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    Individuals interest me, and oddly so does solitude. My creator and savior just astounds me!

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  1. Quite the busy man. Wears me out just reading of his efforts.
  2. Hi, May I suggest that is not correct. It is the very flaw that causes the problem. You may esteem yourself very highly, but by comparison to what? Another person? Yet all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. So comparing ones self to another makes little sense to me, I gave up self esteem and became washed over by awe of the mercy of God extended to me instead. Late in life in the flesh I have come see that all is folly that man endeavors in for the profit of flesh and the high opinion of other individuals flesh. Save high esteem for God, and just do as best you might as a bond-servant to Jesus your lord God and savior. You will do well if you let the other stuff the other judgements even that of your own go by the wayside. Just do all that you do, whatever it may be, to the glory of God. Enjoy the pleasure of serving well, not as great among others but serving well to your Lord. Our Lord said what to the apostles as they were arguing amongst themselves as to who is the greatest of them? ..." But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”
  3. I sin, probably daily, yet I am saved. There is no merit within me that I should be saved. Yet Christ died for me and arose again and ascended, the first of many to come. I cannot be converted to perfection in this flesh, the old man will always want his. Yet the shed blood of Jesus covers my sin that I may be seen as though perfect in the sight of God the Father by His son's sacrifice alone. I do run the race as though to win it, but I win not by my will to win, instead by God's grace and mercy alone. I have not been converted to perfection, the standard of God. I instead am covered and seen as acceptably perfect, only by Christ Jesus' shed blood alone.
  4. Hay? Okay make hay while the sunshines, it may not be so sunshiny on another day. I can hardly wait to get back up to the lands of small meadows already harvested and the rolls already trucked off. It is a beautiful sight and one about to be brightly complemented with the red, orange, and yellow of the harvest season. A time of some rest once again upon the land, such memories to visit yet again if allowed the privilege..
  5. Do I suffer envy and covet what another has? Nope. God makes the daily provision that is always perfect. Perfect for my real needs of each day. If I do not recognize it on any given day that is my own failing, but do I want the plight of another instead? Nope. God turned me around from my own sin against Him and to recognizing His Lordship over me. In that I am most content with whatever each day brings, while also recognizing there may be no tomorrow as my soul may be required of me today.
  6. It is harsh for anyone at any age. But it is also a reality for some, and many more to come that do not stay sober and get educated on how to handle their own finances. Even then it is hard to avoid suffering great loss along the way. I have been made far more aware of the conditions of the past through census bureau reports while tracking family ancestry. The row houses of the factories come to light with the number of people jammed into each dwelling in those census reports. Plus for over forty years now at least; the dwellings along the Harbor Freeway at Los Angeles have been filled with individuals, up to seventeen to a flat. They sleep in shifts" hot sheeting" while further inland people are pooling three to four income sources to make the mortgage or rent payment. There is a sense of I think defeatism today where many then decide they want nothing of prosperity and home ownership and try opting out in tiny house structures. But really on a per square foot basis it is about the most expensive housing one can buy. Used ship containers is the one I have had some interest in for building" apartments" for lease or sale. Not bad and not horribly expensive to outfit into some interesting configurations. At California I think it is going to get far worse, for now apartment building owners must raise their rents each years the newly allowed 5% per year maximum increase, just to make sure they don't fall too far behind in any year of greater cost increase because they can't go over five percent. No owner is going to do nearly as much maintenance on the structures, they won't be able to risk spending to do so. The new construction will decline greatly and the demand for any unit for rent will go up. All a harsh reality, that is going to put far more people on the streets, alleys, parks, and well just everywhere there is space to lay down. The sanitation issue is going to cause spread of serious disease. California high tech as thinks it is is is headed for an awfully harsh near future. Many a hard working person that has bought a four plex at California for their retirement years income will be stuck with owning part of a ghetto to come that is hard to sell if needed to be sold. It is going to get even nastier there. It already takes three to four income sources for most workers to pay their mortgage or rent. How many more resources can people develop just to pay for a place to live? Exodus of a sort is already underway both for businesses and for individuals. Thing is the same people that have been voting in the communist minded at California to rule over them will vote for them wherever they move to. They will never learn and change their ways it seems. They just keep asking for and demanding more control over others and more benefits for themselves. In the meantime the old seem to end up getting squeezed perhaps the hardest even though there is less to squeeze out. It is going to take a major change in family living units to overcome that. Back to a time of three to four generations in the same home instead of the young fleeing home to be on their own. It is made fun of right now, called a failure to launch, but it is the wave that is coming on today. I think that maybe a good thing overall. Families together.
