A sample from Book 12
'Do Your Thing'
standing still, so rigid
memories return, so rapid
do your thing
words that seem splendid
once before, becoming frigid
leaving me in stupid
words that shouldn't‒
but still stick
like a repeated lick
too afraid to admit‒
concentrating on self's wick
leaves doors open for the slick
that's just not it
it's that aged-old skit
played out...without a script
distance begins the slit
less hugging, more anger
words constantly in twist
‒making the mind constantly flip
there should not be panic
when felt before
flip, flip, flip
skippy, skip, skip
the past's certain mimic
leaves only you in chaotic
breaking your spirit
turning to God for guidance
less comes the kisses
every ounce of erotic
disappears in a lick
‒the body is just an it
you become invalid!
time with you, the omit
things get drastic
leaving pure conflict
and you are the reason for it
how to be so quiet
you can't even solicit
pushed away...again and again
leaving you frigid
a body drowning
in an unhealthy orbit
taking you're the reason
you're not pretty enough
you're too fat, too sad
when...in truth's logic
their argument, distance‒
all part of the already written
to repeat it!
(March 2, 2018)—E.G. White writes:
In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ taught His disciples precious lessons in regard to the necessity of trusting in God. These lessons were designed to encourage the children of God through all ages, and they have come down to our time full of instructions and comfort. The Saviour pointed His followers to the birds of the air as they warbled their carols of praise, unencumbered with thoughts of care, for ‘they sow not, neither do they reap.’ And yet the great Father provides for their needs. The Saviour asks, ‘Are ye not much better than they?’ Matthew 6:26. The great Provider for man and beast opens His hand and supplies all His creatures. The birds of the air are not beneath His notice. He does not drop the food into their bills, but He makes provision for their needs. They must gather the grains He has scattered for them. They must prepare the material for their little nests. They must feed their young. They go forth singing to their labor, for ‘you heavenly Father feedeth them.’ And ‘are ye not much better than they?’ Are not you, as intelligent, spiritual worshipers, of more value than the birds of the air? Will not the Author of our being, the Preserve of our life, the One who formed us in His own divine image, provide for our necessities if we but trust in Him?
As I mentioned yesterday about what sin is, this points out the avenue if we trust in God and don’t waiver and fall prey in weakness to getting what we want quicker. Makes sense, don’t you think?
A voice says, ‘Cry out.’ And I said, ‘What shall I cry?’ ‘All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.—Isaiah 40:6-8
Fear and panic grip us in so many ways. Just like in ”Do Your Thing’.’ It doesn’t matter what other people do.
I’m going to include here a long quote from E.G. White—
When we seem to doubt God’s love and distrust His promises, we dishonor Him and grieve His Holy Spirit. How would a mother feel if her children were constantly complaining of her, just as though she did not mean them well, when her whole life’s effort had been to forward their interests and to give them comfort? Suppose they should doubt her love, it would break her heart. How would any parent feel to be thus treated by his children? And how can our heavenly Father regard us when we distrust His love, which has led Him to give His only-begotten Son that we might have life? The apostle writes, ‘He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?’ Romans 8:32. And yet how many, by their actions, if not in word, are saying, ‘The Lord does not mean this for me. Perhaps He loves others but He does not love me.’
How many times have we said that last line to ourselves? I have said it many times, though I already know before I say it that it is a lie. That evil whore the devil does like its tricks.
White goes on to talk about that evil whore and how it likes to manipulate us. His advice—Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement.Oh my! That is hard to do. I have been questioning what I’ve done in my writing. Others have questioned me. I even had a dear friend tell me that it might not be a good idea to publish the work. This very statement made me question my motives.
When you write about such a personal journal, you do question your motives. Are you doing it for ego? Are you doing it for money? etc., etc. You have to take the time to examine all the reasons you are doing what you are doing. It is so easy to doubt yourself.
Right after I wrote the above paragraph a few things crashed to the floor. I have a large crack in my window today. The wind is blowing and it blew the curtain to the point of throwing several items off the ledge. One of the items was a box of dominoes. Several dominoes fell out the box. I stared at them for a while wondering the significance. Two dominoes are side by side. One is a five and one (dots that is) the other is one. Another domino is further above these two lying at an angle. It is a three. The X…or five is screaming at me!
