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If you are a child of many things, children are ignorant to the understanding of how a thing work —the mechanism and the functionality of it. Basically, if you play with fire, children, there is a possibility you will be burned.

Paying attention to the instructions of a parent warnings will benefit you even if the parent doesn’t take the time, at that moment of instruction, give detail explanation as to why you should reframe from doing or participating in an action.

I myself have stumbled many times from an inward knowing to halt the participation in a place or even reframe from dialogue in a conversation.  I have learned by many failed attempts of not listening to an inward individual but have a gained understanding and now, my will is no longer in this area but His will is right, every time. The Father knows best.

Let me take it to the word of God to give an example of participating in error.

Let’s take a read in 1Kings 22:2—

1 Kings 21:2 says, So Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near, next to my house; and for it I will give you a vineyard better than it. Or, if it seem good to you, I will give you its worth in money.”—

Here we see that the vineyard in 1st Kings 21 is talking about Naboth being the owner of the vineyard positioned next to the palace.

In 1 Kings 21, Ahab approached Naboth asking him for his vineyard by saying, “give me”,  that vineyard that is part of his lineage blessings. Naboth replied to Ahab by saying “I will not give you my vineyard”.

Ahab even suggested to buy, but Naboth canceled the purchase and said no in given him his Vineyard for another type of vineyard.  In this story, Naboth was later setup by Ahab wife  Jezebel which Ahab gave Jezebel authority over his being leadership and king and had Naboth killed for the vineyard anyway by setting Naboth up with actions to make Naboth feel important sitting with high esteem official between two officials falsely accused Naboth.

And she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who were dwelling in the city with Naboth. She wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and seat Naboth with high honor among the people; and seat two men, scoundrels, before him to bear witness against him, saying, “You have blasphemed God and the king.” Then take him out, and stone him, that he may die.
1 Kings 21:8-10

Another biblical character where we see another purchase for the vineyard was the transaction between Judas and Priests leaders offering Judas 30 shackles of silver which Judas received and he gave Christ over to the Priest leaders. Afterward Judas hung himself for his treacherous actions.

In both cases, the Prophet Jehue shows to address Jezebel and the Prophet Jesus very presence judge righteously all things by the word of God.

Be content with knowing that you, the redemption with you and in all thing is alive and well.  Amen Amen and Amen


Credit: Sonya Buchanan, Gateway Online Bible, Holy Spirit, Redemption


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7 Ways to Express Worship

For some, expressing themselves in worship can be uncomfortable, especially if they are new Christians. You go to some churches, and the congregation never stands up. They don’t sing, but they just sit and listen to the worship music. Others may sing but they don’t play instruments. Still others will be waving their hands, shouting and running around as the band plays every kind of instrument. Which way to worship is correct?

Well, the Bible outlines seven different types of worship, and they are all appropriate, with each having its place. Let’s examine them:

 

Barak–To kneel, to bless God, to bow down

“He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them…. Long live the king! May the gold of Sheba be given to him, may the people always pray for him and bless him all day long.” –Psalm 72:12-15

Barak means to bow down to, or kneel before, the Lord. It communicates that the Lord holds a place of importance and helps us remember just how great He is. Barak is not done out of a begging attitude but rather an expectant attitude, because the Lord is more than willing and able to move on our behalf.

Halal–To be clear, to shine, to boast, to show, to rave, to celebrate, to be clamorously foolish

“David appointed the following Levites to lead the people in worship before the Ark of the Lord—to invoke his blessings, to give thanks, and to praise the Lord, the God of Israel.” –1 Chronicles 16:4

Halal appears more than 110 times in the Old Testament. It translates as to shine, boast, rave about, celebrate or even to be clamorously foolish. Can you imagine a more wondrous noise raving about about all the Lord is and all He has done?

 

Shabach–To shout loudly, to command

“Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise!” –Psalm 47:1

Shabach means to shout loudly or command. Of course, it isn’t simply about being loud. Its focus is to worship the Lord with one’s whole being.

Tehillah–To sing praises, singing out of the spirit spontaneously

“But you are holy, O You Who dwell in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].” –Psalm 22:3, AMPC

Tehillah means to sing unrehearsed, unplanned praises to the Lord. It can include adding words to an existing song or even singing in the spirit to the Lord.

Towdah–Extending hands, acting out of thanksgiving for what has or will be done

“But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.” –Psalm 50:23

Towdah is a type of worship that includes extending your hands or raising them in thanksgiving for something that has been done or will be done.

Yadah– Extending the hands vigourously

“After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: ‘Give thanks to the Lord; his faithful love endures forever!’”
–2 Chronicles 20:21

Yadah means to extend your hands vigorously as in complete surrender.

