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Big Lesson 5 – Hebrews 12:5-6 (caring discipline)

Check out the cover of this book:

https://www.sovereignworld.com/loved-like-never-before/
Your heavenly Father God can be cuddly as it says in Romans 8, Abba Father (means Daddy God) with you on His lap.

There is also His tough love that teaches you to be strong so you can cope with life better. This kind of love is prudent e.g. when you put your hand too close to the fire place you get a smack on your wrist from Dad but you never burn your hand again for the rest of your life.

Hebrews 12:5‭-‬6 ESV

“And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.””

When things go wrong, ask yourself the question, is God disciplining me for something I have done wrong?

Maybe He has been trying to tell you for ages and you had been suffering lots but you did not change as you did not know.

If you start asking, finding out through prayer and then repenting of whatever it is, you will start to have a much more successful and joyful life. He is raising you as His child.

God is love and He will love you however He can in whatever situation or place you are in, in order to help you.

N.B; the book mentioned above is amazing. The Father figure is the most vital relationship you can have therefore this book will significantly strengthen your Christian walk i.e. people say “he knows the Father”.

The Father is greater than Jesus and He is the sovereign ruler of the whole universe.

A nice old hymn about your Father in heaven:

Father God I wonder how I managed to exist without the knowledge of your parenthood and your loving care.

But now I am your son, I am adopted in your family, I can never be alone as Father God your here beside me.

I will sing your praises.

I will sing your praises.

I will sing your praises for forever more.

You are His biological child and He can never let you go.

He is outside of time and knows the future perfectly thus He is perfectly powerful.

He is God thus He can pause time, rearrange things and then press play again e.g.

  • World war 1 1914 Christmas truce football match.
  • Joshua 10:13 when the sun stopped (how we measure time).

Selah. You are safe child 💛

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Love’s Brexit solution

Brexit’s friendly badger

What if all these grumpy people in parliament indirectly and unknowingly bring this nation togethor in love and also set a pattern for other nations to do so too?

All their having a go at each other and making silly rules that evidently don’t work, leads this country into a right pickle. Squidgy piglets, the lot of them.

But is it such a pickle in the long run? What if this nation is forced into a situation where we will need to help each other as things get so bad.

Anyway, half of the country got what they did not want in the vote and if it works or not, the main problem IMO is the anxiety and fear that surrounds the whole blummin thing. It would have worked either way if it was not for the fear and anxiety.

This is the same thinking but suited better to the more academic sort:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politico-media_complex

Romans 8:28 “And we know in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, those who are called according to his purpose.”

So maybe the Brexiter’s will be part of the “all things”.

I said it before and I will say it again. We need the Lord Jesus on our side as in our own strength we are just naughty naughty no matter how hard we try.

He loves you unconditionaly no matter how naughty we have been so just pray and mean this:

“Lord Jesus I realise I am a human and I struggle with being naughty, you said in your love letter (the bible), that you would forgive me. Please forgive me and help me to be a better person and love my neighbour. Jesus I believe you are God and that you rose from the dead after the cross where you died for my sins”.

Let’s learn to love our neighbour in this time of pickle. We may see another way of life and so end up better than we were with the riches we had before Brexit i.e. we will be drinking chicken soup for our souls and not bloating over lobster.

You can turn fear to excitement by the way. They are emotions that are not very far from each other. You can switch it in your mind.

Check out this post too. It will help you with any worry about the news:

NEIBIT

This is important; we all love complaining about Brexit (including me 😋), but lets add discussion of solutions in our conversations and actually do it e.g. forgiving each other.

Also, when we have these conversations, the conversations should be civilized adult conversations where it not about “me being heard” all the time, but listening to your fellow man’s point of view too.

Please let us not be illiberal liberals by saying we tolerate all Gods and then get grumpy wumps at Jesus followers. That logic is faulty.

Selah

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Luke 6:38 with the right heart and wisely

If we help the poor and the needy then God will help us. It makes Him smile. This is because He wants to encourage us to love each other:

“give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Luke 6:38 ESV

We should do it wisely e.g. give hot food and decaf drinks to the homeless and not money otherwise they will spend it on drugs to escape their pain.

Do it because you actually care for them. God will see the truth of your heart and will smile. It will come back to you. Its a bit like what other religions call Karma.

See how you can genuinely love your neighbour. This is the greatest commandment as it is the same as loving God.