  7. Seems to me many are for God has not only foreknown, He has predestined it. Plus of those given Jesus, He loses not a one. Plus a whole nation will be brought to their salvation they are chosen. From Romans 8..." For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. Our Victory in Christ In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  8. And a little child shall lead them. Kinda funny, the Wiki summary includes this: ..."In August 2019, Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Plymouth, UK, to New York, US, in a 60 ft racing yacht equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines. The trip was announced as a carbon-neutral transatlantic crossing serving as a demonstration of Thunberg's declared beliefs of the importance of reducing emissions. France 24 reported that several crew would fly to New York to take the yacht back to Europe. The voyage lasted 15 days, from 14 to 28 August 2019. While in the Americas, Thunberg attended the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City, and will attend the COP 25 Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile, in December."....
  9. looked up Johnathan Lockwood Huie at http://www.jonathanlockwoodhuie.com/about-jonathan.php From which comes his statement on his website excerpted here: ..."What brought me to become an author? While I came to find my own inner peace late in life and didn't begin my journey toward an Inspired Life until I was turning 50, my search for revelations of universal wisdom and inner peace is now a lifelong quest. These days, I experience the force that binds together all life - past, present, and future - as a reality. We are composed of it, and simultaneously, we are a part of it. My experience of life is SO different than it was 15 years ago! I am very grateful for the numerous sources of the one universal Wisdom of the Ages that have aligned to transform the quality of my life. I am drawn to share what I have absorbed from these many sources, and from direct connection with the Infinite, in a way that is highly accessible and can assist others in transforming their worries and stresses into living an Inspired Life - joyful acceptance of life's uncertainties and a bold confident outlook on the future. I am available for: Personal coaching"...
  10. “The more you have, the more you spend, right up to the limits of your income. So what is the advantage of wealth— except perhaps to watch it as it runs through your fingers!” Ecclesiastes 5:11 -The Living Bible, a paraphrase of the KJV by Kenneth Taylor "A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world." - Seems to be from the prophet Mohammad, and also credited to others as well as paraphrased by others over the years "Ecclesiastes 5 English Standard Version (ESV) Fear God Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words. When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands? For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear. The Vanity of Wealth and Honor If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them. But this is gain for a land in every way: a king committed to cultivated fields. He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. 11 When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? 12Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep. There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, and those riches were lost in a bad venture. And he is father of a son, but he has nothing in his hand. As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand. This also is a grievous evil: just as he came, so shall he go, and what gain is there to him who toils for the wind? Moreover, all his days he eats in darkness in much vexation and sickness and anger. Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life t hat God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart." ------------------------------ Pesonal thought upon reading the bible verse: I do find the fuller near context of Ecclesiates 5 modifies the isolated "verse" especially in it's conclusion about affluence of some: "Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart." This is the gift of God- As to quoting the prophet Mohammad I guess many have before, seems like it anyway. And many have paraphrased that line too.
  11. It is God that is the jealous God by whom all that is has been created. His creation does not dictate what He may and may not do by reasoning and logic of His created being. A child molester is not a child molester for having satan, the sin state of each individual is of the individual and his responsibility, there is no excuse to be found in other beings. The state of sin of a man/woman may manifest in molestation, or it may manifest in other overt acts. It is there even if it does not manifest in any overt action at all. Sin is the state of this fallen creation. It is fallen by the sin of one, it is rescued for some by the mercy and grace of One alone. All created beings have been foreknown to God, all humans that are to be saved out from this fallen creation are predestined to it by God alone, each having been given to Jesus alone. Jesus losses not a one given to Him by His father. Man is not born into neutrality from which he then makes decisions to align with God or align with Satan or be a free agent and his own god. Every individual is born into their own individual sin state, all under the curse of God over Adam. Each is sinful from before birth itself, and accountable for it from an age certain known to God. Not being a child molester does not save. No behavior by any man merits his salvation. Only Jesus the Good Shepherd saves and not by the reasoning of any man, but by His Father's will for Him to do so. He saves who He will. Man's reasoning and will not withstanding. Praise God for His sovereignty alone, for if all things were by man as his own sovereign all would be eternal hell, as it is man's nature under the fall from purity to be depraved.
  12. On what has this conclusion been built up? Is this something simply wished to be true and therefore declared that it is? It seems irrelevant to the opening post declarations. What is the real subject here, there seems to be a dance around an issue and not a direct mention of whatever it may be. Seems like stuff just thrown on wall to see what may stick.
  13. Could there be a relatively greater sin ( if there can be such a thing ) than that of the first Adam, whose sin brought on the wrath of God to bear on to all of God's own creation? And; what was the manifestation of Adam's sin against God? And; can there be a greater consequence ( relatively ) than the result of that disobedience?
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