Zamar – To touch the strings, to make music with instruments, mostly rejoicing

“Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes! Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!” –Psalm 150:3-6

 

 


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Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

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The Holy Word Of God — I remember this day, when a relative was 11 or 12, I sat down with him. I gave him my bible having him to read a few scriptures. As he was beginning to read, he yelled out to me and said, Auntie, I see red lines all over the pages. I stopped him from reading because I became nervous at what he was seeing. It became apparent that he had not given his heart to Christ yet. I immediately stopped him from reading; I didn’t know what to do at that moment.

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I share this because of the many that are saved play so many manipulative games using self righteousness influences by logic narratives daily misguided by the influence strategy and most often not being led by our inward friendships — The Holy Spirit, who job is to testify of Jesus every second of the breath of life.  You see, after my nephew informed me he was seeing red lines over the pages of The Book, it confirms all over again The day of Jesus crucified experience for man kind and to not take the life of the righteousness of Jesus lightly especially if you have been given the exclusive deed to be an edifying gift to the body— a Levi gift.

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Psalm 33

1Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;

it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

2Praise the Lord with the harp;

make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.

3Sing to him a new song;

play skillfully, and shout for joy.

4For the word of the Lord is right and true;

he is faithful in all he does.

5The Lord loves righteousness and justice;

the earth is full of his unfailing love.

6By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,

their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

7He gathers the waters of the sea into jars a ;

he puts the deep into storehouses.

8Let all the earth fear the Lord;

let all the people of the world revere him.

9For he spoke, and it came to be;

he commanded, and it stood firm.

10The Lord foils the plans of the nations;

he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.

11But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,

the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,

the people he chose for his inheritance.

13From heaven the Lord looks down

and sees all mankind;

14from his dwelling place he watches

all who live on earth—

15he who forms the hearts of all,

who considers everything they do.

16No king is saved by the size of his army;

no warrior escapes by his great strength.

17A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;

despite all its great strength it cannot save.

18But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,

on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

19to deliver them from death

and keep them alive in famine.

20We wait in hope for the Lord;

he is our help and our shield.

21In him our hearts rejoice,

for we trust in his holy name.

22May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,

even as we put our hope in you.

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God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend. For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.

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I have this mini Ark of the Covenant on my mantel, as I am listening to worship music. The story Uzzah came to memory.

Answer: The story of Uzzah and the Ark of the Covenant is found in 2 Samuel 6:1-7 and 1 Chronicles 13:9-12. As the ark was being transported, the oxen pulling the cart stumbled, and a Levite named Uzzah took hold of the ark. God’s anger burned against Uzzah and He struck him down and he died. Uzzah’s punishment does appear to be extreme for what we might consider to be a good deed. However, there are the reasons why God took such severe action.

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Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah

Psalm 3:8 

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Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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November Happenings!!

Tucked between a couple of huge holidays (Halloween and Christmas) is a pretty big holiday itself….Thanksgiving. Nowadays, it gets a little lost, as the Christmas shopping season begins before the Halloween decorations are put away. Not at Holiday Insights. We enjoy and celebrate this very special time to give thanks for the many loved ones and  for the many things we have.

We hope you enjoy the month of November. It is month filled with holidays and special events.

Holiday Greeting cards! Surf on over now and make a freeEcard for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Veteran’s Day, birthdays, an anniversary, or any event!

This month in History:

  • November 9, 1927- Giant Pandas are discovered in China. More on Panda Bears
  • November 14, 1968- Yale University goes Co-ed.
  • November 24, 1859- Charles Darwin publishes his theory on evolution .
  • Find more at More this Month

Among other things, November is:

  • National Epilepsy Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • National Sleep Comfort Month

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This is a complicated answer. I am not a psychologist, but from what I understand as a former supply for a narcissist, even if you are no contact, if you have any exposure to their lives, especially in social media, or mutual friends who might try to pass information along to you about the narcissist, as far as the narcissist is concerned, you are still giving them emotional supply. They are still feeding off the thoughts that you might be suffering because of what’s happening in their life. For this reason they will often go to extremes to post things on social media or sneakily pass messages along to you through others in hopes that you will be affected by them. They really believe that you will be hurting and they get off just on that negative thought fuel alone. Therefore, you should really cut off all means of seeing anything about them at all. Once they realize you have done that, and that you are serious about it, that will stop them from getting fuel from the idea of causing you suffering. Inevitably the lack of exposure will make it so that their lives don’t impact you at all, and that’s the ideal.

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Proverbs 3

Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

1My son, do not forget my teaching,

but keep my commands in your heart,

2for they will prolong your life many years

and bring you peace and prosperity.

3Let love and faithfulness never leave you;

bind them around your neck,

write them on the tablet of your heart.

4Then you will win favor and a good name

in the sight of God and man.

5Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

6in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight. a

7Do not be wise in your own eyes;

fear the Lord and shun evil.

8This will bring health to your body

and nourishment to your bones.

9Honor the Lord with your wealth,

with the firstfruits of all your crops;

10then your barns will be filled to overflowing,

and your vats will brim over with new wine.

11My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,

and do not resent his rebuke,

12because the Lord disciplines those he loves,

as a father the son he delights in. b

13Blessed are those who find wisdom,

those who gain understanding,

14for she is more profitable than silver

and yields better returns than gold.

