Antidote

Joan Winifred

Strong faith in the God of Compassion…helps me overcome any fear of man (in order to live compassion as fully as possible). (May be?? that’s why i am too outspoken (here and elsewhere). Freeness of “compassionate” speech is a value/treasure of mine.)

The antidote to fear of man is faith in God. (Read Proverbs 29:25 “Trembling at (or fear of) men is (lays) a snare, But the one trusting in Jehovah will be protected.”) Jehovah asks: “Why should you be afraid of a mortal man who will die and of a son of man who will wither like green grass?”—Isa. 51:12, 13. (excerpted Do You See the One Who is Invisible? w14)

(May be i should recite that scripture…my next time getting a wisdom tooth pulled, eh?-lol..not a fan of the vulnerability of the dentist chair!;)

IF i really cared (too much) about what any human could/would/or should “think” about me (or ways they could potentially hurt me)… i probably would never write again or talk again or leave my house or say “hello” to a stranger.

Simply put, it makes sense to me…to fear the maker/designer/brilliant mind who created a tree…(photosynthesis).  Trees live a lot longer than grass/humans! Some do seek favor from powerful people…Even the most powerful human on the planet… i don’t know any human who can promise/grant me immortality and/or longevity like a tree.

Do you?!

{People study, research brilliant minds…or so-called successful people who can bring them where they want to go. Money, possessions, etc. are worthless without life. It is not a waste of my time (precious amounts of my life) each day to study and learn about this beautiful planet, universe and the designer/creator of it..God.}

May be i am being a little smug…but, my line of defense/offense is a smile and forgiveness. Don’t get me wrong, yes, i have well-founded, healthy fear…it’s managed. (Sharpening my spiritual sight puts perspective on fear.)

When you have faith (well-founded/evidenced-based, built on accuracy not credulity) in compassion…in the God of Compassion…what can earthly man (temporarily) do to me that Almighty God can’t undo..(If He so chooses according to His own time frame)?

(also was contemplating how..The planet and our bodies have amazing built-in skill systems of rejuvenation and renewal.)

i better SHUT UP NOW! before i get myself in any trouble.

SMILE

12/7/16 @ 11:00 a.m.