othniel
Ehud
Shamgar
Deborah
Gideon
 Tola
Jair
Jephthah
Samson
Ruth
Hannnah
Samuel
David
( I’ll stop here for now)
TRUST GOD

TRUST GOD

 But these were people/ things that trusted Yahweh.  So I say where should you put your trust? This is God I trust.
 Sometimes when it is very hard to trust people, the only choice that is evident, is God Our heavenly Father. He asked us to  Trust in Him with all of our hearts and lean not to our own understanding.
WE SHOULD TRUST HIM WHEN WE CANNOT TRUST NO ONE ELSE. DON’T WORRY IF U CANNOT SEE HIM, WITH THE NAKED EYE,  HE IS THERE. TALK TO HIM, TELL HIM, ASK HIM, BELIEVE HIM, TRUST HIM, WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE ANYONE TO TRUST. U CAN TRUST HIM. YOU CAN BE TOLD THAT A MILLION TIMES, BUT UNTIL U ARE PUT IN A POSITION WHERE YOU WILL HAVE TO TRUST HIM, THEN AND ONLY THEN CAN YOU LEARN TO TRUST HIM. As for the days and times we live in believe me that day will come sooner than later. You will need to genuinely trust someone. Have you ever wanted to tell something so bad until you felt like your heart was about to burst, if so you had better trust God, with your information because sometimes the person you trust probably will not be the person to trust. So get on your knees and tell it to God. You can truly trust Him.

 

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The PoWE’r in the sIN,or the sIN in the PoWE’r (intentional word errors in title)

LOVE THE SINNER HATE THE SIN

LOVE THE SINNER HATE THE SIN

Have you ever wonderd why someone in authority can be so cruel?

Have you ever wondered why some people love to inflict pain on others?

Have you ever paid attention to a person when they are inflicting sorrow on someone else?

Have you even seen a person’s face when they have done you wrong and know they have?

Have you ever watched someone when they have made you feel uncomfortable?

Have you ever come face to face with someone who has lied on you and you know it?

Have you ever needed a customer service representative’s help desperately, and they seemed to experience joy, in your disappointment, and  didn’t find a solution to your problem?

Have you ever tried to figure out how come some of us can’t experience pain, but joyfully give it?

Have you ever needed the mercy of others but none was there?

Have you ever suffered because of someone else?

Ever hoped relief would come but it never did?

Well you get the idea….

It is because of the PoWEr in sIN; or can I say the sIN is in PoWEr.

That literally means:

The sINner has PoWEr in their sIN nature. When a sINner exerts PoWEr the outcome is always a sINful one. So whenever a sINner is given poWEr, it is always – ALWAYS used in the wrong way.

How and why can I say that?

LOOK AROUND…. Listen….. Comprehend… Analyze… Think…. Be Quiet… Pause for a moment…Slow down….Meditate on things…. Hush…Reason…Watch… Observe…Pay attention….Perceive…Recognize… Seek…Get the picture…Grasp…See… See through…Understand….Search…Be aware…Catch on…Know…Realize…Take in…Be informed…Gather…Hear..Learn…Process….

Look at people, watch them, you don’t have to stare

Listen to people, hear them

Watch people; in other words observe them…. Friends, Family, Associates, Strangers, Church Members, Co-Workers, Instructors, The Pastor(s), the People you watch on TV, the Entertainers, the President of the US, the People that occupy the Senate, the Congress, Police Officers, Judges, the Persons that occupy the seats in the Supreme Courts, your Neighbors, the Cashiers at the corner store, Teachers,  Bankers, People you trust, People you don’t trust!!!! Just open up your eyes, and mind…

What do you see, who do you see?  You see a people, you see a person, who are human like you, like me; all having a natural tendecy to sin!

Watch how they act, watch the things they do, pay attention to the things they say, just observe and the conclusion is usually the same. We all SIN. The key is there is PoWEr in sin. Yes PoWEr, but guess what! It’s the WRONG kind of PoWEr! Having or possessing the wrong kind of power can be DEADLY!

Deadly is what it causes. If we can just think about all the hurtful things that we have done or others have done to us. It causes sickness, broken hearts, ulcers, mental illnesses, emotional illnesses, cancer, stress, sleeplessness, more than normal doctor’s visits,  you get the idea.

