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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Life will have issues

We will all have trouble in this life. Many people think that if they have money then everything will be well. This is not true.

Jacob just finished his working days with Laban. Laban was his father-in-law. He will be on a trip to where God wanted Jacob to be.

Jacob had money but he still had issues. He will soon face Esau. Jacob and his brother had issues because Jacob took the birth right from Esau so Jacob feared death.

I am sure that Jacob was wondering if God would help him out. We all know situations when we face difficult times and think that we will die. God always proves that He is faithful.

God has many tools to help His people. God has His angels to help people in this life because there is an spiritual warfare for mankind's soul. God desires to have people to know Him but the devil wants to bring people to hell and have them reject Jesus as Lord and Savior.

I am confident that the devil and Jacob's sin nature was working overtime. Jacob began to worry so God had mercy on Jacob's soul.  He sent His angels to helped Jacob.

God opened Jacob's spiritual eyes and Jacob saw the camp of God. The angels of God helped Jacob to see reality.

We need to know that God is in control. Jacob was learning this idea that God was teaching him.
I am still learning this topic but I know more now.

Jacob called this place "Mahanaim" which means two camps.  There were the camp of Jacob of weak, sinful people that struggle and will lose on their own and camp of God.
The camp of God is strong and God's purpose will always occur.

Weak mankind needs to join forces with the camp of God. We face many issues in this life and we will die and suffer but we don't have to.

Many times, I don't want to enter the camp of God because of pride then I get destroyed by life. I wondered if you have done this. May we learn to depend on life by the Bible, prayer and faith to keep moving forward for Jesus.

Genesis 32:1-2
Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim.



Saturday, June 2, 2018

Friendships are important

I will talk about mental health and spirituality. God did not make mankind to be alone.
Genesis 2:18 says, "The LORD God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
It is true that this verse talks about marriage but it can be used as friendship.
So no one should be an loner. Being a loner even if a person is not social that person needs social interaction.
So we need know how to choose friend. The Bible gives people mental and spiritually help for anyone that desires the best life.
Proverbs 12:26 says, " The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray."
The person that desires right standing in life need to have Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
The Lord will give that person to pick friends with wisdom.
If a person's closest friends smoke weed, that person will smoke weed. So the righteous person will be careful in their interaction with people.
Many people that don't listen to the Lord or rejected Jesus as Lord. They will go down a path of sexual immorality, drug use and alcohol abuse. 
The true believer needs to avoid cancer habits so that believer will be careful in friendship.


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Times of fear

Times of fear should be times of prayer: whatever causes fear, should drive us to our knees, to our God. Jacob had lately seen his guards of angels, but in this distress he applied to God, not to them; he knew they were his fellow-servants, Revelation 22:9. There cannot be a better pattern for true prayer than this. Here is a thankful acknowledgement of former undeserved favours; a humble confession of unworthiness; a plain statement of his fears and distress; a full reference of the whole affair to the Lord, and resting all his hopes on him. The best we can say to God in prayer, is what he has said to us. Thus he made the name of the Lord his strong tower, and could not but be safe. Jacob's fear did not make him sink into despair, nor did his prayer make him presume upon God's mercy, without the use of means. God answers prayers by teaching us to order our affairs aright. To pacify Esau, Jacob sent him a present. We must not despair of reconciling ourselves to those most angry against us.

Genesis 32:13-23

13 He spent the night there, and from what he had with him he selected a gift for his brother Esau: 14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, 15 thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. 16 He put them in the care of his servants, each herd by itself, and said to his servants, “Go ahead of me, and keep some space between the herds.”
17 He instructed the one in the lead: “When my brother Esau meets you and asks, ‘Who do you belong to, and where are you going, and who owns all these animals in front of you?’ 18 then you are to say, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift sent to my lord Esau, and he is coming behind us.’”
19 He also instructed the second, the third and all the others who followed the herds: “You are to say the same thing to Esau when you meet him. 20 And be sure to say, ‘Your servant Jacob is coming behind us.’” For he thought, “I will pacify him with these gifts I am sending on ahead; later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me.” 21 So Jacob’s gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp.

22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The benefits of an cold shower

We all don't like the cold but a cold shower will help your health. I like to try new things and I have been taken cold showers and feeling stronger and better. If you are not weak then follow my example (at your own risk!).

