Five Agreements That Are Killing Millennials | Ransomed Heart

February 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm (Remodeling the Mind, WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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How Shall I Vote?

October 31, 2015 at 1:41 am (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder, WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Proverbs 12:20-23
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but for those advising peace there is joy. No harm can come to the righteous, but the wicked are overwhelmed with disaster. Lying lips are an abomination to Adonai, but those who deal faithfully are His delight. A cautious person conceals knowledge, but the heart of a fool blurts out folly.

When I vote, I never vote politically, my votes, as all my other voices of opinion and all that I stand upon in that which is right and wrong, are always drained through the strainer of God; His Ways, His Wisdom, His Word.

I live in a suburb in Denver, Colorado. It’s time to cast our vote for this year’s purposals. Every issue and ballot calls for various tax increases to certain counties and cities within my voting influence. I received my ballot in the mail along with the counties pamphlet detailing each ballot and it’s purposals. With the exception of one, no print was given voice in the “vote against” section provided in each section. The reason stated every time was “No comments were filed by the constitutional deadline.”

When dealing in the area of politics I find it difficult to rule my critical heart without cynicism. I believe it’s because I realized long ago, that Yeshua (Jesus) veered away from politics. Not because He was a wimp, or had no opinions, but because when it comes to politics, without exception there is deceit, greed, and corruption at the heart of the motives for how people rule over people. God’s desire was never that people would ever rule other people. He desired to be the Ruler. His heart never corrupted or tempted by the things people are subject to in such ways. Greed cannot be His heart, nor false motives. Only God retains such a purity. His scales are able to dip much more deeply and accurately to the true needs of people than any other. The kind of education God considers essential is not and has not been taught for tens of years in any public system. The kind of needs He sees as essential come from a totally different perspective than comfort and rights. His balances are altogether unworldly. God doesn’t need money. God owns every reserve on planet earth.

The age old proverb and wise counsel of God:
“Do unto others as you would have them do into you” is twisted and distorted commonly. Yet it applies every time we vote, raise our voice in opinion, or take a stand with our actions.

At present, my income has not went up in 4 years, yet my cost of living has increased by 400%. If I do not stay within my budget and manage my money with His wisdom, I will fail to pay my bills, and hence risk debt, fines, or jail. It’s easy to sound cynical, but there’s not an ounce in my next statement.
If I can do this with my measly income, then so can those who manage theirs. My vote will be NO to each issue/ballot.

Since the beginning of time people have been griping about taxes. But the issue was not really the taxes for which they were purposed to be used but the fact they they never got used for its publicly proclaimed intent. People who rule over people with money, rarely see the people at all. They see their money, thus making a human being, precious in the sight of God,  a monetary symbol in the cogs of the population wheel. This grieves the heart of God, for there will never be a monetary value placed on one person today or any day. Nor will any “formal education” whether it be labeled “Christian” or “atheist” be taken into account of the value of the pearls that each one is given by Him. So we see that God’s balance of what’s worthy and valuable disintegrates the world view of worth. He also sees the true needs of people fall into a category that far exceeds a nations debt to pay. Physical health, education, and true needs of the human body come nowhere near balanced in a human perspective. God sees no limits to our abilities – ever! Why? Because they are all caught up in His perspective, which allows for far more discomfort than humans can stoop to for themselves, but will allow for others. Given every one of these aspects of God’s character, very plainly laid out for all to see, when it comes to a monetarily motivated issue, I vote no. As He instructs. He then shows the proof of His ability to rise above the flood on money issues in my own life. I don’t manage my money so much as God manages me. Money is no object/obstacle to Him.

This is my voiced raised, speaking into the real issues to be considered for my “vote”. God, who He is, His character, is my filter for all things. Only He will cast my vote, I’m just a vessel for which His glory will be gotten, His will shall be done – on earth as it is in heaven. Every Follower of Yeshua, will cast votes according to who they truly believe that He is. Who do you say that He is? How well will He say you know Him? Cast your vote, and be counted. For at every crossroad, this is the bottom line, for all of time and eternity.

♡ Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ♡

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I See – the Unseen

October 30, 2014 at 11:10 am (Poems, Remodeling the Mind) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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I crack the silence of the unseen
Lifting the chin of the faces unclean
Lo, little one who fades in their mind
Embittered with selfness entangled with time
Do not believe the lies child
That taunt you to dismay
The life you’ve been given
Is full of miracles in every way

Tempted to heed to insignificance
Blinded by routine
Open your eyes to the holy unseen

Every seeming dull act and duty
Is charged with My heart
Infused with My love
No one lives without the ache from Above
Steel and oak are the things you don’t see
Strength born from stars so tiny in your beam
Harnessed grace embroiders your life
Hemmed in to purpose
Taught most within strife
Aching and wanting are given their due
By My arms reaching – always reaching for you!

Don’t you know? Don’t you see?
I made you for Me!
I know you, I desire you to know Me
Let all other things fall beneath this truth
No matter where you are, or what you do
Your worth comes from Me – not you
Be only what you’re given to be for this day
Do only what you’re given to do this day
Don’t try to stretch your purpose out along skeins of time you don’t hold
Look up! Behold I surely hold you!
And all that concerns you! All!
It was I that gave it, I that take it away.
You need not what’s not with you this moment.
Will you trust this unseen?
Unfelt, unknown, incomprehensible?
I crack the silence of the unseen and unheard.
These discarded ones are shouted from the ends of Eternal’s Word!
Sang upon lips that cry out for endless years. .. sandless time
Hold on to what I Am child
You are mine!

