Saturday, September 18, 2010

Food for Thought
















In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said these words:..."You have heard it said ________, but I say unto you _______...."

You can fill in the blanks in your own life...be open-minded to hear what is being said by Him to you NOW...man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that PROCEEDS (present tense) from the mouth of God...I like this quote about open-mindedness a lot (thanks, Melissa):

"Dogmatism breeds intolerance. Like ideology, dogmatism puts blinders on what its adherents can see, disables their questioning faculties and breeds fervor and fanaticism. Having an open mind doesn't mean that one never comes to any convictions in life. It's possible to have an open mind and live a principled life, without holding one's beliefs dogmatically. Having an open mind means being prepared to question even your most central beliefs if there's occasion to do so. It means being open, when the time comes, to having your mind changed by an argument better than one's own. It means being able to think both sides of an issue. It means being able to suspend your beliefs, to play devil's advocate, and to detach yourself somewhat from your own beliefs, actions and feelings. Only living with an open mind gives us a chance to grow and change."
- Jeff Mason


It is written:

"Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."
(Romans 12:2 - The Message)

"All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ."
(Colossians 3:11 - The Message)


Open minds...open eyes and ears...open hearts...transformation by the renewing of your mind..."the wind blows where it wills"...think on these things today...you have heard it "said", but I pray that you/I/we all hear what He is saying!

7 comments:

Melissa Hall said...

You're very welcome...and thank YOU again for encouraging "questioning", freedom, and vision...it is a breath of fresh air for those of us who refuse to be bound...

Northern Light said...

Am I just seemingly agreeable and without much thought if I just say "YES" to that? (I hope not, because I'm finding today I don't need to use so many words... in a lot of areas.)

Peace,
Northern Light

Anonymous said...

Excerpted from the workshop in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 11th, 1998 #566
Jerry and Esther Hicks

Esther said to us, "Abraham, how come you guys (meaning nonphysical entities) can't get your stories straight? This one says this. That one says that. If we have been talking to God, why doesn't God say the same thing to everyone? Why isn't everybody getting the same message?" And we said, "Everybody isn't asking the same question. Everybody is not at the same point of understanding. Everybody is not even wanting the same thing." We are all about eternalness which means we are about difference. It is in our difference that desires of all kinds come forth, and as all of these new desires pop up, every one of them, even in their difference, is important.

--- Abraham

Anonymous said...

You have heard it said that a day with God is like a thousand years - following this "God logic", then this time in this millennium would be the dawning of the third "day" following the crucifixion (the Holy instant when the flesh God hung on the tree of death and bore all our shame/separation) - the "day" we ALL "see" the resurrection of the risen Christ and cease to "see" ourselves as separate...
no wonder our vibrational energy is heightened and our awareness/shifting is proceeding at the speed of light...welcome back to the Garden of Eden/Tree of Life.
Today, I thank my Creator for His unwavering and determined orchestration of my journey.

Anonymous said...

The prophetic word that is burning in me this morning...
You have heard it said that Jim Earl Swilley (JES) + us (US) is manifesting JESUS at CITN...
In light of Kim Clement's recent prophecy that CITN is becoming the largest and most influential church in the United States - we are progressing rapidly to Jim Earl Swilley (JES) + United States (US) as manifesting JESUS at a new level... I say that:
Church in the Now as it embraces the local community has evolved into Conyers in the Now which now embraces our local country has evolved into Country in the Now that is evolving into embracing the entire earth and manifesting a global CHRIST in the Now and the JESUS that is evolving as the full corn in the ear (there is corn in Egypt) is the embodiment of this true interpretation of Christ...
Our voice/message will be heard globally...believe it as you begin to see it...

Mystic aka Patti said...

Amen Anon @ 8:48! Powerful word and I hear, see & agree! The world is coming...beating a path to The Door...to CITN where Christ is ALL IN ALL! We are the world...the world is US...even now they come. They come because they hear the sound and because He is drawing them to Himself. They come to hear the Truth...to see the Light...to experience the Love that is The Body of CITN. Hallelujah!

Again...The Spirit and the Bride say, "COME!"

Anonymous said...

I just like to listen to what the Lord prompts me in my spirit man and try to be obedient to what He says. Not easy sometimes..."doing it with fear." as Bishop sometimes states. One thing I do detest is "arguments". I do not like to argue, I guess because I grew up with a couple of parents who made that their main focus...If someone wants to argue sometimes, my conversation will be cut short, not because I don't care about you, but arguments get "me nowhere" because my system shuts down emotionally. In fact, I often state "I will not argue with you." Life is too short.