Your a human and you were made to love so get healthy, happy and help someone in need.

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Power cuddle ❤ protective suits

Please guys I know we cannot cuddle at the moment so can we try and make see through protective suits for one person so that we can cuddle.

Keeping cuddle love going is very important.

Quantum carbon fiber micro chips that take off, the mind bending psychology professor with a remarkably massive forehead, the latest temporary television star that is shaking your heart so much that you sprint down the road to buy Hello magazine. And then the old lady who you met by the bus stop one morning who gave you a hug because you were feeling down.In my opinion the old lady wins straight away.

Not that science, brains and some TV is not good. Do you remember how the hug felt though. Like you were touched by a small bit of heaven. Like deep down in your weary soul, some chicken soup was poured in.In heaven it is just love as in heaven it is just God there. God is love. You just got a bit of heaven.I believe Jesus is God.

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:1‭-‬2‭, ‬13 ESV

N.B; old ladies please don’t put yourself at risk unnecessarily. I am sure you are good judges of character by now. Just as you do not laugh at a joke that is not funny, please do not force yourself to hug people. Let it occur naturally when the time is right. Also, not in Corona times please.Always love though.

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Grumpy wumps

I do not want to blow my trumpet, but instead defend my freedom and give understanding.

I am a victim of sexual abuse and I ran the half-marathon for survivors.org after getting off the streets. Now I work independantly to help other homeless. I ran to the forest a long time ago to escape the abuse. There, God gave me wisdom and understanding.

I will be honest. The system does not like God’s wisdom and would rather treat you as a number instead of teach you to love your neighbour. I am being haressed for this very reason.

If I am locked up soon then this post incriminates them.

I would dearly love to believe that there exists some good people in government. Boris, could you show me please?

I am completely willing to have a civilized coffee and a chat. Maybe we could sort this mess out.

Yes, chocolate sprinkles please 🙂

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Your authority in Christ – see miracles

Did you know Christian Brother or Sister that when minions are persecuting you, be it verbal abuse, being drugged against your will or anything else, you can actually use your authority in Christ (providing you have faith) to make them or it stop instantly.

This is why:

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Luke 10:19‭-‬20 ESV

This is how:

Think, believe and mean “in Jesus name I command you stop, in Jesus name!”. Now tap your foot or do something else appropriate to help confirm the belief (e.g. click fingers). Now think “thankyou Jesus they (or it) has stopped, amen”. Believe the Luke verse and wait for it to happen.

N.B; highest faith is praise but you cannot always do that even if you think of praise songs. Think these words “Jesus you are good” and mean it. A more rooted and constant faith comes from knowing the Word. I have said it before and will say it again:

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
Romans 10:17 ESV

N.B; Click or tap foot but be wise and inventive e.g. clicking your finger in a muscly minions face will give you a nobbly nose if you do not have sufficient faith.

Pray to Jesus that He would help you to use your authority. Persevere and you will get it. He did not say Luke 10:19-20 as if it was not a present for you.

You will see some pretty cool things if you learn this.

Selah, it’s the belief that counts when you do it therefore it can be a “calm” command.

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You have a voice

Do you ever get so messed around and trodden on by this cruel world that you just end up going into victim mode and start apologizing and saying sorry to people that you do not need to say sorry to as they are just minions anyway…

Let me remind of something: YOU HAVE A VOICE

Now that does not mean shouting back at the minions, it means being assertive e.g. rather than saying sorry to someone who is bullying you, instead keep calm and explain in the simplest way possible that you are being hurt by them. If they don’t listen then you are wasting your time anyway.
A few game changers:

1. The best thing best thing if you can is love as it casts out the fear (first bit of the verse 1 John 4:18).

Love them back as they bully you and then miracles happen.

Love is the greatest thing and the demons of fear dissolve.

2. Exercise is a game changer.

1 Timothy 4:7-9 says that exercise is “of some use” but this is after Godliness is made as the main point.

If “physical training” occurs just after Godliness then I think it is very useful.

Running till you get a sweat for good earobic respiration, press ups for upper body or pilates for your core.

It makes you break out of the mental cage of bullying that the minions put you in.

3. Have a laugh as laughter is good medicine. There is a Proverb for that but I won’t bible bash you 🙂

Watch, read, listen to something that you know is going to give you a proper belly laugh.

It frees up your mind so much and you cannot even be bothered to say sorry to the minions, their spell is broken.