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah

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What Women Want ~ Conclusion

March 11, 2013 at 11:19 pm (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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What do women want?
Really…deep down…where shames and burdens they were not created to carry yoke their souls to the culprit of “society”? Where the slightest exposure to light sends them straight back to a tree, where all thoughts get reverted back to their own capacity to understand; and thereby their God-given beauty wilts and withers under the weight of too many burdens – 100 backs in full youthful ability can’t begin to lift an inch off the ground.
Where the manna of heaven becomes a complaint in tasteless repetition…
And blindness is epidemic to purpose…
What do women want?

These questions invoke a reader…pull us in. Yet they are the wrong questions from beginning to end. Want to know what women want?
Ask the One who created them.

What do You, Father, want in this woman?

Ahhh…then the beginning of not leaning on our own understanding begins…cocooning the old form…encasing it in a wisdom that can not teach in any other way than:
Transformation.

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Listen to the sound of LIFE!

(Oh I beg of you to check your mind at the door here, and ask Adonai (the Lord) to open your eyes to the world of truth, our own minds often blind us to. Please set off to the side the “gender” of who penned these words in a human hand…instead taking it in as God Himself giving these words to any form of life He created, She who has ears…let her hear…)

Psalm 139:13-18

For You fashioned my inmost being, You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I thank You because I am awesomely made, wonderfully; Your works are wonders – I know this full well.
My bones were not hidden from You when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes could see me as an embryo, but in Your book all my days were already written; my days had been shaped before any of them existed.
God, how I prize Your thoughts! How many of them there are!
If I count them, there are more than grains of sand; if I finish the count, I am still with You
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Isaiah 58:6-12 ~ God speaking…

“Here is the sort of fast I want – releasing those unjustly bound, untying the thongs of the yoke, letting the oppressed go free, breaking every yoke, sharing your food with the hungry, taking the homeless poor into your house, clothing the naked when you see them, fulfilling your duty to your kinsmen!”

Then your light will burst forth like the morning, your new skin will quickly grow over your wound;
your righteousness will precede you, and Adonai’s glory will follow you.
Then you will call and Adonai will answer; you will cry and He will say, “Here I Am.”
If you will remove the yoke from among you, stop false accusation and slander, generously offer food to the hungry and meet the needs of the person in trouble; then your light will rise in darkness, and your gloom become like noon.
Adonai will always guide you; He will satisfy your needs in the desert, He will renew the strength of your limbs; so that you will be like a watered garden, like a spring whose water never fails.
You will rebuild the ancient ruins, raise foundations from ages past, and be called “Repairer of broken walls, Restorer of streets to live in.”

Beauty. This word and woman are almost synonymous. Lets hear how “the world” teaches beauty to a woman. How is distorts its purpose.

“But tell me how it is that she could be so beautiful without any heart at all – without any place even for a heart to live in.”

“I cannot tell,” she said; “but I am sure she would not look so beautiful if she did not take means to make herself more beautiful than she is. And then, you know, you began by being in love with her before you saw her beauty, mistaking her for the lady in marble – another kind altogether, I should think. But the chief thing that makes her beautiful is this: that, although she loves no man, she loves the love of any man; and when she finds one in her power, her desire to bewitch him and gain his love (not for the sake of his love either, but that she may be conscious anew of her own beauty, through the admiration he manifests), makes her very lovely – with a self destructive beauty, though; for it is that which is constantly wearing her away within, till at last, the decay will reach her face, and her whole front, when all the lovely mask of nothing will fall to pieces, and she will be vanished for ever.”
~ George MacDonald ~ Phantastes

Beauty to God is a matter that clothes a thing of function. Beauty is the natural result of the thing or creature that lives into His will. Making life instead of taking. Beauty is not and can not decay. If it does, it never was. I am a woman, and the beauty I have is kept hidden in the heart of my Master. For those who have eyes to see it, He has given the sight to see, but not me…Him!

Security. Name a woman you know that doesn’t desire this! For within its frame; protection, provision and peace fall into perfect trust without the slightest effort.

It is sometimes almost terrifying to stop and think of the scope of the demands made upon us as children of God, at the perfection required, at the totality of self-abandonment expected of us. Yet outside of such absoluteness can be no salvation (security). In God we live every mundane as well as every exalted moment of our lives. To trust in Him when no great need is pressing, when things all seem to be going right, may be even harder than when things seem to be going wrong. At no time is there any danger, except in ourselves forgetting that it is God who breathes life into everything, that we are nothing – without wisdom or insight – in and of ourselves. Take care that you do not love anything more than the will of God; take care you do not love even your people more than the will of God. If we were right with God, we could see the earth vanish and never heave a sigh, God – of whom it was all but a shimmering revelation – would still be ours!
~ George MacDonald

Again we ask the Maker, where does security come from? Oh how He longs to show us! Making a solid thing inside that without His guidance, we see only the outline of something in a fog.

So much in this series has only been touched upon…the grasping of it’s rich vast unending resources…lay at His feet. A flower expresses what God was thinking when He made it. Our response to it may reflect on our faces, usually the face reflects what we think of ourselves. When we cease thinking of ourselves, then, like the flower, we will show what God was thinking of when He made us. And this…is ultimately, whether a woman can admit it or not, the culmination of what she is born to want. All the other subtitles, categories and details fall into the great Cause of Purpose when anyone, man or woman, seeks first the King and His Kingdom. Beauty becomes something from another world, time, space and dimension. Life…a heart fully alive in the Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) transformed with every single second we breathe by His renewing of our mind, having died to ourselves – we live for the first time and that for eternity…never to die again.

What do you…want? If you can not say words to form an answer. There is One who can show you what you want, how to “un-want” what He designed you not to. How to truly want what He designed you for. Ask Him, He has all the answers, they are 100% of the time right, trustworthy and hold the keys to everything– for a woman…or a man…a flower…even the dust that blankets the ground…from which He breathed us into being.

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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