Example: I had broken my leg and had to have a metal rod placed in it, so I got behind in my house note, I couldn’t work right then. So Wells Fargo did everything to take my house. They put it up for sale about 10-15 times with a sale date,  people coming by to take pictures and  just to look at it, I had to go to court several times to try to keep it. It was such a stressful event. I cried a many days and nights, because I have lived in the house for 19 years, raised my children there, and was almost through paying for it. But do you think they tried to work anything out with me NO!! They just wanted the house, no matter what, but God….! Do you think they cared about my sleepless nights, my sore eyes caused by crying, my ulcers, my high blood pressure, NO! NO! and NO!!! No compassion, no understanding, no sympathy, no nothing, but repeated sale dates, and lying home preservationists specialist, and I am still going through it with them. Every papers I sent them was never received they say, so I sent papers about 50 times for the same things. See I often say : it’s me today, but it could be you tomorrow!  Where was I going to go, no money, no help, no nothing? Some of the people I tried to talk to about it didn’t care oh well it wasn’t them. The people at Wells Fargo seemed to demonstrate no interest what so ever. But God!!!! The lawyer I hired was in it for the money I guess, because I still had to get NACA-The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (“NACA”) to help me keep my home. The trustee was a joke. But God!!! It was like hell… But God… SO who really cares when, you’re in something that too much for you to withstand ….But My Lord, Keeper and Messiah Yeshua… He cared enough for me to see me through and touch somebody’s heart to help me and that was NACA-The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (“NACA”)!!!! I share with you an example of an ordeal in my life, that demonstrates, what happens when a sinner has power to hurt people. People die everyday; because some types of stresses have pushed them to a point in their lives that can be too overwhelming for them. Because PoWEr has been distributed to the wrong people or person. We are all sinful and I am not trying to specifically say Wells Fargo is a bad company, but sometimes the people a company hires have no interest in helping the customer. Their basic intentions are to help themselves. So if say for instance I was hired in public service, to help others, but the goal of helping people had somehow been pushed aside, then why am I there. So in helping myself I have forgotten why I was hired in the first place. But the main thing is when you can’t even complain to a supervisor, because they are there to help themselves also. So who’s helping the customers NOBODY. But if one can only remember that people are human and have needs and feelings.  The company staff should be able to help, in positive way, but their positive ways are a self greed solution, that is beneficial to the company. Somehow you would think they could  find a way to help me, not hurt me.

But I forgive everybody that have  or had something to do with my housing situation. God has forgiven me so I must forgive them. God forgave, so I must forgive. It doesn’t matter how they have treated me unfairly, in my housing situation. God will deal with them individually. But as for me I forgive. I hurt, I  fasted and I forgave.

The key is the word SOMEHOW!!!!  Somehow help them, somehow make it work, somehow get their needs met. But that seems to be a thing of the past! “I think customer service died on the cross with Jesus“. But you see Jesus rose up for us all with all POWER!

HIS POWER IS THE GOOD POWER! Power to do things right. Power to love others. Power to end the suffering. Power to be helpful and not hurtful. Power to be kind. Power to bear another burdens. Power to smile. Power to make wrong things right. Power to bring joy. Power to find a solution. Power to understand. Power to have compassion. Power to overcome. Power to be positive. Power to do.  Power to be unselfish. Power to be brave enough to do the morally right things.  Power to care. Power to have courage. Power to be courteous. Power to become devoted. Power to empathize. Power  to use faith. Power to gain wisdom. Power to trust. Power to know the difference. Power to be strong. Power to be sincere. Power to demonstrate integrity. Power to hope. Power to seek the truth,  and I know you’re getting the idea…

Where is the Christ-Like POWER? Where would you look for Christ – like Power? Answer: Within each of us! It has to be nurtured. It has to be discovered. It has to be used. It has to be demonstrated in our actions. It’s there, but we fight so hard not to use it. It have to be practiced. IT’s there, every one of us was created by The Lord, Yahweh, with it already installed.

HE the Lord Yeshua GAVE IT TO US, BUT WE JUST DON’T USE IT! Why? Because it is so easy not to use it! If we use the Power God gave us , then we have to have to acknowledge Christ our Lord. So we are not going to do that, because it will make us judge other less and love others more. It will make us look up to others and not down on them. It will make us see others through the eyes of Christ our Saviour. See others as Christ sees us.  It will cause us to sin less and strive to live holy and righteous.