I shouldn’t doubt! I’m smirking actually. How many times have I been given signs telling me not to doubt! I’m such a stubborn child of God! I so love my heavenly Father for never giving up on me!
I’ve put White’s book aside, but his words resound in my mind. He went on to talk about how the devil sways others through things we say or do. True. That’s part of the dark world. The lighted world…I see this suggestion as wrong because if we never talk about the pains we feel, the things we are going through, then how can we help others heal? How can we help others understand what’s happening to them? My work is odd. I do admit that. But is it wrong?
There’s a verse in the Bible that reads something like if you know something’s wrong and you stand by and watch it, then you are just as much a sinner; if you can prevent someone from bringing harm or hurt and you do nothing, you are just as much a sinner as the person directly causing the harm.
Society is a funny little thing. I’m told it is against the law if you come upon an accident and you help the victims and you are not licensed to do so. I see it all the time that if you report someone doing wrong, you become known as a snitch or whistle blower and people treat you mean.
If you know someone one is abusing or cheating on someone, you refuse to warn or help because you don’t want to get involved or even worse you don’t want to ruin your chance at maybe making that person your own, which is totally sad, you are sinning.I’ve seen all of these in my life time…hence, ‘Do Your Thing’.
Isaiah 40:21-26 states—
Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? He sits enthroned above the CIRCLE of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, then He blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff. ‘To whom will you compare Me? Or who is My equal?’ says the Holy One. Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Interesting isn’t it?! It doesn’t matter what you achieve on earth if you aren’t living right. Stealing another’s peace for the sake of coveting your own sin is not of God. I’ve seen it. It isn’t nice.
The X…don’t doubt myself and what I do. That’s a pretty powerful message to me. It doesn’t matter what others do. If God wants them out of your life, He will remove them.If, like White states in his little book, you have conviction about someone and tell them, but you also pray on it and they revert to the conviction it’s your fault for having that conviction, so you’ve brought them to sin! I totally disagree!
I’ve heard other people tell me this. I still disagree. You can’t blame your sin on another person. Sorry. I truly believe it doesn’t work that way. If you fall to your weakness, you are the weak one. The person you betray is the strong one. They knew something wasn’t right, they felt it. They questioned and got the wrath! That only means one thing: They were right. That’s just part of life.
People will blame their sin on you rather then admit their sin to themselves…and Lord let anyone else find out about it! That’s the worse. You are a good person. The most important thing in life is to admit when you’ve sinned and admit when you’re wrong.When others try to control this…you are not the one who’s wrong.
White does talk about the fact that Jesus taught us to spread peace. That is correct in every sense of the word. When someone is upset and you increase that, you aren’t bringing peace. You are to encourage and love over and over until that person who is upset figures it out. You don’t confuse them.You don’t crucify them. You don’t make their emotions worse…don’t rattle a cage that’s already rattled. That’s the devil’s work when you do that. Just saying….
Help those in need. Don’t add to their burden. Especially those who suffer from depression. They need you and your positive more than anything on earth. They are fighting. Help them fight. May God bless your day and your world. Love the skin you’re in. Always. Help others love the skin they are in…for some, this isn’t easy.
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Additional Readings On The Law of Attraction, Spirituality and the Mind
(Each page has loads of additional books (in every format), videos, instruction materials, and inspiration gift ideas.):
Battle Field of The Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind by Joyce Meyer
Cathechism of the Catholic Church Published by Doubleday
Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark
Christ the King Lord of History by Anne W. Carrol
Daily Devotions: Wisdom From the Bible to Light Your Way by Gerard Kalan
Essence of the Heart Sutra by The Dalai Lama
Fasting to Freedom: A Revolution of Body and Spirit by Ron Langerquist
Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness by Esther and Jerry Hicks
No Matter What! 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love by Lisa Nichols
Notes from the Universe: New Perspectives from an Old Friend by Mike Dooley
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D.
The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life by John Assaraf and Murray Smith
The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide by Esther and Jerry Hicks
The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks
The New American Bible Published by World Catholic Press
The Secret by Rhonda Bryne
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
War Room: Prayer Is a Powerful Weapon by Chris Fabry