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"Hold on to wisdom, and it will take care of you.  Love it, and it will keep you safe.  Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom.  If it costs everything you have, get understanding."  ~Proverbs 4:6-7~

“Hold on to wisdom, and it will take care of you. Love it, and it will keep you safe. Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get understanding.” ~Proverbs 4:6-7~

Assignment: Tasks and responsibilities entrusted to a chosen individual to carry out.

Correction: Discipline, chastisement, and punishment.

Discernment: The ability to judge well; common sense.

Education: Instructions, learning, teaching, mentoring, and coaching.

Encouragement: To give someone hope, motivation, support and inspiration.

Enemy: Any individual that hates or dislikes others due to jealousy, envy, ccompetition, or because they are intimidated because of an individual.

Faith: Believing for things which are hoped for, but not yet seen or manifested.

Humility: The state of being meek in all areas of a person’s life.

Love: Deep affection, intimacy, attachment, and feelings.

Opposition: Anything or anyone that comes against a person or thing at any given time.

Order: The proper or correct way in which something should be done.

Peace: The state of tranquility, calmness, and rest.

Prayer: Communication with God.

Purpose: The reason for which a person is created.

Relationship: The connection of people, in how they relate to one another.

Self-Control: The act of using and applying wisdom in thoughts, words, and deeds.

Speech: The ability to express thoughts and feelings by sounds.

Tests, Trials, and Tribulations: Life experiences of unhappiness, pain, suffering, sorrow, and grief.

The Mind: The mental capacity which causes an individual to act and respond in a certain way.

Trust: To believe without doubting; while also having peace of mind.

Wisdom: Knowledge and good judgment gained through life experiences which lead to growth and maturity.

 

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  1. Hi Carla,
    Just a few words (well, more than a few actually) on faith.

    A person can have faith in oneself, faith in another person, faith in a religion, faith in a Creator, or even faith in the future. How would one define the word faith?
    Let us look at a Biblical definition of the word.
    Hebrews.11:1 ”Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.

    The word substance, means in this context – assurance, confidence.
    One can therefore say that even before you receive what you hope for, you already have it – in substance.
    That substance, assurance, or confidence that you shall possess what you hope for – is Faith.
    However, faith is also evidence.

    Faith precedes the actual receiving of what one hopes for.
    The active component of faith is – I suggest – ‘‘ TIME ”.
    Time is composed of three parts – Past, Present, and Future.
    We can not see time, but we do see and feel its effects.

    What we, as individuals, see and feel is often subjective.
    That being the case, then it would appear that there is something about each of us that causes this variation in subjectivity?
    That component may well be the MIND?
    We may then ask ourselves; if the mind and the brain are actually two separate, or co-mingled, components of a single whole? Each component when combined within the physical body is necessary for the functioning of the person.
    It is what allows an unseen thought to be transformed into a visible physical action.
    Having faith in what one hopes for involves at least one thought.
    If that thought is original (or at least what is commonly defined as original), then where did it come from?
    An action would actually appear to be the end result of a series of choices. Those choices begin every day by deciding on whether, or not, we will get ourselves out of bed in the morning. Happily, most of us choose to do so.
    If we analyse our normal day, we soon discover that the whole day has revolved around making continual choices. What are those choices based upon?
    Probably a ‘melting pot’ of past experiences and knowledge accumulated from childhood, parents and family, education, colleagues, work, church and the society and people one normally associates with on a regular basis?
    Those experiences are usually the blocks upon which we construct the basic foundation of our lives – the accepted norms of the particular society we live in.

    The planet we live on is home to many different societies with different standards of ”normal” behaviour. Yet we are all human, with a mind and a brain.
    So what is the mechanism(s) at work that result in this diversity?

    The evolutionist will argue for a coincidental occurrence of progression over some vast time range.
    There is no place for intelligence, thought, or faith. There is no purpose except the continuation of species? This theory would appear to be the product of human nature – fundamentally selfish and with an abhorrence of authority?

    The Creationist will argue for intelligent design and purpose – again accomplished over an unknown period of time. This would appear to be the product of human nature plus an unseen component. Essentially outgoing and giving, respects authority, and is the opposite of selfish – Time being a common denominator in both cases.

