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The WHY is the purpose, cause or belief that drives our curiosity,
and for what purpose or reason we feel has helped influence our life."

Stagnation is a condition of slow growth or movement. Perhaps this post will
bring alive some much needed energy from the heart and mind without debating
over things that cause animosity. The world has more than enough!

With this post, let your heart and mind be your own guide.
Feel free to comment or add a likely WHY?
A journal is not needed for decisive choices in a short response.
Group each WHY in separate text post response/no need to reply to another post,
this is merely for each individual to personally share from their side of the glass.


Thanks to all that come here...and may God be upon us...all.

The WHY is the purpose or reason.........The reason/how does this help/hinder me?

WHY do I come to This site?
WHY is it important what I post?
WHY do I go to church/or not go to church?
WHY do I pray/or not?
WHY do I quote/paste scripture/or not?
WHY am I bored/or not?
WHY am I stressed/or not?
WHY am I confused about the Bible/or not?
WHY I have faith in God/or not?
WHY has Christianity changed/or not?
WHY do I get angry/or not?

WHY I like/dislike this post?

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"Mirror Mirror on the wall, what is it that you see?
 

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"Make no mistake, love is not compatible with harboring Ego, Selfishness or Self-Centeredness.
Anyone may make claim of love, but there will remain an underlying faultiness' that hinders a
love of worthy soundness. And, pretentious love erodes the hope of harmony, be it one or an entire family
being
involved, most likely bringing cause of dishonesty. And, dishonesty leaves no winners!

Love and family being the 'substance' of God's word, more or less. It is being witnessed by everyone with
sound minds, the family structure has been so fragmented, bringing cause of an abomination.
And, all, in some form or other, are being affected with anxiety, suffering, confusion and a disturbing

reality.... all is not well. And, to ignore a problem, most likely tends to exasperate the problem...A wildfire
left unattended has potential of destroying all in its path.


It appears crystal clear, the end of this 'insanity' on the world scene, shall end when it is meant to end.
I shall leave it at that. The compacity of the man-mind has not the wisdom to comprehend the wisdom
of the Creator of all things, and even wisdom of the wise shall be removed. That is a powerful statement!
Nothing under the sun shall change the course of human beings to be allotted their appointed span of time...
here on earth. The Lord gives, and He takes away."
And, a great question...Am I prepared for what is ...to be?


"I came...I came to...I came to believe."
'Bingo'...Believe I need God, Ok

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"A stubborn and rebellious generation...and this has come to be the current status."
 

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"Rebellion is an attitude. Disobedience is an act. "
 

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"The sinister movement that has invaded the land is an abomination that has never
before been witnessed in this
lifetime, and it can only escalate when the adversary has

power over the air. Wireless communication has fragmented society into a chaotic arena
of detestable rebellion against a once relatively sound society.
All families, in some form or other, are affected, there being no exceptions, this in itself,
being of endless grave consequences. And it appears to worsen with the gravity of those
committing hideous acts of violence across the land.

I can only relate to what is being observed and witnessed. Of my eight decades, I can assure you,
I am thankful for the time that was...believe it!
And sadly, modern day 'Christian'
millennials have been bombarded with every conceivable deception,
for the sake of self-acclaim and entertainment, leaving understandable confusion and bewilderment...
thus, 'a falling away from God'...this too has been told of...to be.


Make no mistake, 'Christian' rhetoric appears to have reached a level of he/she/they... said/think, a host
of worldly man-made inventions of their own choosing, ego appears to be the predominate factor.
There being of great value reading, sharing the Bible, church, and prayer. It all comes together with spiritual
maturity and willing to change."


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~For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance as our way of life. ~
 

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"In these uncertain times, it is not so much of family survival, but more important being
that of a family that overcomes the prevailing precarious uncertainties' that have escalated
to a point of insanity.
The very foundation of family must be grounded in love/respect, honesty/trustworthy, and when
these virtues are not put in place and acted upon.... families may often become an abomination of
desolation...
abomination being something that causes disgust/hatred...and desolation being a condition that is
uninhabitable/devasted.
And this is precisely that of which is being witnessed across the land. This being indisputable.
Each may come to their own conclusion, but it appears this to be such a devastation of suffering and fear,
that of all people, renowned 'Christian' leaders are reluctant and purposely avoid this undeniable
warning put forth. But they and many choose to 'highlight' only that which attracts and is pleasing to
hear...for the sake of having a full house, and often for self-acclaim.
(God's inspiration, without doubt carries great wisdom and should be told of) .......
And also, each should bear in mind, precisely the duty of the shepherd is to protect the flock and guide them to good pastures."


(Let us be reminded the 'heading' of this thread)

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"I am willing to change, a profound commitment of years gone by, and a daily challenge...
When I made the decision to turn my life over to God, the best I knew how, I knew for this to be,
it was I that had to be willing to change. Cause and effect are not separated.
Cause is the reason behind an action or natural phenomena whereas effect is the result of
a cause or the outcome of some chain of events that have happened.


