It’s Time To Live Freely- Surrender all your matters to the LORD

It’s Time To Live Freely- Surrender all your matters to the LORD.

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It’s Time To Live Freely- Surrender all your matters to the LORD

It’s time to live freely

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I have used these words so many times for anyone I found was holding anger against another. But I can understand that doing this might be harder for some people than others. Also, forgiving some things can be easier than others. One might hear and read this everywhere that it is a good thing to forgive because it sets you free; holding your anger against another person mostly does little harm to that person but more to you.
And by holding a grudge, you are also devoting a significant portion of time and energy to indulging in negative feelings like anger, hatred, sadness, crying or blaming, and undergoing so much suffering for someone who probably shouldn’t have any place in your life.
Once somewhere, I had read these wise words that unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and hoping someone else will die.
You had a loss when someone broke your trust and caused you pain, and now you yourself are continuing to steal more and more from yourself and depriving yourself of the freedom and joy that the Creator has blessed you life with. The time you waste hating someone could be the time you spend admiring the beautiful things in life or being grateful for countless blessings that you have.
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This was to consider the worthlessness of unforgiveness from a common sense standpoint.
The Holy Bible places such great importance on the need to forgive that one cannot expect his own sins to be forgiven unless he/she is also practicing the act for forgiving the transgressions against his/her own self.

Matthew 6:14-15

14 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. 15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

So if you have already devoted your life to God and His Holy Lamb and would like to start working towards addressing this important area in your life, begin by asking yourself the following questions;
Is anything worth a sacrifice as great as your forgiveness from God?
Isn’t it too precious a thing to lose for anyone or anything?
By holding a grudge against somebody, you are giving it away for a person who did you wrong.
So, then, what should be done when we speak of forgiveness?
LEARN from the pain, someone caused you and VALUE what it taught you, so in future you might be able to avoid being hurt for the same reasons.
Though you are hurt, and your trust was broken, but you bravely choose to MEND your wounds by your knowledge that your Lord is taking care of you and will justly deal with all those you mean you harm.

       Psalm 147:3

                             He heals the brokenhearted
                      and bandages their wounds.

But you NO LONGER hold someone guilty and keep negative feelings for them in your heart.
Keep your heart free from these impurities of hatred, feelings of revenge, etc, because remember your heart is the altar for the Lord.
If your greatest joy is to do the Lord’s will, then you must also obey what’s been taught by Him.
You cannot say you love God and let your actions speak the opposite about your faith.
Remember, as a person who has given his/her life to God, you have placed all the matters of your life in His hands for Him to handle them.

1 Peter 5:6-10

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

You need to show your TRUST in His power to set all things right for you, by being patient and by detaching yourself from handling things yourself. Cease all your efforts to fix things in your life and rely on the Lord’s Mighty Hand to take care of everything for you.
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And you will discover that you have just freed yourself from the chains that the enemy had kept you tied up with. When you humble yourself before God and become like a child in your heart then God lifts up His Mighty Hand and leads you to safety.
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Simple Pleasures of Nature

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Have you ever felt that your eyes have this longing to look at something? or maybe a desire for something that you can only feel like a cool summer breeze. Something that stirs a feeling of freshness, gratitude, and cheerfulness in you. As if it feeds your soul to surround yourself with them. I would even call it a blessing to be able to experience all this; since people can be really quite busy to be appreciative and grateful and often need to be reminded to do this.

One could consider him/herself blessed to have a kind, cheerful and loving person within still breathing while living in a world that clutters our minds and our entire being with various challenges. And so the simple pleasure are often neglected.

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Speaking of myself it’s one of my strongest desires to always be in a place where there are beautiful flowering trees, birds, sunshine and lovely…

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Simple Pleasures of Nature

Have you ever felt that your eyes have this longing to look at something? or maybe a desire for something that you can only feel like a cool summer breeze. Something that stirs a feeling of freshness, gratitude, and cheerfulness in you. As if it feeds your soul to surround yourself with them. I would even call it a blessing to be able to experience all this; since people can be really quite busy to be appreciative and grateful and often need to be reminded to do this.