“But as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written:
‘Be holy, because I am holy'” I Peter 1:15-16

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect”
Matt. 5:48

“And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure”
I John 3:3

“Whoever claims to live in him MUST walk as Jesus did” I John 2:6

International Bible Studies    ( taken from Dawn Bible Students Association)

LESSON FOR OCTOBER 14, 1984

(“I like to use old references because they are like rare antiques, real and authentic and they never need to be Biblically updated-God’s Word never changes”  jerald gainous )

Motives for Moral Living

KEY VERSE: “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others”. —Philippians 2:4

New Century Version -“Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others”. Philippians 2:4

SELECTED SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:1-13

ALL mankind should, of course, strive to live blameless, moral lives; but our lesson is specially directed to those who call themselves Christians. The Scriptures throughout present Jehovah God as a righteous, loving God. His entire universe is founded on the principles of righteousness and justice, and whatsoever is out of harmony with these godly principles is out of harmony with the person and character of the great Creator himself. Speaking to his typical people Israel God said, “Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.”—Lev. 19:2

That this admonition applies also to God’s antitypical people of the Gospel Age is confirmed by the Apostle Peter. Addressing his remarks to the church he says, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, You shall be holy, for I am holy.”—I Pet. 1:14-16, RSV

Surely, we can have nothing but deep, heartfelt love for that Just and Holy One who first of all gave us the incomparable blessing of life itself, and then demonstrated His continued love for sinful mankind by sending His only begotten Son to redeem us from our sins! Surely, a proper realization of such supreme love should rouse within each one who calls himself a child of God the desire and determination to return that love of our Heavenly Father to the best of his ability! And this we can do, the Apostle John points out, by sincerely striving to keep his righteous commandments. “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments.” If we keep God’s commandments, we have his assurance that we are his children, and may entertain the glorious hope of being with our Lord Jesus in the kingdom!—I John 5:3

And how could anyone who calls himself a Christian—a footstep follower of our Lord Jesus—not have an unsurpassed motive for moral living! How could any who is trusting in the merit of Jesus’ sacrifice not wish to show his love and appreciation for his Master by following to the best of his ability the perfect example of him who was holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners? How our hearts are touched as our gratitude and love daily increase for that selfless one “who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works”? (Titus 2:13,14) If we truly love him who died for us, if we truly appreciate his love for us, we will daily endeavor to keep his righteous commandments; for Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. … If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” (John 14:15,23) What greater motivation to live a righteous life could one possibly imagine!

And what of our responsibility to our brethren, who are walking daily in the same narrow way of sacrifice and suffering? The Apostle Paul cautioned Timothy, “If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” Paul here, of course, is speaking of the material needs of the brethren. But an even greater need of the brethren is for spiritual provision. Thus Paul instructed Timothy, “Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation [conduct], in charity [love], in spirit, in faith, in purity. … Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine [teaching]; … for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” (I Tim. 4:12,16) Continue in them, Paul says; for this is not the work of a moment, but rather the work of a Christian lifetime. Thus Jesus told his disciples, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”—John 15:12,13

Long ago the psalmist David asked, “Who shall ascend into the hill [kingdom] of the Lord, or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.”—Ps. 24:3-5

Who could wish—or who could possibly find—a greater motivation for righteous living!

You see a people, who are human like you: all having a natural tendency to sin!

So Is It the PoWE‘r in the sIN, Or Is It The sIN in the PoWE’r? You decide!

WE IN SIN…. But God!!!

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Can’t Do Christ Right!

To My Readers, I love You! Thank You! I Thank You!

My Love! Can’t Do Christ Right! 

When I say “Can’t do Christ Right” I mean some people want to do right by Christ, but there is a struggle going on. Yes we love Lord Christ, and it can seem like there may be some things which  blocks us from giving Him our all. Yes we all have struggled and some of us still are.  But it’s O.K., because that’s life. Yeshua understands that, but in the process He gives us a chance to repent and eventually get it right.  So when I say “Can’t Do Christ Right” , I mean he provides us new mercies and grace daily to do right by Him!  He is patient with us in so many ways with so many things.

Why?  Because He truly loves us, and have committed His life to make it so!  When I say committed His life, he did.

