“Self Esteem? – 101”…Blog.
*** (Job 9:20) If I ‘justify’ myself, my own mouth ‘shall’ condemn me; though I am perfect, He shall declare me ‘perverse’.
*** (Romans 7:18) For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out.
*** (Romans 3:12) “They are ‘all’ gone out of the way, they have together become unprofitable, there is ‘none’ that does good, no, not one.”
Did you ever watch the TV program… “One Hit Wonders?” There were many vocal artists that had ‘One Major’ hit and then… ‘No’ more! It is often called those… “15 minutes of fame!” Seems that almost ‘anyone’… will do ‘anything’ it takes; to be known by ‘Others!’ Popularity seems to be the “Most Desired Commodity” today. A friend asked my, why are girls so ‘Uppity’ today? I told him, it is that; ‘Paris Hilton Mentality’. You should know ‘Who I am’ and if you don’t… “Stupid You!” That “Shallow” mentality seems to ‘pervade’, “ALL of Society”: both men & women. Could it be that ‘People’… “Really Don’t KNOW”… “Who they Are”… and Where; they are truly going…?
*** (Ecclesiastes 1:2) Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities; “All is vanity!”
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you ‘when’ all men shall speak well of you! For so their fathers did; to the ‘false’ prophets.
*** (Romans 8:24-25) For we are saved by ‘Hope’. But hope that is seen; is ‘not’ hope; for what anyone sees, why does he also hope for it?
(Rom 8:25) But if we hope for that which we do not see, then we wait for it with ‘patience’.
*** (Galatians 5:5) For through the Spirit, by faith, we ‘eagerly’ wait for the hope of righteousness.
“Validation – 202” …Blog.
A ‘Present & Future’–“HOPE”… seems to be; the “Deciding Factor!” As societies are failing all over this earth; many have ‘supplanted’… “Truth with Lies!” Promises of prosperity, both economic and social… have left most… “Wanting!” That internal ‘partial’ peace, society once shared… has seemed to have ‘evaporated’… as quickly as those; ‘Politicians Promises!’ The future outlook is not ‘only’ grim… but reports of recover, are “Over Execrated!” And “Yes”… even “LIED” about. Current bank reporting’s on ‘Foreclosures’… is about six months behind. You ‘cannot’ even ‘trust’ those government reports on the economy either. Who then can you… really… “Trust?”
*** (Numbers 23:19) God is ‘not’ a man that He should lie, ‘neither’ the son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
*** (Malachi 3:6) For I am Jehovah, I ‘change’ not. Because of this you sons of Jacob are not destroyed.
*** (Hebrews 13:8) Jesus Christ the ‘same’; yesterday and today and forever.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
“HOPE”… and the ‘Lack Thereof’… is “Why”; ‘People are Missing’… “Self Esteem!” Those that are “Truly Born Again” by God’s Holy Spirit… know that in themselves they are worthless. “Without Christ and His Righteousness”… we are worth; “Absolutely Nothing!” Even the ‘intrinsic’ fallen goodness… can never meet; those ‘Holy’ requirements of a “Holy God.” Yes, each one knows someone; worse than themselves! And will use it to ‘proclaim’… how good they ‘think’ they are. Most have a “See Me”… Vehicle, House and Adult Toys… to demonstrate to others; who they ‘think’ they really are! We often ‘fool’… not only ourselves… but our closest family, friends, co-workers and “Others!” Say it isn’t so…? Why then did you go out; and get that Latest… “4–G Phone?”
*** (Isaiah 64:6) But we are ‘all’ as the unclean thing, and ‘all’ our righteousness’s are as a ‘menstruation’ cloth. And we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have ‘taken’ us away.
*** (Psalms 39:5) Behold, You [Lord] have made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before You: verily every man at his best state, is altogether ‘vanity’. Selah.
*** (Proverb 20:6) Most men will ‘proclaim’, each his ‘own’ goodness, but a faithful man who can find?
*** (2Corinthians 10:12) We would ‘not’ dare put ourselves in the same class with or compare ourselves; to those who recommend themselves. When they ‘measure’ themselves by themselves and ‘compare’ themselves to themselves, they show how ‘foolish’ they are.
“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog.