4. Read the book called “The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steven Peters”. It has some super ideas on how to deal with people who are difficult e.g. how to be assertive but fair when you are being given a hard time.

Check Proverbs 16:32. A super Proverb.

If you struggle with these things and get home at the end of the day and feel all frustrated, then check out this post about what to do:

Dealing with frustration

You are an individual and you have free will and free choice.

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Sleep 101 – Earplugs are the way forward. I know but try this / 2 hour theory / 20 minute reset

Earplugs are the way forward. I know but try this

Did you try ear plugs once and not get on with them and then take them out as you thought they were not comfortable.

Do you still get broken sleep because of the noise but will not use ear plugs.

When you actually manage to get used to them, they are amazing and your sleep pattern gets super blessed though. It is so worth getting used to them as it is prudence for a night when you have to sleep.

Let me tell you how to get used to them:

  • Get really tired one night and put them in thus you will just sleep and that is one night done getting used to them.
  • Conquer the belief that they are not good by counteracting with the belief that the prudence for the long-term benefits are worth it.
  • I reckon roughly three or four nights getting used to them and you will think they are super.

Oh by the way, if you have trouble hearing as you have blocked up lugholes, then gently warm up some pure virgin olive oil and put it in a very clean squeezy bottle with a thin end (like a syringe) and put it in your ears to soak for 2 minutes when you are laying on your side. Do this for a few days and tidy up with a tissue each time obviously.
Otex eardrops is even better if you can afford.

My 2 hour theory

Are you tired and know so well that you need to sleep but you are laying there annoyed and worried about tomorrow as you cannot sleep?
When you lay down, your pulse drops and your body regains energy anyway.

Why not do that for 30 minutes, an hour and thrn learn 2 hours. Lie down and tell yourself that your body is regaining energy and if I sleep then I sleep (nothing to worry about then).
What you will find is that with this attitude you will soon sleep anyway.

20 minute reset

Did you get little sleep last night and feel tired today?

Do not go to sleep for 7 hours in the day time to catch up as this will mess up your sleep pattern. Do that if you are truly exhausted though.

What I am saying is set your alarm and try sitting in your bed or a comfy chair for 20 minutes and just relax with your eyes closed. It does wonders to pick you up for the rest of the day and it feels like a reset for you.

Shalom 🛏

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Christmas present – bike down hill, fold, bus up

“Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.” Proverbs 3:17  ESV

 

 

Fold up bikes are great for bus and train. Wisely choose a good quality one that is not too pricey.
Get your tyres pumped up solid and go for a ride down and a hill and along flat which is more pleasant than up hill, fold your bike and get the bus back up the hill.

 

 

Always bring a puncture repair kit and a spare inner tube if you are able to mend punctures. Pay for slime to be put in your tyres at a bike shop if you cannot repair punctures. It seals the puncture holes as you go along as the air from the hole binds the slime. Slime binding 😋
Helmet, lights and high visibility jacket too obviously.

 

 

This post is especially relevant if you are elderely.

 

 

What a super xmas present for the one you love.
Slarlom, oops er shalom ☺

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Satisfaction in thankfulness to God for His gifts, the best bitterness remedy

John Piper is a famous preacher and he once said “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him”.

I really do believe this is right.

Also did you know that the opposite of bitterness is thankfulness and being thankful gets rid of the bitterness.

SO…

Make yourself a coffee and sit down with your favourite bible version. Maybe read a Psalm for a bit of faith and just think of the good things in your life and say thankyou to God for them and why you like them.

This will be satisfying and enjoyable if done right:

– “Jesus, thankyou for your steadfast love in giving me this house after I was homeless before, I am so happy to have a roof and warmth. Even if I am alone this Christmas, you are with me always”.

– “Jesus, thankyou for coffee lattes that are delicous and they do not cost much”.

– “Thankyou for chocolate, it is a rather nice thing, I am so thankful that we are in an easy country.”

– “Jesus thankyou for my warm snuggly dressing gown and slippers, they help me to be cosy”.

– “Jesus thankyou that I have you as my closest friend who holds me by my right hand. I know I am homeless, but let’s layer up and have a coffee and a prayer in the tent”.

– Think of your own ones. Maybe for your family or for you health but remember to say why you like it so that it works and say thankyou.

Selah…. shalom 🍰

P.S don’t drink too much caffeine. Be sensible please.