  • He came down from Heaven for us
  • He left a life of royalty  for us
  • He died for us
  • He bled for us
  • He suffered for us
  • He performed miracles for us
  • He taught  us
  • He  stood us for us
  • He fought sin for us
  • He sent the Holy Spirit for us
  • He denied Himself for us
  • He set us free
  • He’s fighting satan for us
  • He taught us to stand for the right things
  • He listens to us
  • He stands in the gap for us
  • He pleads to the Father  for us
  • He loves us
  • He forgives us
  • He pardons us
  • He binds the hands of the enemy
  • He  anoints us
  • He  explains things to us
  • He chose us in Him
  • He prefects us as saints
  • He provides us mercy
  • He provides us grace
  • He rescues us
  • He blesses us
  • He provides  for us

I hope you are getting the idea. We’ve got so much to be thankful, in the name of Yeshua the Messiah!!! Let us not forget.

Because of all His mighty works, we owe Him! Oh how He loves you and me!

If we only think;  we’ve got so much to be thankful for in Him -Christ! His eye is on the sparrow and His eyes are on us.

All Yeshua wants from us is our selves, to do His earthly duties.  He wants us live for Him.

In my former college classes, I admire one of my college Advisors because one day I went to her office to talk. So while we were talking I told her I really admired her. I told her I really appreciated her because she seemed to really understand the students, and she really seemed to help us so much. She told me that she loved her job, and she really wanted us to succeed, here at the college. She seemed to really understand the needs of the nontraditional students. You could really tell, because she was really different from some of the other advisors.

I liked talking to her. She so often encouraged me. One day when we were talking I told her how some of the assignments, were so difficult.  Some of the professors didn’t seem to explain enough to get the students  to understand what it was they expected from the assignments.   This is what she said to me. “If a professor would take  a little time to explain assignments, there would be less problems. If each student could understand the thing(s) that were expected; a lot of the students’ grades would improve drastically. If a student understood the expectations then, it would make for a better experience in the class room. And the things being taught would finally become  so simple.  Some of the instructors expected you to perform miracles without an understanding of the assignments. Then she said expectation is everything! If  a student knew the expectations of the assignments, then there would be less confusion. Sometimes when you ask some professors to explain the assignment, they look at you one-sided. But some will explain. (Not all professors are like that, I’m speaking for myself)

So, I said that to say this; “if we knew what Yeshua expects of us; then we would probably respond to Him better.  The Bible would not seem so complicated to us. Our earthbound assignment that Lord Yeshua has appointed for us would not be considered too hard for us to complete. His will for us would be readily understood, and would make for a better follower of Him. Maybe if some knew exactly what Yeshua expected then it would become so elementary for us. So in saying that, I mean the instructions found in the Bible would not seem so difficult and hard for some to obey.

So to simplify it:

  • He wants obedience
  • He wants our hope placed in Him
  • He wants us to go and seek to be born again in Him
  • He wants us to repent
  • He wants us to come to Him
  • He wants us to believe in Him
  • He wants us to love Him
  • He wants us to listen to Him
  • He wants us to abide in Him
  • He wants us to take up your Cross and follow Him
  • He wants us to love Him with all of our heart,  mind, soul and strength
  •  He wants us to rejoice and leap for joy in Him
  • He wants us to fear Him because He can destroy the body and soul in Hell
  • He wants us to worship Him in spirit and truth
  • He wants us to pray and do not lose heart
  • He wants us to not to be anxious about the necessities of daily life
  • He wants us not to be anxious about the threats of man
  • He wants us to humble ourselves and stop being prideful
  • He wants us to humble ourselves in child likeness  in  servant hood and  be broken hearted within Him
  • He wants us to do not be angry
  • He wants us to trust in His greatness
  • He wants us to embrace mercy and forgiveness
  •  He wants us to do the will of His Father who is in Heaven
  • He wants us to be justified in our trusting of Him
  • He wants us to be transformed
  • He wants us to strive to enter through the narrow door, because life is a war
  • He wants us to  love our neighbor
  • He wants us to go out into the land and help others become His disciples

So I hope I’ve help simplify His commands. He does not demand much, but what He does command  He expects us to understand- So Lets’ Do IT! Let’s OBEY CHRIST! Let’s Do Him Right!

LET’S DO CHRIST THE KING, LORD OF MERCY AND GRACE – RIGHT!

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