I am myself, and God, my High Power being the I AM that helps assist in this journey of life, and
I am glad, knowing going on my own did not work out well...I will leave it at that.
In these uncertain times, the dilemma of families and society as a whole, hinges precisely on this

concept, willing to change and to know I AM has put forth the necessary ingredients found to be
essential in maintaining the family
structure. Sadly, family love and integrity are on file but severely damaged.


Christians are to be lights of hope to those who are stumbling around in spiritual darkness. But here in
the now, this too appears to be so damaged as to be beyond repair...the man-mind ego...cause and effect."


'Bingo'...Believe I need God, Ok


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"To fully grasp the importance of discipline and self-control may appear to be
insignificant, rest assured it is essential and mandatory, especially in this upside down
world of today. It affects all things around us, and family relations are founded upon
the ability to put this into action.
It is being witnessed across the land, the falling apart of families that lack discipline
and self-control and families were meant to be sound in love and harmony...sadly society
has been invaded by self-inflicted selfishness and self-centeredness, so it would appear,
and with a combination of distorted and dysfunctional persons in high places...the nation
has lost its collective minds.


Complacency about God has produced a severe lack of discipline and self-control...
read it again...COMPLACENY!
And be reminded...COMPLACENCY carries tragic consequences as per the Book of Life

has so adequately made known."

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"Wireless communication has brought about a world at our fingertips, and with much gained,
also much has been lost. Connected to the world, disconnected from stable families is a high
price that is being paid. Certainly, there are families that have managed to sustain a relatively
sound family. Tragically there being far too many that have succumbed to loss of family unity and
family values. 'Growing pains'...a reality being witnessed across the lands.


The many 'mysteries' within the Bible, many being of a subtle nature, yet pertaining to 'events'
now being witnessed. Not one of us can fully comprehend from whence forth came such wisdom,
before time was time. A God of all
Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent being undeniably without question.


The ego of the man-mind has forever attempted to analyze the Bible with every conceivable notion
under the sun, and in the process has polluted and brought cause of overwhelming confusion and division,
this too being a subtle warning that would bring cause of a 'falling away' from Christ our Lord.
There being no retraction of the harm perpetrated, it has been done, that which has been told of...to be."




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"A profound statement of which the ego of the man-mind fails
to comprehend adequately, leaving precisely that of which is being
witnessed within the communities...'illusional thinking'..........
(The Causticity of Illusion: Reality is the state of the world of how it really is,
whereas an illusion is erroneous interpretation of reality.
Illusions often derail people from their sanity, as they cause them to

inadvertently live lives in accordance with false beliefs.)
 

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" Rebellion, uprising, or insurrection is a refusal of obedience or order. It refers to the open
resistance against the orders of an established authority. A rebellion originates from a sentiment
of indignation and disapproval of a situation and then manifests itself by the refusal to submit or to

obey the authority responsible for this situation. Rebellion can be individual or collective, peaceful or violent."

"Rebellion being the cause of a society that has lost their collective minds, more or less."

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"One of the greatest things of turning my life over to God's care...
was getting to know someone I never really knew before...myself."
'Praise God'
(Archive that still holds true)

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"Over the years I have learned the wisdom of these words
are undeniable."
(This was presented to me from a friend, many years ago)
 

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Understanding Collectivist Cultures

While we must not copy the evil ways of the world, certain elements of culture can be morally neutral. Paul became all things to all people to win some without compromising his morality (1 Corinthians 9:22). He engaged the people of the various cultures he encountered in different ways, but what never changed was his message or his integrity. He wanted people to evaluate him based upon his heart rather than the externals. Too many who shape fundamentalist thinking view Christian testimony not so much on the grounds of love, holiness, unity, and good works, but they seem to be more concerned with being viewed by the world as having external differences.

For example, one school mandated that its male students wear shirt and ties as they leave campus to go on break. This does nothing to shine God’s light, but if they donned the fruit of the Spirit or the full armor of God, that would be much more potent. Thus, there is a great confusion between a Spirit-led internal testimony that impacts how we behave externally versus just looking and playing the part of what certain individuals believe religious people should look like and how they should behave.

By concentrating on externals, it is much easier for the powers that be within these schools and churches to control public behavior and appearance, but it does nothing for shepherding the heart of individuals when nobody is looking. Young girls are no more Christian ladies if they wear full-length dresses than if they wear pants or jeans. This nonsense sends a false signal of differentiation to a world that is watching and looking for true spiritual differentiation and love that is unique to Christ.
Anybody can dress the part, look the part, and behave a certain way. Even the flesh can be trained through behavior modification, but love and holiness when nobody is watching is something only the Spirit can create and cultivate from the inside out by faith, not by externals.

Lots of people have lots of opinions and doctrinal views, but we must decide for ourselves what we believe and why. We can either try to build on the sand of doubt and uncertainty, or we can build upon the rock of Christ because of confidence in what He wants for our lives. At the end of the day and at the end of life, it doesn’t matter what other people think, but we will be judged based upon what we have believed and how we have chosen to live our lives in Christ. There is wisdom in just blocking out all the noise and simply focusing on what pleases Jesus.

("This content is for informational use and is not a substitute for 'spiritual' advice.
Be sure to do your own careful 'inventory' before taking action based on anything you find in this content."
Intended solely as informative and subjects to reflect on.")

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