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Matthew 13: 11 & 12 states: “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.”
These verses had confused me for years. It sounds so unfair and certainly not my idea of what a Good God would do to anybody. It took a long time for me to understand the full import of these verses.
IT IS ALL A MATTER OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND UNDERSTANDING.
Consciousness is a big word that translates into: What are you thinking about and emotionalizing over?
Are you concentrating on what you DO NOT HAVE or grateful for WHAT YOU DO HAVE? Do you feel a sense of LOSS? Are you CONFUSED?
Separating emotions multiply exponentially – the more you dwell on them, the worse it gets. Bad things happen, but the more you dwell on them, the more it continues to occur. CHAOS REIGNS SUPREME!
Yes, abundance of the bad stuff that occurs is definitely not a goal for anyone, knowingly.
Many believe that SCARCITY RULES — If you have something, then someone else does not have it. In short, there is not enough to go around. It is not a matter of doing without while someone else enjoys a nice home, great clothes and jewelry, perhaps maid service or a private jet to travel the world. Actually, it is a matter of looking at your life and your choices and being happy with what gifts God has given to you. Envying others is a road that leads to nowhere. Yes, there are many others who have so much more than I will ever own, yet I truly enjoy my life and my possessions, whatever they are. Years ago, we were burglarized, and I lost many of my favorite pieces of jewelry which can never be replaced. It was a lesson to me to truly enjoy what I do have, and do not worry about anything else. If some good fortune comes our way and we change where and how we live, I will be just as happy. If it does not happen, I have lost nothing. You see, we always have enough and to spare and to share. God’s world is one of abundance for everyone – mankind creates shortages, wars, power struggles, etc. If one gets in touch with the idea that God provides OUR DAILY BREAD, the struggle ends. Daily Bread in Jesus’ time means everything that you need, not just bread, literally. Is that idea new to you? Ponder it, for it is a gem of the most precious worth to you.
So, are you one of those who HATH? Good for you! Or are you a HATH NOT? It says you will continue to lose ground.
Your heart and mind are a mated pair – not separated. What influences one changes both. If the LOVE you feel for self and others is a part of every moment of every day, guess what multiplies? However, if you CONDEMN yourself or others for any reason, it diminishes you and them as well. Which do you want to promulgate? The choice is yours to make.
Have you ever noticed a Dandelion that has gone to seed, or watched their seeds as they drift on the wind? That is the principle of abundance in action. You can see it everywhere in nature as things go to seed, getting ready for a new season. You, too, can do this. Just take a look at your consciousness and see what needs to change. Are you willing?
God’s blessings upon your journey!
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Mark 12:30,31 “Thou shalt love the Lord Thy God with all thy heart…first commandment…Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Interesting thought, isn’t it? Please notice emphasis is on the “AS.”
It seems to me that too much attention is paid to: “Love Thy Neighbor.”
In other words, you send out love to everybody else.
Yet, when it comes to actually loving ourselves, we so often fall short in that department.
“I’m fat.” “I’m too skinny.” etc. Something is always wrong.
We look in a mirror, and we do not like what we see.
We condemn, criticize, castigate, etc. When do we feel good about ourselves?
We are taught as children that we must not “get too puffed up” because that is a sin.
Why do we forget the “AS”? It goes on to state that there is no commandment greater than these. Yet we do not ever act as if that is true. Do we believe that could be a possibility for us?
In other words, LOVE actually begins within us – for ourselves.
Only by accepting ourselves, complete with our faults as well as our gifts, can we then actually love others.
We all have gifts to share with the world…unique, special, and one-of-a-kind.
Yet it is only when we stop beating ourselves up for our shortcomings that we can actually grow, learn, and become who we were intended to be.
When you look in a mirror in the morning, what do you see? Do you like your reflection?
Can you begin by saying, “I love me!” and give yourself a hug? Can you compliment yourself and actually mean it?
No matter how silly that sounds, it is actually the beginning of your change in attitude, towards yourself, as well as others.
Don’t you agree that this world would be a much better place if there were more LOVE in it?
It can only begin within you. Are you willing to give yourself a fresh start, NOW?