15She is more precious than rubies;

nothing you desire can compare with her.

16Long life is in her right hand;

in her left hand are riches and honor.

17Her ways are pleasant ways,

and all her paths are peace.

18She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;

those who hold her fast will be blessed.

19By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,

by understanding he set the heavens in place;

20by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,

and the clouds let drop the dew.

21My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,

preserve sound judgment and discretion;

22they will be life for you,

an ornament to grace your neck.

23Then you will go on your way in safety,

and your foot will not stumble.

24When you lie down, you will not be afraid;

when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

25Have no fear of sudden disaster

or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,

26for the Lord will be at your side

and will keep your foot from being snared.

27Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

when it is in your power to act.

28Do not say to your neighbor,

“Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”—

when you already have it with you.

29Do not plot harm against your neighbor,

who lives trustfully near you.

30Do not accuse anyone for no reason—

when they have done you no harm.

31Do not envy the violent

or choose any of their ways.

32For the Lord detests the perverse

but takes the upright into his confidence.

33The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked,

but he blesses the home of the righteous.

34He mocks proud mockers

but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.

35The wise inherit honor,

but fools get only shame.


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And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Romans 12:2

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Jason Upton is a Psalmist of our time.  His music is beyond anointed.

 

 

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October is the month much important recognition we will honor and respect.

October, 2018 Daily Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Month:

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
American Pharmacist Month
Apple Jack Month
Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Computer Learning Month
Cookie Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Eat Country Ham Month
International Drum Month
National Diabetes Month
National Pizza Month
National Vegetarian Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
Sarcastic Month
Seafood Month
Weekly Celebrations:

Week 1 Get Organized Week
Week 1 Customer Service Week
Week 2 Fire Prevention Week
Week 2 Pet Peeve Week
14 – 20 Earth Sciences Week
Week 3 Pastoral Care Week

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Psalm 1

1Blessed is the one

who does not walk in step with the wicked

or stand in the way that sinners take

or sit in the company of mockers,

2but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,

and who meditates on his law day and night.

3That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,l

which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither—

whatever they do prospers.

4Not so the wicked!

They are like chaff

that the wind blows away.

5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,

nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

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October, 2018 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 International Day for the Elderly

National Homemade Cookies Day

1 World Vegetarian Day

2 National Custodial Worker Day

2 Name Your Car Day

3 National Boyfriends Day

3 National Kale Day – first Wednesday of October

3 Techies Day

3 Virus Appreciation Day

4 National Golf Day

4 National Frappe Day

5 Do Something Nice Day

5 World Smile Day first Friday of month

5 World Teacher’s Day

6 Come and Take it Day

6 International Frugal Fun Day – first Saturday of the month

6 Mad Hatter Day

6 Physician Assistant Day

6 World Card Making Day – first Saturday of the month

7 Bald and Free Day

7 Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies

8 American Touch Tag Day

8 Columbus Day – second Monday of month

9 Curious Events Day

9 Fire Prevention Day

Leif Erikson Day

9 Moldy Cheese Day

10 Emergency Nurses Day– second Wednesday of month

10 International Newspaper Carrier Day

10 National Angel Food Cake Day

10 Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -Second Wednesday of month

11 It’s My Party Day

12 Cookbook Launch Day

12 Old Farmer’s Day

12 Moment of Frustration Day

12 National Gumbo Day

12 World Egg Day  – second Friday of month

13 International Skeptics Day

14 Be Bald and Free Day

14 National Dessert Day – take an extra helping, or two

15 White Cane Safety Day

16 Bosses Day

16 Dictionary Day

17 National Fossil Day – Wednesday of Earth Sciences Week

17 National Pasta Day

17 Wear Something Gaudy Day

18 No Beard Day

19 Evaluate Your Life Day

20 Brandied Fruit Day

21 Babbling Day

21 Count Your Buttons Day

21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day find a recipe, too.

20 Sweetest Day – third Saturday of month

22 National Nut Day

23 National Mole Day

23 Tv Talk Show Host Day

24 National Bologna Day

24 United Nations Day

25 Punk for a Day Day

25 World Pasta Day

26 Frankenstein Friday – last Friday in October

26 National Mincemeat Day

27 Make a Difference Day–  fourth Saturday of the month, neighbors helping neighbors.

27 National Tell a Story Day – in Scotland and the U.K.

27 Navy Day

28 Plush Animal Lover’s Day

28  Mother-In-Law Day – fourth Sunday in October

29 Hermit Day

29 National Frankenstein Day

30 National Candy Corn Day

30 Mischief Night

31 Carve a Pumpkin Day – no surprise here

31 Halloween

31 Increase Your Psychic Powers Day


Sonya Buchanan / 11:35

Published October 1st, 2018 by

Happy Birthday to all who are born in the month of October.  May your day be as exceptional as you are.

Sonya Buchanan