Meaningless

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Meaningless

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When we remove ourselves from under Gods protection, we will lose our hope. Solomon, the wisest man in the bible, had so much. God bless Solomon with a great abundance of wisdom, wealth, He made him king, and so much more.

Everything was fine while Solomon remained obedient to God, but once He stepped out from under Gods protection, he became very depressed, he lost his hope, and everything under the sun appeared to him as being meaningless. Once he found his way back to God he regained his hope and confidence again.

I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 1 : 14 

 

Positive Symptoms

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Symptom

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The fact that each one of us has a yearning deep down inside for love, peace and happiness, is a symptom or indication that these things were implanted within us at the very beginning of creation. They were to be the only things we were made up of, but they have practically been extinguished by sin.

Thus, we see symptoms of depression, mental illness, hate and all kinds of evil becoming more and more revealed in our daily lives. When we connect to God, these positive symptoms that lie deep within us, will once again be manifested in our lives, and our negative qualities can be greatly diminish.

Finally, believers, rejoice! Be made complete [be what you should be], be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace [enjoy the spiritual well-being experienced by believers who walk closely with God]; and the God of love and peace [the source of loving kindness] will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13: 11

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Anxious

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Nervous

We all get anxious at one time or another in our lives for many different reasons, but we are not to let fear and nervousness dominate our lives as they could lead to greater problems. HELPFUL TIPS FOR OVERCOMING DEPRESSION

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Many of the bible characters suffered from anxiety or other emotional problems. Elijah suffered depression and David suffered much anxiety…. In Psalm 139 : 3 David says: “Search me oh God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts .”

In Philippians 4:6 we are told……“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.”

So while me may become anxious and try to find every earthly way to help us, we should not discount also turning to God for help.

 

Daily Potion October 24, 2016

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Paradise At Last

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Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelations 21: 1-4

In my last two blog posts we spoke of Jesus coming back for a second time. We saw where He sat on the cloud and sent His angels out to gather His children. Graves were opened and the ones who died believing in Christ were the first to be lifted up to meet Jesus in the sky. Then the believers who were alive when Jesus came back a second time were also lifted up to be with Him.

At the time we were lifted up to meet Jesus, our bodies were changed. We will no longer live with sadness, pain or tears. We are now all free of negative emotions. Happiness only is the new order of the day. We will spend a thousand years with Jesus in heaven before coming back to live on a new and purified earth. Satan will be gotten rid of, and we will live with God forever and ever.

There is hope….

Daily Potion September 28, 2016

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Dedicated To The One I Love

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And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. Mark 12:30

So it seems as though God has placed on my heart this message, and that is to relay that when all minds are focused on Him (God) there will be no place to harbour negative feelings. There will be no place for feeling the likes of depression. There will be peace, and there will be an abiding hope, that one day we will live in eternity with Him.

When we give God our full attention, it is only then that we will be led in the right direction.

Daily Potion September 26, 2016

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Why I’m No Longer Lonely

So my church is doing an Evangelistic Series for the next three weeks and on the first night the Pastor touched on the subject of “Loneliness.” It is being spoken of a lot in the news….A few days ago I listened to a program on that very subject. It seems as though many older people are feeling rather alone, especially after the loss of a spouse. We also know that you can have the sense of being alone at any age. I already shared a time in my own life of  when I felt alone. TWO DIFFERENT PATHS Now, even though I may spend much time alone, I never feel lonely.

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These few word really say a lot, and the Pastor repeated them over and over. “No God, No Peace. No God, No Peace.

Just this morning on the news, it was said that 65% on College and University students are suffering with anxiety issues and some with severe depression, yet I’m also told the new religion these days is to have no religion. Why Complicate Simplicity when life could be so simple!! Why Complicate Simplicity

The next few words he would repeat over and over was:

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2  Know God, Know Peace.

It’s really as simple as that. When we are intimately connected to God, we will live more peaceful and contented lives. Feelings of loneliness will vanish. The Pastor also stated that when we seek out a Psychiatrist he will only give a panacea lasting us till the next session. As I’ve stated on my About I’m not telling anyone not to seek professional help, but what I would like for others to know, is that God should not be discounted, after all He is the Healer.

