A long time ago someone coined the phrase; ‘What you don’t use you loose’. This is such a true statement! When we delve into this subject, we can see it in so many areas of life, in our own lives, our family life, our spiritual life, the life of our country, the lives of other countries around the world, the life of the world and even the life of the universe. When you see what happens to people in wheelchairs, who have lost the ability to use of different parts of their body, you see the gradual wasting away of their arm or leg, whatever it is. This is the physical, obvious side of this phenomenon, in just the same way, if we have a beautiful garden, which has been lovingly tended for many years, then gets neglected, gradually weeds start to overtake it and in a few months or years, it doesn’t look like there was ever a garden there at all, all the effort and hard work put into making the garden a beautiful and peaceful place to be, is wasted and it fast becomes another weedy, tangled mess, which eventually gets totally destroyed and then someone has to start all over again, if they want a nice relaxing and peaceful place to live and spend time in. This is also the same for our minds, whatever we feed into our minds, is going to have some effect on our way of thinking, which in turn has an effect on what we do and say. How we act towards ourselves and towards others. Whatever we feel, watch or hear, can have a positive or very detrimental effect on how we end up in life.
When we are babies, even when we are being formed in the womb, we quickly become aware of our surroundings, our senses gradually come into play and we start to understand and judge whether we are wanted or not, the words we hear through the wall of the womb become etched into our spirit. We learn how our mother feels, with the different sounds that flow through to us, when she feels happy, we become contented and happy, when she is concerned those feelings flow through to us and we learn to be wary when she is wary, our learning doesn’t start after we have left the womb, contrary to what we may have thought. Whatever happens to the mother, also happens to the baby, it is cushioned to a certain extent from the full brunt of it, but is still affected by it and can make judgments because of it. We are all natural sponges, soaking up whatever we can to learn , to aid our ability to live in this life, the best way we can and the only way we know. So we can survive this experience of living life. We start learning in the womb, so we can be prepared as much as possible to begin living it under our own steam, we as humans are rather slow in this department, many animals head off on their own as soon as they are born, and there are varying degrees of how ready animals are to start living their own lives at the time of their birth. Even though we humans are slower than many other animals, we still learn a great deal, in the time we spend in the womb, this, coupled with the D.N.A. and the genes we inherit from both parents, all work together to give us our personality, which is obvious from the time of our birth. These genes and D.N.A. also contain much information in them already learned from our ancestors, as well as the instructions for the building of the body our spirit is housed in. We are much more complex creatures than at first appears.
Our personality doesn’t stop learning and developing then. It, like our body keeps on growing and developing, while ever we are on this earth. Whatever we feed into it and our reactions to what we are learning, continues to shape our personality and our lives are lived accordingly. The Holy Bible says, “As a man thinks, so is he.” How true this is, it also says, “ The power of life and death are in the tongue.” So it is our tongue, what we say which has creating power to appear in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Scarily, true, we, mankind, go around sprouting out whatever we feel like saying at the time and don’t even realize the great power behind what we are saying. There is one thing we must understand about this and that is; whatever we do to another, will bounce right back on us. Simply because of the universal law of ‘Sowing and Reaping.’ Remember this; ‘For every action there is an equal reaction. We can with the Lord’s help turn every negative into a positive, simply by making the right choices, ours and many others lives can be changed and we can live in the peace of the Lord. Our Choice to forgive or keep this growing has opposing results, this is why we have choice.
Just like electricity, there are two forces in play on this earth and in the universe, there had to be so we could have our own free will, if there was only one way to go, we would not have the power of choice. These forces are positive and negative, life or death, Almighty God or Devil, whether people like it or not, believe it or not, truth is truth and eventually everyone will find out the truth of this. In the same way as electricity, when there is only positive energy flowing, everything moves forward at an even pace, but when you add a negative to it, it travels backwards or forwards, stops or goes, there is no life in negative energy, negative energy, only causes things to travel backwards. Where there is no energy, everything grounds to a halt. Death takes the place of life. The only one to have power over death, is the Almighty God and through him, his children, as he wills.
We start out as beautiful earthly children, unfortunately; because of what we as a society have allowed and actively encouraged through the media, and our own actions, we are gradually being turned into the monsters who are bullying, bashing, stealing, lusting, conniving, rebelling, hating, revengefully, abusively and selfishly walking through life, to the point where many are not in the least worried about lying and some even murdering, for the pleasure of it or to get what we want. All of us are guilty of some and many of us, all these things at some time in our lives.