Don’t ‘You’ realize… that your Self Esteem; does ‘Not’ come from you; but from your “Position in Christ”… as a “Child of God?” The “ONLY= Goodness in You”… is simply the “Love of God; the Mercy of God; and the Grace of God”… ‘Flowing through: ‘You’…! He is the Hope of our resurrection… and the ‘promise’ of a better future… no matter what the “Present” brings! [Hebrews 11:36-to-40] We have to remember this is… “NOT Our Home”… we are just a passing through! [Habakkuk 3:17-18-19]. Our future is ‘not’ in the here & now… but in the World to Come! We have lost our future vision & future hope in “Christ Jesus”… and ‘traded’ it in on; the life now… without ‘thought’ to the future!
*** (Proverbs 29:18) Where there is no ‘vision’, the people perish; but he who ‘keeps’ the law [Word], he is blessed. [James 1:22 & Luke 6:46]
*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the ‘excellence’ of the power may be of God and = “NOT” = of us;
*** (Romans 8:8-to-11) So then they who are in the flesh ‘cannot’ please God.
(Rom 8:9) But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, ‘if’ the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone has ‘not’ the Spirit of Christ, he is ‘none’ of His.
(Rom 8:10) And if Christ is in you, indeed the body is dead because of sin, ‘but’ the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
(Rom 8:11) But if the Spirit of the One who ‘raised’ up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One who ‘raised’ up Christ from the dead shall also, make your mortal bodies ‘alive’ by His Spirit Who dwells in you.
*** (Titus 2:11-to-15) For the grace of God, that brings salvation, has appeared to ‘all’ men,
(Tit 2:12) teaching us that, having ‘denied’ ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should ‘live’ discreetly, righteously and godly, in this ‘present’ world,
(Tit 2:13) looking for the blessed ‘hope’, and the ‘appearance’ of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
(Tit 2:14) Who ‘gave’ Himself for us that He might ‘redeem’ us from all iniquity and ‘purify’ to Himself a ‘special’ people, ‘zealous’ of good works.
(Tit 2:15) Speak these things, and exhort, and rebuke with 'all' authority. Let no one despise you.
When was the last time… “You”, read ‘completely’ though the Bible? “Never” you say… well what is stopping “You”…? Do you listen to [pseudo] Christian Music…? Well what is stopping you from listening to the ‘Spoken Scriptures?’ You are responsible for your ‘own’ relationship with Jesus! Simply read about those; Seven Churches in Revelation 2 & 3… and ‘see’ their ‘Spiritual’ condition or the lack thereof! What was the Holy Spirits… “Instructions to them?” If any of those problems are Your… ‘Simply’: Obey the Word… and ‘correct’ them! Your ‘only’ other choice is to simply… remain as you are; ‘With’… “Little ‘Spiritual’ Growth”..!
*** (Romans 10:17) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
*** (Psalms 51:6) Behold, You [Lord] desire Truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part You shall make me to know wisdom.
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart, so that I might not sin against You.
*** (2Timothy 3:12-to-17) Yea, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
(2Tim 3:13) But evil men and seducers will go forward to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
(2Tim 3:14) But continue in the things that you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,
(2Ti m3:15) and that from a child you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
(2Tim 3:17) that the man of God may be perfected, thoroughly furnished to every good work.
*** (2Timothy 2:15) Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?
Where do YOU… ‘Go’ from Here…? God, the God of the Bible makes His, Grace, Mercy and Love… available to “You!” But you have to ‘Use IT’…! Or you can be like the steward that hid the money in the napkin in the ground… “Luke 19:21-22-23?” If you really Love JESUS… then you will really… submit yourself to His Discipline; in preparing yourself; to do His Work for Him…!
*** (2John 1:8) Look to yourselves, so that we may ‘not’ lose those things which we worked out, but that we may receive a ‘full’ reward.
*** (1Corinthians 3:11-to-15) For any other foundation can no one lay ‘than’ the one being laid, “Who is Jesus Christ!”
(1Co 3:12) And if ‘anyone’ builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble,
(1Co 3:13) each one's work shall be ‘revealed’. For the Day shall declare it, ‘because’ it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall ‘try’, each one's work as to what ‘kind’ it is.
(1Co 3:14) If anyone's work which he built remains, he shall receive a reward.
(1Co 3:15) If anyone's work ‘shall’ be burned up, he ‘shall’ suffer loss. ‘But’ he shall be saved, yet so as by fire.
*** (Hebrews 12:28-29) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that ‘cannot’ be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may ‘serve’ God acceptably; with reverence and godly fear,
(Heb 12:29) for also, "Our God is a consuming fire."
“Whose your ‘Daddy’ – 101?”…Blog.
Love in Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 20:9.