When I came seeking God, it was for the most selfish reasons, but He accepted me anyway. I was seeking physical healing. I searched and searched the bible, prayed, cried out to Him, and He would reveal Himself to me in the most marvelous ways. If you are tormented, if you are in pain, if you are depressed or lonely, whatever you may be suffering from, a solid connection to God is the answer.

There are many examples of living a life without God in the bible. As long as we are willing to make the change, and turn and walk in the right direction, wonderful things can happen in our lives. HOW TWO MEN WERE CURED FROM MENTAL ILLNESS

This blog is from a time in my life when I felt lost and all alone.FROM DESPAIR TO JOYFULNESS God is a Good God, and He is available to all. He brought me where my self-help books couldn’t take me. He brought me, where my positive thoughts alone couldn’t take me. He will never leave me, and I’m so happy to know that I have an everlasting friend.

 

 

Daily Potion September 22, 2016

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Ear – Piercing

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Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8

Sober: Calm, Clear-headed, Steady, Temperate…..

Vigilant: Attentive, Aware, Cautious, Observant, On Guard……

Adversary: Attacker, Enemy, Foe

Roaring: Blaring, Deafening, Ear – Piercing

Many of us are walking around unaware that we ae being controlled by evil. Because we do not know the Scriptures, because we do not truly have the faith in God that we should, the devil has found an in-road to our minds. He knows just how to tempt us, to make us believe that wrongs are rights. His is the booming voice we will hear, always leading us in the sweetest of ways to make mistakes.

The Scripture tells us to be calm and clear-headed (sober) and if we fully believe, and have faith in the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, way beyond the loudness and the booming of the enemy (devil) we will find the voice of the One who Comforts us. (Holy Spirit, Comforter) We need to search until we find Him, instead of allowing ourselves to be destroyed by the one who roars in our ears.(Devil, Evil, Enemy.)

Almost everyday on the news we will hear of some wrong that has been done. Many times the person will say that “God” told them to do it…..this is how the enemy is manipulating many minds in our world today. He is “Roaring” in many ears right now.

If you are a Christian and believe and are obeying God’s commandment, you have access to the Holy Spirit (Comforter, Helper) and He will give you a mind filled with peace. There is POWER available to everyone who believes. It is the unbelievers who are more affected by the “Roar” of the enemy.

Jesus Promises Another Helper

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-17 The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you.” John 14:15-18

Daily Potion September 19, 2016

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Health and Healing

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Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24

When we speak kind words to one another, they bring healing to our minds and healing to our bodies. Loving words will make us feel less stressful and less anxious. Gracious words promote healthy emotions, they strengthen and give us a great sense of well being.

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18

A person who is hasty to speak, foolhardy, ill-advised, inconsiderate; can easily cause damage to another, by the words they use. When we are “Pierced” by someone’s words we can be deeply wounded emotionally and physically.

For good emotional and physical health, kind words will go a long way.

Daily Potion September 16, 2016

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What To Ask For In Prayer

When we pray, we are to pray to our Father in Heaven, and these are the things we are to ask for:

1  We are to ask for God’s Kingdom to come…..for Him to come again.

2  Ask for God’s will to be done in your lives.

3  Ask for our daily needs.

4  Ask for forgiveness.

5  Ask God to not allow us to be led into temptation.

6 Ask God to deliver us from evil.

Based on the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13

So we then are not to use God like a magician, only asking for me, me, me. His will for our lives may not be our will for our lives, but it will be best for us in the long run. We are also to ask God for forgiveness, and He is most willing to forgive.

Daily Potion September 15, 2016  Since the first sin took place in the Garden of Eden, we are all living under oppressive sin and we must ask to be set free from the evil that weighs us down……Depression, Anger, Lust, Confusion to name a few.

Daily Potion September 13, 2016

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Perfect Peace Still Possible

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To be Steadfast: Fixed, Dedicated, Faithful, Immovable

When we fix our minds on Jehovah, He will give us peace. If our minds are not faithful to Jesus, we will be agitated, distress, frustrated, upset…..any negative emotion. There will be no sense of peace in our lives.