Guess, i have built up a (large?) measure of immunity/(reliance on God)…against worrying too much about his welfare/life through the years (of civil unrest, political upheavals, mudslides, hurricanes, earthquakes, violence…starvation, kidnappings, high-jackings)…you name it awful ings…there and elsewhere…keeping ALL including my Beautiful Sis-in-law in my prayers tonight.
(The) perils a plenty of an Extraverted-Friendly-Nature-Chick like me…the hopeful-optimistic kind of fragile-life who enJOYs walking barefoot through blowing wind, grass, mud, dirt, sand, rain, snow…(and figuratively, too…IF needed to get the compassion job done.)
Some messy jobs can be extremely intellectually/physically/spiritually satisfying, You know. 🙂
Just curious…IF?? if…
You’re growing into a strangler/killer (mind) weed “at the ready to repay with evil”…that i should of pulled/chopped at the roots years ago…or (IF?? if) You’re blossoming into an Amazing-Compassion-Perennial-Beautiful-Wild Flower!:)…a Blessing!:)
(i’ll think the latter for now…till sufficiently proven otherwise.)
ummm, think hard joanie: what’s hanging over my head? …LIFE!…etc. idk ;)…(clouds, spiders, webs, clowns, conversations?-lol;)…laundry.
what’s under my feet?…
Caution joanie…bugs bite; gators snap; cats scratch…(even when You Care/Love them lots!).
God knows what He’s doing…!!! (continuing to try my best and let God of Compassion do the rest.)
btw: i’d rather suffer…for the compassionate/right/conscience-easing thing/choice…than suffer because of sheer stupidity/ignorance/complacency…or for the wrong thing.
26 Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. […] (Matthew 6:26)
To the animals he gives food,To the young ravens that call out for it. (Psalm 147:9)
An observation: Do birds worry?! No, they are busy eating, singing, flying, soaring–being birdies, lol🙂
Worrying is paralyzing and damaging!… (and gets ya no where.)
“when” human“kind” (chooses compassion) …there is enough for everyone (to share)…🙂
the earth is rich!… full of plenty to sustain/maintain life… for birds, for people… for all-fellow-fragile-life!!… “when” man”cruel” selfishly mismanages Earth… misuses resources/abuses power…causing poverty, famine, hunger… and not just for food.
My positive outlook/Hope: ultimately/eventually everything will be alright… with compassion (and Divine Intervention) education!
enjoyed this past reading(s)…
The Bible makes many references to birds, often to teach valuable lessons. For example, concerning the ostrich and its incredible speed, God said to a man named Job: “When she rises up and flaps her wings, she laughs at the horse and at its rider.”*The ostrich is the largest living bird, and it is the fastest runner, able to reach speeds of about 45 miles an hour (72 km/h) for short bursts. (Job 39:13, 18) God also asked Job: “Is it by your understanding that the falcon soars, . . . or is it at your order that an eagle flies upward?” (Job 39:26, 27) The lesson? Birds perform their feats without any help from us. Their abilities testify to God’s wisdom, not ours. [excerpted “Observe Intently the Birds” Awake! 2014]
What i’ve come “to learn” through Bible study/practice (through the years)…is putting my personal preferences aside… and attempting to do “God’s” Will (and not just live by my own selfish will/desire/limited understanding/perspective of things/life)… aka living to the best of my abilities in harmony with the unfolding, progressive Divine Purpose… aka compassion, etc…things turn out alright & PEACE is found!:)
My experience: “there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”
Check it out IF You🙂 choose…(further reading and research)…matthew/6/