We are hoping in some way to fill the void, the lack of love, which comes from the Almighty God and flows through from those around us, and is; I might add, the strongest emotion, in all of creation and is the only thing which can overcome hatred. People think, because of their lack of belief and knowledge, they can overcome hatred by being a bigger hater. They think by having a bigger gang, army, or more guns or bombs than the other people or country, they will overcome hatred, this is just adding fuel to the fire, it might keep them down for a time, until they can grow up again and build up their own stores of ammunition, to fire back at you. So in the long run all we have achieved is to end up with a greater adversary. The only way to turn this around is to forgive and let the Lord turn it around for us. If we want to be forgiven, we must forgive and we all need the Lord’s forgiveness. So forgive and turn away from all evil, not just the ones you can see are causing you problems, those you can’t see are sneaking up to do you more damage, so be aware, when you are walking life’s road, it has a double edged sword.
What is the double edged sword; ‘What you don’t use you loose.’ How does this have an affect in this situation, well, if we feed hatred, revenge, murder, death and war, of course they are going to grow and multiply. Then because we have not fed love, respect, forgiveness, grace and mercy, they have shriveled up and are in the process of dying, and instead of having a beautiful peaceful garden to live in we are being overtaken by the weeds and briers of hatred and destruction.
The many, so called religions, the meaning of religion is; ‘Doing things the same way every time or doing things religiously.’ These religions which have been set up around the world, professing murdering of those who don’t agree with or have the same beliefs as them, are going directly against the wishes of the one who created us in the beginning, the one who is love, and from whom all good things come. Many would try to argue that war and hatred are in the Bible and of course they are, but the Almighty says he set before us Life and Death, he then warns us to choose Life, and there is no life in hatred and all which goes with it, including war. The Almighty God is not limited to doing things the same way every time, get out of the box of you own thinking! God can do whatever he chooses to do, it is out of love for his beloved children he is growing on the earth, that he doesn’t just destroy the lot and start again. True believers in Jesus Christ, those who are learning to follow in his ways, do not desire harm to any other person, and in fact; are the only body of believers in the world, who do not in any way condone the killing of those who appose them.
As we judge, so shall we be judged, and vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord Most High. It is very hard for us to learn not to judge others, and not to desire revenge for ourselves, these things, like everything else on this earth, grow, step by step with everything we feed it. If we have a willing heart and a desire to walk in the ways of life and love, invite our Heavenly Father into our lives, Feed and nurture our spirits by spending time with the Lord, in our bible or at the right church, he will make sure truth will come to you, in fact this is part of it right here and now, you have a choice, you can choose for yourself, life and death has been put in front of you, I join in with the Almighty and I implore you to choose life… It is no easy road, the Lord doesn’t promise it will be, but it will be worth it in the long run, not only for you, but also for your seed, all those who come after you, will be blessed and have a better chance at life, because of your right choice; right here and right now…
Strength is not in being able to fight better than anyone else, it is in being able to love and forgive mightily…
May the Lord hold you gently in the palm of his hands,
May you always walk in health and abundance,
May the Lord’s joy and peace, invade your heart and soul,
May he wrap you in his wings of protection,
May he break every stronghold of evil which has been over your life up till now,
May he carry you every time you feel afraid,
May his truth manifest in your life and you be able to discern it,
But mostly I pray you will learn to know him as your friend and loving Father…
Joh 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Mat 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Mat 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he make’s his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Mat 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Mat 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Last night when I was chatting to a friend the subject of; ‘What you don’t use you loose,’ came up and he coined another Phrase, he said yes, ‘You don’t stop playing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop playing!’ Wow! How true this is and how it fits in this subject. Life is not all about play, it is hard work! Especially if we want a nice garden, the earth, to live in and for those who are coming after us to enjoy. The principle is the same, if we stop working in our garden, or playing in and enjoying our garden, we are not going to have one to do it in. We all have this choice to make, may the Lord bless you in making it…….
What we do on this earth, is what we are going to receive back and can even be multiplied back to us. We are seeing the proof of this all around us at this time. Everything is intertwined, it is not just what we are doing to denude the earth, which is causing the destruction, it is our very thinking and wrong words, against ourselves, those around us as well as our environment. Our environment is bearing the brunt of our ways and if we don’t change, we won’t have a choice, we will all be destroyed….