One could consider him/herself blessed to have a kind, cheerful and loving person within still breathing while living in a world that clutters our minds and our entire being with various challenges. And so the simple pleasure are often neglected.

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Speaking of myself it’s one of my strongest desires to always be in a place where there are beautiful flowering trees, birds, sunshine and lovely open fields are all around me. If anytime you hand me a list of fun activities to do, I will always choose to go somewhere where I can see these– my favorite things. I treasure the feelings that I often get by watching trees against the lovely blue sky, especially the flowering trees. I’d feel so happy by looking at them, often praising God and being so grateful for creating such beautiful and amazing things to delight my senses.

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And recently what’s been overwhelming me with its beauty is the Pink Muhly Grass. Unfortunately, where I live we don’t get to see a whole lot of different types of plants and trees. So I learned about the ornamental grass on a post about gardening on Facebook and started reading about different types of ornamental grass and discovered this particular kind called muhly grass. The first time I saw it I was utterly amazed to see something so incredibly beautiful.

And my heart praised the Creator whose creativity and ideas have no match. Seeing the beautiful images of the Pink Muhly, I was mesmerized and could imagine myself lying in these beautiful places with muhly grass. Excited as I was, I decided that I must share with someone that even grass- what we always thought of as an ordinary plant- was so lavishly adorned by God’s hands. So my cousin became the first person I had a chance to share my discovery with.

I told him that I was about to show him something truly breathtaking and something that he probably has never seen before, but as I was showing him the beautiful muhly grass pics on google, he didn’t seem as excited and told me that it was nothing new to him.

I was annoyed at that moment, but I could understand that not every individual can be influenced by something in the exact same manner.
But when it comes to enjoying simple pleasures, maybe not everyone takes the time to notice and enjoy these simple and apparently less stimulating things.

There might be one person receiving so much pleasure from simple and regular things while another person would be looking for something more stimulating to entertain him/herself.

Everyone might prefer to do different things for fulfillment, I have observed that most people still prefer to do things that will make them more content with their lives. Although there are countless activities and ways we can think of to entertain ourselves, yet one can often see that people who engage in nature activities are more of happy individuals and are satisfied with their lives.

One only needs to learn how lasting is the good that it would do to his/her soul.

This also sort of made me realize that our eyes can be influencing our soul in such an important way. Which also reminds me of a beautiful and packed with wisdom verse in the bible

Matthew 6:22-23 (KJV)

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

This bible verse completely convinces me that laying your eyes on things that strengthen your mind/heart/soul is definitely building you up on the inside. You can probably even understand it as some healthy food like vegetables, fruits, lentils/beans, grains, etc., nourishing your physical health. Just the same way discovering things that liven up your soul can be a tiny doorway to a lasting feeling of joy and gratitude for things you already have.

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Now all that needs to be done is for you to start looking for your favorite spiritual food.

Start by thinking about what makes you relax and puts a gentle smile on your lips. What is it that brings you a fresh feeling or fills you with newness or maybe gets you motivated to engage in tiny good deeds or simply makes you realize that you’re so blessed.

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It could be admiring trees, sky, sunshine, birds, flowers. These are some of the things that make me happy. It could even be a simple act of watching children play and laugh or it could be watching horses running in the field, or maybe a relaxing walk in the woods, or sitting quietly near the sea and listening to the soothing sounds of the waves.

Delve deeper than the surface and try to receive what these simple things are capable of giving you. And you might also discover that the world appears more beautiful to you than it does to people around you; simple and regular things bring more excitement to you than it does to others. This is how life starts to become more satisfying when you relate your happiness to things you already have rather than expecting some extraordinary things to happen to make you truly happy with your life. What God has made for us to enjoy is definitely the best for us. So love it, be grateful for it, and look after it.

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Hello world!

My writings are mostly focused on a positive message combined with verses, from the only book of Wisdom, the Holy Bible. My message is to include simplicity in all aspects of your life and live in and spread the peace and love that you receive from your Lord. And I hope to be of help to my brethren, through my words, to live out our faith as an individual so that together we stand out and shine as the House of God, ready to receive our King and Lord.

Luke 21:34-36

34 “Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, 35 like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. 36 Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”