Proverbs 1:8-9 Lesson 2

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A lesson from Proverbs #2 Instruction and Teaching

Proverbs1: 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

Instruction and teaching are they the same thing?

Instruction / noun

  1. the act or practice of instructing or teaching; education.
  2. knowledge or information imparted.
  3. an item of such knowledge or information.
  4. Usually, instructions. orders or directions:

The instructions are on the back of the box.

  1. the act of furnishing with authoritative directions.
  2. Computers. a command given to a computer to carry out a particular operation.

Synonyms directionstardisciplinestarguidancestarinformationstarlessonstarpreparationstarschoolingstarteachingstartrainingstarapprenticeshipstarcoachingstardrillingstaredificationstarenlightenmentstargroundingstartuitionstartutelage

Teaching / noun

  1. the act or profession of a person who teaches.
  2. something that is taught.
  3. Often, teachings. doctrines or precepts:

the teachings of Lao-tzu.

Synonyms coachingstar

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30 days of gratefulness – 8 ( I’m grateful for God’s peace )

30 days of gratefulness – 8 ( I’m grateful for God’s peace )

FAITH AND INSPIRATIONAL BLOG.

Today, I’m grateful for the peace that surpasses all understanding.

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While the disciples of Jesus were frightened and troubled by the stormy wind and the raging sea, Jesus was enjoying a sound sleep. Why? Because he had peace of mind. The storms and the raging sea could not overwhelm Jesus instead they obeyed him!

I’m enjoying God’s peace virtually in every facet of my life. This is because whenever the thunder roars or the storm rises to trouble me, I remember that Jesus himself is my peace and that he has given me his peace. I rely on God’s promise to keep me in perfect peace and he always fulfils that promise!

I pray for someone out there who is going through turbulent times, may God’s peace that surpasses human understanding surround your heart, mind, and home. May you find and enjoy peace on every side and…

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Pain Part 7 / A Prayer

This I Pray

Rom 8:18 NKJV  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

A prayer
Father,
forgive me for complaining about my pain more than I praise you and for any time I blamed you for my suffering. I am sorry. Help me to praise you even when it hurts, to share Your love with others who hurt and are suffering. Use my imperfections to show the world Your perfect love. What the world designed for my destruction use to be glorified in me. For I understand that it is not You that hurt me or caused  my infirmities. I live in a fallen world and we have all been given free will to choose do right or wrong. I know when I have been hit and abused physically, sexually, and emotionally You were with me suffering with me. You know my every wound and pain because You bore my pain when You were beaten Jesus. They mocked You, spit on You, beat You, rejected You and crucified You, and still in that moment You did not defend Yourself but submitted Your body to their punishment because You love me. On the cross You said to Your Father, ‘Forgive them, they know not what they do.’ You forgave my sins and paid my debt when I did not deserve this from You. You love me truly and You cry with me when I cry and hurt when I hurt. This pain I feel may feel like I have suffered a lifetime but a time will come when I will know that it was just a small part of my life. Yes I have been hurt and I am weak but Your love fills me and gives me hope that better days are coming. Thank You so much for loving me as I am and for taking all the mess of my life and turning it into just one of Your masterpieces.
In Jesus name, Amen
Your imperfect Child

No Feet To Stand On

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I know the actual saying is not having a leg to stand on.  Today a thought came to me that if you don’t have feet you don’t have anything to stand on either. Inspiration? A shard of glass is lodged deep in the heel of my foot and I have not been able to remove it. Which means I have not been able to stand on my foot causing me not only pain but I am walking off balance. My spiritual foundation is Christ. It is on this Rock that I stand. My feet are my physical body’s foundation and something as simple as as a thorn or piece of glass in my foot gets me off balance. So what are things that get me spiritually off balance? Anything that I allow to take my focus off of Jesus. To stay balanced I must meditate on His Word and let…

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Pain Part 5

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Born in Pain

Romans 8:22  We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

Jeremiah 22:23  You who live in ‘Lebanon,’ who are nestled in cedar buildings, how you will groan when pangs come upon you,pain like that of a woman in labor!