1) Cognitive Function

Regeneration of synapses and nerve cells that may help cognitive function and prevent degenerative brain disease.

2) Weight loss

Produce healthier and more efficient brown adipose tissue that can lead to weigh loss.

3) Inflammation

Reduces inflammation by affecting cytokine production and vase-constriction of blood vessels.

4) Immunity

Boosts immune system due to the production of lymphocytes that may help boost cognitive function and prevent brain disease.

5) Mood

Boost feel good hormones  like dopamine and nor-epinephrine so may help in depression

6) Stress Response

Cold exposure creates a positive stress on the body giving many benefits through "hormeis."

7) Studies show

Cold water immersion at 14 Celsius for one hour increased metabolic rate by 350%, nor-epinephrine by 530% and dopamine by 250%.

I don't know about you, this may the fountain of youth that you need.  You just need to get a tough mind then you will be well.

 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Times of uncertainty

Life is never easy because they are always be an struggle for everyday.
I believe that we pray the most when we are uncomfortable.
Jacob will see his brother, Esau. Esau wanted to hurt Jacob. Jacob needed to keep calm by trusting in the Lord. Jacob didn't do it God's way and put the matter of life into his own wisdom.
He got the birth-right but he got in trouble. I believe that God would have given the birth-right in His perfect timing.
I have the same issue and many times, I trust in my wisdom over the will of the Lord.
Jacob had a plan to divide his camp into two camps.
We will discover that Esau will not harm Jacob. Jacob lacked faith and wanted to be clever.
We can learn to trust in God and be proactive but we need to do what the Lord wants for our lives.
If we help God then we will have issues. God will help us when we get lost and stop relying on our limited wisdom. If we try to help God with our insight then watch out!
God does not need our ego but we must rely on Jesus.

Genesis 32:9-12
9 Then Jacob prayed, “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, Lord, you who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,’ 10 I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two camps. 11 Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children. 12 But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’”

Monday, March 12, 2018

How to be a better worker?

I have two steps to be a better worker. I desire to be a better worker and there are two things that you can do that will help you.
I have done yoga everyday for the last month and an half. My focus is better for work because of Yoga. I don't do the mediation which is Eastern thought which is not good for the soul but I breathe proper and think of Bible verses. I pray to my Lord that my mind will be more like Him.
This has helped me to have more energy and great focus on my task.
I also go for a twenty minute walk during my lunch-time. It makes your mind and better work and it reduces the stress of the day. I would suggest to pray to God of the Bible and He will give you peace.
This is how you can have a better day at work.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

People look for peace

We live in a uncertain world that can cause distress. It could be because our bad mistakes or a random event that happened. I can relate to Jacob and his struggles.
Jacob was walking to see his brother, Esau. I am sure that he was very nervous.
God sent angels to comfort Jacob in Genesis 32:1 The verse says, "Jacob also want on his way and the angels of God met him."
Jacob was in Gilead during this time. Gilead was east of the Jordan and north of the Jabbok.
I will give you Genesis 32:2. The verse says, "When Jacob saw them, he said, 'This is the camp of God!' So he named that place Mahanaim."
The word Mahanaim means two camps in Hebrew. Jacob named this place "two camps" after the angelic encampment, suggesting that he saw God's encampment as a divine assurance. God's host had come to escort him safely to Canaan. Yet he also feared meeting with Esau, so he divided his household into two camps, still trying to protect himself by his own devices.
Genesis 32:3-5 says, "Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. He instructed them: 'This is what you are to say to my master Esau: 'Your servant Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now. I have cattle and donkeys, sheep and goats, menservants message to my lord, that I may find favor in your eyes."
Jacob was comforted to go forward and God encouraged Jacob but I have the same problem.
God promise that I have victory but I believe in my head but I refuse to put in my desire so I do my plan. We are all work-in-progress.
You will see this even more in verses six to eight.
Genesis 32:6-8 says, "When the messengers returned to Jacob, they said, 'We went to your brother Esau, and now he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men with him.' In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well. He thought, 'If Esau comes and attack one group, the group that is left may escape."
Jacob would be fine but he didn't trust in the Lord. How many times have you stressed and caused major issues in your life? Give up your stress to the Lord and do not rely on your wisdom.