"In whatever we do let the 'Light of the World' shine as you gain strength in Him, in Jesus, in the guidance of the Holy Spirit, every single day of your life."

“In whatever we do let the ‘Light of the World’ shine as we gain strength in Him, in Jesus, in the guidance of the Holy Spirit, every single day of our life.”



Our Commentary Topic Post link:  ‘You Can Change Your Life with a Few Simple Steps’ by Cindy   Nicolson.

Good point on conquering ourselves Cindy and Win.

Nice to be a winner indeed.   But for how long?

As you’ve said Cindy, life is short.   What could be better, would it not be a plan for eternity?   If we were with wise men we would be wise as in Proverbs 13:20?   How does being wise compare with the wisdom of God?

Will you not agree with me that being wise here means being as wise as those who follow God’s words?

I know that some people may find my views boring, many times, though, do we realize that we can get confused and get lost focusing our efforts more on material things in this life which may just be reduced to nothingness?  And this may all become meaningless as we come to pass?

St. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:16-23,

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.

“Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.”

And in Romans 8:36-39, Saint Paul makes it clear how we, as believers, become more than conquerors,

“As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, no any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

With above verses I have learned to understand that truly, ‘man cannot live by bread alone’ as in Matthew 4:4, and it takes more than anything in this world to make man truly happy, and that is believing and living the words of God in Christ Jesus.

And in 1 Corinthians 1:19, Saint Paul in Christ,

“For it is written:

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”

For is not God’s wisdom greater than human wisdom?

If we have to die today, what will we ask our Creator to justify an extension of our life?

But how can we ever ask for an extension when we have not truly believed in Him or have just put Him on the sidelines while we have tried to satisfy our own cravings?

Is this not similar to denying Him?  Is it not better to invest on the long term than on a short term?  Even a true businessman knows this, the only difference being, seeing things beyond this life, which is spiritual.

Did God not say love one another as He has loved us?   Or was it love ourselves first before we love others?

I have tried doing this before and loving my ego for it but what did I get, I was humbled with a mild heart attack, and after 8 years, had a mild stroke, perhaps, as a reminder that I need to refocus my life on Him and share the light of Christ Jesus, His Son, through his love, mercy and forgiveness with others.

While God wants us to be happy in this life, He simply asks us, as we have been gifted with a free will, to put Him at the center of our life that we may better live this life in true peace and happiness, as we live in harmony with His Spirit.

Try to do otherwise, and disregard love for others – a love that is true and responsible – do we not suffer more in pain and put ourselves more into trouble?  We may for a time be happy with our material possessions, but will this really last, or, are pressures from material things creating a hell out of our lives?

Is the evil one just fooling us by veering us away from the truth in Christ’s words and the true meaning of love which is for one another?

When we enjoy life out of the love of others, do we not feel a more profound happiness that lasts with fulfillment in our hearts and spirit?

The beauty that we see with our own eyes may better be pleasing and more enhanced with the beauty that we see from within our spirit.

And God being spirit, can we not better relate to Him also with our hearts and spirit, and in our love and concern for others?

Others may say this is Communism, but does communism really paint a picture of love where there is lack of freedom and the absence of God in our midst?

I remember the words of Jesus to Saint Peter when Peter cut one ear one of Jesus’s captors (but later picked it up and miraculously restored it back), in Matthew 26:52, he said, “Put your sword back in its place, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

Are not the swords of too much materialism, envy and malice towards others causing us to suffer because that is what we have chosen to invest upon?

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And in Hebrews 4:12 KJV, it states, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Praying through the Holy Spirit for discernment may guide us better as we live this life.

Thank you for this opportunity to share in Christ on your post Cindy, Godspeed to all.

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