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111. Your mission is?

Proverbs 22:2

“The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all”

We are born in the same way and we all will die one day. From the earth we come and back to the earth we will go. From many text written over time they all mention that we go on from this place. We all have a soul that is here on this earth and it has a mission to accomplish. I believe our ultimate mission is to live a good life and affect others in a positive way.

Do you have something in your thoughts that is urging you to do something? It may be wisdom urging you todo it. It may not be for your benefit only it may be for the benefit of many.

110. Good words

Proverbs 21:23

“Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.”

Today’s Proverb carries a similar sentiment along with many other proverbs throughout the 31 chapters. Basically, we need to watch what we say to others. We cannot take back hurtful things that we let loose from our lips. In the past they were lucky enough that the common folk didn’t write to many things. They didn’t have social media accounts or the internet. If they said something, then it had to spread by mouth. They had the old saying to defend them, “Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see. These days people don’t speak with their mouths as much, but wow do they write a lot and post on social media platforms for the whole world to see, along with a picture and their name right next to it. We should be careful when doing this. You will have to live with it for the rest of your life. Yes, you can delete the post, but has someone screen shot it in a quick instant when they saw it? Then it is there for the rest of eternity. After that the only way it would go away is if we hit an extreme TEOTWAWKI and every modern thing ceases to exist. How likely is that to happen? Not to likely.

Start today doing what is right with your words. Use them to encourage your fellow kind.

Side note: Concerning yesterday. My son has had some weakness in his right arm for some time now. We asked his pediatrician two years ago about it and he didn’t think too much about it. At the beginning of this year we asked some friends that are doctors and they said it should be checked out. We scheduled an appointment with a Pediatric Neurologist back and July and his appointment was, two weeks ago and they scheduled an MRI. The MRI was Wednesday, and they found a mass growing on his spinal cord in his neck. They did another MRI yesterday. This has been determined to be the cause of his weakness. The mass is slow growing and has most likely been there since birth. The reason they think this is, that he still functions like normal. If the mass was a recent development, he would have a lot more problems. His body has had time to compensate for the pressure it is producing. They don’t know what it is exactly. They must do surgery to find out what it is. They will do the surgery next week. This hit my wife and I like a ton of bricks. We ask that you continue to pray and keep your thoughts on my son. Pray for the surgeons and the team who will perform the surgery.

AMEN.

109.Try not to grumble

Proverbs 20:24

“Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?”

Things in life will happen that you don’t understand. There will be good things. There will be bad things. The good is excepted by all and most everyone is happy and doesn’t grumble. When the bad does happen people will sometimes grumble  we should do our best to not do this.

Yesterday we found out some bad news that involved my son. I ask you to please pray for him he needs it.

108. Not your friend type humans

Proverbs 19:4

“Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.”

Today I want to concentrate on the first part of this proverb. Wealth—is the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions. When human beings see that you have this abundance they at first can be envious and want to take part in your over abundance. These people are not your friends. They will be super nice to you with the expectation that you will share the wealth. In time these “Not your friend” type humans will become jealous. Jealousy is an emotion; the term generally refers to the thoughts or feelings of insecurity, fear, concern, and envy over relative lack of possessions, status or something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a comparator. These humans will work their way into your life and do their best to make your life miserable. They will start making friends with your other friends. They will leave you out or plan things with a group of friends knowing that you cannot attend. With social media they will tell you that they missed you at the gathering to make you more miserable. They will point out your imperfections to others. The list goes on and on of what they will do.

As I get older I find that having a lot of friends is no longer important. Having one good friend is important though. My wife is my best friend who I share my everyday life with. If I could choose one last person to be on the earth with it would be my wife. Yes, she chastens me from time to time but it is because she loves me and wants me to be a stronger person.

A friend is someone who truly, just likes spending time with you whether you have on don’t have. They truly want you to succeed in life. They will encourage you. They will chasten you when needed.

What is your definition of a true friend? Please leave your comments below or comment on the post on the book of faces page.

“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance everyday.— John Wooden

107. Is being alone important

Proverbs 18:1

Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

This is telling us that we must try many ways to gain wisdom. Sometimes it means that we must separate ourselves from the things that get in the way of making our lives better.

As I get older I find that the things that use to be important are not important now. One thing that use to not be important but is now is being alone. I like to wake up really early before anyone in the house wakes up. It gives me time to read and learn. I also get to drink a couple of cups of coffee and sit in my easy chair while I read.

We are only here on the 3rd rock from the sun for a short time. We have things that must be done before we move on to the next stage of life. You must find ways to gain knowledge so that it can help to complete your task, even if it means finding time to be alone.

106. Speak the truth

Proverbs 17:7

“Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.”

Always speak the truth and you will not be made a fool of. The truth is always the easiest thing to remember. When someone ask you a question that you don’t know the answer to, then say you don’t know. If you can point them in the correct direction to who or what may have the knowledge, then do that.

We are known for what we say in life. There are times we can kid around and there are times to be serious. If all we do is kid around and poke fun, then that is what we will be known for.

105. Life’s path

Proverbs 16:7

“When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”

Some people call it Karma. Good Karma it is. We may think that we are doing the right thing, but everything we do keeps falling apart. This may be the good Lord telling you that you are not doing what you should be doing. Today is Sunday and it should be a day of rest and praise for the Highest. Use today to do relaxing things and at the same time focus on your life’s path and ask yourself, is this the path that fits me best?

“Some of the most important determinants of life paths arise through the most trivial of circumstances” — Albert Bandura

104. “Trust but verify”

Proverbs 15:7

“The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so”

Today’s Proverb tells us that we shouldn’t tell others about things that we don’t know to be true. We shouldn’t repeat hearsay. We shouldn’t forward emails that we haven’t verified. We shouldn’t post articles as facts that we don’t know to be true.

I am human and I am flawed. I am guilty of the above. When we see or hear something that we agree with we send it out into the world because we want it to be true. “It sounds right in our mind, so it must be true”, we say in our mind.

Make an effort today to stop doing things like this. Do your best to verify it before sharing it. If you can verify it then don’t share it.

“Trust, but verify” – Ronald Regan

103. The strength of one is two

Proverbs 14:4

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Today’s proverb tells us that where there is no work being done things are clean. It also tells us that we need to rely on others who strength may be greater than ours on the task we are performing.

You can look at me and my wife as an example. She is very smart and well educated. She had a job when I met her that could have supported us both without me working. Yes she could make it on her own but, who would open jars with tight lids for her? Ha ha.

Oxen are animals of great strength. Many people owe the lives because oxen could till the ground on a greater scale than people could and could produce more food to feed the masses. We need to lean on the people of great strength from time to time. The strength may come from a group of people. Two is one and one is none comes to mind. We get more done when there is more than one.

On the spiritual side of things, we need to give our problems to the Omnipotent one. We should just stay busy and not worry so much. When we have problems in life we should pray and give it up to the Alpha and Omega. Then plan based on our prayer and start executing the plan. Remember faith without works is dead.

“The shape and solutions of the future rely totally on the collective effort of people working together. We are all an integral part of the web of life.” — Jacque Fresco