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How To Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed
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The Adult with Childish Behavior Never Grow Up
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11
Unfortunately, we live in a world that is constructed with the behavior of some childish adults that have been placed in leadership positions. Such people are allowed to operate things that depend upon the survival of our lives. This is a serious problem worldwide. There is a scripture that says, “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.” Psalm 60:11
Change in adults with childish behavior never comes, because such people refuse to follow instructions. Therefore, they refuse to change their childish ways. They will never grow up.
Why is the world in such disastrous condition? Childish adult leadership is the reason.
1. Childish adult parents
2. Childish adult bosses
The childish adult parent is not the grown-up in the family. Their behavior, is childish. Their offspring have no adult guidance. Therefore, they mimic the behavior of their parents. They have no sense of knowing what is right. Their mistakes in life cause harm to themselves and to others.
In the work place, a childish adult boss, is the person, who cannot control the workers. Such person cause problems that leads to unhappiness and disasters, because they are unqualified to do their job. They team up with some of the workers and become friends. The workers have no respect for them, because they are one of them. No one listen to the childish adult boss.
The childish adult in a leadership position, cannot lead the people. Instead, they follow the people that makes them feel comfortable. They are unable to make rational decisions.
It is up to the people who have put away their childish behavior, to take on the role of leadership positions, to make a better and peaceful world.
Written by: Ellen J. Barrier
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Problem #1: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; But how to perform that which is good I find not.”
Problem #2: “But I see another law in my members warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.”
Question: Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Making the Case for Sin:
Every person is confronted with the same problems regarding temptation. The flesh desires to commit wrongful acts that the spiritual makeup know should not be done; as the author notes “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”
We know that the acts we contemplate on to commit, are wrongful, but our mind is unable to overpower the desire of the flesh. Once again, the author makes the case for sin by stating, ” Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.”
Understanding the cause of the problem and confessing our weakness, begins with getting power over our mind, through the works of the spiritual part of us. The author’s solution is the answer to the question:
“Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”
The bible teaches us that if we confess our sins to God, he will forgive us. When we stay in prayer to God on a daily basis, we become stronger and is able to resist committing wrongful acts; the spiritual strength we receive guides our mind, with righteous thoughts, that will enable us to resist temptation.
Scripture: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
A Stronger and Better Person
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (II Corinthians 5:17)
Written by_ Ellen Jean Barrier
Source of quotes: King James Bible (Romans 7 chapter)
The soldier’s uniform expresses to the eyes that look upon it, the honorable character of Truth, Righteous, Faith, and Grace. The weapon identifies itself as being in the hands of a competent person having courage and great skill to use it.
This soldier has been disciplined to perform on the battlefield with endurance and perseverance that dwell within the soul of such person; determined to perform every skill possessed to its highest level. If you gaze into the eyes of this soldier, you will see hope. If you observe the footsteps, you will see steadiness, sureness, and strength.
This performance expresses readiness to defend the country and its people that this soldier Love. The soldier dressed complete in uniform, has performed with honor and captured the hearts of the people. With tears and prayers they express their Love with Thanks and God’s blessings.
Those who meet the soldiers in uniform, recognizes the great sacrifices they have made, and will take a moment to say a friendly “Hello” It is because they honor the sacrifices that were made and the training they received to bring honor to wear the uniform.
Soldiers never have to say they are fighting because they love their country, they express it in their performance.
Those who have been elected by the people to perform in governmental positions say they are serving their country, because of their love for it.
What sacrifices have they made?
The elected officials get paid to perform their duties and enjoy things that many others are not privileged to.
To see the way many of our elected official behave, they seem to care more about the party they represent, than the country and its people.
Is honor expressed in the character of elected officials in the same way it is expressed in the character of the soldier’s uniform?
Written by Ellen J. Barrier
We live in a modern-day time of advanced technology. In this generation of people we have divisiveness. Crime and wars, along with diseases and sicknesses exist. Homeless, starvation and the lack of an adequate income, and no financial aide still exist in many places.
The storms of life and physical storms, along with disasters plaque our world; leaving many people searching for answers: Why, do God allow these things to happen? and Where is Jesus?
History has taught us that these things have never left Earth. The purpose for which Jesus came to Earth was to give us hope and offer us a better life of peace with God. He gave us the understanding that the poor would always exist upon Earth. His work consisted of educating people about the power of God, healing those with diseases and sicknesses, feeding the hungry, spreading Joy and Peace and so many others things that made him God within the body of a man.
Today, Jesus lives in the Hearts and Souls of those who continues his work.
Where is Jesus Today?
Jesus is in shelters providing a place to live for those who are homeless.
Jesus is working in places to provide food for the hungry.
Jesus is in medical facilities providing health care for those who are sick.
Jesus is in the firemen battling the fires to save lives.
Jesus is in the police officers who have dedicated their lives to protect others.
Jesus in in the teachers who provide educational skills and teach self-confidence and respect to their students.
Jesus is in the streets, listening to those who tells him about their pain and suffering and all their troubles: He let them know that they are not alone. He offers to them his Love and Peace.
Jesus lives in the Soul of the Spiritual Leader that follows in his footsteps to serve all people. It is a calling, and not a choice.
Written by: Ellen J. Barrier
Recommended to read: God’s Message to His People ____Chapter 5 page 38
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The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
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