    So, what is it about time that allows faith to be such a powerful force in a person’s life?
    Can we start by asking in what direction time is moving?
    Many believe time moves in a somewhat linear direction – from past, to present, to future.
    The words Present (PRE-SENT) and Time (EMIT) would indicate otherwise.
    An often heard expression – ”I wonder what tomorrow will bring” – would also indicate otherwise.
    What if time is actually moving towards us? It would certainly put a different perspective on things, not the least of which is faith.

    What if our previously mentioned ‘melting pot’ experiences TUNES the MIND (not the physical brain) to a particular set of frequencies? For this purpose time must be EMITTING on a vast number of wavelengths on varying frequencies – continually.
    The vast amount of information contained within these various wavelengths (carrier waves) are accessible, but dependant upon the individuals personal reception frequency.
    A simple example would be a radio – We tune it in to a chosen frequency dependant upon the frequency of the carrier-wave a particular station we are interested in is broadcasting on. There are a vast number of other stations broadcasting at the same time but we do not access the information they are transmitting while on our chosen frequency. It doesn’t mean that they are not there, just that we do not have access to them at a particular moment. Indeed, if we never ”tune-in” to any other station then we will never have access to information other than that transmitted by our chosen station.

    The radio also gives us a reasonably simple example of our definition of faith.
    We faithfully switch on our radio at a certain time in the expectation of receiving a program we hope will be broadcast – at least according to the schedule. When we actually receive the program (signal) we have the evidence of things unseen (actually unheard in this example, but you see what I mean?).
    Not unlike prophecy?

    We measure time as constant, seconds, minutes, hours etc; and use much effort in manufacturing ever more accurate time-pieces. Our references for accuracy being great lumps of stone and minerals whirling around in the heavens called planets (Universe – 2nd Heaven) certainly food for thought!

    While time may be measured as a constant, our personal perception of time is anything but constant.
    We have all experienced the ”day that never seems to end”, or, ”the hours that just seem to fly by”.
    If the measurement is constant, then what is happening to alter our personal perception?
    The foregoing ”tuning of the mind” would appear to give us a reasonable answer.
    What if the frequency the mind is operating on alters our perception of time itself?
    Frequency control is a common method of regulating the speed of an electric motor for example.
    It would not be unreasonable to assume that time, itself, may have an electrical component?

    Most of us utilise varying frequency ranges that allow access to things hoped for, and allows personal development. Some people operate on a very narrow range of frequencies, there is very little hoped for, and therefore very little received, resulting in arrested development – or even none.
    The evidence of things unseen clearly revealed in the results of their personal development – not necessarily displayed in material terms.

    Let us take a rather large leap of – well let us call it faith!
    The mind can assimilate an enormous amount of information, which we store in the brain, but that information – of itself – is of very little use if not acted upon or used in some way.
    The physical body can transmit physical knowledge through the five senses to the physical brain, but it is not capable of sensing what one might call spiritual or unseen knowledge – new knowledge.
    Interestingly enough, new knowledge does not appear to enter our world on a constant regular basis.
    I think most of us would agree that within the past two hundred years, and certainly within the past century, new knowledge has absolutely poured in, especially on the technological and scientific fronts.
    An increasing number of people have been given access to higher education, allowing the tuning of many minds to many different frequencies – Influx of new knowledge?
    However, it would appear – through study of various ancient records – that much knowledge that was once available, and understood, has also been forgotten.

    We live in a troubled world, indeed some would say that the planet we live on has always been troubled – By Human Nature – The Law of Self.
    It would therefore not be unreasonable to assume (always a little dangerous to assume anything) that time also transmits information on certain frequencies that it would be better for the Mind not to receive. Unfortunately Mankind often chooses these frequencies as they cater to the carnal mind – which of itself – can not understand the unseen.
    Romans 8:7 ‘Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be’.

    We began with a Biblical quotation, so we shall end with one.
    2Corinth.4:18 ” While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal”.

    The choice(s) are ours to make, individually, as a family, as a nation – moment by moment
    Warmest regards
    John

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