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John 3:16

For God so LOVED the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should never perish, but have everlasting life .

— Photo by Jarvis Emerald Popovich.

This is the first post on my new blog. I had to choose a photo that really captures the message of the entire blog. The truth about, what the hell is going on, and the Daily Gems that reveal the truth about it. This photo is taken from a street evangelist downtown Edmonton, who displayed one of the most popular truths about the above question. Yes, there are a lot of things to sort through to understand what the hell is going on and find the right way of living that will bring you and the rest of the world peace of mind. This blog will address the concerns you have and point you to things to think about that should help you find the way. I plan on doing this by having regular conversations with people to stay real and relay them to you staying true to the scriptural reality of the bible and my own personal understanding, having a unique relationship with our creator. Thanks for reading and enjoy The Daily Gem.

Imperfect is Perfect

He’s not as perfect as you think. Sure, He created everything and understands just about everything, but don’t you think a God that emphasizes mercy, forgiveness and grace doesn’t also desire it himself? It’s a little hard for me to explain, but He isn’t as perfect as you think, He’s imperfect, and also allowed to make mistakes. Does that mean that you could be a mistake? Well that doesn’t mean anything. You’re probably surprised by me telling you this. I’ve go to tell you, I completely understand.

Now, can you imagine trying to meet the requirement of perfect? It’s simply just not fair to that person. I’d also rather be imperfect, allowed to make mistakes. Now that’s perfection.

I’ll be getting into another post later, called “He never meant to hurt anybody,” which relates to this topic, and it is true, He never meant to. He’s imperfect too. So then you might think, what hope do we have then? Common, He’s the creator of the universe, knows everything about you and loves everything about you. He’s a good, good father. Imperfectly asks us also for some lenience and patience to be that good, good father. He can’t do everything. Anything, yes. You see He’s sensitive, yet understanding and needs us to understand that He’s doing his best and would have made everything perfect if He could, but that just doesn’t exist. I don’t even know what that would look like, scary almost. So let’s be content being made perfectly in his imperfect image, and do our part to behave and all get along. He’ll be right beside us, the whole way 🙂

You don’t HAVE to do anything

Do you know what it is like when somebody tells you you HAVE to do something? I for one resist the thought at first. I would prefer to WANT to do it, giving the proper motivation and reward.

Now, you don’t have to read any further, unless you want to learn about the reality of the relationship with your creator. He wants a relationship with you, but you don’t have to nor does He. It’s a choice we all have to make. On the flip side, as we well know or could imagine, if we don’t listen to our creator, life won’t be as understandable to what it was intended. We may face some difficulties that were avoidable had we listened. Listening to our creator or Lord, is not necessarily easy either, much like it isn’t easy to listen to the stern words of our parents when we misbehave. Are these words had out of love? I would hope so. So, yes, it is a choice, to obey and follow the commandments or advice of the Lord, and not something we have to do. And was it a choice from our Lord to enforce the behavior, and done out of care and love? I should hope so. Also, Do we want a better more sustaining world? Well, in that case this is most likely and understandably the right way to go about it, don’t you agree?

All in all, relationships are a choice and so is behavior. Initially in a relationship there are a lot of loving words and encouragement to get it going, yes. That’s always nice, but to sustain the relationship out of a mutual respect, it does take a slight turn to stern, sometimes. does that make sense? That’s the reality about Love and considering the big picture. We may not understand the reasons for “behavior,” but it is done to protect us and those around us. I’d love to hear your comments and thoughts regarding this topic. Feel free to jump in and say something, anytime.

I’ve been working for the Kingdom of Heaven for 15 years since I accepted the contract between the Lord and I. Since that time I have developed a relationship through an understanding of mutual respect which continues to evolve through experiences and conversations with the Lord. It’s definitely different than I thought it was going to be, but I am a better person because of it. Had I not surrendered my will to the Lord, I wouldn’t have any idea of what I’m talking about, and what I’m talking about is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus is watching every move you make

The only question is…how do you feel about it? I like this question and ask it often to engage in conversation. It helps me to get an idea of where they are coming from. I’ve gotten a variety of answers from, “that’s great, I need the encouragement,” to “I don’t believe in God,” or “What has Jesus done for me lately?”

These are all fair responses, and due to the sensitivity of the topic it brings up a good discussion. Why even bring it up? Well, because it’s true, no matter what the response. I hope it makes you feel better than nervous, however I don’t mind if it makes you think. The main thing that I want to share is the truth about Jesus, in that He knows every move you make, everything about you and loves everything about you. How does this make you feel? Do you believe it? If you did actually know this, how would it change your life? I have to tell you it has been the understanding I had all my life but until the big day of accepting Him as my Savior, on my hands and knees, experiencing His supernatural presence in my life, I wouldn’t have been able to share this message with you from experience. I’ll explain my testimony in the future, but lets just say He talks to me, you and everybody even if they don’t know it. Yup, he’s watching every move you make. Say Hi to Him , will ya? 🙂

Be gentle in your knowing

I sure hope you love this post. It is something that I have thought a lot about and , if taken to heart, can be a real game changer. Now, doesn’t that sound better than any hype about how great something is and feeling that you have to do it? This is what I am specifically talking about, and you don’t have to take my word for it, if you see what I’m saying it and it makes sense to you, I encourage you to adopt the awareness.

Here’s the point, we have to be gentle in our presenting the knowledge we have to share with each other or it can wind up doing the complete opposite for the cause. In fact, wouldn’t it be best if we just believed and understood, acted accordingly for others to witness, and allow the Lord to work through us rather than preaching all the time?

Yes, it’s true, we all know things from our perspective and experience and feel as if everyone should know it too to help save someone from their pain. But isn’t it easier to acknowledge that we are not responsible for another’s actions or thoughts? Whew! what a relief. Then why do we feel we have the responsibility to change the world by sharing our knowledge with everyone? I understand that it is helpful and if we do have to share because we know it will help the other dramatically or even a little, wouldn’t it be best to be gentle about proposing the advice, so they wind up lowering their walls, accepting and making the choice themselves? I hope so.

For example before we present all this knowing we have to another of the good news, we need to build trust and rapport with another that we have their best intentions in mind and that they know that 100%. So how do we do that? Well, how about by just finding out what they really are talking about first before we “solve their problem” with the right answer. They might not be even willing to change and just selfishly asking you to solve their problems, right? How about, once we can identify that the person with the problem is seeking for an answer, only then we can help them. Then there is no effort or miscommunication, resentment or wasted effort. Gentle navigation is helpful, too. Asking, getting them to answer their own questions is where we would like to go, ultimately.

The bottom line is that people don’t HAVE to do anything and pushing or pulling with the wrong intention can cause frustration, leading us away from the kingdom’s way. Remember, God is doing the work and is the only one we can do anything effective with, correct? So let’s be gentle in our knowing, ceasing from all anxiety that causes no good. Don’t you feel better now?

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