LIVE HEAVENLY REST
We CHOOSE the atmosphere we live in by accepting it or changing it!
EACH MOMENT OF OUR DAY IS OUR CHANCE TO CHOOSE OUR ATTITUDE &
RESPONSE TO WHERE WE ARE & WHAT HAPPENS
( THE heaven or hell in our mind & surroundings starts with our ATTITUDE FIRST)
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND CAN BE PART OF THE PROBLEM OR PART OF THE SOLUTION~
WE CAN BE HELLISH & RUTHLESS or KIND & HEAVENLY!!
NO MATTER WHAT! IT IS A CHOICE!
If you want to see happy smiling people~ share YOUR SMILE FIRST!
If you want to see a cleaner street~ pick up trash on your way!
If you want less weeds plant good seeds!
DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE PROBLEMS YOU SEE ~ then you have the RIGHT TO
TALK ABOUT IT!
JESUS modeled the heavenly KINGDOM of DOING RIGHT & LIVING IN PEACE~
LIKE NO ONE ELSE because he CHOSE TO OBEY HIS HEAVENLY FATHER DAILY AND
TAKE TIME ALONE IN THE MORNING AWAY FROM DISTRACTIONS….
to BE STILL & LISTEN
his heart for the HEAVENLY Father’s instructions for the day!
HE KNEW & STUDIED the values & principles ( the letter of the law!)
from studying the Torah & Hebrew text which he meditated on day & night .( Psalm 1)
BUT LISTENING ENLIGHTENS THE WAY TO THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW!
THE LOVINGKINDNESS OF THE FATHER AND THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM HE WAS FROM!
Jesus did not have the help of the Holy Spirit until he was baptized. He had good training
but he even at 12 knew who he was and that he had a path to follow.
Read the GOSPELS (John 1 or Luke 1 is a good place to start ) and then read the WHOLE BIBLE a fresh and SEE THE TRUE KINGDOM! ( each day I crave the wisdom of the book of Proverbs ( there are 31 ~ one for each day of the month!) and
the Psalms especially Psalm 1 is the KEY to being a refreshing RIVER OF ABUNDANT LIFE…
meditating on the TRUTHS OF THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM!
A KINGDOM OF KINDNESS ~mercy & truth…with plenty to share especially HOPE!
A KINGDOM where murderous thoughts are condemned! LOVING NEIGHBOR & ENEMY and defending
the widows, orphans (the truly poor & needy !) in their time of distress and they are the
ones that will do MORE FOR THE KINGDOM than the Rich Young Ruler with all his pride & arrogance!
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS A MIND & HEART ATTITUDE of a CHILD ~ color blind to LOVING & HELPING ALL!
GOD WILL HONOR THOSE WHO DO THE KIND KINGDOM WORK~ NOW & LATER!
I AM A LIVING TESTIMENT OF THAT~ JOIN ME~
ASK GOD TO SHOW YOU HIS LOVING HEART TODAY …help a stranger in need ~ in WORD & DEED!
and see yourself as GOD SEES ALL~~~
IN NEED OF GRACE!
WANT MORE?…read on…
and take more power naps daily as needed & a weekly Shabbat REST !
When Jesus was tired he rested~
Rest is usually more important than food & JESUS MODELED THAT
AND had the blessing of meeting the woman at the WELL and was able to refresh her
with living WORDS OF TRUTH….
(READ JOHN 4 and see the truths THE SON OF GOD SHARED WITH a woman! of a neighboring “enemy” tribe!
JESUS WAS AS RADICAL AS THEY COME!
HE KNEW GOD THE FATHER WAS HIS ONLY JUDGE WHEN HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS & DISCIPLES & FAMILY DID NOT UNDERSTAND
HE DID THE RIGHT THING ~ BECAUSE HE MODELED PERFECTLY ONE WHO LIVED HEAVENLY PEACE AND CHANGED
EVERY WHERE HIS FOOT STEPPED!
PEACE IS NOT MERELY THE ABSENCE OF TENSION..said M.L. KING
“PEACE IS THE PRESENCE OF JUSTICE”
Jesus was JUSTICE PERSONFIED WITH MERCY & HUMILITY…Micah 6:8
DO THE RIGHT THING~ SPEAK THE TRUTH RESPECTFULLY IN LOVE ( EVEN IF OTHERS DO NOT WANT TO HEAR IT AND GOD’S SPIRIT TELLS YOU TO!)
WITH MERCY & HUMILITY AND YOU WILL CHANGE YOUR WORLD & MINE
BRINGING THE KINGDOM COME!
IF YOU AGREE ~OR DISAGREE …leave me a comment and /or pass this on to someone in need of
REFRESHING WATER!…..there are a Lot of DEHYDRATED SOULS OUT THERE!
LET’s HIGH~ DRATE THEM TOGETHER?!?….by staying HIGH~ drated & rested ourselves FIRST! ( see my other blogs on water by typing WATER in the search engine!)
LIKE ON AN AIRPLANE the adults need to put on their airmasks first or who will help the infants & infirmed?
IT IS FOR OUR GOOD! and those around us will benefit from our refreshed spirit!
HOW CAN WE REFRESH OTHERS IF WE ARE DEPLETED
IT IS SELFISH NOT TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES AND VERY UN~BECOMING WHEN WE ARE TIRED & GROUCHY LIKE A TWO YEAR OLD NEEDING A NAP & HEALTHY FOOD!
REALLY ! DO YOU NEED A GRANDMOMI LIKE ME TO TELL YOU THIS!
MOST OF AMERICA DOES!
THEY PUSH THEMSELVES WITH DEADLINES & UNREALISTIC DEMANDS & ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE OR STIMULANT
AND WONDER WHY THEY PUSH OTHERS AWAY! I DO NOT!
TAKE A SIESTA LIKE MOST OF THE REST OF THE WORLD & THE MOST POWERFUL & INFLUENCIAL LEADERS & MOTHERS
KNOW THIS PRINICIPLE!
REST~ unplug ! TAKE TIME OFF or BE OFF …..IT IS A HABIT OF CHOICE FOR PEACE!
times apart helps us not come apart
a day off weekly ~ helps us not have days off & be weakly
GOD’S WAYS & THE EXAMPLE GOD GAVE US TO FOLLOW
IN THE BEGINNING
( Genesis 2:2-3) truly help us sleep & wake & live in HEAVENLY PEACE!
and do not forget to LAUGH
A SHORT CUT TO REFRESHMENT right after sleep
& nature reminds us of the heavenly music & songs
we need to REMEMBER
this should help:
IF YOU ARE NOT LAUGHING & DANCING
IN YOUR SPIRIT AFTER 1 minute of
watching….DO NOT RETWEET! https://t.co/MrBsNsDnun
— graceannetruth (@graceannetruth) August 26, 2016