1 Chronicles 4:9  Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.”

John 16:21  A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

Isaiah 14:3  On the day the LORD gives you relief from your suffering and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you

The pain one feels when giving birth…

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Pain Part 4

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If you have ever been in a fight, you know when you get hit it is going to hurt. Even blocking a blow is painful. Boxers, martial artists, and other fighters train their bodies not only to fight but to endure the pain the fight will cause the body, so that when they get hit the pain doesn’t knock them out. The pain they go through during their training and even a fight is not the pain that you feel though. So you may be thinking why am I talking about the pain they put their bodies through. Whatever your pain may be you understand that it hurts. There is pain from health problems, and pain killers may give temporary relief from the pain but the cause of the pain remains. There is pain from the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship,and the loss of a…

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Pain: The Back-Door to Wisdom

Pain: The Back-Door to Wisdom

His eye is on the sparrow

It has been said, many times in my life, that pain is the unwanted blessing from the Lord. I know from experience, as any number of you do also, that it is true.

I hate pain, painful experiences, and seeing other people, animals, and any living creature suffering pain. However, I also admit that in all my experiences, the truly most valuable lessons in my life, have come about through pain. It has been the single most useful experience that brought me closer, and keeps me closest, to my Risen Savior. I would suffer all those painful experiences again gladly, if I knew then that they would bring me to where I am now, and where I am going at the end. But I still hate pain; and very much long for the day that it will no longer be necessary as a learning, or warning, tool.  -g.w.

A word…

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Pain Part 3

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Pain is unavoidable and is an unpleasant part of life. If I were to say that I enjoyed pain you would know something is wrong with me. I hate pain, it hurts! So what do you when you feel pain? How do you react when someone hurts you?  To be honest when I am hurt I my first thought is not to be kind. I would like to hit the person who hit me back. Yet Jesus tells us to turn and offer the other cheek. (Luke 6:29 If someone strikesyouononecheek,turnto himtheotheralso.Andif someonetakesyour cloak,do notwithholdyourtunicas well.) No matter how many times I read this verse I still say, “Really?” Yet then I also remember visiting a dojo, and watched a sensei do a demonstration. He stood with a gentle smile…

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Right Relations/ When should you let go? / June 12, 2019

The term ‘Toxic Relationship” can be applied to a number of relationships we may have. What makes the relationship toxic? Well there can be a number of reason to label a relationship toxic. The word ‘Toxic’ implies that it is poisonous, harmful and even deadly. A relationship is obviously toxic when you can see the outward signs of abuse. Bruises, black eyes, and broken bones, are signs you can see. What about the unseen? The emotional and mental damaged being done that the eyes do not always detect. What ever  the excuse or reason that we may have to stay in these relationships, there comes a time when we need to realize that we are doing more harm than good to ourselves and to the other person. We may have the need to stay to help them, but how can you save someone from drowning when you are drowning yourself?

We need to remove ourselves from harmful relationships. This does not mean you do not care or that you have to hate them to leave. Sometimes the saying, ‘If you love someone, you set them free’, is very exactly what we need to do. Staying in a harmful relationship does neither of you any good. You could be standing in the way of God reaching that person, or they may be standing in the way of God in your life. Proverbs tells us that it is better for a man to be on top of the roof with a dry morsel of bread than in a house with a quarrelsome wife. If you are a woman or a man this is telling you to distance yourself from the one who is trying to do you harm. This could be physical, emotional or verbal, no matter what it is that is causing you harm, the only way to stop it,is to remove yourself from the picture. You would not put your hand in the fire and keep it there. If you did, more than your hand would catch on fire.

Some relationships will be restored and others will come to an end. either way you will grieve the loss, whether it is temporary or permanent. It will hurt more than ripping off a band-aide, but it is a pain you will heal. Healing is the goal in letting go of a harmful relationship. It takes courage to walk away, especially when you love the other person, and they may actually love you but sometimes the only way for the both of you to find healing is to let go.

(A personal thought – bleach is a cleaner and ammonia is another cleaning product, but you don’t put the two together. Why? If combined they produces a toxic gas that will kill you.)

Pain Part 2

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Danger! Danger!

I remember watching a show when I was a child called, ‘Lost in Space’. When the young son was in danger of being harmed the robot would say, “Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Pain can sometimes act like that old robot. Pain can tell your body to stop what you are doing before you do serious damage to ourselves. Being corrected can be painful as well. No one enjoys being corrected, getting a spanking hurts. Yet correction teaches us that there is a consequence to our actions. If I do something to hurt another person or damage someone’s property I should be disciplined and held accountable for my actions. Proverbs 13:24(NKJV) 24 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. A parent does not discipline to be cruel or because they hate their child. They discipline because they love their…

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